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Photoshop for Entrepreneurs: Easy Photo Editing

teacher avatar Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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3 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction and Project

    • 2. Editing RAW Photos in Photoshop

    • 3. Saving RAW Photos and Prepping Them for Re-edits

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Here's a crash course in editing photos in Photoshop. You'll learn how to edit both RAW and JPEG images (including any other format of non-RAW photo). You'll learn basic ways to make your photos look better like editing exposure, contrast, saturation. You'll learn how to crop, add a vignette, sharpen, and much more.

Here's an example of what you can do to make a RAW unedited photo look better:


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Phil Ebiner

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1. Introduction and Project: everyone fill here from video school online dot com. Today we are going to learn how to edit photos in photo shop. Photo shop is mainly people. Think of it as a program to do photo editing and whether we're designing social media banners, YouTube channel, art profile images, whatever it is, it's important to know how to make our photos look better so that they really amaze people . When you they go to your website, see a great photo on your website or on your Facebook page or wherever it is. And so we're gonna walk through a couple of different ways of editing photos first, whether if you are shooting raw photos from your camera. So if you're using something like a DSLR a mirror list camera that shoots raw images, we'll show you how to edit those photos in photo shop. And then, if you have a J peg image of PNG image, any other type of image, whether you download it from online or you take it with your smartphone or your point and shoot camera or with your professional camera. But you're just shooting J peg files. We'll learn how to edit those types of photos as well. How to crop boost The saturation changed the contrast, exposure, white balance. All of those things we're going to learn in this section of videos. So get excited. I'm excited and let's dive right in. 2. Editing RAW Photos in Photoshop: Hey, everyone, In this video, we are going to be editing raw images in photo shop. So if you shoot photos with a DSLR camera or a mere list camera, or even some point and shoot cameras, you can shoot them in raw format and raw versus J. Peg is a an un compressed type of file that looks more flat in terms of contrasts of flat. When I say flat, that means the blacks aren't as black, and you can see here on the left This is the UN aid unedited version of the raw photo. This is what I got from my camera, and this is what we're going to be turning into on the right now. The raw image, you know, that could look like a cool style for some sorts of things if you want to overlay it with text or quotes and things like that, but this one on the right, this would be better for some lighter text for a quote, and it just looks more striking to me. But it's just amazing that the camera, when you shoot a raw like this, can turn it into something like this. We're gonna be learning how to edit J Peg images later. But one thing to know is that with raw images, you have more ability to edit things. So things like this that even though it seems very light and bright, you could make it look like this because it's a raw image. There's more data in there being cap it captured and the file sizes bigger. If this was Shot and J. Pegan looked like this, I wouldn't be able to edit it to look like this because there's not as much data to bring down the colors to make it darker, it wouldn't look as good. So, anyways, how do we edit photos in photo shop? Go to your finder or your documents and find the photo that you want to edit and you can again use this one, which is in the resource is of this course. Go to open right, click it and then open with photo shop, so open it with whatever Photoshopped version you have. And if you open a raw image in photo shop, this is what will pop up a little module. It's the camera raw editor, and this has lots of cool things that you can do, but the main things are in this first half. On the right hand side, you can see multiple tabs up here and we'll go through a few of these options. But the main ones are right here. Now. The first thing that I do when I edit images is doing exposure and contrast and saturation , and that's what we'll be doing on this tab right here. So with exposure, I can just take this and drop it down to the left, and you can already see that it's starting to look a lot better. The exposure is more correct. The leaf looks good, the background his dark and then the contrast is also offer raw images because the contrast is basically think of it as how dark your darks are and help write your brights are. If we crank up this contrast, you can see that the darks get darker. See up here in the top left the dark skin darker and the brights get brighter. If I go to the left, everything becomes a little bit more muted. Now, a uncontradicted a d contrast ID image, those air kind of popular. Nowadays you see this with a lot of filters on Instagram, but in general I like to boost the contrast, and you can boost the contrast by just using this bar or individually adjusting the highlights. Shadows, whites and blacks. So, for example, if I take the blacks down, that's just adjusting the blacks that very dark parts of this image or I could increase those. But if I decrease those and I, for example, increase the whites, that's adding contrast because it's making the black starker and the whites brighter. Below that, you have clarity, vibrance and saturation. Clarity will sharpen the edges of things. So if things are slightly out of focus, you can increase the clarity, especially for nature shots or landscapes. This this is a nice thing to do. Big, wide photos. It's good to add a little bit of clarity, but if you go crazy with it, a gets this weird sort of HDR effect that I don't like. And so I usually only boosted just between, like five and 15 saturation and vibrant. So with saturation, you're going to be boosting the colors of everything in the image, So if you want to make it super colorful, you can boost it up that way. If you want to make it a black and white image, you can bring the saturation down to negative 100. I typically will boost it just a little bit, because again the raw images come out of the camera a little bit. Unsaturated vibrance is a smart way to add saturation to your photo. What vibrance does. It adds a lot of color to the greens and the blues and your image, but not as much to the yellows and the reds. And this is good for when you have photos of people, because our skin tones have a lot of reds yellows in them. And if you add