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Mobile Photo editing with Snapseed | Edit like a Pro

teacher avatar Rishi Tyagi, Photographer

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:40
    • 2. 1. How to use Selective masking

      1:45
    • 3. 2. The Healing Brush

      2:31
    • 4. 3. Brush tool

      2:30
    • 5. 4. Create Selective Black&White Images

      1:34
    • 6. 5. Crop, Expand and Rotate

      4:14
    • 7. 6. Double exposure tool

      5:32
    • 8. 7. How to edit Portraits

      4:19
    • 9. 8. The Type tool

      1:45
    • 10. 9. Text Graphics Using Type tool

      1:44
    • 11. 10. Grainy Film Filters

      1:16
    • 12. 11. How to Create Presets in Snapseed

      1:37
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About This Class

In this class, we will learn how to edit Photos in Snapseed like a Pro. I will cover all the important tools and techniques in Snapseed and how you can create amazing photos using those tools.  we'll cover these topics in this class :

  • How to use different brushes in Snapseed.
  • How to Use the Type tool and how to create Text Graphics.
  • How to edit Portraits.
  • How to Create Double Exposure Images.
  • How to Crop, Expand and Adjust the Perspective of your images.
  • How to make your Photos look cinematic.

there is a lot to learn in this class. So if you want to become a pro in mobile photo editing then this class is for you.

So without wasting any time let's get started.

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Rishi Tyagi

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Hello, I'm Rishi Tyagi and I am Travel Photographer. 

