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Mobile Photo Editing: Learn To Edit Pictures Like a Pro Using Your Smartphone

Anca Elena, Photographer & Interior Design Student

Mobile Photo Editing: Learn To Edit Pictures Like a Pro Using Your Smartphone

Anca Elena, Photographer & Interior Design Student

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12 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      0:47
    • 2. Lightroom Photo Editing: Landscape

      6:37
    • 3. Lightroom Photo Editing: Product Picture

      6:36
    • 4. Lightroom Photo Editing: Portrait

      5:34
    • 5. Snapseed Photo Editing: Portrait

      7:30
    • 6. Lightroom + Snapseed Photo Editing

      7:19
    • 7. Creating a Lightroom Preset & Quickshot: Changing The Sky In Your Picture

      5:00
    • 8. Using Lightroom Presets + Adding A Different Sky To Your Picture

      2:38
    • 9. Lens Distorsions

      1:38
    • 10. PicsArt: Adding An Artistic Twist To Your Photos

      5:31
    • 11. Bonus App For Quick & Easy Edits

      2:34
    • 12. Course Project

      0:21
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Nowadays we don't need to use a professional photo editing sofware or a desktop in order to get amazing looking photos anymore. We can do it all from our smartphone. In this course I will show you how to create stunning edits and make your pictures stand out using a couple of staple apps.

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Anca Elena

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Hello everyone! I'm Anca.

I'm a interior design student and a photographer shooting mainly portraits, fashion, architecture and landscape, with a passion for content creation and art.

