***if anyone is interested in doing a “photo friday” guest post, email me at email@example.com!***
around these here parts, we like to spend Fridays sharing our favorite photos and maybe even learn a thing or two from this little community that keeps on growing (thank you, by the way! i appreciate EACH linker!)
*i’m not even close to being a professional photographer/photo editer, so take what i’m about to share with a grain of salt. i figure if a regular gal like me can do this easy trick, then so can you!*
ok, today, i want to show you my “go-to” photo editing trick that i use on almost every picture i post on this blog.
again, it may or not be the best/right thing to do, but it works and i get compliments on the blog pictures all the time–you be the judge.
i use photoshop elements (it is about $80 and totally worth every cent).
1. open photo
2. duplicate layer
3. change to “soft light”
4. adjust levels
5. if it is a product photo/tutorial with white background: flatten image and use a soft edge brush to whiten shadows/corners. keep opacity around 50% so it’s not too harsh of a variance.
i think this helps my photos that are inside with less-than-perfect lighting and also brings out more vibrant colors. when all else fails, i run the Coffeeshop Action: SIMPLY VINTAGE and all is right in the world once again.
so what’s the verdict?
is it worth the 4 step improvements?
do you have an easier/better trick for quickly editing photos? i’d love to hear about it!
now, it’s time for YOU to show off what you’ve been photographing this week!
link up, visit some of the other linker-uppers. and tell all your friends where the best place to “party” on friday is!
(my photo friday button is in the sidebar)
watch out for me picking some of my favorites and facebooking/tweeting about them!