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Photo Editing with the Photoshop Express Mobile App

Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

Photo Editing with the Photoshop Express Mobile App

Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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11 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Intro to Photoshop Express

      1:22
    • 2. Importing and Understanding the Workspace

      3:59
    • 3. The Editing Workspace & Applying Filters

      3:08
    • 4. Crop and Rotate

      3:13
    • 5. Editing Photos

      7:15
    • 6. Red Eye Removal, Text and Frames

      4:03
    • 7. Removing Blemishes

      1:09
    • 8. Saving and Exporting

      2:16
    • 9. Creating Collages

      4:55
    • 10. Full Edit - Landscape Photo

      5:16
    • 11. Full Edit - Product Photo

      4:59
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Learn how to edit on the go with the Photoshop Express Mobile App. 

In this course, you'll learn:

  • Importing and understanding the app workspace
  • Applying quick filters
  • Crop and rotate
  • Making exposure, color, effect adjustments
  • Red eye removal
  • Adding text and frames
  • Removing blemishes
  • Saving and sharing from Photoshop Express
  • Creating collages

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Phil Ebiner

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1. Intro to Photoshop Express: Welcome to this new section of the photography masterclass on editing your photos on your mobile device. The app that we're going to be starting with in this class is Adobe Photoshopped Express. It's one of my favorite mobile APs to edit photos with because you have a full suite of editing tools similar to what you have in the actual paid version of photo shop for your desktop. And it's completely free and it's available for both IOS and Android devices, so it's perfect for anyone in this class. I know a lot of people use iPhones. A lot of people use Samsung phones, and we didn't want to make a mobile editing section on a specific type of phone. So we thought this would be the best way to get started, and we will continue to add more sections on other APS as well. So go ahead and go to the APP store and search for Photo Shop Express. It's free, download it and then also download the practice photo files and get them on your phone. If you do have an IOS device, you can use something like airplay, or you can send them over your email you could send them over some sort of cloud storage. However, you normally get files from your computer to your phone, go ahead and do that, and then in the next lesson, we're going to open up the app and start editing our photos. 2. Importing and Understanding the Workspace: here we are on my phone. I'm using an iPhone and you can see some of my favorite photo editing APS. We're going to be using Photo Shop Express, so if you have a downloaded, go ahead and click on it to open it. It's going to open the APP, and it will probably open up images that are in your sort of camera roll or the latest photos that you've taken. I've found that it's easy to actually organize your photos on your camera in tow albums, if you can do that. So on my phone, I'm using an iPhone. This might look different to you, but if you select photos, you can actually add them to an album by selecting multiple ones. And we're going to be using these ones, which are raw and jpg images. I'll say at album, I'll create a new album. I just call this photo shop practice. So now if I goto Photoshopped Express, I can change from all photos to a specific album, which allows me to pick the photos that I want to. Let's go down to photo shop express practice, and so now it's easier for me to see the photos I want to work with You also saw If you click that button in the top center, you can choose photos from your camera, meaning you can take photos. You can access photos from your Creative Cloud library. If you do have an adobe account from Facebook Dropbox, Google photos. So if you do want to send five these files to your photo shop express app from Dropbox, that would be the easiest way. So that's how do you get your photos into Photo Shop Express before we start editing? I do want to just give you a brief overview of the other options you have. If you click the menu button in the top, left those three lines, you'll see your settings so you can sign in with an adobe account or a Google or Facebook account. You have your preferences, which you can go there, which is to connect accounts, which is perfect for sharing your photos, which we'll get to later on down below. You have some image options, so re sizing your images if you want to save them at a specific size so they don't take up as much room when you save them. you can choose one of these specific sizes or leave it as original for adding a watermark. You can add a watermark either it image or text, so an image would be like a logo, which would be cool. You have your J peg quality. This is also for when you're saving your photos. It's default set to very high on 85%. As a professional photographer, I