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1. Course Introduction: Nowadays we don't need to use a professional photo editing software or desktop in order to get amazing looking photos anymore. In this course, I will teach you how to professionally edit your photos using your smartphone. I'm going to show you step-by-step how I edited the pictures that you see on the screen right now and give you an overview of the apps that I use. I will show you things from simple editing principles, two ways, you can create more artistic looking pictures and make her photos conveyed different types of emotions. Whether you are a professional photographer or you just want to improve your Instagram pictures. Discourse is suited for everyone from beginner to advanced. As I believe that anyone can walk away with some extra information from this class. 2. Lightroom Photo Editing: Landscape: In the first video, I want to show you how I edited this landscape picture using Adobe Lightroom, which is in my opinion, one of the best tabs that you can use to edit your photos on your phone. And the first thing I do once I open the photo India, is to go back to the optics menu. And I make sure that these two boxes are checked though, remove chromatic aberration one and lend lens Profile Corrections. And then I start editing my picture. And I want to bring the exposure up a little bit. And contrast, I am going to bring the contrast a bit down. And I like to bring my highlight is down as possible so I can get as much detail in skies, ICANN, the shadows, I'm going to bring up a bit. And the whites, I'm not really going to do anything to them. But I think I'm going to bring the blacks down to add a bit more contrast like this. And the March 3 with the light section, I'm going to go into color and bring the temperature alphabet. Because I want to give a little bit of that natural warmth that you get at sunset and in the desert. And the same thing with tin to, I am going to add a little more purple to my picture. Because that again, it's colored, let you naturally see at sunset. And they want to make my picture look as natural as possible. Fan now I'm going to adjust the Vibrance and Saturation a bit to kind of make the colors pop out with more. And after I've done all that and going to go into color Mixin, start adjusting each color individually. Now, this step revolves around a lot of personal preference, which color you like most, and which color you would like to see the most narrow picture. So I usually play around with every color and side what I like and what I don't like. For example, here I would like my son to look a little bit more red. So I'm going to try and bring out the red that is naturally in the sand as much as possible by adjusting these red and orange colors. So I just play around with this sliders here until I get the result that I want. And now with yellow, I think I'm going to bring the yellow down with because I wanted to bring out the big more orange and pink in the sky. And they don't want to overdo it. I don't want the orange to be oversaturated. So this is pretty much all I'm going to do to the yellow. And I'm going to go into the green. And as you can see, there isn't much gray and white pictures. So I'm just going to bring this ladder to 0. And now I'm going to go into adjusting the blue and my picture, which is going to modify mostly my sky. And I usually like to go for more. Turquoise, blue. But for this particular picture, I'm going to go with a more purplish one. And I am adjusting to saturation in the luminance of the color. And you want to be careful to not over saturates, we are colors. And lastly, I'm going to adjust my purples. And they like to keep track of my progress by watching the before and after as often as possible so we can see the difference that you're making. And after I've done all my adjustments when it comes to color toning, I'm going to go into effect and make more adjustments. Might picture I want to put in the clarity of per bit and use the DKs tool because as you can see, my photo naturally has a bit of haze on it. So I'm going to try to get rid of it. And I like to add a little bit of vignette to my pictures. And you can see here in the before and after the difference that it made. And this is pretty much all I'm going to do in here for now. I'm going to bring down the grain because I don't want any noise my picture. And now I'm going to go into detail and sharpen my photo of it. And for that I'm going to zoom in because I have a person in this picture. I don't know if you soil or not, but there is a firstName. Help me see how sharp might be to get to know you don't want to overdo this. But I just want to make my edges fit more sharper. And I always like to add noise reduction because a lot of the time we get noise in your picture, and this is a very helpful tool to help with that. And the color noise reduction is even better in my opinion, because it helps you not lose as much detail even when you use it at a higher value. So this is pretty much all I'm going to do to this picture. I sometimes go back and adjust the exposure or the highlights ranking that needs to be adjusted at the end. But for now, this looks pretty good, so I'm just going to save it like that. And hence you can see it changed in the field as well. And this is the final result. 3. Lightroom Photo Editing: Product Picture: So for this video, I'm going to show you how to edit a picture where the subject ID, in this case, it's this keyboard. And like I said in the previous video, I'm going to enable these two boxes. And now we're going to start editing. And I'm going to bring up my exposure because the picture, it's a bit dark at first. And I'm going to bring the contrast albedo as well. And the highlights down. And the shadows I'm going to bring up to get more detail. As you can see it lighten up the picture even more. And I'm going to bring the blacks down for more contrast. I'm not really going to just temperature too much. I'm going to leave it at a sort of neutral place. And same with the tint height. I'm going to up the vibrance a bit. And now I'm going to go into color mix and start adjusting the callers. And they wanted to make my skateboard Bob, I want to make this keyboard the focal point of the image. So I'm going to try and do that with the color mix. Now as you can see, if I change the orange hues, it's changing my skin tones and I don't want that, so we gotta be very careful with that. So I'm just going to leave it at 0. And I want a