How To Edit Pictures
Learning how to edit pictures can be as simple as you would like it to be. You can start small, with doing some simple black and white conversion, or you can do elaborate modifications, such as get rid of you girlfriend's horrible double chin. By starting off with some simple techniques, you will be able to enhance the photos that you take to make them pop, and have more presence on your Facebook page.
In order to edit pictures adequately you will need:
- A computer
- A digitial camera or scanner
- Photoshop or other comparable software
- Change the contrast, brightness, hue, and saturation of your photos to get the desired effect. In Photoshop, this can be done by adding a new adjustment layer (which will preserve the original photo and can be accessed by going to "Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation"), or by going to "Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation." If the second method is chosen, duplicating the layer is recommended so that the original photograph can be preserved.
- Change the photo to black and white. This can be done by adusting the saturation down to 0. This will remove all the color. It can be done either through an adjustment layer, or though the Image menu.
- Remove the dust or noise using a filter. This is done by going to Filter > Noise and chosing the filter you want. Sometimes, you want to keep noise in the photograph for the effect. Keep in mind that adding or removing noise may loose the sharpness of the photograph.
- Save the image as a JPEG and a PSD. This will allow you to get the photograph printed at many different shops or photo kiosks, but it will also allow you to make other adjustments latter.