Best photo editing tips for beginners: 18 quick fixes to common image problems

Best photo editing tips for beginners: 18 quick fixes to common image problems

Best photo editing tips for beginners: 13-15

Best photo editing tips for beginners: No. 13

13 Tweak saturation
Our vibrant colours will look great onscreen in a web gallery, but they may be too garish for print. This is because printers can’t reproduce as many colours as displays can. To minimise the risk of printing posterized colours, reduce the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer’s Opacity to 70%.

 

Best photo editing tips for beginners: No. 14

14 Fine-tune tones
Click on the Levels adjustment layer. Hold down the Alt key and drag the white highlight input level to 239 to brighten the highlights. This shows clipped pixels as patches of colour. A little clipping is fine in unimportant areas. Healthy pixels are black. Masked areas appear in their normal colours.

 

Best photo editing tips for beginners: No. 15

15 Stamp visible
Click on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer at the top of the stack. Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E (or Shift+Cmd+Alt+E on a Mac). This performs a Stamp Visible command, creating a flattened version of the scene with all the adjustments applied to it. The other layers are still available.

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