Editing · Tutorials

How I edit my photos

Today’s post is about how I edit my photos.

For editing, I use the app Snapseed on my phone or tablet and Photoshop on my laptop.

I don’t edit my photos that much. The only things I adjust are colors, brightness sand saturation. For removing the stands, I use Photoshop, but I think you can choose any other program or app that works with layers for this.

Original

The original photo.

I took this photo in our garden under one of our trees in the afternoon sun; I really like this location because the photos look like they were taken in a forest.

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Open the picture on Snapseed.

I use this app in German, so I’ll translate the words in English and I will also encircle the tools which I use in red.

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First step: Tune Image

With this tool, I adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and more. I adjust them so that the photo looks more bright, colorful and vibrant to me.

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How I edit most of my photos.

From top to bottom:
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Ambiance
Highlights
Shadows
Warmth
I’m not 100% sure if the translations are right; if you have suggestions, please let me know. :3

I only use the Warmth tool when the photo is too yellow-ish or blue-ish.

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Second step: Brush

I use this tool to edit the eyes of my figures. I adjust the brightness and the colors.

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First, I adjust the saturation of the eyes with the saturation brush. I didn’t set the saturation too high so that the colors will still look natural.

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To make the eyes sparkle, I use the exposure brush. At first, I set the brush to 0,3 and make the eyes a bit brighter. For the white sparkles, I set the exposure to 1,0.

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Before and after.

And here is the final result!

There are plenty other ways to use Snapseed for editing, but I’m already satisfied with these tools.

I hope that this post was helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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