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Edit your photos on your mobile phone

teacher avatar Sebastian Vaida, The Add On to your Development

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Lessons in This Class

61 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Snapseed Promo Video

      1:22
    • 2. Lecture 1. Welcome to Snapseed

      1:05
    • 3. Lecture 2. Understanding the basics

      1:28
    • 4. Lecture 3. Snapseed Main Categories

      0:39
    • 5. Lecture 4. The Tools Option

      2:16
    • 6. Lecture 5. The Export Option

      0:56
    • 7. Lecture 6. Looks

      1:52
    • 8. Lecture 7. Tune Image

      4:50
    • 9. Lecture 8. Details

      1:02
    • 10. Lecture 9. Curves

      6:47
    • 11. Lecture 10. White Balance

      3:26
    • 12. Lecture 11. Crop

      1:00
    • 13. Lecture 12. Rotate

      0:33
    • 14. Lecture 13. Perspective

      1:08
    • 15. Lecture 14. Expand

      0:25
    • 16. Lecture 15. Selective

      1:29
    • 17. Lecture 16. Brush

      0:27
    • 18. Lecture 17. Healing

      0:30
    • 19. Lecture 18. HDR Scape

      1:28
    • 20. Lecture 19. Glamour Glow

      0:44
    • 21. Lecture 20. Tonal Contrast

      0:30
    • 22. Lecture 21. Drama

      0:55
    • 23. Lecture 22. Vintage

      0:35
    • 24. Lecture 23. Grainy Film

      0:32
    • 25. Lecture 24. Retrolux

      0:42
    • 26. Lecture 25. Grunge

      0:37
    • 27. Lecture 26. Black and White

      0:46
    • 28. Lecture 27. Noir

      0:21
    • 29. Lecture 28. Portrait

      2:11
    • 30. Lecture 29. Head Pose

      0:37
    • 31. Lecture 30. Lens Blur

      1:28
    • 32. Lecture 31. Vignette

      1:41
    • 33. Lecture 32. Double Exposure

      1:26
    • 34. Lecture 33. Text

      1:06
    • 35. Lecture 34. Frames

      0:42
    • 36. Lecture 35. Simple editings

      0:29
    • 37. Lecture 36. Structure & sharpening

      1:28
    • 38. Lecture 37. Desaturate and B&W

      1:35
    • 39. Lecture 38. Localized adjustments

      1:35
    • 40. Lecture 39. Contrast

      1:28
    • 41. Lecture 40. Brush - Baby Tomatoes

      0:48
    • 42. Lecture 41. Glamour glow

      1:16
    • 43. Lecture 42. Brush - A Butterfly

      1:38
    • 44. Lecture 43. More localized adjustments - Egg & flour

      3:03
    • 45. Lecture 44. More localized adjustments - Tasty Raspberry

      1:02
    • 46. Lecture 45. More localized adjustments - Colorful Macarons

      2:39
    • 47. Lecture 46. More localized adjustments - White Backdrop

      1:20
    • 48. Lecture 47. Eye Clarity

      1:28
    • 49. Lecture 48. Portrait

      1:28
    • 50. Lecture 49. Text

      1:28
    • 51. Lecture 50. Advanced editing

      0:29
    • 52. Lecture 51. Architecture - Reflected Castle

      3:04
    • 53. Lecture 52. Architecture - Petra

      4:35
    • 54. Lecture 53. Architecture - Eilean Castle

      1:47
    • 55. Lecture 54. Commercial - Double Exposure

      1:28
    • 56. Lecture 55. Commercial - Snapseed Business Card

      2:42
    • 57. Lecture 56. Commercial - Stylish Pen

      2:41
    • 58. Lecture 57. Landscape - Rock above the lake

      3:30
    • 59. Lecture 58. Landscape - Cabin on a lake

      1:31
    • 60. Lecture 59. Landscape - Lost world

      3:18
    • 61. Lecture 60. Conclusion

      0:34
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Join this course to discover all the basic tools that Snapseed has to offer. Snapseed is currently one of the best editing app for smartphones, so knowing this app will allow you to edit your photos and turn them into stunning images. 

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Sebastian Vaida

The Add On to your Development

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My name is Sebastian Vaida and I am a professional trainer with expertise in soft skills and personal development and an experience of more than 20 years of training, in which I delivered hundreds of courses, workshops and development programs for international companies.
I also have a PhD in psychology and teach applied courses in psychology at a major university, with focus on personal and professional skills development.