yellow as the saturated as possible, so it doesn't draw too much attention to it. And it helps this keyboard stand out. And I'm just going to quickly just the blues as well. I want the saturation as low as possible because sometimes you get a bit of blue in the white. So I'm going to make sure that my whites are as true to the real white as possible without any blue hue. And with this purple, it can see better that the shoe has purple hue to it. So I'm going to move the saturation as down as possible. And same with this one. And you can see the before and after already the difference that are made. And I'm going to zoom in and see exactly the callers. And I'm pretty much done with color mix. I'm going to add a bit more texture because I want this penny boards is ten out. I'm going to up the clarity and add a bit of vignette. You can adjust the vignettes anyway you want. And I'm going to add noise reduction. So I make sure that I don't have any noise in my callers. And as you can see, my picture turns out very smooth after I add the effect to it. So this is pretty much it. But I still want some more color and my picture. So I'm going to go back to light and press on curve. And I want to adjust this guy and my subject so the sky isn't so right. And my subject stands out a bit more. I'm pretty happy with that. So like that, even more than L. And let's see if I change the y to bid. Yeah, that's pretty much okay. And now I'm going to go into split. And this basically adds a certain color to your, to your shadows in your highlights. And for this picture I want like a purplish orange hue so that I get that sunset Look. And you want to be careful not to improve saturation to too high. Because otherwise you can might look very unnatural. So you want to keep it as low as possible. And I think that's pretty much it. I'm pretty happy with that. I'm going to see if I need to make adjustments and check out the before and after. And I think this looks pretty good to me, so I'm just going to save it. And this is the final picture. 4. Lightroom Photo Editing: Portrait: Now for this video, I want to show you how I edited this portrait picture. And I'm going to introduce you to a new app called Snap seed. And I'm going to be walking you through this happened a couple of moments. First I'm going to the picture in light room. So I'll start by enabling these two boxes and start adjusting my exposure and my contrast and my highlights. This time I'm not going to bring them all the way down because I don't have any sky MapReduce though there is no need for that. I'm going to bring up the white and bring up the shadows as well. So I get more detail from my photo. And the blacks, I'm going to bring down now temperature. I'm going to bring up a bit to give it a bit more work. And I'm not really going to give much tint. I'm going to bring up the five runs. And I'm going to go into coloring x, y now and start adjusting the colors it gives you this is changing the roles and the lips, so I don't want it to match with it. And keep it as natural as possible. I'm going to leave it like this. And Swan is changing your skin tone so you can see, I'm just going to lightly Brighton per phase. And the yellow is changing her necklace. So I don't wanna bring much tension to it. So I want to bring the situation down, goes down. And the green is changing the leaves of the flower. Let's just hold him. So I would like Richard Green. So not to call referred to the point where it's distracting from my subject. And I'm going to go to saturation down a bit to this blue in case there's any her t-shirt. You can see it more clearly now. So I'm going to bring the saturation all the way down. And now I'll start suggesting the purple. And this is mainly changing the background and a bit of the flower. And this is the before and after. So I could bring the saturation, not move it. So give it a bit more color. I'm just going to add more clarity and a bit of vignette, not too much. And I hope to go into details and add a bit of noise reduction. You also don't wanna overdo this because you don't want to lose any detail on her skin. I wanna make it look as natural as possible. So I don't mind having detail in skin. And once again, I'm taking my before and afters. And I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm just going to save the total. And this is the final result. But I don't feel like it's quite done yet. And I'm going to keep hitting it in an app called snaps it, which I'm going to show you in the next video. 5. Snapseed Photo Editing: Portrait: So the stuff that I'm going to show you next is called Snap seed. And I'm going to load in here the picture that I previously edited in the Lightroom. And I'm going to go to Tools and choose healing. Because I wanna get rid of this hair that is taken out. And you have to be pretty careful with this tool. But if you move closely and slowly, you will see that you are able to get rid of the loose hairs that you can see here. And if I make a mistake or that I don't really, I'm not really happy with. I immediately go back and start doing it in another direction or zoom in on the picture and trying to get it and build more close. And there you can see it's not perfect. But if you make a big mistake, you can easily undo it will come to an end right now. And I'm basically moving slowly until I get the result that I want. And the more you zoom in, the more precise your healing brush will be. And I'm pretty happy with this. Let's do a bit more here. Okay, I'll save changes. And now we're going to get a selective tool. And as you can see, there is some creasing in my background, which I'm going to try and get rid of by using this selective tool and placing these circles on top of decreases and ringing the structure down. So it loses all the detail and it picks claim makes my background much smoother as you can see. And I'm going to just brightness bed as well. With the other selective tool is really helpful and you can do a lot of adjustments to any picture with it. You will see even in the next videos. Probably the tool that I use the most because it gives you so many possibilities of anything your picture. And it's overall a very smart tool. And I'm going to save these changes. And now I'm going to go into the brush tool and I'm going to zoom in her eyes. And you have a bunch of options that you can use with the brush. You can use Dodge and Burn exposure, which are kinda the same thing. Or you can adjust the temperature or saturation. And this basically