saturation, our skin might start to look a little funny. But you would rather use vibrance, because then it would increase the saturation of everything around us the blue skies, the green backdrops, but not our skin. And so for this image, though, there's already a lot of color, and I'm not going to mess with that too much, maybe just boost it just a little bit up here. I passed over temperature intent, so the temperature is the coolness or the warmth of your photo Right now, this photo is very warm, and that's how it was naturally shot. But I can change this and make it either more warm. Adding yellows to it or less worm and making a little less makes it feel a little bit more natural. Makes it look a little bit more how it would in if you were a scene in person. The tent this adds magenta or greens to it. So if you do take a photo that has a little bit too much green in it, or a little bit too much radish purple you can adjust. This is well, so then you have these other tops. You have your tone curve, which you can also use to edit the contrast of things with these sliders down here. And you typically would want toe either do you use the tone curve or the sliders in this first basic tab. So since I've already done it here, I'm not going to mess with the tone curve over here. You have your detail, so it adds a little bit of sharpening already. But you can boost this a little bit because typically your raw photos do you need a little bit of sharpening noise reduction. If you're shooting with a very high I eso and a darker image, you can add that. So let me just zoom in here. I was shooting with a pretty low I eso in this image, but you can see a little bit of green in here. If I add, like 25 noise reduction, it gets rid of a little bit of that green. If I increase this little bit more, you can see even batter. So up to 78 that grain starts to go away. So let me zoom in even more so you can see that little bit more detail detail from zero to 76. Now, this is okay to do for a lot of images, especially raw images. But when you get into photos of people, this might look a little wonky as well. Okay, so that's the sharpening detail, and I'm just going toe jump over to this a fax top because post crop vignette ing is probably the one thing you're interested in. So this amount I increase or decrease. You can see that it's adding or decrease adding or taking away a vignette. So if you go to the right. You add this light vignette toe left a Darkman yet, and then once you add the amount, you could change the midpoint, which makes it bigger or smaller. The roundness, which makes it more of a circle or a square. The feathering, which fades the vignette more or less than the highlights, which allows the highlights of your image to come through the vignette itself. If you're happy with this and you have done all of your edits, you can click open image. There's one more thing. I'll mention that crop tool up here. So if you click this crop tool, what you can do is just start to click and drag in your image. And now it gives you this little box, and when you're done, you can press return on your keyboard. Gonna undo that when you click this crop to again and just make it the full size of the image press return as well. If you hold down this crop tool up here, it gives you specific sizes. So, for example, if you're creating a an image for instagram and you want it to be one by one square, you can choose that one by one, and now it gives you a perfect square to work with. So say we're creating the sleeve photo for Instagram can choose that press return. And now, after I'm done editing, click open image And now I have this image and all I want to do is save it now. So to say, Vikan, go to file, Save eyes. Choose J peg from your format, which is great for uploading online. Name it and then save it. So save this is Leaf Square, So I know this is the square image of the leaf press. OK, change the image options to maximum if you want. Have a maximum file or you can make it a little bit slow. Lower if you need the file size to be lower. So something like high of quality eight. That might be better for posting online. Click OK, and there you have it. It's going to be in our finder. It's fine. Are Leaf Square image that's a very beautiful image, much different than the raw image that we took out of the camera. So that's how you edit raw images and Photoshopped to make them look better. If you have any questions, let me know. Otherwise we'll see you in another lesson by 3. Saving RAW Photos and Prepping Them for Re-edits: Here's a quick addendum to the last lesson about editing your raw images with camera raw in photo shop so two things, one about saving and one about opening your images and making sure that you can go back to edit them later. One way to save your image is actually to just click the save image button down here in the bottom left, you can choose your destination. You could choose your name, your change shoes, the types of like a J peg, for example than under here. You can change the quality and the image sizing. This is really important because a lot of people will probably want to know how to resize this image because right now it's huge. It's 3456 pissed pixels wide by that tall. So if I want to resize it to, say, 2000 pixels, I can do that. And then the resolution. Typically, I'd choose between 72 303 100 super sharp, great for printing out 1 50 or even 72 is great for online. Then you would just say save and it would save it to your destination. Donation. Previously I had gone and clicked open image. Now what that does is that will open it up in a photo shop. But now I can't go back and edit what I just did to this. All of those edits are baked into this image. So what I'm going to do instead, let me just open up. This image again is while you are here and you're about to open it up in photo shop, press the shift button and you see that changes open image to open object now while holding shift. If I click open object, it's going to open up. But you'll notice a difference before it opened up as the background. Now it opens up as this object layer. And if I want to go back and open the editor, I can. All I do is just double click the image right here and thats going toe, go back and open the image. So now I can change the edits. I could change the size whatever made me make it black and white, even though that wouldn't be good. Make it supersaturated whatever you want and then click open again and that reopens it in this project so you can go back and forth and make changes if you wish to. And that's important. Because unless you are 100% sure that this is exactly how you want this photo to be, you want to be able to go back and edit it later on, and that's the way you can do that. So I just wanted to add that in there, because I know people probably have that question. And again, let me know if you have any questions and we'll see you in the next video.