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1. Snapseed Promo Video: Hello and welcome to this course in Snapseed smartphone editing. My name is Sebastian Vaida and I'm a professional trainer and photographer, with hundreds of trainings delivered over a course of 20 years. At the end of this course, you'll be able to edit your images with confidence, show them to your friends, and even make money with your photos. The course is designed to cover all the tools that Snapseed has to offer, so that you won't see the technical aspects as a barrier. but as an advantage. It is divided into major parts: The simple editing, where I covered the basic tools and editing techniques, and the advanced editing, where I covered the more complex tools and editing skills. I designed this course for any beginner or intermediate photographer that loves taking photos and wants to take their images to the next level. Also, it is designed for people that lack the time to learn difficult editing programs for months or years. For people who take photos daily, for personal reasons, and want to share them with their friends. Or for people who take photos for professional reasons, and want to use them for selling products, or sell them to micro stock agencies. So, thanks for watching this video. Enroll in my course and watch the preview to explore the next level of of your photography. See you on the other side, where we will learn to bring photos to life, in a fun and easy way. 2. Lecture 1. Welcome to Snapseed: Hello and welcome to this course in Snapseed editing. My name is Sebastian Vaida, and I am a professional trainer and photographer. I have been passionate about photography since the old times of analogue cameras, and built on this passion in the time of digital. Nowadays, with the advances of smartphone cameras and their apps, photography is present in everyone's life. So why not transform this daily habit of taking photos with your smartphone into a pleasant and rewarding experience? For the next couple of hours, we will learn the basics off editing, in a fun and effortless way. We will go through the main tools of Snapseed, from the way we download it, to the more advanced techniques. In the end, you will have the skills that will help you understand this amazing app and will allow you to do your own advanced edits, so that you can be perfectly satisfied with the photos you shoot. So let's start this journey and begin learning in a fun and easy way! 3. Lecture 2. Understanding the basics: Understanding the basics. To make this an easy and pleasant experience, I will accompany each explanation with a video on how to do that. Starting from the download steps, to the Advanced Settings, you will have a visual aid on how to do everything. This way, you can get back to the parts you need to revisit, and thus shorten your learning curve. The first thing you need to know about Snapseed is that you can download it and use it for free. Simply download it from Google Play for Android or iStore for IOS and then you're good to go. The entire course is presented for those using Android smartphones. However, on iOS, the app is very similar. So, the information you learn in this course as an android user can be easily adapted and applied on an Applie. Okay, now that you downloaded it, click on the icon and open it. It looks like a small leaf with several types of green. After you open it, you will see the open option signal with a big plus. Tapping that, will allow you to open any image you took with your camera. This is a good moment to be organized, since it will be a lot easier for you to find and then save your photos. I suggest you make a folder with the photos you want to add and maybe call it PHOTOS TO EDIT, and another one that you can call FINISHED PHOTOS, or any other name, as long as it is clear where they are located. 4. Lecture 3. Snapseed Main Categories: Snapseed's main categories. After you open your image, you will see three buttons: first one called LOOKS, second one called TOOLS, ahe the third one called EXPORT. The Looks Button gives you the opportunity to choose some of the presets that Snapseed has, and apply them directly to your image. We will discuss these in further detail, after you understand the second button, the TOOLS one. And last, the third button is called EXPORT, which gives you the possibility to save, export, or share the image, after you have edited it. 5. Lecture 4. The Tools Option: TOOLS option. This option opens the possibility to access most of the tools in Snapseed, as the name already reveals. Clicking this button, you will have access to all the tools that this app offers, from tuning the image, to adding frames. For an easier approach on Snapseed, ee can divide this in two: ADJUSTMENTS - from image tuning to healing, and FILTERS - from HDR to Vignette. And the last three options: Double Exposure, Text and Frames - could be called changing tools. The first category - Adjustments, give you the possibility to adjust the images at a basic level. We will discuss each of them in more detail, with a visual example on where to find them and how to use them. The second category is represented by the filters, that allow you to make more advanced changes to your images, by applying presets and layers of colors and textures. The third category is represented by three tools that allow you to add text your images, add borders or overlap several images, with a double exposure tool. And once you made a change to your image, you can see the before and after, by clicking in the right upper corner on the side of the screen, where you see this item. I suggest you first go through each of the tools, so that you identify them easier, and then use them appropriately. To make things simple, I used the same image for each of the tools that I present. The image is shot in a beautiful park in Croatia, called Plitvice, and it was shot on a smartphone, obviously, and edited entirely in Snapseed. As a rule, when using tools, you have the possibility to choose between several options in each sub-tool. For example, the first tool is the Tune Image Tool, which allows you to adjust the image in terms of brightness, saturation, shadows, etcetera. Moving your finger up and down the image, the tool will allow you to scroll between these options: brightness, saturation, shadows, while moving your finger towards left or right, will allow you to adjust these adjustments, to make the image brighter or darker, to make it less saturated (to the left), or more saturated (to the right). 6. Lecture 5. The Export Option: The export button. The export button gives you the possibility to save, export, and share the edited images. After you have edited an image, you can save it as a copy, save it with a different name, and in a specific location. Or, you can share it on one of the many social media options. This is how you share your image on one of the many social media options, be it Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail Drive, Skype or upload it online. This is how you can save your image, and create a copy of your photo. This is how you export your image, also creating a copy of your photo. And, last but not least, this is how you use the "export as" option, which allows it to create a copy to a selected folder, with a specific name. So, go ahead and play with these options, and get familiarized with them. 7. Lecture 6. Looks: The looks button. As already mentioned in the beginning of the course, the looks button gives you the opportunity to choose some of the presets that Snapseed has, and apply them directly to your image. Sometimes, one or more of these presets can work, so go ahead and try them, and see if they fit your image. As a rule of thumb though, I recommend that you don't apply these presets to all your images, as they would not be suitable in every case. Instead, try to understand what they do to the image, by looking at the detailed settings they apply. This can be done with the VIEW EDIT option, which will be explained later, after things become clearer. To name a few of these looks, we have the PORTRAIT adoption, which basically darkens the image around the main object, with a vignette applied 2 tools: the glamour glow, and portrait. The aim is the same - to direct the viewer's attention to the main subject. As the name says, this looks is great for an image that has a portrait in. However, as said before, you can achieve the same results, or even better, by applying yourself the tools I mentioned, and having more control. Another look is the Smooth one, which does something similar to the portrait look, but without a vignette. You can see here that there are slight differences between the two Modes. The third look is Pop, which applies the portrait tool than the HDR Scape, the tonal contrast and then some curves. In this stage of the course all this seems a bit complicated. After we will go through each tool, you will get a better understanding of what they do, both individually and combined. 8. Lecture 7. Tune Image: doing damage. This story is one of the most user wants, as it gives the possibility to make general just must hear images, regardless, How good an image is straight from the camera it was still needs some basic tunings, such as the ones he described before. As you can see in this video, the tune Image Tool covers the following adjustments. Brightness, contrast situation. MBIA's highlights, shadows and war brightness as the name suggests just how bright your image will be for how dark moving the slider to the left make the overall image darker. Moving into the right, he makes it brighter or more exposed. It is similar to the exposure feature from Photoshopped Light Room or other editing software. Just remember that this adjustment is a general one, that it is applied to the entire image. Therefore, brightening and image will bring you light into the darker areas of the photos, but with also exposed the lighter parts of the image, sometimes burning the image and removing the information that once existed there. So use this option with caution, and if you're looking toe, bring light into the darker areas, then use another tour such as the shadows. Contrast gives you more contrast to the overall image by darkening the dark areas and opening the light areas. When you have a colorful image, it also adds more situation. Well, this looks like a nice tool, and the finished image will look in. Has you should use it again with caution, as you will lose some details in your image and by using you would caution. I mean to use the slider in a small amount, sometimes the wrong turn 15. Another recommendation is to use it on certain types off images such as landscapes, architectural backgrounds and try to avoid it on Portrait's or in images where you want to maintain a softer look. Situation is the option that allows you to add also strike color from your image. Moving the slider to the left like this will make the image look less saturated or even turning toe black and white. By moving into the right like this, we'll give it more color. Exaggerating, however, will make the image look to saturated and non natural. Remember this piece of advice enhance, but don't go overboard again. Situation works better for landscapes, certain backgrounds, objects and less for portrait. Mbia's is an amazing tool that can give incredible results if understood correctly and use creativity. This is because it can set the right mood in image. Such a decent Google. You will get the following definition. The ambience tool