helps you drawing your exact area where you want the changes to me. So I'm just going to draw around her to make her eyes a bit brighter, a bit more, but not too much. Don't wanna make it look unnatural. And if you click on this, I will see that it shows you with a reddish tone where you have used the brush tool. And as you can see, it's shown me on her cheek. So I'm going to go to eraser by pressing the arrow down. And I'm going to go over the tourist dot to get rid of the thought that I touched by mistake. And as you can see, the Snapchat app and allows you to make a bunch of different adjustments. Similar to Lightroom. You can adjust the exposure, the contrast, the highlight, the shadows. And it's a pretty good app for quickly doing these adjustments. So if you just want quick edit of a photon without any color toning, This is a great app for that. And I'm actually going to use the selective tool with more on her shirt because it's a bit noisy, that dark area. So I'm just going to write it a bit and from this structure down. So I'm making it more smooth. And you can see the before and after by clicking this rectangle in the top right corner. And I'm just adjusting all these circles. Hold this little spots until I'm happy with the result. You can add as many circles as you want by clicking the plus icon. And this is the before and after. And I think I'm going to save it like this. So I'm just going to click export. And the final result. 6. Lightroom + Snapseed Photo Editing: Now I'm going to show you how I edited this picture. And I'm going to quickly adjust the exposure and the contrast. And the highlights. And the shadows stop because it's given me more detail. And I'm going to bring the whites up a bit as well. And the blacks down. And I'm going to keep the temperature pretty neutral. And Tan says, well, I'm going to bring up the vibrance and start adjusting the colors and color mix. I'm going to try to bring the luminance down a little bit on her skin tone because she is directly in the side. And I'm going to produce saturation down in the yellow. So my wall looks as white as possible. I'm going to try and make the green as nonexistent as I can because I don't want this bush that's in this corner of the picture to stand out. Now I'm going to go into Blues and adjust those. And I'm going to bring it up because you can see that it brightens up my whole wall behind her. And I are actually going to just the particles so that it stands out against blue. I give more color in my picture instead of just twice and blue. And I'm going to up the clarity. And the DA's my picture because it has a bit of hate on it. So this really helps to add. To help by sludge extend out. Now I go to add noise reduction and color noise reduction. And I'm going to make sure that both of these boxes are checked. This is pretty good. So I'm going to export this photo. And now I'm going to open it in snap seed. Because there are still some adjustments I would like to make. And I went to grab the selective tool. And I'm going to place it on the wall behind my subject. I'm going to grim saturation down. So I'm getting rid of the hues that are in the shadows. And you can already see the difference. And I moved to save these changes. And I'm going to actually add more selective tool on this grass thing that finish here. And when the saturation down and also on the ground. So it's a little more contrast and brightness on my subject. Also through the selective tool. I'm basically going to play around with these options until I get the result. I look for. This looks pretty good. So I'm going to save the changes and I want to show you the before and after so you can see the changes that invade. And the next tool that I want to use on this picture is called Lens Blur. And it adds the lens blur and makes your photo look a bit more professional if you use this tool correctly, because you also have to be pretty careful with it. You can use it as a circle or an oval shape, or you can also use it as a linear shape depending on what works best for picture or what effect you want to achieve. But for this picture I am going to use the circular shape. And I'm going to, first of all, get rid of the opinion that comes with this tool because I already added my own vignette. You can adjust the blurred strength and the transition. So basically how harsh comes in. So you don't want it too harsh and also the blurry. Don't wanna overdo it too much to the point where it looks. So like 20 for me looks pretty good. And I'm going to save and export my picture. And you can see on the screen the final result. 7. Creating a Lightroom Preset & Quickshot: Changing The Sky In Your Picture: But this next picture, I'm going to introduce you to a new app called quick shot, which allows you to add a different sky to your picture. And I'm going to show you how to do that in a couple of moments. But first I want to add this picture quickly in Lightroom. And I'm going to start by cropping and rotating it because it's very crooked. And I want you straight on the horizon line. So if I crop it, I'm going to crop it at four by five. I'm going to bring the horizon line under the center of the picture like this. And I'm actually going to add up pretty set on my picture. In order to save time. This one looks pretty good. You can see the before and after. I'm going to say my picture like this. But before we go, I want to show you how to create your own Presets. And you're doing this by clicking these three dots in the top right corner. And I'm going to go on preset group and create a new precent group. And I'm going to name it skill shared tutorial. And now you're going to Navier preset. We're going to name each skill share one. And click OK. Now if you go back in, look for skill shirt tutorial, you'll see lectures presenters there. And you're just a clear picture by clicking on this preset. So now I'm going to open my picture and snap seed. Because there are still a couple of things that I need to edit down there. As you can see, my sky looks a bit messy. There are these lines on it from the precedent I used. What I am going to fix that quickly with the selection tool. And I'm going to click on the areas of this kind that I want. And then I'm going to bring the structure down. And you can see how much smaller it makes my Skyhook. I'm actually going to add some selective circles on my trees to make them stand out a bit more. So I'm going to contrast the saturation, the brightness up, and the structure. And I'm doing this to all sides of my picture. And in the middle as well. This is really cool because you can select exactly which area you want to add it, and it gives you a lot of freedom. So this is the picture that I'm going to export and act quick shot where I'm going to change this guy completely. So I openly following these app, I'm going to go to sky. And as you can see, you have a lot of different options or different sky variations that you can use. You can do a lot with the free skier options that they have. So for this picture, I think I'm going to use this one. And by clicking on it one more time, you get to these settings that help you just decide to your picture perfectly. So it doesn't look like you added on the sky. Looks like It's just part of the picture naturally. And you can see the before and after by pressing on picture. So this is it. I'm going to save it. And this is the final result. 