Basic Edits

Color Shift: Now for Local Edits Too! Introducing Local Color Shift and Curves Editing

With the addition of Color Shift this year, ZPS X gained a great new tool for adjusting any color needed throughout a photo. But “just” enabling global edits throughout a whole photo wasn’t enough for us, and so we’ve added tools for changing colors locally as well. You can easily select any part of a photo to fine-tune its colors. And that’s not all. With the help of local color-curve editing, you can really bring a photo to perfection. Read on to learn how.

How to Brighten up Your Underwater Photos

Underwater photography is fun, but it’s hard to get pictures that look as clean as the ones you take on land. In underwater photography, you lose contrast and colors, and your pictures look pale and bland. Luckily you can easily fix many of these flaws of underwater photos on your PC. We’ll show you how to get the most out of these photos.

Edit Photos Faster While Keeping Your Own Personal Style—Create your own presets.

Presets make photo editing go faster. Because they can apply several of your frequently used operations at once. Presets keep you from having to set the same sliders to the same values again and again; it all just takes one click. The built-in presets aren’t a good fit for you? No problem. Zoner Photo Studio offers an easy way to create your own. It will save you work, and you’ll get to keep your own original editing style. 

Spring Portrait Editing I: The Develop Module

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at how to edit a colorful springtime portrait. We’ll walk you through all the steps of the process in the Develop module. We’ll mainly be looking at fine-tuning colors, work with skin tones, the Radial Filter (R), and mild exposure adjustments. We’ll also be giving you a few tips in the introduction on how to take a nice spring portrait. But if you’re not in the mood to take one, you can just download our RAW file and try out the whole editing process right away!

ZPS X Editing School III: Make Cinematic Edits to Your Photos

We’re back with yet another step-by-step editing example. This time you’ll be learning the steps to take for a cinematic edit to a photo. We’re also giving you the source RAW so that you can try out the whole process on it for yourself. Once again we’ll be covering work in the Develop module. You’ll learn how to enhance a dark evening photo and highlight its atmosphere by adjusting its colors.

Two Ways to Add Grain to Your Black and White Photos

When it comes to technically perfect color photos, digital noise is viewed as a blemish, and camera manufacturers are constantly improving their sensors to minimize it. And in fact we’ve published a number of guides to removing noise from your photos. But things are different for black-and-white photos—in these, “grain” is an element that’s not just tolerated; it’s downright desirable. Here’s how to add it to your photos easily.

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