Yosemite-Tweak

Basic Photo Editing

OK, so now you have downloaded your images to the computer with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. What’s next?  Here are some tips for getting started.

START WITH A SHARP IMAGE
Sharpen then enhance with a plug-in if you have one.

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Consider cropping if it is a “busy” image and use a plug-in to enhance the imge if you have one.
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Adding borders can sometimes make the image really stand out.
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You may want to change the “mood” of the image. You can easily simulate a different environment.

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Rain-Forest Don’t be afraid to add elements from other images you have recorded. Remember, you are making pictures not taking pictures.
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Learn to use the selection tools in your image editor. Most times you only need to correct a portion of the image.

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Blue background haze removed.