like my photos to be 100% max quality. This will take up more file space on your phone. You might want to put one of these lower options so you'll find a couple more options. There. You can go through in the top, right? If you hit those three buttons, you can change the view to more of a singular photo of you so you can see your photos a little bit more clearly at the top. Underneath the main menu, you have your edit images and your make collage button, So collage ing is one of the biggest aspects of Photoshopped Express. We're not going to dive into it too much in this class, but it's a way that you can put together photos by selecting them, creating a layout, which is cool for sharing on social media. But we want to actually go in and edit our photos. So we're going to start doing that in the next lesson. I will say that photo Shop Express doesn't work with all raw photo files. We are able to use all of these photos, which came from a canon camera, a food re camera. But I did test it with the Sony camera and it wasn't able to read the Air W files from Sony . They might fix that in the future. We also have some JPEG images because I wanted to show you the capabilities. This top photo was actually taken with a just my iPhone in the the 2nd 1 with the Fuji, but I wanted to show you how you can take amazing photos and edit them of products with your smartphone. Awesome. So in the next lesson, we're going to start editing 3. The Editing Workspace & Applying Filters: in this lesson. We're going to go ahead and start editing photos, so I'm going to go ahead and use his bottom photo, the landscape this night photo. And the first thing you'll notice is if you try to open a raw photo in Photoshop Express, it will ask you to open the original file or a J Peg version so it will create a new version to edit, which is a little bit less intensive for your phone to do so. It might work a little faster, but I want to open the original, So I'm going to click that and just show you how it's so awesome that you get at it. Raw photos on your phone. This will also depend on what phone you have. Not all phones will allow you to process raw images or even have them on your phone s so you will have toe see if these photos work for yourself. So here is the editing menu, and I'll just give you a quick tour really quickly. In the top left. There's that arrow to go back to pick another photo edit in the top middle. You have those two left and right arrows those air to undo or to re. Do you have this sort of magic wand button? If I do that, that automatically enhances the photo, so it's sort of an auto at it. The next one is a before and after photo to see the original. So once you've made some edits, you can see what the before photo look like. And then the top right. That's the share option that you might be familiar with with other applications or on your phone. In the middle. You have your photo. You can pinch to zoom in or out, so I'm using two fingers to squeeze in or squeeze out and then using one finger to scroll around to move around. If you want to get in there and do some fine adjustments below the photo, you have filters. So I'll quickly go over how these filters work. You have some basic presets, so just by clicking them, you can see what they dio, and then you can adjust the strength of them with the slider that pops up going from left to right to increase or decrease the strength. So if we go back, click basic again, we close that, and now you can see the before and after. So if I undo this with the button in the top toe, undo or to redo, you have all of these different styles of filters, so these you can just go through. So you'll notice that these ones they have this little creative cloud button in the top, right? So if you try to apply one of these, you'll see how it looks. But if you then try to save it or share it by clicking that button in the top, right, it will ask you to sign into your adobe account and these air free. So all you have to do is sign up for an account, and there are some other features that you will need an account for, but it's completely free, so I do recommend signing in or signing up. Then at the bottom, you have your other editing options, which will go through in the next few lessons. But it would be good to go ahead and sign up for an account, so I'm going to go ahead and go back. I'm not going to save my as click No. Go back to my menu in the top left click sign in, and now I'm going to sign in with my account that I already have. If you already have a Google, Facebook or Adobe account, go ahead and sign in and then we'll see in the next lesson when we start doing some more edits. 