Adobe Photoshop CC

Edit your first photo

Bring out the best in your photos with these fundamental editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

1. 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.

Open a file (0:41); Crop (0:57); Straighten (2:04), Save (2:50)

2. Improve lighting and color

Brighten a photo and make its colors pop using adjustment layers.    

Brightness/Contrast (0:18); Hue/Saturation (1:20); Edit an adjustment (04:19)

3. Remove unwanted content

Easily eliminate distracting elements with the Spot Healing Brush tool and the Patch tool.    

Spot Healing Brush tool (00:53); Patch tool (3:00)

4. 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.    

Smart Filters (0:16); Tilt-Shift Blur filter (0:57); Black and white (02:26); Color tint (02:56)

5. 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. 

Sharpen (0:10); Save (2:50); Photoshop with Lightroom and mobile apps (4:14)
11/02/2016

Contributor: Lesa Snider

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