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1. Intro: Hi everyone, My name is and I'm a photographer. And this can share class. I'll teach you how to edit your photos like a pro in Snapseed. We will learn how to create double exposure images and how to create graphics. We will also learn how to use different brushes in Snapseed, like the Healing Brush and selective masking. By the end of this class, you'll be able to do skin retouching and also learn how to give your images a cinematic touch. And all you need is just this absolute app. So without wasting any time, let's get started. 2. 1. How to use Selective masking: The best thing about Snapseed is that it has selective masking. For example, if you want to make some adjustment in any particular area of a photo, we use to select that area in foreshore using the selective tool. But in Snapseed, you can do that by using the selective masking. Let me show you. Let's say if you want to apply this filter only to this guy. So first, I will apply this filter to this image. Now, click on this icon and then View Edit. Now, select the filter we just applied and click on this icon. From here. You can apply that filter only on those areas where you want to. And you can also adjust the intensity of the brush. If you want to erase this effect from some part, just lower the intensity to 0 and brush it over that area. Once you are done, click Okay. And you can also change your selections whenever you want. This is one of the reason why I use Snapseed. And you can use this technique on any filter. I'm going to use this selective masking technique throughout this class. That's why I'm showing this to you first. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 3. 2. The Healing Brush : In this video, we will learn how and where you can use the Healing Brush Tool. For me, Snapseed is just like a mobile version of Photoshop. It has so many tools identical to those in Photoshop. So this healing brush tool has various uses. You can use to remove subjects, you can use to read the skin is a very useful tool. Let's see how to use it. Let's take this image, remove this garbage from the port. So we will use the healing brush tool. Here's a table x2 as much as you can to get the best results. Otherwise, this will happen. If you want to see the before and after, click on this icon and see how professionally you can remove any subject from the image. I use this tool mostly to remove the small shiny objects from my photo that creates distraction. For example, let's take this image. In this image, these cows are distracting my focus from the house. So I've moved them using the Healing Brush tool. See how easily it is to remove objects from the image. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 6. 5. Crop, Expand and Rotate: In this video, we will learn how to crop, rotate, expect, and change the perspective of your photograph. Now, everyone knows how to crop and what cropping is. This nothing new in that. But not everyone know in which crop ratio they should crop the image is for posting it on social media. For example, if you want to pause you for grabs on Instagram, then the best cop ratio is four to five. But here there is no force to five ratio option in Snapseed. It's because the photo is in landscape form and not in portrait. So you get choose the force to five crop ratio, and then click on this icon and it will invert the ratio. Now we get our four is 25 crop ratio. Similarly, if you want to post something on your Instagram story, then you should choose nine is 216 crop ratio. And it will cover the whole screen of your boy for just like an Instagram stories. But if you want to create a YouTube thumbnail, then choose the 16 is 2 9 ratio for that. You can also use the one is to one square ratio for Instagram as well. But I recommend you to use force to fight. Let's crop this image in a forest of I've ratio. Now let's see how the rotate tool works. Here you can either rotate the image by taping on this, I can. Every time you click on it, it will rotate your image by 90 degrees. And if you want to flip your image horizontally, then click on this icon and it will flip your image from left to right. Just like that. If you drag your fingers left and right, then you can adjust your image on a particular angle like this. It's a very good too, if we wanted to straighten up your images, just drag your fingers left and right. Now, let's see how the expend tool works. I'm sure most of you don't use this tool, but let's see how it works. So here we have three options. Smart explain, why, explain, and black. We've looked each of them one by one. Let's start with the smart explain. Just selected and expand the window and see it automatically creates a background for this image by taking samples from the nearby pixels. It's looking pretty bad in this case, but it is useful in some cases like when you have a background of same color, then it will work fine. But in my case, there are so many different colors in the background. And that's why we are getting these results. Let's see how the Black and White explained works. This to just add a white color background or border into your image. And same with the black. This tool is useful for those people who likes to add white background and their Instagram posts. And this rule is better than the framing tooling Snapseed because of framing, pull carts your images in order to add frames. But those who likes to our different frames. And as there are so many frames to choose from, use this tool. Now let's see how the Perspective tool works. It just like the distort tool in Photoshop. It's basically used to adjust or to connect the perspective of your photograph. If you click on this one I could, then it will auto edges the perspective of your photo. I'm not very good in using this tool. I recommend you ways to use this tool. Play with it and see how it works. Or just click on this wand icon and it will auto adjust it for you. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 7. 6. Double exposure tool: So there's a tool in Snapseed called the Double Exposure tool, which allows you to create that would expose images. And also you can get some more awesome things like adding a music player into your photos. And just like in Photoshop, where we change the Blending Modes of the image to create double exposure images. Here also, we will do the same. Sometimes I like to add the music player in my photograph. So let's first see how you can do that. First opened Spotify and choose which music you want to add. Any photograph. After that, take a screenshot of your screen. Now we have the music with us. So over the screenshot in subsea, here, we need to make some adjustment to this image so that it blends perfectly with the other image. And here's a tip for you. If you want to make double exposure images, private, use those images which have black background. This image does not have a black background. So we will edges time. But first crop this image and use a free crop tool and just crop the music player. Now we make the background black. We will go to the Adjustment panel and make the shadows all the way to negative 100. This will make the background completely dark. Now save it and open the image in which you want to add this music layer. I'll choose this image if we want to get better results prior to choose those images which have some darker area because the music player will then perfectly in darker areas. This image is not that dark, but you will still try to blend the music player. So although the image we just edited, and now we will play with the blending modes. We will try each of them one by one and see which one is the best for this image. So lighting is good and is also good. So I will go with ADD. And yes, it's better than not. The opacity of the image. I think this one is fine. And just place this player wherever you want. I wanted here. Now, it's not essential that every time the ad blending mode works for you, sometimes it could be delighted or orally. Or sometimes their default blend mode also works. So just play with the blending modes. I have also found a way to create double exposure images like this. And for this, we will also use the select and mask technique along with the double exposure tool. You