4. Crop and Rotate: let's start actually editing. So I'm going to go back to that night photo open up the original, and the first thing that I always do when I edit a photo is crop it. So I'm gonna go to that next button in the bottom two crop. You can see that you now have this grid over the photo, and if you've used photo shop or light room or really any other desktop editor, you'll see you'll this will be familiar to you. You can click the corners to drag around. You can click drag up and down, and once you're done kind of creating your aspect ratio, you can then click the photo in the middle itself and drag it around. Or you have these preset aspects down at the bottom. So clicking device, for example, this would be good for the background of your phone. You have a square perfect for social media. You have specific ones for a Facebook profile. A Facebook cover aspect ratio. Facebook page Cover Facebook ad instagram so you can scroll through all of these, and it makes it super easy to create something that would be the perfect size or aspect for any type of online sort of device or website. You also have a rotate option, so clicking the rotate button in the middle, you have a slider that you can now go to the left or right. There's an auto button that will try to automatically straighten it out based off of things like horizons or lines in your image. The quickest way to undo is to go back to that undo button in the top center up at the very beginning, in the rotate menu, you can also just completely rotate your men your photo 90 by 90 degrees at a time. You can also flip it horizontally or flip it vertically, which is different than rotating. It's actually mirroring it. Lastly, you have the transform menu, which allows you to skew vertically or horizontally. So this is good if you're taking photos of architecture. And sometimes when you do that your photos, the buildings in the photo, they might be looking like they're leaning backwards or you're leaning backwards so you can click one of these vertical skews and sort of adjust it so that you're skewing backwards. You can use this to make lines more vertical or horizontal in your image. There is also a full and balance auto option that will try to automatically make the lines in your image straight that you will notice that knows this more with shots of things like buildings where there are a lot more clear defined lines. So what I'm going to do, which I usually don't do it my photography is make serve a custom sort of aspect. I like seeing the night sky super, super duper negative space here. I need to rotate it slightly so that horizon is level something like that. So that's how you rotate and crop your images. Once you're done with that, just go to the next editing option or go back to your filter options to sort of locked out into place. When I do that, I see, like levels a little bit off. Something like that might be a little better. Yep, nice. All right, so in the next lesson, we're going to be looking at making all of our other adjustments, starting with exposure 5. Editing Photos: just like Photoshopped Light Room and all these other, more professional desktop editors. Photoshopped Express has a lot of capability in editing your photos, especially when it comes to exposure. So if you click this button in the middle of the one with the sliders, you get to your exposure settings. So let's go through how each of these works each of them will have a slider. You can click auto for it to automatically try to adjust how the APP thinks your photo would look best. I generally stay away from using auto. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. With exposure sliding to the the right, everything in your image will become brighter, sliding to the left. Everything will become darker, similar to like we've seen in another editing app. With contrast sliding to the right, the darks will become darker. The brights will come become brighter, increasing the contrast going to the left decreases contrast, making things flatter When you decrease contrast, things lose a little bit of saturation as well, compared to in contrast, when you could have the right and slide to the right and add contrast to become a little bit more colorful. I'm gonna undo that, then you have your individual adjustments for the highlights shadows, whites and blacks. So these will edit individual parts so the blacks will just adjust the darkest parts of your image. The whites will adjust the whitest. So if we want to make those stars really pop, weaken, bring up the whites. The shadows are above the black, so brighter than the blacks, but still the darker parts of your image. So bringing those down probably make that sky look a little bit better. And then the highlights are sort of those higher colors, so bringing this down will definitely bring out some of that information in the sky. So those are your exposure adjustments, and that's how you can fix exposure or get more creative with your exposure by adding or decreasing contrast. Notice that by adjusting the individual things like highlight shadows, whites and blacks, you are able toe add contrast that way rather than doing it with the contrast slider itself . Next we have our color effects, so this is white balance. This is saturation. First you have your temperature. So this is how you adjust your white balance, adding warmth. We're going to add more blue, which could look pretty cool for this night sky. You also have an auto, but in which this is probably the only effect that I would try out the auto a little bit more to see if that works. Tint will add more magenta, more green. And if you're