is a special type contrast that controls the balance off light. In a four. He can be used to balance back nude photos or to accentuate contrasts. Round of your photo swipe right for photos where the subject is dark card in a big room, swipe left to increase the contrast of dark objects and create a slight blow around our corruption. This is especially helpful in photos that are slightly flat, as you might have already guessed. Do take care with this tool to used to march forward 50. It can give your image was strange glow that looks on natural look like in a badly edited HDR. We will talk about HDR images later. For now, just remember that it stands for high, dynamic range images. Highlights is a tool that allows it to recover. Some details in the very bright areas often image or vice versa, to brighten even more a bright area. For example, it is okay to increase the highlights off the sun as we are usedto not seeing any details are rice. I used to seeing the sun as a big round circle with no details. It is it is a good approach to decrease the highlights off some clouds in order to recover some details. In them. Shadows is the tool that allows it to bring light into the dark areas of the image without the fatty affecting the brighter areas used in a decent amount around 15 to 25. This tool can give you some details in the areas that they were less lit used too much, and the dark areas will also show a lot of noise in the image. Making you less usable worth is the tool that enables you to give a warmer or colder look to your image. Moving the slider to the left makes the image colder. While moving into the right makes the image Luke warm 9. Lecture 8. Details: Adidas option. This tool allows you to do two things, both with the same aim. One of them is the sharpening option, which is the regular option you have in any editing. Soft using, sharpening your image will have more leaders again. Using a fair amount of sharp. Running up to 25 will give details to the image without affecting it and making it look unnatural while using it too much. Close to 100 will do a more damage. Pay me to Danny has it. The second option is structure. As the name suggests. These days, care off the entire structure of the which hand. While it makes it sharper, it does not affect the edges off objects. Play a little with both options and see which one you prefer and which one works best for your images. Also, to make sure you understand the results you get, use the loop auction by double clicking on image. This way you will see the image at 100% and you'll be able to decide if the amount you chose is enough or too much 10. Lecture 9. Curves: the curves toe. This is truly an amazing tool that allows it to bring your images to life because it adds contrast in color. What you need to know about cursing, snap seed and any other editing software is that it shows you're history Graham, which is basically a graphic representation off the information in your image. Simply put, what you see here is a history. Graham is the information from the image, the pixels, the colors, the details, etcetera. On the left side, you have the darker parts off your image for the shows. On the right side, you have the brighter part or the highlights. And in the middle, of course, you have the midterms, the history Graham is represented on on X Y graph where the horizontal line is the X. The vertical line is the Y on diagonal line, crossing it using this leg and now allows you to adjust the shadows, the highlights or the midterms, as you see in this image that they're gonna has two dots and you can select any off them by simply clicking on them and and janitors blue. Then, with the DOT selected, you can drag it up or down left or right. Dragging the bottom left dot to the right on the X axis will make damage darker while drinking it up on the Y axis will make the image look more wash. Stop as it brings more light in it. Drinking the top right dot the left on the X axis will make the image brighter while dragging it down on the Y axis will maybe me to look darker because it takes away the light for me, dragging either off, the two dots old awaited an X coordinate off. The square will turn the image completely white or completely dark, depending on the direction. After successfully overcoming this technical information, which is probably among the most difficult and snap seed, let's see wants to remember about this, too. First, it allows you to give more contrast and situation to your images. Second, it allows you to get almost a pure black and a pure white without losing color. You can achieve this by dragging the bottom left button to the right thank you name each below and drinking the top right button to the left, just to the point where the information in the history Graham begins this way, you can be sure that the blacks are blacks and the whites or white and not washed up in terms of Bottas. When accessing the curse tool, you can see five symbols from left to right. The first symbol is an axe, which allows you to cancel any effect you achieved with this story. The next one looks like a circle within a circle and gives you the possibility to added a image on all its colors. Rgb red, blue, green or a specific on a color or on their luminosity will get into that soon and show you on an example how they differ. The third symbol looks like a night that went breast makes a history and visible or invisible. This is useful when you want to see the current effect on your image without struggling to see through the history. The fourth seem well, gives you the possibility to access and use presets. Curves. Some of them has different have different names aimed at helping you understand their effects. Such a soft contrast, hard core interests for Brighton, while others have acronyms made of letters and numbers such as easier one p zero to use your own user, too. These last effects are a combination off. Kurds may don't RGB as well as on each color channel red, green, blue and luminosity as well. Give them a try and see if any face the image or editing. In some cases that might be useful and work in others. Not as in life. The photography will also have to make a lot of trial and errors and learned from. And the fifth button is the check one, which allows you to apply the changes and you achieved with deciding. All right. Now let's dive into the editing options through colors. You can access them with the second button, the one with a circle we didn't search. You probably know that any Mitch has three main colors red, green, blue shortened RGB and their combinations. As mentioned, you have the possibility to added the image in RGB or separately on each off these colors. Using the RGB curves option will affect the entire image on all the three main colors. Therefore, you will have less control. Using curves on each of the three colors will give you more control over damage, and at the same time, will prove to be more difficult as you need to understand how colors work together. And this is particularly important when you're editing portrait's and you don't want to add a someone with a green face on this issue of deporting off talk. Regardless, there are situations when anything on specific Carlos comes in handy, as you can see in the image below. Choosing the red color for current editing will allow you to decrease the car, the quantity of red in the image by dragging the bottom left or to the right and increase it by drinking the top right, not the left. The opposite off red is green, so that is the color you will get in your image. Decreasing the reds will bring more green and increasing. The rest will take the grease from David. Something similar will happen to your image if you added the curves on the Green Channel. However, here, if you slide the bottom life dot to the right and the top right dot to the left, you will increase the amount of purple, and finally, the Blue Channel will allow it to increase for decrease the amount of blue in the image here. The opposite off blue will be yellow. Play with these options and see how you can change the mood off your image by simply tuning this lighters left or right up or down. I also mentioned that there is 1/5 option when you added currency snaps it. It is called luminous, and what it does is allow you to add or subtract light without adding situation. While editing on RGB will had situations your image the luminous option as light without transforming the overall situation off the image, there's explained before they would a slider to add light posters subtracted from the image . Besides what I already mentioned, it is recommended to use on s shaped curve when your curves so that you add a decent amount of Contras and take away from any unwanted light that might make Jamie's look a bit washed . 11. Lecture 10. White Balance: white balance store. This tool is a very important because it allows you to balance the temperature of the colors in your images. Here to you have the X button, which cancels the changes you applied, and the check button, which applies the changes. And these are in every tool is now. Besides these two buttons, you have three more ones in white bannister. The second option is a W, which stands for outer white flowers. Pressing this button will allow the apt to decide for you how to adjust the white man. Usually it does a pretty good job, so try and see if you are satisfied with the result. If not, you can adjust it many one. The third button looks like a couple of interrupted paralyzed, and this is the manual control bottom for white balance. Basically, it will allow you to adjust to parameters, the color temperature and the team. The color temperature allows you to decide how war or cold on image will be, and the team allows you to decide if the overall image would go towards green or magenta. Here to you will need to make compromise and adjust the image according to what you think it looks best. The fourth bottom looks like a pass ill, and it is going a color picker as it allows you to slide it over the image. And just the calorie thing works best as a white in your image. Play around with this and see how the color off your image changes has your movie. There's a recommendation when you have a portrait in your image. The white around the iris can be a good source off white to pick it for your image. In other cases, look for something that looks white, remembering that the perfect white it's almost impossible to find in an image. 12. Lecture 11. Crop: The crop tool. This tool does the same thing as in any other editing software. Crops the image in a pre defined or freeform. You can choose the first option, the free one, which has no constrains as to how to crop. The next one is called original, remembers the size of the image and crops accordingly, without distorting the vertical or horizontal. The square option is best one when you want to square images, so popular in Instagram. And then you have several other options, such as 3 by 2, 4 by 3, or 16 by 9. Below these options, you have two more buttons: one looking like a circle with an arrow, which makes the change from landscape to portrait framing. and applying the crop to it. The other bottom looks like a rectangle with several dots inside, and this gives you the possibility to show or hide the crop tool. Give them a try, and see which works best for you and your images. 