won't get those good results like you get in foresaw bird. But it's good if you're not doing it professionally and just for your friends or social media, Let's see how to do it. So first over the image, I go to dermal exposure. Now open the other image you want to add. I want to add those three into his head section. Before adjusting, I will try different blending modes. I think Lighten works fine for me. So I will go with the lightened. Now, let's adjust this image. This might look bad for now, but don't worry, we will adjusted later. After you're done adjusting it, click Okay. Now we will use the select and mask technique. You know how to use this technique. Viewer needs and select double exposure and the brush tool. Now first, I will use the 100 percent intensity brush and we'll pay in the upper portion of his head. You can zoom in for better results. I'm doing this just to show you that. So my masking might not be that good. As we are approaching towards the face, I will decrease the intensity of the brush. Just brush it over his face with a low intensity brush. You may take the before and after by clicking on this icon on the top right. I think it's fine for me. Before after. It's not that perfect. It requires more time. I did it just to show you guys. But this is how you can create a well exposure MACs in sappy. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 8. 7. How to edit Portraits: In this video, we will learn how to edit portraits in Snapseed. So we have this image here and I want to do skin retouching on his face. We're only using these two tools, the portrait tool and the head pose. And we will see how these two works in a bit. Let's first see how to use the portrait tool. And before doing anything, I will first bring all the settings to 0. Now, here we have three different settings, face spotlight, skin smoothing, and I clarity. Let's see what they do one-by-one phase spotlight tool will make a face bright and the surrounding done. Just like having a spotlight on new face. The skin smoothing, as the name suggests, it will make your skin smooth and it's very useful. I use this tool a lot. When I edit portraits. And the eye clarity will meet your eyes bright and clear. It's not that useful. But here we're only going to use the skin smoothing to, so I will bring it all the way to a 100. Here's another thing. If you pick on this face item, it will open this skin color palette. From here. You can choose your skin complexion, pale, fair, dark. But we're not going to use that. So let's just leave it and click. Okay. Now we will remove those spots from his face. And for that, I will use the healing brush tool. I've already made a video on how to use this tool. So I hope you guys know how to use it. So here I will zoom in on those areas where these parts are and just remove them. Zoom in as much as you can to get the best results. So I have done the forehead, now, I will zoom out and do his cheeks. So once you are done, click Okay. There are still some sports labs, but I'm doing this just to show you. So let's just leave it. Over. The next week is head pose. It's very interesting to just select this Smiley face I can. And then drag your fingers left, right, and up and down, you will see his head is moving. And this way you can adjust the head position of his subject or the person. In my case, I will drag it all the way to the right. Yeah, that's it. And if you click on this adjustment, I can you can see more options like the pupil size mile, and the focal length. So the pupil size is not that effective. It's just sees the size of the pupil. But this mild tool is interesting. You can put us Mylan space or just make him said, let's give him a little smile. And the focal length here is used to adjust the focal length of the lens. If you drag it to the left, it will increase the focal length like 15 and 7, like that. And if I drag it right, it will decrease the focal length. You can play with it and choose the focal into like, I'll go with plus 57. And this is the before and this is the after. Amazing tool isn't a. So let's do a recap. First. We did the skin retouching, then we did the face adjustments. Let me zoom in and show you the changes. This is the before and this is the actor. So that's it for this video. And I'll see you in the next one. 9. 8. The Type tool: In this video, we will learn how to use the type tool and how to add amazing text into your photos using the type tool. Well, I use the type tool a lot for adding different courts in my photos. I'm using the selective masking technique. We can create some great things with that. It is a very ignored to this AB C or afterwards, this video, you might start liking this tool. Let's see how to use it. First, open an image and go to the Type tool. Here, you can change the font style, font color, and font size. But we are not here just to add some random text in this photo. We want to make something amazing. So what I'm going to do is what makes this text to look like it's going under this leaf. So I'm gonna do that. First, adjust the text or the leaf, and choose the font you like and the color you want. And after that, just click OK. Now is the fun part. Go to the selective masking. I've already shown you how to use this tool in my previous lesson. Click on this icon and it will apply our effect with full intensity. Now, decrease the intensity of the brush to 0 and start pushing it over those alphabets that are covering the leaf. And this will create an effect as if the text are going from under the leaf. And in this way, you can create different type of images. It's up to your creativity. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 10. 9. Text Graphics Using Type tool: In this video, I'll show you how to be x graphics using Snapseed. I'll create graphics like this. I created this for my YouTube channel I. So let's see how to use this technique. I use this technique a lot to create different effects graphics. And before that, I use to create these GFR using Photoshop. But now I can do that in my mobile phone as well. So let's see how to do this. So first you need a photograph for the background of your text. I'm going to use this collage. I created this using Adobe Spark Post up. You can use any photograph you want. Now, go to take stool or the type tool and hit first type the text you want. So I'm going to write the name of my YouTube channel, IMRT. Now, click on this. I came from here. You can adjust the opacity of the taste, but we don't want to do that. Instead, I'm going to click on this in Word I can. And there you go. That's it. It's very easy. Also. Now you can change the font style if you want. And I like this more impactful in Spain. And also you can adjust the background color, but I'll go with white. And if you want to make some changes afterwards, then simply just go to view edits and select the text of it. You can change everything. So it's a very easy technique for creating text graphics. I hope you liked it. So that's it for this video, and I'll see you in the next one. 12. 11. How to Create Presets in Snapseed: In this video, we will learn how to create presets in Snapseed. Well, like whew already has this feature of creating presets, but now you can also create presets in synapsid. It's very easy. Let's see how to do it. So I have an image with me. First, I will make some adjustments. I will apply it greatly filter to this. L1 and L2 are my favorites. I'll go with a2. I don't want to add in grades. The intensity of the filters will be somewhere around 50. Yeah, that's good. Now I'm going to adjust the white balance of this. I want to add a bit of warmth and also a bit of paint. And that's it. I like these edits. And if I want to apply these exact same settings on any other image, then what will I do? Instead of applying these settings again and again or different images, I will create a preset of this. So simply just go to Looks and drag this all the way to the right. And here, just click on this plus NC. No, give a name to your preset. Let's say I'm going to give it sunset and just save it. So next time, if I want to apply this preset to any other photo, I simply go to the looks and here it is. The sunset. Pretty simple, isn't it? So that's it for this video. I'll see you in the next one.