8. Using Lightroom Presets + Adding A Different Sky To Your Picture: Now I want to show you how to edit an architecture picture. And for that I'm also going to be using a preset, but I'm going to be using the pressure that we created last time, which doesn't fit completely to the picture. So I'm going to make more adjustments. So it matches perfectly for the picture that I have right now. And for that I'm going to go into comics and adjust the colors. I'm going to bring out the brain even more. It gives you the difference in the before and after. And I'm going to add a little more texture because you usually want to get as much detail as you can in architecture pictures. To export the picture or now and show you can do it in a quick shot. So I'm going to open it in a quick shot and we're for the sky tab to load. And like I say, you have a bunch of sky options that you can use. But I actually really like the first one that I saw and I am going to go with that and use that. And I'm going to click one more time on this template and adjustments to fit my picture perfectly. And as you can see, if you click this eraser button, each shows you where your effect is located. And if somehow the app gets it wrong and adds chi where it shouldn't be sky. You can manually raise it. Same thing if you want to add a piece of sky where normally isn't sky or if the app didn't read properly or picture, you can manually add this guy. And this is final result. 9. Lens Distorsions: I have that I'm going to show you right now is called lens distortions. And this one is very useful for adding different light details to your photo. As you can see, they have a pretty vast catalog of different light effects. And not only that, they also have fogged templates. Templates, No. For this picture I am going to use one of these classic light hits in a warmer tone. And I'm going to adjust this to my preference until I'm satisfied with the result. You can see down here all the changes that you can add onto your light. And you can also adjust things on your whole picture like brightness, contrast, temperature, if you would like. So this is the picture that I got from the South. 10. PicsArt: Adding An Artistic Twist To Your Photos: The app that I'm going to show you right now is called Pixar. And this one allows you to add a more artistic look to your pictures because it has a bunch of different effects that you can use that you don't normally find on other apps. So I'm going to show you in a couple of moments what you can do with this app. I have opened up following here that I previously edited with Lightroom presets. And as you can see, you have the normal editing options that you would find in your usual editing app. So cropping tools, lighting, contrast, all that. But you also get a bunch of different effects and cool filters like this one that maker foetal OK, like a film photo. And these really cool ones that on this picture wouldn't work. But if you have a portrait, you would look pretty cool. And this effects that add a bit more movement your picture like these ones. And you can use these types of effects to convey different kinds of emotions on your picture disciplines. Not really. Two entrepreneur logistic picture, but I'm going to be using this focal zone and you can adjust all the effects that you choose. And after I've done all my adjustments are going to go into this eraser and erase the part of her hands that got blurred so that my whole subject is in focus and just the background use more blurred and has that motion blur effect. You can see you are before and after by pressing on the photo. Now I'm just going to walk you through all the different kinds of ways this AP editor features. So you get a better idea of all the things you could use. And I kinda like this, like the fact that it gives my picture. So I'm going to be using that as well. And you have all these templates that make your picture look like an old picture. That gives you a very cool effect if you are looking for. And I think I'm going to add a little bit of noise to my peaches, well, to help with that. And let's see if I add one of these paper effects. You can obviously adjusted. But I think I actually like the photo Mar, without it. So I'm going to leave it like that and save it like that. But as you saw, you can do so many things in this app and add so many different cool effect. So yeah, this is the picture that I got. 11. Bonus App For Quick & Easy Edits: This last time that I am going to use is called RNAi films. And it's basically an alternative to VSCO. And I'm usually using this one because I like the filters lines more. It has a bunch of film like Philip filters. So if you want to add a vintage look to your purchase, this app is really useful. And I think they're filter catalog is very good. They have a lot of options and also their settings. There are adjustments tool are really good as well. And it's also very easy to use App and very quick. So if you just want to close, this one is really good. For this picture. I am going to go with a black and white filter because I'm trying to get that old photo Luke. So I'm going to adjust the backend wide filter to fit my photo perfectly. And I'm also going to add a bit of noise. And this is pretty much it. And this is the final picture. 12. Course Project: Thank you for sticking till the end of this course. I really hope you enjoyed it and got some new information out of it. For this course project, I would like you to add three pictures on your phone using one or more of the apps that I showed you in the previous videos and post them in the project section of this class.