13. Lecture 12. Rotate: The rotation tool. This tool helps you rotate the images in specific, predefined angles. Each press of the button that looks like a circle within an arrow will rotate the image 90 degrees. You can also rotate the image as much as you want, bearing in mind that you will lose certain parts of your image as the app also does cropping, when rotating the image. The other bottom you have looks like two mirror triangles, which do exactly this. The mirroring off the image on the horizontal axis. 14. Lecture 13. Perspective: the perspective tour. This tour has four options feels rotate scale and free if you choose. Still, then you can change the perspective off the image, either on the vertical or horizontal. If the image is not very complicated, their fields in the edges with the surrounding information, you can also choose this option toe. Feel the edges with black or white by pressing on the icon resembling a square within the square. The second option is rotate and allows you to slightly rotate the image to change the respect. The third option is scale, and with this you can increase or decrease the size of Damian. And the last option is free, which has no constraints on how to change the perspective for DVD. You can do it separately from each corner, which is useful in some situations when you simply want to straighten something and not affect the entire image. There is also the out about auction accessible with the icon that looks like a war. This allows the up to change the perspective as it sees fit 15. Lecture 14. Expand: the expand option. This option allows you to in our damage with three options. Smart, which days? Information from the surrounding edges. Black or white, which acts sort off like a frame for the image. It can be useful when the main subject off the image was friend to tide and could use some space. We're simply when you want a larger framed for your photo. 16. Lecture 15. Selective: the Selective Tour. This tool is one that will make a difference between a good and an amazing image because it allows you to make changes to a specific area, not the entire ing. It works by simply adding a plus to your image and then with two fingers, usually the thumb and index. You can increase or decrease the active area on the selection, making a zoom gesture to increase the selected area and the opposite. To decrease it, you will see a red overlay circle off the area that it selected and will be affected by any change. Reply. After you are satisfied with a selection you made, you can simply apply up to four changes. Brightness, contrast, situation and structure. These effects are the same as the ones explaining the previous to us, except they are being applied locally. Your selection. In case you want to apply the same selective changes again to another part of the image. Simply click on the selection toe activated. It will be highlighted in blue and will offer you several options. Cut, copy, delete or cancer, copy this election and then click elsewhere on the beach and then choose the option to paste almost magically. The selection would be copied to another location without having to go through all the steps again. This is probably one of the elements that differentiate snaps it from any other free abs available now the possibility to make selective adjustments. 17. Lecture 16. Brush: Brush tool. This tool is like the one in Photoshop or Lightroom. It gives you the possibility to paint an effect on a certain part of your image. It has four options, dodge and burn, exposure, temperature, and saturation. When you select one of these four options, it turns blue. Either of them can be used to darken or brighten parts of the image using a negative number, minus five or minus 10 will dark anymore. 18. Lecture 17. Healing: healing toe. This is the option that emulates the content Aware toe from for sure applied carefully. Your image will look as if we're removed. Object didn't even exist. Have patients learning the store, and it will give a great results. The simpler the image and ammonia through the background is the better the results. While using this tool, you have to be undo and redo options so you can play back and forth with them until you're satisfied with the results. 19. Lecture 18. HDR Scape: Hdr scape tumor. Hdr stands for high dynamic range and refers to the possibility of a camera or an image to capture details both in the dark areas and in the light ones. Although cameras are advancing rapidly in this area, they aren't any near to the human eye, which is capable of an incredible HDR. This is why images needed bit of editing and tweaking to give us the photos we've seen. In Snapseed HDR scape is a filter that has four options, nature, people find and strong. As the name suggests, each option applies filters and effects in a different amount. Each of these four options applies three changes. A filter with a strength of plus 50, 0, brightness and saturation. The way they apply the filter difference nature applies the filter quite harsh on the overall image, increasing the contrast. People applies the filter selectively around the main object in the image, like the portrait to leaving the area around is slightly blurrier. Fine applies a less visible filter compared nature, while strong applies the harshest glitter of war. And although I don't recommend this tool, you can still use it if you apply it in a normal mode, around ten to 15. And even mesquite for your desired area of the image. We'll see later how to do that. 20. Lecture 19. Glamour Glow: Glamour glow. This tool is a filter that allows you to add a creamy soft glow to your image. It is best using portraits and glamour shots. Or when you want to give the impression of a dreamy place. Although it works for many situations, I wouldn't use it in every region. You can either choose one of the five precepts given by Snapseed or you can create your own by sliding vertically between the three options. Globe, saturation and or warm. Glow will increase or decrease the level of softening. Saturation will add or remove their vibrancy in your image. And what will make the image give a cold or warm color cast to the image. 21. Lecture 20. Tonal Contrast: The tonal contrast to this tool is also filter that brings out the fine contrast on both highlights and shadows. It has five options. You can play with high tones, mid tones, low tones, deck shadows and protect highlights. By now, these options should already be clear to you. They are intuitive on the name. Indicate what they do to David. High tones at contrast to the highlights off your image may tones. 22. Lecture 21. Drama: how much this tool is, a filter that allows you to create unique images. It applies a personalized effect to each image, ranging from very subtle changes in details. To start off HDR changes, this filter has six options. Drama wantedto bright, one into dark wanted to and which one? Each one can be changed and customized by lowering or increasing the amount off the filter strength or the situation again, I would not recommend this filter and certainly would recommend against it. And guess using it on every image. There is the tendency, especially when you are at the beginning off your learning experience of photography. Toby amazed by some filters and to overuse them on each road, try to keep a critic I and see if they improve the image for, on the contrary, that midget. 23. Lecture 22. Vintage: the vintage store. This is probably the one feel that that needs no introduction. It has been in every editing software since the beginning, as the name suggests it as a vintage look to your Amy. It comes in 12 number process, and some are quite interesting. This does not mean that they are recommended to be used for every image in a time. Are there certain images? They can be interesting. You can choose any off this presets and the adjust them as you wish in terms of brightness , situation, their strength and vignettes strength. 24. Lecture 23. Grainy Film: the grain if your toe another filter probably for dozens 30 for the film era is the grainy feel. This gives the cold rainy, looked your images and has two options. Grain and star strength. Rain means the amount of grain you add to the image. Nowadays, Costa, known as noise style strength is how much off that effect you are applying to the image ranging from 0 to 100. Give it a try and see what are the images that they work best for. 25. Lecture 24. Retrolux: retro relax tool. This is a filtered at a place, an overlay on your image and allows you to choose from 13 presets or customize them on six various options. Brightness, contrast, situation, star strength, scratches and light leaks again. For those nostalgic for the film era, this filter will seem interesting. I, for one, use it in some off that it's when I give it. I want to give it a different look. Channels were a business card you will see later the steps off this editing play with this presets and the options they have and see how many combinations they offer. 26. Lecture 25. Grunge: ranch tour. These tools is a huge set off 1500 fear to us obtained through the combination off several options. Kyle Brightness Contrast situation and texture Thanks. The novelty to the stool is that it has textures that can be applied over your email. It can be interesting if you should buy grounds and want to make them unique. The sheer number of the combinations mean that we will not get into detail about these filters but rather invite you to explore them and see how they work. My recommendation is to try them on backgrounds. M s make some unique. 27. Lecture 26. Black and White: you can white toe. This is also a filter because it is applied over your image. It offers six options. Neutral contrast, bright, dark film and dark sky. As the name suggests, some off them light and damage. Others darken it, while others give the image in dark field look, they can be adjusted individually in terms of brightness, contrast and green, probably for another. What's interesting is that you can edit this filter on color channels as well, like we did with the curves. Even though the filter it is black and white, it can still be adjusted on the reds, blues or greens. Give it a try and see the differences. 28. Lecture 27. Noir: and worked with this builder would create cinematic, black and white images with a moody look. They can be adjusted on four options brightness, wash grade and few district. The APP also offer sporting presets that can be tweet, toe your own style and liking. 29. Lecture 28. Portrait: portent toe. This is the future, especially for those passionate about portrait and selfies. It has several options. Such a skin toning face spotlight, skins moving or I clarity with next go through each of these options. Needless to say, this filter only works with partners. If the up cannot identify a port in your image, it will give you the message. No faces could be found in his photo and ask you to decide upon one of the toe auctions Castle Theater or try harder. When you accept this filter, you're given three options besides the one to cancel or apply the tour, you will have three icons. 1st 1 looking like a face 2nd 1 like or his alter interrupted lies 1/3 1 like several books . Overly. The first I can allows you to add skin toning with five different options. None. They'll fair, medium and dark. Each one gives that the tones off the screen a lighter or darker. If then, the second icon allows you to access free, more adjustment face spotlight, skins moving and I clarity. Spaceport light worth like a vignette, identifying the face in your image and darkening the rest while lighting the face, the higher the number, the stronger defect. Skin smoothing makes the skin look softness. Move. Be careful not to overdo it because it will look like last and I clarity makes EI sharper, the white of the eyes brighter and the iris more contrasting. The last set of options can be accessed with the I can resembling to some books. These will open other presets that range from non, with no effect to spotlight smooth ice for combo, each one with two or three styles. The difference in each preset lay in the amount of flight. Facebook Life skis moving or I cleared again use these tools to improve, not to damage. 