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Using Photoshop For Effective Photo Editing

In the industry for digital-image editing and graphics creation, Adobe Photoshop is the standard that is accepted. Adobe Photoshop is a software program used for graphics editing. It is an effective tool to edit images. There is so much to learn from Photoshop.  The versatility of Photoshop makes it extremely popular among photographers, print designers, graphic designers, digital media artists, Web designers, and other professionals involved in designing and image-editing.

The vast application of Photoshop in effectively carrying out photo editing can be listed as below:

1. Using Layers in Photoshop for HDR results:  By using bracketed exposures in the production process and afterwards using Photoshop layers, can help achieve HDR (High Dynamic Range) results.

2. For Professional HDR Images: Focusing on realism and not going too much into using HDR makes the image more professional.

3. Photoshop HDR: This application shows how to create a true HDR using bracketed exposure for post production.

4. HDR feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3:  This helps your photographs pop.

5. Lomography Effect:  Digital photos can be made to look like lomo photography.

6. The infrared photo effect: Photographs taken by point-and-shoot cameras can be simulated by using the Photoshop infrared effect.

7. Blending exposures:  A HDR photo can be created by using blend of exposures with Photoshop.

8. 300-style movie effect:  Using Photoshop, photographs can be sepia-toned 300-movie styled.

Besides the above features of Photoshop for editing photographs, there are many more that can be listed out:

1.    Crop, straighten and open multiple scanned photos;
2.    Finding neutral gray in photos;
3.    Photoshop CS5 makes straightening and cropping images with just a single click;
4.    Using Photoshop’s Healing Brush, wrinkles and skin blemishes can be smoothened out;
5.    Photoshop’s new Content-Aware Fill feature removes an object from a photo with minimal effort;
6.    The new Content-Aware Healing feature makes a photo look ever better with the retouching tool;
7.    Photoshop’s Reduce Noise filter can remove noise in images;
8.    Using a simple adjustment layer, eye color can be changed with the Photoshop Color Replacement Tool;
9.    Unwanted backgrounds can be edited with the Background Eraser Tool in Photoshop;
10.    Color photos can be changed to black and white with any version of the Photoshop being used;
11.    The Dual View Editing Technique in Photoshop helps keep the overall image intact no matter how much has been zoomed in.


Editing pictures using Photoshop:

•    On the top of the editing screen, the “image” button resizes, rotates and transforms photos. The “enhance” button changes saturation, color and contrast of images. Advanced editing can be performed by using layers to change the look of an image and new effects can be created by using layers.
•    On the left of the editing screen is the tool box which has features which can enhance, add or subtract from an image. Paint brushes and blur tools also can be used.  Cloning one aspect from an image onto another, erasing areas, adding shapes and reducing red eye can be done.
•    Edited pictures can be emailed, made into calendars and slideshows through the editing screen.
•    Tools on the right can be used to give the metallic or water color effect.
•    The bin at the bottom of the editing screen is useful when one is moving between and combining photos.

Author Bio:

Leah is a blogger and photography enthusiast. She loves writing photography and photo restoration blogs. She is keen in updating herself with advanced photo restoration and editing methods. She at present blogs for wowapic, a picture restoration services website


Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.