Bring out the best in your photos with these fundamental photo-editing techniques.
What you'll need
Crop and straighten
Using the Crop tool, you can trim edges, change the shape and size of a photo, and even straighten a crooked shoreline or horizon.
Improve lighting and color
Brighten a photo and make its colors pop using adjustment layers.
Remove unwanted content
Easily eliminate distracting elements with the Spot Healing Brush tool and the Patch tool.
Add creative effects
Convert color to black and white, add an old-fashioned tinted look, and play with focus using the Tilt-Shift Blur filter.
Sharpen and save
Apply a sharpen filter to give your photo a finishing touch. Then save your edited file in PSD format to preserve your layers for future editing. To share your photo online or by email, save a copy as a JPEG.