30. Lecture 29. Head Pose: the head postal. This tool is a bit more difficult and others as it allows you to reposition the face in a portrait to make this my larger or to change the focal use wrongly, it will give you the results ranging from hilarious creepy because he changes the geometry of the face, my rearranging part of it. It is a technology still being developed, so better off without it for now. 31. Lecture 30. Lens Blur: less blur toe. Now this is a useful tool and filter. If properly used, it can help you direct the viewers attention. My hiding certain parts often image by blurring the first I can. Any stole is the type of lawyer you choose linear or circular struggling. Between this this tool, you can choose one audio using a pitching or zooming gesture. You can then change the size, shape or rotation off the blood. Chris wife vertically anywhere on the image with your thumb, you will have the possibility to access other adjustments, like the blur, strength, transition or vignettes Strength. The burst strength will affect how blurry the image will be. Where the filter is applied by default. The upset a blur level off 30 which is a good starting point. Going towards 100. The image will look a bit on natural, so keep it somewhere under 50. The transition will decide how smooth the transition will be between the centre and the edges of the effect. Using a higher number, we made the transition look better, but at the same time will affect the larger part of give each. So it's a compromise. Under the nets, Trent will apply a dark miniature army image with the most visible results on the edges. You can choose to use this option in a small amount or even put it to zero, as the blur effect sometimes is enough on its own. 32. Lecture 31. Vignette: the vignette told properly used. This greater can be very helpful and versatile. It allows it to the right the viewers attention to your desired part of demons. You really it is placed around the main subject. An image beta portrait. An object was something from nature. You simply activate the tool and very important. Decide where you want to have the center by moving it around. Amy, You do that by clicking on the circle, depicting the center of living, yet turning it blue and positioning it in another place. Misconception about this military is that it should always be placed century. And while it usually works best this way, there are many creative situations when you want to decide another position and you can't do that has explained before, you can decide upon the size of the vignette by making a painting or zooming gesture to either decrease or increase him. With this better, you have two options. Outer brightness and in a brightness. The outer brightness allows you to darken the vignette off the area around the center. If you choose a negative number or to apply a white vignette, if you choose a positive number, you get a negative amount if you move the slider, the left and the positive number. If you move it to the right, the next option you have is the inner brightness which surprised the effect to the inside part of living here. Here, to the negative number will add a Darwin yet inside of union, while a positive number will add a white vignette. 33. Lecture 32. Double Exposure: I will exposure toe the stool is no longer filter by the more advanced set of steps done to achieve a complex, immediate call to several ones in the analog hero. You could do this by doing several photos on the same position. Nowadays, it is even easier to do that in post production, but it requires a bit of editing. Snap Seed offers this possibility off double exposure, and I will explain it on several videos ranging from something simple, something more advanced. Just remember that you activated tool by clicking on the double exposure text and I can and then on the image icon with a plus sign. This allows you to add another image on the top off the one you are already working. After you've done that, you can reposition the second image you can resize or irritated. You can also tow use the next two icons while resembling several books on core cars on top of each other and the ICA resembling a water drop. The books I can allows you to choose the type of overlay you choose light and dark and had substrate or overweight, and the drop I can allows it to decide how transparent the new image will be. On top of the old image, we will get into more details as we will begin to the editing part in a double exposure feature later on any scores. 34. Lecture 33. Text: the text tool. He's totally simple, and it allows it to have attacks over an image. It has three buttons, one resembling a painter's color palette, which allows you to choose the color of the text, one that looks like a water drop, allowing you to change the transparency of the text. With this button selected, you also have the option to press the icon that has the text inverted, which basically inverts attacks in the immediate, leaving only that part of the photo that is within the text. This is a great effect, and he's achieved a lot easier in photo shop, for example, and one that looks with like overlapping books of core cards that give you 38 different stars off tax and call play with them to see which one works best for you and for what you want to achieve. To make things simple, I have prepared a video that shows you step by step, how you can make a simple yet effective business card. He snaps seed in a matter of minutes, using the stool and several others 35. Lecture 34. Frames: the frame store. This tool is the last one is, Knapp said, and it's probably placed there to be used when your images already edited and finish to be shown to others. Sometimes you might want to use this tool for creative purposes, but do remember not to apply to every image and, of course, make a copy of the image when you apply a frame. Otherwise, you will have to really the photos and crop the frame out. Should you need the originally meet again. The tool is easy to use. It has 23% frames, and they are applied to the image after applied. You can also change the size of the frame like this. 36. Lecture 35. Simple editings: Simple editing supplied. In the following videos, you will see some simple editing tools applied in different contexts combined with other tools different from what you saw in the first part of this course, where I explained the basics of each tool and only that tool. In the videos from this part on, I will show you these tools again, combined with other options in a simple yet effective editing. 37. Lecture 36. Structure & sharpening: Churn and sharpening. And the short video, you can see how you can access the details tool and what is the difference between structure and sharpening options. It is easiest to notice on our background, such as a matter of texture. If you want to make the details stand out better, you can use one of these two options, structure or sharpening. As already mentioned, structured takes care of the entire structure of the reach hand. While it makes it sharper, it does not affect the edges of objects. You can play with the slider from 0 to 100. And the more you increase the amount the sharper the image gets in the opposite direction. If you move the slider to the left, you will make the image software. The lower the number, the softer the image. The second option is troponin, which is the regular option you have in any editing software. Unless structure the stool affects the edges of the image. For this image, this is not a problem since it is a texture with a lot of details. Just like structure, you can increase the sharpening of an image by changing the number from 0 to 100. Again, the higher the number, the sharper the image. For textures, you can increase the sharpening easily to 50 or even higher, 70 or 100. For other images such as landscapes or portraits, use this tool with lower numbers, such as 15 to 25. 38. Lecture 37. Desaturate and B&W: Tools, the saturate and black and white. If you wanted to saturate any region, you can do that in several ways. One way is to access the black and white tools and choose one of the available options. Either select the preset options such as contrast, bright, dark, film, or darker sky, or use a color filter. To these options, you can also make further adjustments by changing the level of brightness contrast or grain. As a reminder, with brightness, you can darken or lighten the image. With contrast. You can increase or decrease the overall contrast of the image. And wood grain, you can add grain to your image. A value of 0 means that no grain is applied to the image. While a value of 100 means the image would look like an old grainy picture. The second way in the black and white tool is color, where you can add a filter to the image and effect the image only by that color. Beet, red, orange, yellow, green, or blue. With each filter applied, you can adjust the level of brightness contrast or green. The other way you can desaturate an image is by changing the level of saturation in the Tune Image Tool. The lower the value, the more desaturated the image will become. After you do this, you can also use the first option, the black and white tool and do further adjustments. This example also proves the idea that the Snapseed to you can get the same result in several ways. 39. Lecture 38. Localized adjustments: A green leaf. In this video, you can see a simple green leaf on a yellow background. Because they are close colors on the color wheel, they need some enhancements, as you will see next. The first thing I did was to adjust the curves of the image would unless shape curve. Then I made a small adjustment on the white balance by increasing the white balance with plus 5 and sliding left that themed on minus 5. This made the leaf look greener and a background a bit warmer. Then I made a localized selection on the green part of the leaf and increase the structure by plus 30 to make it sharper and stand out. Laughter, diesel, just months, I passed on to the Tune Image tool, where I slightly decreased the shadows and brightness by minus 10 and raise the ambiance by plus then to increase the contrast between the main subject and the background. As a quick reminder, the ambiance tool is a special type of contrast, controls the balance of light in a photo. It can be used to balance backlit photos or to accentuate contrast throughout your photo. Swipe right for images where the subject is darker than the background. Swipe left to increase the contrast of dark objects and create a bit of glow around darker object. This is especially helpful in photos that are slightly flat. And with a combination of the Dodge and Burn and selection, I darken the image, be certain places to give that extra nice look to the final image. 