Latest Articles in the Category Basic Edits:
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.
Our Spring Update to Zoner Photo Studio X: Smarter Work With Colors—And Faster Work Overall
It’s finally here! We’re back with more improvements to Zoner Photo Studio X. And you’ve got a lot to look forward to, because this time we’ve really gone wild. Expect a rainstorm of colors and lightning-fast editing. Let’s stroll through all the changes we’ve just added to Zoner Photo Studio X.
Split Toning: Give Photos Your Own Personal Style
One special part of our bundle of new tools for working with colors is a Split Toning. You can use it to tint a whole photo towards colors of your choice—or tint its dark and light areas separately. It’s an easy way to change your photos’ mood and give them new life and your own style.
Shift Primary Colors: A Great Tool for Creative Edits—And for Fine Tuning Colors Too
Shift Primary Colors is an easy way to accommodate the way your camera portrays colors. It lets you adjust photos’ starting colors to meet your needs before you even get started editing. And that’s not all. Shift Primary Colors is also a great tool for changing colors creatively—so come take a look at how it works and try it out for yourself.
How to Hide Faces and License Plates: Learn to Use Anonymization
Blurring faces and covering license plates. These may not sound like typical photo edits, but they’re a frequent task not just for photographers, but for staff in small business, corporate, and government positions too. And due to the GDPR, this is truer than ever in Europe. Luckily, both of these edits are easy with a little help from the right software. And ZPS X includes simple and useful tools for anonymizing both faces and license plates.
7 Tips for Easier and Faster Work in the Editor
Are you a beginner with the Editor module in ZPS X or an old hand? Either way, we’re bringing you seven tips you might not know that will definitely help when you’re working in the Editor. They focus on shortcut keys, speeding up your work with the Editor, and other interesting features you can find in Zoner Photo Studio X.
How to Add Snow to Your Photos: It’s Easy With Layers
This time around we’ll be looking at another of the many ways to make use of layers for your photo editing. We’ll teach you how to add realistic-looking snow to your photos. Adding textures to photos is very popular, but you need to learn the right approach if you want your results to look believable. Fortunately it’s not complicated—you can do it using layers in Zoner Photo Studio X.
A Star Wars Special: Create Your Own Lightsaber Photo!
It only takes 4 simple steps to create a picture of you as a skilled lightsaber duelist. Want to look like a true Jedi, or are you drawn more to the dark side of the Force? The choice is yours: Zoner Photo Studio can help you create lightsabers in all colors. Just take a suitable source photo, open it in the Editor, and in a couple of minutes, you’ll be done. We’ll describe the steps in this guide.
ZPS X Editing School II: Developing an Autumn Portrait Step by Step
This time around, we’ll show you how to edit an autumn portrait in the Develop module. And we’ll give you the original RAW on top, so that you can try out the edit for yourself. You’ll learn to work with local edits and fine-tune a photo’s colors—and you’ll also appreciate our practical tips on how to work in the Develop module.