Every good photo should have a subject. And that subject needs to be the most visible thing in the photo, so that it dominates. Choosing a good composition will help, and so will adjusting the photo’s background. Join us for a look at how to do that.
When you’re taking pictures outdoors, sometimes you’ll run into a composition that’s great except for a few things that are in the way. Usually some signs of civilization. Electricity wires, trash, and other visual pollution are guaranteed to ruin the impression from an otherwise good photo. But with the right edits, you can solve this problem easily. Take a look at how to do this basic retouching.
Turning blue into red, turning green into yellow. These are some great options to have in your toolkit. And meanwhile edits like these aren’t really hard at all. You can change a photo’s colors in just a few clicks. And that goes no matter whether you want to change just one object in a photo or shift colors throughout a photo.
Natural-looking skin is the foundation of a good color portrait. The problem here is that differing light sources in one picture and light reflections off of grass or clothing can cause unnatural color spots. Fortunately you can repair skin color on your PC.
Low depth of field. It’s the biggest downside of closeup and macro photography. But it has a solution: the technique called focus stacking. It lets you increase your depth of field without reducing the quality of your photos. Take a look at how to take advantage of this technique.
With landscape photos, you’ll often find that they’re missing something at first sight. The sky is too bright, the forest in the background is too dark, the river in the middle looks bland. This is where landscape photographers turn to a simple trick—local edits. Take a look at how to do them.
Blurring faces, covering eyes with black bars, or hiding license plates. These are among the edits that a photographer has to be able to handle. Fortunately, you can handle edits like these on a computer easily. We’ll show you how to blur faces in photos and also present some other ways to hide sensitive data.
Torn, bent, yellowed, and faded. Old photographs are just like that. But fortunately, you can save them and restore their original look and colors. It takes just a few steps—scanning the old photos, cropping them and adjusting contrast, and then retouching them.
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.
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.