40. Lecture 39. Contrast: Tools contrast a simple four and this video you can see another example of editing the contrast in an image. This time domain subject of the matrix, a simple fork, An object. The imagery straightforward before Connor, simple background. You can see the before and after of this photo where the image is enhanced with several tools. In this example, the first step I took was to desaturate the image with a black and white tool. We already discussed this tool in a previous video. So I want to insist on it. For this image, I chose the contrast option to increase the contrast. You can see the before and after image, after I applied the tool, then I decrease the highlights of damage to bring some details in the brighter parts. After that, I increase the contrast with as S-shaped curve. Then I applied localized details with the Dodge and Burn Tool. And with a minus 5 tool, I want some areas in the image to direct the view to the main subject. After that, I applied an elliptic lens blur to blur the entire image except the four. I lowered the vignette to Dan just to have a slight separation of the subject from the background. And in the end, I applied some finishing touches with the Dodge and Burn brush for localized document. 41. Lecture 40. Brush - Baby Tomatoes: Tools brush, baby tomatoes. In this video, I edited a bunch of baby tomatoes. The image look nice and needed a bit of editing to make it look better. So the first step I took was to adjust the white balance and make it look warmer with a small amount of plus 9. Then I applied an S curve to the image to give it more contrast. I selected then the Dodge and Burn brush and paint the edges of the image to darken them and painted over the branches of the tomatoes to give furthermore contrast. Finally, I applied structure to the image in the amount of around plus the 13 to give details to the tomatoes and the branches. 42. Lecture 41. Glamour glow: Who's glamour glow? Elegance wants. The glamour glow tool allows you to make an image look like in a fairy tale. It is suitable for certain landscapes, portraits of both people and animals, flowers and still live. In this case, I chose a pair of swans on a lake. The first step in editing this image was to tune it by slightly increasing the brightness of the ambience. Then I change the white balance and made a color a bit cooler. As I consider, it fits better with the feathers of the small. Of course, this can differ according to H photographer. The next tool was the healing tool, which allowed me to remove unwanted distraction from the surface of the lake, namely a duck. I did not bother too much with the details in the editing as I knew, I will apply a less blur adjustment later that will hide any issues. As already mentioned, a lens blur adjustment with a small plus 10 vignette was enough to hide the previous edit and direct the attention to the two swans. Next, the most important adjustment was the glamour glow in the amount of 50. This can be applied once or even twice if you feel the need. 43. Lecture 42. Brush - A Butterfly: Tools brush a butterfly. In this video, you can see a beautiful butterfly resting on a grass thread. If you want to photograph insects, you should do that early in the morning because they are still lazy and resting. So the chances of catching them study are higher, especially if you are shooting a photo with a smartphone. Back to the image. The first thing that needed to be adjusted was the white balance. As always, is good to try it auto white balance and I see the result. However, in this case, the ultra-wide well as what's not appropriate for the image. As it made it too warm. I ended up making a slight adjustment by setting the white balance to plus five and the 10 to minus 10. This gave us light one color to the image and a green tint to the background made of grass. Then I increase the contrast by applying an S curve. This brought some saturation as well, which works well for this photo. Then with the Dodge and Burn Tool, I apply localized darkening to specific parts of the image to further separate the main subject from the background. It is a simple job of painting with a brush over the parts that you want to darken. The ambiance tool was then used to change the mood of the image and enhance it more. And this brought some saturation and brightness to the background. And less blurred tool with a slight vignette helps separate the main subject, the butterfly, from the background. And the last adjustment was to apply a selection to the butterfly and increase the saturation and structure to give it more details. 44. Lecture 43. More localized adjustments - Egg & flour: More localized adjustments, egg and flour. In this video, I edited a simple photo of an egg in a pile of flour made in a kitchen. Is there was no time to set any proper lights. I made the necessary adjustments in editing. As usual, I began by adjusting the white balance of the image with a slight tiny increase in temperature to make it a bit warmer. Then with the curves adjustment, I brought in some contrasts with an S curve and sliding the bottom left and upper right points, like in the video. As you remember, adjusting the curves will bring some true blacks and whites do your images. Because of this change, the image also got a bit darker on the edges. So I needed another localized adjustment in the form of a selection and brightness increase. I copied the same brightness values a couple of times to increase the exposure in specific places. Noticing that the image was a bit too warm, I readjusted the white balance to make it a bit cooler by an applied this change only to the flower, which I wanted to have a bluish white has. But you can do that by using the View Edit option and applying the change to your desire. And then apply the ambiance tool to make the colors pop a bit more. With another specific selection, I increase the brightness and structure of the flower to separate it even more from the yolk of the egg, so that I wouldn't have to do the same thing several times, I simply copy pasted the adjustments in several places on the flower. You can see the before and after and the big change that it applied. To increase the contrast between the two, I apply some structure on the York as well to make it pop from the flower. Towards the end of this editing, I applied a vignette to the entire image, but with a positive outer brightness of around plus 50 to make the edges of the image whiter so that the eye is drawn to the egg and not the edges. With the exposure option from brushes. I painted over the edges of the image to bring more light on the left corner and thus not burn the entire image. And the final change to the image was to apply a lens blur adjustment with a 0 vignette and a focus on the yolk of the egg. Again, with very few clicks, you can see the big improvements that can be done to deploy an image in a matter of minutes. 45. Lecture 44. More localized adjustments - Tasty Raspberry: These P, raspberry, I showed this folder or some tasty raspberry and a mint leaf because it look natural and deletions. However, it lacked the right color and contrast. So I knew it is a great picture to adjust his name string. So the first thing I did after I open it in Snapseed, was to adjust the white balance by plus 10 to give it a more realistic color. Then, to add a contrast, I wanted, I apply them as curve and adults plus 15 ambiance because the image was shot in a floodlight, I also added some light in the shadows and increase the overall structure of the image. I then use a vignette and dodge and burn to darken the edges of the image and direct the viewer towards the center and towards the domain. In the final. Finally, I applied a selective structure to the mint leaf. 46. Lecture 45. More localized adjustments - Colorful Macarons: Hello, from macarons. This is a simple photo of some tasty macrons shot on a white piece of paper. The end result you will see here can be achieved with a larger piece of paper and some artificial lights. But I prefer to leave it like that to show you the editing in Snapseed. The first thing to do was to fill in some more paper in the corners with the healing tool. It is straightforward to do that, as you can see in this video. The second step was to increase the contrast and saturation of the image with an S curve. Then with the selection tool, I increase the brightness of the white background, bring it closer to a pure white. To avoid doing that several times, I simply click on the selection, copied and pasted it in several places. Then I applied a new S curve to bring more light in the background and darken the main subject, the macros. The secret is not to overdo it because the S current brought and beat too much saturation. I decided to desaturate the image with a slight minus tan. One of the last steps is to increase the highlights a bit more to bring more light. Also, I increase the shadows to bring some light into the shape of the Mac OS. A similar approach is with this second image, where I showed the macrons placed one on top of each other, also on a white paper backup. Again, I use the healing tool to cover the edges of the background that we're not white. And then clean the pots that were not heal the first time. As this image background has two different parts, a gray and the white one. I lighten the white part with the same selective tool. Then for the gray part of the background, I decided to apply the inverse option of the structure. So with the selection tool, I turn this slider all the way to the left to make it blurry. This is a good option when you want to make an area out of focus. Then to separate the macarons from the background. I applied a less blurred tool with a slight vignette to attract attention to the center of the image I applied to select the structure of plus 50 to the central micron. Then I added more brightness highlights and shadows, and furthermore added some contrasts with an S curve. Look at the before and after image to see the slide. Yet powerful difference between the two. 47. Lecture 46. More localized adjustments - White Backdrop: White backdrop watch. This image is a watch on a white wall. When it was taken, the light was not so great, so the image needed improvements. The first adjustment was an S curve, followed by selecting brightness in several areas to make the world really wide. With the brush tool, I select the several areas in using the exposure option, the world became almost pure white. You can go in really close detail with this brush if you have enough time and patients, what is image? However, there wasn't a need for such in detail selection and brush painting. I further increase the brightness of the wall with the highlights and curves tool. Then I decided the image looks better without colors. So I chose the black and white tool with a bright option. Then with a brush tool and the Dodge and Burn option, I darken the numbers on the watch to make them more contrasting from the rest of the background. Finally, with the shadows and ambiance tool, I increase the brightness of the shaded areas behind the numbers and the overall image. 