photographing things under things like fluorescent lights, you might have that green in there from the light, and you might need to add a little bit more magenta. I'm gonna undo that, though, so that's sort of just if you find your photos a little too green or pink, this is where you would fix that. Next you have vibrance and saturation. I'm going to skip vibrance and go straight to saturation. Increasing saturation adds color to the entire image itself. Decreasing it decreases all of the colors, ultimately all the way to black and white. So this is good if you want to add vibrance to all of your colors. But what is Vibrance? Vibrance is a more intelligent way of adding saturation, especially when editing photos of people. It adds a lot of saturation to blues to greens, not so much to oranges and yellows and skin tones because you'll find if you use the saturation is lighter. Toe ad saturation to portrait's skin tones can start to look a little wonky. So use the vibrant slider, especially when editing Portrait's and wanting to add that saturation. Next, we have our effects again. This is similar to what we have in our regular photo shop and light room editors. Clarity will increase the sharpness and the detail, which is really great for this image. It can make things look a little grungy, especially if you're editing Portrait's. So pay attention to that dragon to the left softens things, which is actually nice. Four. Portrait's So Usually I add some clarity that things like landscapes, nature photo, abstract photos, textures. But if I'm photographing people, I won't add any clarity. De Hayes. This is a great example for using D. Hayes, perfect for shooting Skies, clouds, things that are a little bit hazy, and you want to bring out some of that detail. So dragging this to the right will bring out look at all that information in the stars. Now that we have that we didn't have before, we can see the before complete before complete after now all of that is with the D. Hayes. But if we do undo redo, you can see how much information is back in the sky. It's similar to what a polarizer filter can do when actually shooting. It increases that saturation and contrast in the sky, so you pull out more of that information color, and that detail ultimately aftereffects. You have your details, which will zoom in your photo. This is if you have. This is if you want to sharpen your photos or decrease the noise. So as it says, it will zoom in for you so you can see the noise. Depending on the type of phone you have, it might be a little hard to see, but if we drag up the slider, you can see that it adds sharpening. Which for this might help because we can see more detail in the sky. But you'll notice as I drag to the right. It gets even Granier, and that's what happens when you want to make an image sharper. It becomes more grainy. So in contrast, if I want to decrease the grain, what I would do is do this reduce luminant noise so luminous is the unsaturated grain that you see in this image. It might be a little hard for you to see, but in the night sky, in between the stars, you see all those little dots. If I increase the noise reduction, it's going to process it, and you can see how it softens at all. And it kind of tries to blend all that green together. That's what reducing ruminants noise will do, which looks good if you want to get rid of the grain. But it also softens your image a little bit. So it does what the opposite of sharpening does and also sort of the opposite of what clarity will help do, which brings out those details. So you got to be careful with adding too much luminous noise. Color noise is if you have a photo and it's similar, but you'll see lots of little red, green and blue dots. So in this image you don't have a lot of that. But when I drag it up, you can kind of see it trying to process with a lot of raw images. You might get a little bit of color noise that you want to reduce sometimes with J Peg images, it automatically adjust and reduces the color noise in camera. You can double click to zoom out. You can also click. The image wants to get a full screen view of your photo. You can also rotate to see it better. If you want to see it horizontal on your screen, pinching to zoom in, zoom out so you get more detail clicking again to get our menu. Let's go back overall exposure just to bring up the exposure just a little bit. And I'm happy they're so those air Your basic photo adjustments will continue with some more advanced features and editing options in the next lessons. 6. Red Eye Removal, Text and Frames: All right, so we're back. We're going to go through some of these other options. This next one. You see the little eyeball if there is red eye in your camera, So let's go ahead and try to find an at an image with some red eye. So I don't have a photo with red eye because a lot of cameras nowadays do pretty good at fixing red. I automatically but basically what you would do with that either red eye or pet I is. Find that photo. You can use this auto detect button because it will try to search for red eyes. Let's go to the pet. I actually and choose to edit our I can go zoom into the I click on the eye itself, and what it tries to do is make those pupils a little bit darker. So you do have to be pretty precise and where you're clicking. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't kind of gives it this kind of intense pupil, So as you can see, this one isn't working that well. But what it's supposed to do is make your eyes. People is a little bit darker, so they stand out and are a little bit more pronounced. I think the thing is with Sally's eyes right there, they look pretty good already. Let's get back to our other photos. Let's go to the text option. This is just to add text so you can just click on one of these sort of preset text options . Click in the text itself. Adjust the text to what you want to say. Joshua Tree at night. Not not. Night click done. Awesome. So there you have it. You can adjust the opacity of it With this slider, you can adjust the color here, so let's pick something that matches mawr, the yellow in the sky, something like that. Or you can click the color picker over here in the bottom left and pick a specific color that you want. And there's lots of options for figuring out what color you want. You can use a wheel. You can use RGB sliders. See him. Why cave? You have a specific CM white K clicking this button in the top left left. The plus sign will save this color, so if you go to my themes, you'll have swatches that you've used in the past and these are actually connected to my adobe account, which is cool. And then when you're done, just click done. You can move it around, resize it by pinching it and zooming it out and then going through the styles can. You can now see sort of the different styles if you want to see it in the colors and the text that you've created, so you don't have to kind of re do it over and over yourself. So there's great if you want to quickly create sort of like amimour, a social media post or even a graphic for your business, your blogged, your YouTube channel or whatever. Next do you have your borders so you have basic edges and frames under basic. You have things like a vignette, a white vignette, a black vignette. You have different thin lines, so this is a beveled line with rounded corners. You have a thin square line circle, vertical strip, all kinds of cool frames that you might like these kind of look like Polaroids. And then again, with any of these, you could change colors by picking a color from the preset swatches up here. Or you can click the color picker, which is the wheel to the top, left above basic so that you can pick a specific color on the color wheel. Clicking the circle with a line through it will get it back to white with no color. Next you have your edges, which are just stylistic. So you have things like film, film emulsion, rough edges, just kind of cool stuff. Just gonna go through these really quickly. Then you have your frames. So these look kind of like picture frames. They actually have sort of a drop shadow in the middle to look like it's a frame on the wall, so those were fun. But depending on how your crop is, sometimes it doesn't look that great with this one. With a lot of negative space and the landscape on the very bottom of my picture, it's hard to see with those frames, but again, it's just for fun. Next, we have some more advanced options well, which we'll get to in the next lesson, including spot removal for removing blemishes in your photos 7. Removing Blemishes: All right, so next we have our spot removal. So it's this little band Aid looking icon, and I've opened up this photo of the whole gah. The thing that we didn't do that well with this photo shoot, Just because Holgate is old is clean it up. You can see that you have little speckles there on the side. This would be the same as if you have a pimple or something you want to get rid of on your face. All you have to do is get in there precisely by zooming in and then click over the blemish . And when you do that photo Shop Express, we'll try to find another part of your image to sort of blend it together. And you can see just by doing that we've removed those blemishes. I'm trying to see if there's any more. There's a couple little tiny ones here, like so that one didn't work too well. You might have to get in a little bit tighter looking pretty good, so that is a very quick way. Let's just go see the before and after before, after before after to get rid of blemishes. Using this app, which is amazing for a mobile app, 8. Saving and Exporting: So by now you've seen a lot of these editing options at the bottom. You have a fume or that we won't get to because you need a photo shop. Creative cloud. So this one with the photo shop icon with the little chain link. If you click that, you can see that you have a lot of sort of templates that you can add your photos to. But you will need photo shop cc and adobe and I adobe account to use it this photo shop, but it in the middle right there. That one will actually send the photo to your creative cloud account so you can open it up in photo shop if you want. Then you have the collage button I'm going toe. Also skip. That will do a lesson on using the collage editor