Last time around, we looked at developing a springtime portrait; this time we’ll look at more advanced edits in the Editor module. It provides lots of great tools that will help you bring a portrait to perfection. Zdeňka Vrátná will be showing you the steps she has taken when editing a colorful springtime portrait. In this article you’ll find inspiration, practical advice, and also a guide to using the individual retouching tools.
Color editing is a among a photographer’s basic tools for standing out from other photographers and creating a signature style. Zoner Photo Studio X now boasts a wide range of possibilities for editing a photo’s colors. And the improved Color Shift is one of them. It puts you in control of a tool to make your color adjustments a snap. Take a look at how Color Shift works.
We’re sure you’ve seen photos somewhere before with a look that you loved, that you wanted to imitate—but you couldn’t for the life of you. Trial and error doesn’t work very well here. Today we’ll teach you how to examine your favorite photo and how to use what you learn here to compose an editing approach that will give you the results you’re looking for. We’ll demonstrate all this with an example from practice.
You can get stronger background blurring in your photos by using a longer focal length, a lower f-number, or a smaller distance to your subject. But what if none of that is enough? We’ll show you a method that will help you get amazing bokeh. And you won’t even need to buy a new lens for it. You’ll just take multiple pictures and then stitch a panorama. This article will show you how.
Symmetry is a very powerful element in photos. You’ll mainly make use of it in centered compositions. If you don’t have a suitably symmetrical scene at hand for a shot, but symmetry would look good in it, there’s a solution. You can easily produce symmetry on your computer. With some help from layers in the ZPS Editor, you’ll have it done in a jiffy.
The goal of product photography is to set up a scene, lights, and the object you're photographing to minimize the number of adjustments needed. Despite this, situations can arise when you’re photographing e.g. an art composition or an individual product and you want to make your final picture look even better. Zoner Photo Studio can handle edits like these easily. We’ll teach you the most common and important ones.
Quality portrait retouching doesn’t have to just mean removing a few pimples. It can be more comprehensive—and there are several different processes involved in achieving a professional portrait. So take a look at how to get ideal faces in portraits by improving not only the skin, but everything else as well.
Group photos are the sort of thing that can seem easy at first. You round people up into one place, you say “cheese!”, and you shoot ten pictures. But then back home on your computer, you learn that every shot has someone with their eyes closed. What do you do? You can’t retake the picture, and yet you also can’t send off a wedding picture where a third of the family is “sleeping.” Well, in Zoner Photo Studio X, you can re-open those sleepers’ eyes. We’ll show you how.
Who wouldn’t want to lose 30 pounds in 5 minutes or get a pain-free nose job? We can’t help you with that in the real world, but in photos, you can whip up just about anything you want in Zoner Photo Studio X. Try the Liquify and Facial Features tools introduced in the spring update and learn how to enhance faces and bodies.
Colors that are just right, an impressive atmosphere, a personal photo editing style… RGB curves are a powerful tool for getting what you want from your pictures’ colors and overall mood. Even though it may not seem so at first, working with Curves is easy, and the results are worth it. We’ll teach you to work with them and give some examples to show you how to use them to achieve your photography goals.