After a photoshoot has been completed or you’ve found the perfect image, the real world is just getting under way. With every picture comes flaws, it just happens. Either that or you may want to add in extra ideas that aren’t in the image. No matter what you are trying to do, photo editing will come in handy if you are looking to change an image in some way. Photo editing is an umbrella term that covers several types of tools and changes that can be made to a picture. An image can be edited however it needs to be to create a better final product than the original.
When using photo editing, you have quite the plethora of options and tools available to use on your image. Here are just a few of the different tools basically any person using Photoshop can apply with relative ease:
• White Balance.
• Noise Reduction.
• Background Removal.
• Lens Correction.
• Cropping Tools.
• Ability to Adjust Colors.
If someone actually in the graphic design industry with experience were to use the tools, here are some of the more advanced techniques they would use to edit a photo:
• Path techniques, both simple and complex.
• Drop and reflection shadows.
• Corrections on portraits.
• Photo stitching.
• Adding in Special Effects to the image.
• Adding in text and fixing the visuals.
• Adding in image masks and masking layers.
• Photo manipulation.
• Enhancing an image.
• Retouching an image.
Photo editing is pretty easily understood but can be very time consuming and take quite a bit of work. It is no easy task to take a picture with many faults and turn it into a flawless finish. There is a common misconception that editing a photo is relatively easy, but it takes dedication to reach a level where the photo looks naturally made. Editing a photo can remove anything from the image that shouldn’t have been there in the finished product, whether that is a blemish on the skin or something in the background that distracts from the focal point. Someone must know their tools well to create a product that looks smooth and has a constant flow about it. Using the tools incorrectly can lead to a very choppy picture, so it is important to know what one is doing when editing a photo. Photo editing really makes a huge difference when looking at the original image versus the final finished product.