Image Editing; 8 Tips to Help Beginners Get Started
I would like to give you a couple of very useful tips on image editing.
17:21 23 July 2019
If you are a beginner, you will surely have a lot of images that are not perfect. Professional-looking photographs are especially important if you want, for example, to print brochures.
This is why there is software for image editing: with a couple of clicks (if you know how to do it) you can give freshness to boring photos. Professional photographers also use image editing to give the final touch to their photos. And if you are not sure where or what to start with, here are some tips to help you get started.
#1: Never edit the original photo
Whatever you do, never change the original photo. Make a copy in the image editing program and work only with the copy. Because if the original image remains intact, you can make improvements later as well as check the brightness and type of image editing. You may want to edit the photo in one way or another depending on the purpose for which you need it. But if you are editing the original photo, you may not be able to do this later when you need to.
#2: Do not over-edit the photos
While it is cool to edit your photos and breathe life into them, if you modify or improve a photo in excess, it may seem very unnatural too. Also, you will lose many important details. Unless that is precisely the goal of image editing, it should be avoided. You have to know where to stop. Fortunately, all digital image editing programs have the "undo" button.
#3: Edit the blurry and boring photos
If there are any photos you should edit, it should be the boring and blurry ones. Go to the color menu during the image editing and increase the intensity of the color as this will make the matte and blurry photos gain freshness. You can also adjust very dark or too bright photos as well as sharpness if you want to optimize a blurred photo.
#4: Easily remove annoying items
It often happens that the most important object of the image appears surrounded by less interesting motifs. For example, an empty parking space or gray sky makes the image lose its main attraction. In these cases, we can separate the less important part and eliminate it by editing images. It seems easy and really is, it also has a great effect on the photo.
#5: Adapt size: small photos are sharper
If we reduce an image, the resolution is higher, and it seems to have a greater sharpness. For images that are going to be printed, it must be taken into account that the resolution must be 300 dpi. If it is going to be published on the Internet, it should be 75dpi. With this resolution, the image remains clear enough and has the ideal size for a web page. Expecting too much because they have to load large photos is usually quite annoying. So, feel free to resize photo to get the best out of them.
#6: Always self-test your printing
If you are going to print photos, first try to print one in your house and check the result. This is because many times, we see them great on the computer screen but then they do not have the same printed quality. And once we have printed them, there is no image editing that can help us.
#7: Cut out your images to make them look better
Maybe it happens that at the time of taking the picture, they were not well framed; in this case, you could improve the image by cutting it when editing the photographs. But try to have the same margins.
#8: Try applying different effects when editing the photos to have a better result
The editing programs have hundreds of effects when editing the photos; So, you can drastically change your photo with just one click.
Because there are many filters, you can get excited and want to use them all, but it is recommended that you do not overdo it and that you do all things with moderation. Don’t forget, if you overdo things, instead of improving your photos, these filters could damage them.