48. Lecture 47. Eye Clarity: I clarity. Clarity is really a simple change that can be applied to an immediate. It has one or more portraits, is straightforward and has only a couple of options to choose from. Bail, fair, medium, or dark. And basically the difference is in the amount of light that is placed on the portal space. When you apply the adjustment, give it a try and see what works best for you. 49. Lecture 48. Portrait: Portrait, Steinem brand. One of the last tools in Snapseed is the portrait option, which bring some contrast and light in images that have portraits and feces. They can choose from several options such as spotlight, smooth eyes, her combo. As the name suggests. Spotlight as a spotlight to the portrait on a very specific area. The face with a rather harsh quality to it. Smooth, on the other hand, is lighter and certain cases works better for, for portraits. Eyes option focuses mainly on the ice in the portraits. And the combo is a combination of these options. Again, a bit of trial and error is a good way to see what works best for your image. Besides these presets, you can also adjust their values in terms of space BOD POD light, how much light to be projected on a base, Skin Smoothing, how software plastic like the skin on the face will be. And I clarity how clear the eyes will become. Once again, make sure you enhance and not overdo. 50. Lecture 49. Text: Text. Finally, the last tool to discuss in here, use the text tool, usually used when your images editing and all you have to do is add some texts and you can send it to someone. Next works best with images that have what is called a negative space. Which means they have a lot of neutral space around the main subject. Like in this image, where there is a lot of neutral space on the metal war. Besides the model is lead so that there are no clear details. To access the text option, simply click on the Text button and then choose from the tens of fonts and shapes. When you are happy with your choice, reposition it so that it looks best and occupies the best place. Change the color or the transparency. And you're almost done. To make the text standout more, apply some more adjustments like brightness or atmosphere, and then a lens blur to blur the entire image except the text. This way you divert the viewer's attention from the text and may even help you get away with the fact that you brought with you or beer instead of here by mistake, Was it? 51. Lecture 50. Advanced editing: Advanced editing. In the following short videos, you will see some advanced editing techniques on various photo categories, architecture, landscapes, still life, using the images provided in this course, you can first look at these presentations and then do the same editing. In the end, tried to apply some of these techniques and give them your own approach and vision. And remember to have fun while you're doing this. 52. Lecture 51. Architecture - Reflected Castle: Last editing, architecture reflected Castle. In this video, you can see a beautiful castle reflected in a lake. And with a bit of editing, the castle will look even better. As usual. One of the first things to do is adjust the white balance by making it warmer. After lead. They gave it more contrast with a curve adjustment. I made an S-shaped curve and brought back the blacks and whites in the image by adjusting these sliders, as you see in this video and also as explained earlier in this part, in the first part of the course, understanding the basics. Although I am not very fond of it, I use the HDR scape to demonstrate that in certain dissonant amounts. And it can help an image. So I applied this tool with the nature option and then use the more advanced technique of reediting on a mask. This technique works as following. After you apply any tool, you can then access the icon that looks like an undue sign, an arrow pointing to the left, which is situated in the right upper corner of the screen. This will allow you to access the view edits button, which will open all of the edits you did to that image. And here is where the magic happens. You can choose any of the edits you did by clicking on the each, on each of them. When you click it, it becomes blue. Hand is activated. Also, it gives you the possibility to access one of three options. The one on the left is the delete button, which obviously deletes the edit. The one in the right is the Edit button and allows you to apply new changes to that head. And the one in the middle acts like a mosque and allows you to paint over those parts of the image that you want to be affected by that edit. Where I append paint on the image, the changes will become visible. And in this case, the HDR scape will be applied to those painted parts. If I used a brush in 100, the chain will be 100 visible. If I only use it, use a value of 50, the change will be only have visible and so on. Try to go with a smaller amount, somewhere around 25 and 50, and if needed, increase the amount. If you paint by mistake over a certain part of the image, simply change the amount to 0 and paint over the pet park again. Then with the Dodge and Burn Tool, I darken the clouds and certain parts of the water to give more contrast with the ambiance tool, I added a small yet visible contrast to the castle. And finally, I apply structure to the entire image to make it a bit sharper. And in less than three minutes, I enhance the image from this to this. Really nice, isn't it? 53. Lecture 52. Architecture - Petra: Architecture, Petra, they're all sitting. In this video. You can see one of the most iconic landmarks in Jordan that Treasury in their OCT of Petra, less known from the movie Indiana Jones. This is an amazing place to visit, especially early in the morning without tourists. The name comes from the rose color. It gets in the morning and because of the minerals in the rocks, therefore, the initial image you've seen the video needed some adjusting. For demonstration purposes, this image was taken with a DSLR and it's in a raw format. So you can edit that, it snaps it to. The first thing this image needed was some brightness of the exposure, as it is called in a row editing. I also increase the highlights a bit because I didn't care for the blown sky, the shadows to bring some details in the darker areas, the contrast and a structure to bring further detail. Also, I added some saturation to make the image pop a bit and bring it some beautiful colors that I saw when I do the picture. As for the white balance, I lowered the values a bit to bring some of the purples and pinks that those places have a lot. Then happy with a row editing, I close this panel. Next using the healing option, I added some rocks over the sky to avoid distraction of the viewers attention. Some people might not agree with this change. But let's just remember that this is an editing course. So for the sake of the demonstration, let's agree to disagree. Then I changed the angle and perspective of an image with a prospective tool until you looked a little better. With the selection tool, I chose specific areas of the rocks and darken them a bit to direct the attention to the sculpted architecture. With the Dodge and Burn option I forward and dark on the docks around the main subject for the same reason mentioned above. Again, with the Dodge and Burn Tool, I darkness specific areas of the sculptures to make them more contrasting. Then I added some structure and sharpening to the image, but only apply them with a mask on specific areas. I use the view option to exit the last changes and painted over the places I wanted those changes apply. You can work with as much detail and attention as you want when you add it. This is for demonstration purpose. So it is that fast. With the MS tool, I brought in some more details and contrast and applied a vignette. Separate the sculpture from the rocks. Remember that a vignette can be placed anywhere you want, not just in the middle. In this case, I placed it in the middle of the sculpture. For the same reason, I applied a selection on the rocks and lower the structure. Which means that the selected area will become softer and D I will be directed to sharper objects. And the last final touches were a slight increase in brightness and shadows. Try similar editing and see if the results look like the one in the video. Give it a try. 54. Lecture 53. Architecture - Eilean Castle: Architecture. Eileen kasa sunset. Alien Castle is the most photographed castle in Scotland. But on the rock in the sea, it's sometimes look like a float. And if you are lucky enough to see that sunset with clouds reflected in the water, the result, it's just magical. The first thing I did to this image was to change the temperature. So I use the white balance tool and add eight plus 15 temperature. Then I applied an S-shaped curve to give more contrast, which made a huge difference in the lookup team. Although it dark underground and castle, it made the clouds pop and contrast. To bring back some of the details lost in a castle, I applied a selection and increase the brightness next structure. Remember that sometimes small changes her enough or big ones. With the saturation brush, I painted over parts of the clouds with red and orange colors to bring them to life. I further help the process with the Dodge and Burn negative brush and paint it over the certain parts from the clouds, both in the sky, ending the water reflection. With the ambiance and shadows tools, I brought back some light and details in the dark areas of the image. And to increase the colors of that magic sunset, I increase the warm totally image from the tune image towards. Finally, I added some more saturation to the image for an extra push. And that is exactly how the sunset loop Batman. 55. Lecture 54. Commercial - Double Exposure: Commercial double exposure, tasty MakerBots. In this video, I use the more advanced technique of double exposure to overlap one image on top of another. This works best when the first image has a white background. So I use the photo with the macarons, which you might remember from an earlier video. For this to work, simply click the double exposure button and choose the second image which would be overlapped or the first month, four days. I use the photo with some strawberries and resize them so that they cover most of the macaroons and not much of the white background. Then I chose the overlay option, which works best when you want the second image disappear, where there is white on the first image. Also play with the transparency slider to your liking. I then lower the saturation a bit because using the overlay blending mode adds color to the image. And that's all there is to get a nice double exposure of the two photos where one has a fair amount of white background. Use these images to play around for your own images and amaze your friends with the combinations you can achieve. Enjoy it. 56. Lecture 55. Commercial - Snapseed Business Card: Advanced Editing, commercial Snapseed, business card. Naps can also be used for purposes that you might not think of. One of those is to make a business car. I know there are plenty of amazing options to do that, and many are made specific for that. But I think it is rather nice to know that when needed, you can do this in Snapseed to with a couple of images and in a couple of minutes. So watch this video to see how is it can be. The first thing is to open an image that will serve as a background for your business car. Then apply the lens blur from one corner to completely blurred the image and get a nice soft background. Do this one more time. If you feel the image needs to be more neutral and place the lens blur in the opposite corner. Make sure you apply no vignette or a very low amount so that you don't get very dark corners of the car. All right, now that you have your background, you are ready to write the text. We will use some dummy text with a neutral names such as John Doe. Change the text, font, size and color to your liking. I used the orange because it is a vibrant color and you can also find it in the background. Reposition the tax where you want, and then add another texts such as Senior Editor with a different color, perhaps a blue to match the other blue in the car. Usually two colors in a business card are more than enough for this to make sense and being a course on Snapseed, Let's add that text to with a big font and place it at the base of the car. I used one of the presets and rot Snapseed in big capital letters. I lower the opacity so that it looks better and then increase the size to occupy the entire length of the car. You can further play and tweak the image TO like. Again, this is a demo of what you can do. Of course, I also added effect Facebook link for people to find me online. And then to make this look at proper business card, I use a double exposure feature again to make the letters blend with the background. I chosen image of a snowman background. Prepare the head, which you can also use if you want to practice. Then I lowered the transparency of the second image almost to 0 to give it just a hint of overlay. Already you can see the image looks different and quite unique. Then I played some more with a tool such as grainy film and chose one of the presets, then glamour glow to give the cargo special look, and finally the VHDL. So let me know if you had fun with this and what you have achieved. 