For our final photography lesson this week, we’re going to talk about the final step: editing your images. We’ll take a look at different kinds of techniques for colour correction, touch ups, and a few other fun effects.
This lesson is really more of a roundup than anything because we’ve covered so many photo editing tips and tricks in the past that it would be kind of redundant to re-write them all here. First things first, we have entire night school on Photoshop, including a lesson on colour correction and touch ups, so you might want to start there. If you’re looking for more, here are a bunch of handy tips and tricks to get your photos into shape.
Note: A lot of these tips are demonstrated in Photoshop, but not all of them are and many can be replicated in other (cheaper) image editors.
Colour and Tone Correction and Enhancement
- Our comprehensive guide to getting the best colour out of your photos
- Change a specific colour in a photo.
- Brighten up a specific part of a photo
- Give your photos a gritty, high-contrast look
- Get better black and white conversions
- Make any photo look like it was taken with a vintage camera
- Create colour correction/enhancement presets to save you time later
- Simple, fast, and accurate colour and tone correction
Correcting Scratches, Blemishes, and Other Problems
- Make crappy photos look much nicer
- Add sharpness and detail without adding noise
- Sharpen photos better with unsharp mask
That’s all for our photography night school. Thanks for learning with us!