in a later lesson, but that basically just opens up the collage editor that you can see from the home screen. Then you also have this pencil option that allows you to use some other external APs that do some more advanced features like cut out and Photoshopped mix, which is a great way to remove something from a background liquefying healing, which allows you to do a little bit more fine tuning of blemish removal, adding stickers. But these air separate APS You can play around with them. We're not going to cover that in this class. So I think the best thing next to do is to learn how to save our photos, clicking this save button in the top, right or share button. You can click that, and now you can choose how you save it. Do you want to share it on social media? You have all your social media here. You have your options for sending to specific app so you can send it back to light room to Photoshop to your library. You can open it in any sort of other app that you might have, such as What's up email message so you can send it to people that way. But what we're going to do is just save it. So we're going to click camera roll to save it back to our phone, using the settings. Remember, in this top left corner. If you go there and then preferences and then down here, you have your J peg quality right here and this should be at 100. So now if I go back to my camera roll, I will have this photo, the edited version. And now from here, I can do anything else with it from your phone like you normally would, Or open it up in any other app that you normally edit or use your photos in. So that's how you save an export from Photo Shop Express. Next, we're going to be looking at the collaged editor. 9. Creating Collages: Let's make a collage. So tab over to the make collage tab, and from here, you want to select the photos that you want to make a collage with. So I have some edited versions. Unedited photos, floods go in and pick a couple of my photos that I used in this class. So we've got four there, then click the next button so automatically it will apply some sort of collage grid down below. You can scroll through these down at the bottom, click through them to edit them. You have some other options for things like freeform, which are a little bit more creative as well as some specific shapes, which are really, really cool. This is similar to what you might find in the layout. App for Instagram if you're aware of that, but it works a little bit differently, and you have a few more options. So say you have a basic collage like this. How do you edit it? You can click and zoom into the image is to see and rearrange your photos. Rotate. Zoom in, zoom out to swap where these photos are, just hold and tap and hold a photo and then drag to another area, and it will swap it with that. You can also resize the box grid by clicking on the edges and dragging toe left or right, and that goes for a lot of these other grids as well. So let's go ahead. She's one of these other ones. Let's do like this one, for example. But the whole get in the middle resize everything, swap it around. You can even move the photos around in the freeform options, which is very cool to say. You want to swap a photo from something you have on your camera roll, click this pencil icon. You can select a photo and then choose replace and then choose a different photo to replace it with. You can also delete a photo so we'll just delete that we can undo with the undo button at the top, the one that looks like the backwards arrow right from within collage. You can pick a photo to add it to say we want to adjust this photo down the bomb just selected, and then choose the photo shopped at it at the bottom, next to replace, and it will open up the editor once you're happy with the layout. You can make some adjustments or global adjustments and effects, too. The entire collage with this but in and the one with the three circles, you have some different style presets that you can go through here, see which ones you like. You got some see PIA adjustments. You've got some color adjustments, all sorts of cool ones down here, so you can really just go through and play with them. Like we saw with the photo editor. You can add text here, so clicking the text icon, choosing a preset clicking on the text to edit it, you are, And there you go. You can add stickers and icons with this next tab. Little heart resize them by pinching and squeezing them. If you want to add multiple, just click off and then click toe. Add another, and there are a lot of them. This is looking epic. Of course. We need the sunglasses. Wish. With the mustache, you have frames for the collage. It's health, so this adjust the border color of your layout, but also it might add a frame to the edge around your collage. You can change the radius with this radius button and increasing or decreasing the size of the radius. Change how it looks around a corner. You can adjust the inner radius of the layout inside as well. So all kinds of cool stuff in there. And then you have these textures. This is the last one. You've got patterns that you can put in the dark background colors, textures, Grady