57. Lecture 56. Commercial - Stylish Pen: Advanced Editing, commercial stylish pan. The image edited in this video was done for someone who wanted to sell that Parker panel line and was in a rush. Usually, photos for commercial products are done with high-end cameras and lights in control situations. But when you have no time for that smartphone and some good editing works just as well. So to get a proper image with a nice background, I look for something to place the pan on and found these dark black paper with some small texture in it. I place the pen and a box in a way that compliments the product and took the shot from above. Simple and clean. In Snapseed, I edited image, as you see here. First, I cropped out the edges of the background, which already made the image look better. Then I adjusted the white balance and make the image warmer. With the curves tool, I brought in some details and contrast to the pan and boxes and on the background which became darker because I apply the curves, the image also became more saturated. So I lowered it a bit. Then I apply selections on a pan and increase the structure to make it pop. Because I wanted to direct the attention to the pan and a box with a partner name. I applied a vignette to darken the background. I then noticed that the box had several dance on and use the healing tool to fix that problem. Being commercial edit, these aspects are very important. With the Dodge and Burn Tool. I afford a document certain areas of the background, but still left some details in the background so that it looks natural, considering there was use natural light all over the image. Noticing that the overall white balance is changed from what I wanted, I decided to make it a bit cooler. With the highlights tool, I lower some bright areas are the band. Also noticing the overall image got a bit too dark. Use the low amount of plus eight to bring some lighting over the shadows area, followed by the brightness tool, also in a small amount. Then in the end with a Blurred Lines tool, I separated the pen and boxes even more from the background, directing the viewer's attention to the product. Finally, you can see the huge difference from where we started and a final product achieved in a matter of minutes. 58. Lecture 57. Landscape - Rock above the lake: Advanced editing, landscape, Baraka above the lake. Landscape photos are probably some of the best images to use Snapseed as an editor. Because this app has amazing tools for editing slant landscapes. It has a structured tool, ambience, dodge, and burn has selected. Even with these four tools, you will be able to achieve amazing results. Now, back to our image. This is a photo from some high mountains would uplift hanging over a lake. Although it looks nice, It likes the detail contrast in colors I saw when I took the phone. As in many cases, when editing landscapes, I started tweaking the white balance. I notice a look better with a cooler I expect. So I lower the amount. Then I added some ambiance to add some details in the last lit areas. Next, I played with the selective tool and brought details to the patches of grass with structure and saturation. I added a small amount of saturation to the entire image to make it more colorful. With a negative amount of the same tool, I darkness specific areas to direct the eye and make the rock more impressive. I played with this tool on the shadows area of the lake and on some surrounding rocks too. With the saturation tool, I painted over the fog to remove any color that appear during the editing. Because we are used to see fog, white and not with colors. Because the image got a little bit darker, I brought in some light with a small amount of shadows. Also, using the highlights help bring more light to the image, especially in the fog area, which was a bit dark. This way, that area became brighter but like any details. So I push the attention to the rocks and the lay. Some more ambiance helped bring some brightness and details in the image. At this point, I felt the image needed to be a bit warmer. So I changed that with the white balance tool and increase the value of t. I continued by adjective saturation on certain areas on the rocks and the grass. Because the hanging cleaved needed to look more impressive. I added a good amount of structure to that part of the image by using a selective tool, realizing that there was too much blue color on the upper side of the cliff, I changed that with a temperature brush and a positive amount by simply painting over. As you can see, the sort of advanced editing requires a bit of trial and error until you are satisfied with the result. Approaching the end of the editing, I applied a small vignette to the image, darkening a bit the edges and brightening a bit the center. I further increase the overall brightness as the image has become a bit too dark. Then with the shadows tool, I brought more detail in dark areas with the brush tool and exposure selected. I painted over these areas that needed more light, such as some patches of grass and fog. See the before and after of this image and decide if it looks enhance. Then do this yourself and experiment with the options you have to see what you can achieve. Enjoy. 59. Lecture 58. Landscape - Cabin on a lake: Advanced editing, landscape, cadmium on a lake. This image was shot on a beautiful summer morning in the mountains. A cadmium sitting almost in the lake surrounded by a misty fog is a perfect reason to wake up in the morning. And photographic being so forget though, it meant that there wasn't too much light of contrasting image. So some editing was needed. Because it was a cold morning. The look and feel, I want it for this image was a cool one too. I adjusted the white balance accordingly with a bluish color and a green tint to match the plants in the lake. Then with an S-shaped curve, I brought details and contrast to make a cabin stand up. With the last bird tool I made shorter viewer's eye will be drawn in the same direction towards the cabin and away from the fog. With the selective tool, I added structure and brightness to the Kevin for the same obvious reason. With the Dodge and Burn Tool, I darken parts of the lake and mounting with the ambiance tool, I made a contrast less visible and added some brightness to the darker areas. I added some more ambiance to bring some more light to the lake and the lake refraction. Also on increasing the highlights brought more likely to fog in image. With the selective tool I had did light to the specific parts of the image, again on the foggy areas. In the end, I added some more structure to the cabin and looked at the before and after changes, which seemed rather good. 60. Lecture 59. Landscape - Lost world: Advanced editing landscape. The Lost World of Iceland. Iceland is probably one of the most impressive countries in terms of landscapes, thousands of waterfalls and rivers, old and new mountains via a nice blend of extremes. This is why one of the edits on an image from Iceland got quite on a rush. Just when I saw glimpse of light and right before the lead, like banished. It is quite simple editing which shouldn't cause any problems. Now that you've reached homos the end of the course. However, it requires a bit of tweaking and painting with the Dodge and Burn Tool and other tools. So let's start by using the row options as its image was shot in row on a DSLR. As you can see, there are a few changes applied like exposure, highlight, shadows, contrast, structure and situation. Play with these changes to your liking. This first changes brought brightness to the image and at the same time decrease the contrast. I fix this in the next step when I applied structure and sharpening to the image. And then I use the view edits to paint only over certain parts of the photo like a mask. Notice that I use 100 to pay it entirely that change and certain parts, and in other parts of less 50 or 70, to make it look less applied. This can make a huge difference when you want to direct the viewer's attention. The more contrast that began to change. Chance to look that way. We determine barn I painted selectively on certain parts of the image to enhance some lines and shapes, such as the deeper veins on the mountain slope. Then with the saturation brush, I desaturated the sky so that the color in a two wouldn't compete with a mounting. Double tapping on the image zooms into 100%. So you can see in close detail where to paint and where to avoid. In case you made a mistake, you simply use the Erase option and paint over. After having a gray sky, I wanted to further darken it. So I painted over the entire sky with the Dodge and Burn Tool. Because I wanted to have this image in a 16 by 9 format. I applied a crop with that amount. Now the image looks better and it resembles more like a landscape or a panorama, which is very suited for this sort of editing. Further Dodge and Burn selective painting brought the image closer to what I have seen in the moment I took that picture. Because this guy has been completely desaturated, I added comfortably some saturation to the entire image, knowing it would only affect the mountain and the base of it. And the same happened when I added some more contrast when an S-shaped curve. I then applied a small amount of highlights to bring some light in a cloud and then mask paint is structure and sharpening to certain areas of the mountain slope. In the end, I looked again at the before and after image and felt completely satisfied with the result. So go ahead and play with these images to improve your technique and achieve the results you want. And of course, enjoy the process of learning. 61. Lecture 60. Conclusion: In the end, I want to thank you for taking the time and energy and education to learn of this. I hope you enjoyed learning as much as I enjoyed preparing and teaching this course. I would love to know your opinion and get an honest and constructive feedback from your learning and your skill set is never easy. But having made me so far, I'm confident you will find it easier with each attempt. To use this tool. In time, your confidence will grow. And really the only thing you need to do is keep trying and experimenting daily. So because systems have fun and enjoy every moment, Best wishes.