When it comes to blogging, my favourite things to do is photography and editing my photographs. Nowadays, having the perfect images for your blog can attract new audiences and possibly new client.

Throughout my artistic experiences as well as from the professional. I've learned so many tips and tricks for editing. 

How many of you all struggled to improve your images by editing? Or have you ever had that moment when you took a photograph, then upload them on your computer. The quality of your image looks different from your camera?

Well no worries, I'm here to help you.

Most of you may have Photoshop CS6. It's okay if you have the old version of PS. If you don't have the software. There are other ways to improve your image, which I will be posting separately. 

ONE: AUTO SETTINGS & BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST

Quick Edit - Images that are dull and was taken from a natural lighting, but needs improving. Auto settings can fix this problem in a heartbeat. Not only it's fast and effortless. Your photo will look professional if you know, how you want your photos to look.

  • Image > Select Auto tone > Auto Contrast > Auto Color
  • Image > Adjustments > Brightness and Contrast - You can adjust further with this setting to improve your white balance.





TWO: COLOR BALANCE

Eliminate unwanted tone colour - Depending on your surrounding or bedroom wall paint/ wallpaper. Can alter the quality of your image. You may have a red overlay or blue overlay. To do this

  • Image > Adjustment > Color Balance - This is your best friend, It acts like a colour corrector. Just like correcting the redness of your skin with a green concealer.
THREE: RETOUCH WITH THE SPOT HEALING AND HEALING BRUSH TOOLS


RETOUCHING - This is such a wonderful tools to use. As it duplicates a nearby colour to fix the unwanted marks. This is also a fantastic tool to use for portraits, to fix any impurities.

You can experiment with other tools that mark in red.


FOUR: LEVELS AND CURVES
CURVES: Very similar to Brightness & Contrast, although it's slightly different but can be tricky to use. It may look like a graph, trust me you may end up falling in love using this tool.

Now, I label the graph which one are light to dark. If you want a slightly stronger colour, you move the dot to the darker sides. If the image is dark, move the dot to the lighter sides. Or you can have both by adding additional dot by clicking on the graph and move the two dots.

I know sounds complicated but if you try it, you'll know what I mean.

Image > Adjustments > Levels or Curves




LEVELS: Again both are similar tools. If you're not confident with the Curves, Levels is for you, which you can adjust the slide bar to your liking.

Output Levels:  For me this is very useful if you want that white cast filter to your image.












I hope you find this tutorial or tips helpful when it comes to editing your image.