INTs. Grady ants are cool nowadays that used to be not cool. Now they are cool. And the more I add to this collage, I think the better that it gets. And so that's pretty much all the options that you have for your collage. Once you're happy to just click the share button in the top right, and from there you can share to leave your friends and fans on social media. Or you can just hit that camera roll button to save it to your camera roll. So that is the collage editor in Photoshopped Express. I'm sure that you come up with some way better collages, then I have, and I would love to see them post them to social media. Perfect for instagram, Facebook, Twitter Wherever antagonize tag Will Sam, myself and video school online so we can give you some likes and subscribers and maybe a comment or two. Awesome. So that really covers everything I want to teach you in Photo Shop Express. But like all of my other photo editing sections of this class, I want to walk through and show you how I would actually edit a photo using this app. So that's what we're going to do with a couple of these photos coming up next. 10. Full Edit - Landscape Photo: So in this lesson, I'm going to walk through editing this night photo to show you how I would personally edit the photo walking through my basic editing process similar to what I would do on my desktop . So clicking this voted, opening it up first, I'm going to crop it. I think it actually looks pretty good. Will did an amazing job shooting this photo. I was one of the ones running around with the light in the middle of the night in Joshua Tree. The only thing that I might do just for fun is let's edit it so that it could be a Facebook profile image. Nah, I don't have enough room. I want to have some of those stars in the sky. Let's do something like that there now. Ah, the only thing I would do is maybe use one of these things, these frames so that I can use it as a YouTube cover image. That's pretty cool. Okay, just for fun, we'll do that next. Let's go to our editing adjustments. I like to do everything manually, so I'm not going to do any of that auto stuff. So first I know I want to bring down some of those shadows, maybe even the highlights, so I can get some more information in the sky. So I'm bringing down the highlights, the shadows, the blacks I'm gonna bring down as well. Maybe I just need to bring the overall exposure down to because I want to bring out that information in the sky. But I don't want to lose the stars in the highlight, So let's go back to our whites. Bring those up, I think, Bring up the whites. It's crazy that this was a photo shot in the middle of the night. You know what that bright light in the background is? That's not a sunset. This was taken six or seven hours after the sun went down. That is a city that is Los Angeles over in the distance. And that's what happens when you shoot at the middle of the night near a city like Los Angeles, which has so much light pollution. So I'm happy with that right now. I might go back and make some adjustments later, but for now I'm happy. Next, let's look at our temperature, tent vibrance and saturation our colors. I definitely think it's a little too warm the night sky. I want to look a little bit bluer. So I'm gonna take my blue white balance temperature to the left, a little bit, a tent. It's a little bit sort of magenta. So I'm gonna drag this fact just slightly negative to bring in a little bit more green. Definitely want to boost that saturation. I don't want to go too crazy with it, but definitely for this photo saturation is necessary Just going through here. You could kind of see what these effects would do because they give you a little preview in the square for that option. So for D. Hayes, I know this is going to bring a lot of information to my photo, so I don't want to do too crazy with it, But bringing that up quite a bit helps Same with clarity. I know this is going to bring out some of that detail in the sky in this stars and also make the lines of our light writing a little bit more clear. Because I did that. I don't really need any sharpening. I can zoom in here and see with sharpening what that might dio actually sharpening adds little bit. Makes the edges a little sharper as well. We do have a little bit of luminous noise in here. Might be nice to get rid of, but at the same time, I don't want to lose him in my stars, but I think that looks pretty cool. You can see Orion's belt right there. That's starting to look pretty good. Let's just go back to our overall contrast. I love that this photo is pretty contrast like that. We can see the before after. Look out crazy, that is Look how much different, more vibrant that is. And this was done on a mobile device. This is amazing. So we don't have any red I pet, I we don't want to add text. We already got text in our image. Maybe even yet for that style, Um, I like my original. So I'm not gonna add any frame or border healing. Nothing. I want to heal. Not going to send it to photo shop. Not gonna make it collage. So I'm actually happy with this. What I kind of want to do is save this. I'm gonna say this as an image to my