Latest Articles in the Category Advanced Edits:
Shoot, Open, Stitch—Here’s How to Create a Panorama
Breathtaking wide-angle shots have been a favorite since the days of 35mm film. But how do you create a panorama where the pictures flow into each other correctly, with no stitching lines visible between them? It’s simpler than you’d think. You just need the right photos and a few minutes’ time, and you too can make a panorama.
Improve Bland Skies on Your PC with Polarization
Physical polarizing filters have been a useful tool for us photographers for many years now. They help us eliminate reflections and make skies look more natural. But if you don’t have one at home—or if you’ve forgotten it at home—that’s OK. You can also add the same effect on a computer.
Retouch More Naturally. Use the Power of Frequency Separation!
Retouching has long been more than just removing pimples. Retouching tools are constantly improving, and today you can retouch portraits more conveniently and effectively than ever with tools based on “frequency separation.” These let you adjust skin’s color without blurring its structure, or for example soften wrinkles without discoloring the skin.
Enjoy Easier Work with Exposure and Colors: Adjustment Layers Are Here to Help
Layer work often requires you to do complicated editing. Adjustment Layers are here to make it simple. Unlike ordinary layers, they don’t contain picture data—instead, they influence the image parameters of the layers below them.
Retouch Non-destructively With the Retouching Tools in Develop
Retouching is very simple and effective editing that you can use to subtly improve portraits and more. So besides fixing skin defects, you can do things like clean dirty walls or eliminate distractions on clothing or around a photographed object. And meanwhile, you can also make all of these edits non-destructively. Take a look at how to do it.
Get Great Photo Retouching With (Almost) Just Lightening and Darkening
There’s a wide range of retouching techniques out there, but you may be surprised to learn that one of the most effective and universal portrait techniques is to just lighten and darken certain spots. Read on to learn how to shine with this technique.
Make Photos Dreamlike With These 4 Tools
Delicate, dreamy pictures aren’t always possible without computer editing. But once the hardest work—a well-taken shot that you’re satisfied with—is done, you just have to fine-tune the details. These include colors, softness, and light.
Refine Selection: The Easier Way to Work With Hair, Fur, and Other Complex Outlines
Sometimes you want to change the background behind a person, animal, or other subject with a complicated outline… or to change that subject itself. The Refine Selection feature in Zoner Photo Studio will save you lots of time when you’re selecting flowers, people, or anything else with a complex outline.
Assembling Macro Photography Using Layers
The main disadvantage of macro shots is their low depth of field. Everyone recommends a tight aperture, but in practice even that won’t get you really sharp macro. But there’s another option—taking multiple shots at varying depths and joining them on a computer.