camera roll. I kind of want to reset this. I'm gonna go back, go to my new at it and just see what their auto would dio. Wow. Did not do pretty much anything. It actually made it worse. In my opinion, I was wondering how good that they're auto settings were going to do. We can look at some of these filters to see if any of these filters would have done something cool. This colorful one that's somewhat close. But I think my own Ed, it was a lot better not going to save these edits. Let's see this top one there. It is pretty awesome for what you can do with your phone. Next, I'm going to be editing this product shot, which was shot with an iPhone six. And my point is to show you that you don't need it in an expensive camera or set up to take amazing photos 11. Full Edit - Product Photo: So now I'm going to edit this product shot. I am not going to crop it yet for this photo. I just want to see what it looks like without the crop. So let's go straight into our adjustments. Definitely want to add some color, some vibrance to the whole get itself, but at the same time making the whites just more pure white. So I'm gonna actually start there for this image. So going to the whites, I'm going to bring up the whites a lot. Almost. I'm just gonna go all the way for now. That makes the whole get itself a little bit too bright in some areas. So I'm gonna go to my highlights, bring back some of my highlights, then go into my blacks to increase the contrast just a little bit trying down the blacks. So let's see the before and after already. We can see that the whites are a little bit more pure white, which I like, so I'm gonna leave it at that. We can also go back to our contrast and just increase the contrast a little bit more, making those whites even whiter and the darks a little bit darker and punch Here. Next, we have our color effects. Temperature intent seemed to be spot on for vibrance and saturation. Let's go ahead and boost the saturation just a little bit to make that hold a pop a little bit more. I don't want to go too much, because when you add a lot of vibrance or saturation toe white, it can start to have some color in it, which I definitely don't want. Next. For clarity in D. Hayes, I'm going to add a little bit of clarity to make sure that our whole get itself is sharp and clear and detailed. That's what you want in a product photo. The haze I'm not going to add sharpening now illuminates noise. I have a little bit of noise. That's probably from the contrast, lightheaded or the clarity. But adding a little bit of noise reduction helps make it a little cleaner cool. So that's a pretty quick at it before, after before, after. One thing I want to check is with our frames. If the white vignette will help, guess definitely, because what I want, it's hard for you to see before after without vignette with vignette, I want the edges to be white so that when I post this on like Social Media, for example, the edges are clean. So I'm definitely going to add that white vignette. I do want to crop in just a little bit. So much is crop in just a tiny bit. Like so, just like that, Make sure it's centered, which I want for this photo and that looks, that looks a lot better. So let's see the before after. Okay, so now I'm going to save it and I'll show you what I mean. And when I see open it up, I can already see that there's a little bit of shadow in that top left and top right corner . Someone go actually back into me and it's let's go to our light adjustments and we might actually have to just take our overall exposure up even more to make sure those whites are completely overblown. Maybe bringing up those highlights even more. The whites are already up all the way. Maybe I bring down the shot. I was just a little bit more so That's not completely overexposed, but I do want that white to just be completely pure white increasing the contrast can help . Actually, that's looking pretty good. Usually these product images air pretty contrast. E. That's looking a lot better. So now let's hit the export button and that's looking a lot better. So let's save it to our camera roll now. If I open my camera roll, we can really see how these edges are. So this has pure white edges. Now let's look at the other one. This was the original. This is the edit. Look at those pure white edges that we got using that vignette. Also just the exposure adjustments. And remember, this was shot with an iPhone six. So it's pretty amazing what you can do. Compare that to this photo, which is an unedited photo shot with the Fuji X T to. Obviously the X T two will have more detail, But if you're doing something for social media or web, your smartphone is awesome. So I'm just stoked about this edit, and I'm just stoked about Photoshopped Express in general. I hope you've enjoyed this section so far. If you have any questions, let us know we would love to see your edits of these photos, so please go ahead and work through them in photo shop Express. Post them online. Tag us, share them with us in the course, wherever you can, and we'll let you know what we think. Thank you so much. Have a great day and we'll see you in another lesson.