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Photo Editing with the Snapseed Mobile App

teacher avatar Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro to Snapseed


    • 2.

      Opening Photos and Navigating the App


    • 3.

      Making Adjustments and Editing Exposure


    • 4.



    • 5.

      White Balance


    • 6.

      Detail and Sharpening


    • 7.

      Tone Curves


    • 8.

      Rotate, Perspective and Expand


    • 9.

      Making Edits to Selected Parts of an Image


    • 10.

      Removing Blemishes and Healing Brush


    • 11.

      Snapseed Photo Styles


    • 12.

      Text and Frames


    • 13.

      Saving and Exporting


    • 14.

      Full Portrait Edit


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About This Class

Learn how to edit photos on the go with this Snapseed photo editing course.

Key skills you'll learn:

  • Opening photos in the Snapseed app
  • Making exposure adjustments
  • Crop and rotate
  • White balance adjustments
  • Sharpening photos
  • Reducing noise
  • Using the tone curve
  • Perspective and rotate adjustments
  • Selective edits
  • Removing blemishes
  • Adding text and frames
  • Saving and sharing

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Phil Ebiner

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1. Intro to Snapseed: welcome to this brand new editing section of the photography masterclass. In this section, we're using snap Seed to edit our photos. Snap Seed is a Google app. It's available for both IOS and Android devices, and it's probably the most popular photo editing software out there that professional photographers use on their mobile device. So go ahead and download snap seed for your mobile device. I'm going to be using an iPad so it is available on the tablet, which is cool because you have a little bit bigger oven interface. But the process is very similar for that of a tablet and a phone, so whatever you're using, you'll be able to follow along. So download that, get it installed and then also download the project photos or the sample photos that will be working with. Make sure you have those on your device that you can open them up in the app We'll see. Then 2. Opening Photos and Navigating the App: here I am on my iPad. I'm going to open up snap, see, just by clicking the snap seed app, and the first thing you'll notice is that it is a very minimalistic style of app. You have a menu in the top, right? If you click those three buttons, you can watch some tutorials and adjust your settings. I suggest going over the settings and just making sure you know what your settings are. Saving your photos specifically to Snap Seed album that will create different things like that. Specifically, make sure you look at imagery, sizing and former and quality. If you're under former and quality, you don't want to make sure that you have this at 100%. If you want 100% quality. J. Peg, 95% is still going to be very, very high quality JPEG. 80% will lose a little bit of quality. So if you're worried about saving space, definitely choose 80%. But I'm going to go ahead and leave it at 95%. That should be fine for what we're working with. So to open any photo, just click anywhere or click the plus button in the middle or the open button in the top. Right. You'll see your photo stream in the top left. And so I have some photos that we downloaded for this snap seed section. They are all J peg photos. Some devices you can actually work with raw photos and snap. Steve. You can edit raw photos in it, but I wanted to provide J pegs so that there's no issues there. So I'm gonna go ahead and open up this Walt Disney Hall photo just by tapping it. You can also see that you had other options by taking a photo from her camera, Um, or just opening the latest image that quickly opens anything that you just took, for example, Awesome. So you'll first notice that there are some presets over on the right hand side. I'm scrolling through them, and just by clicking on one of them, it applies different types of preset effects to it. This can be making it more or less contrast, id more saturated. Less contrast, id warmer cooler, adding vignettes. When you click on one, you can accept that at it by clicking the check mark in the bottom right or the X mark in the top, right? So I'm gonna under that by clicking the X mark to edit your photos. You're going to click that pencil icon in the middle right now. This would look different on a phone, so there's gonna be at the bottom these menu options that you can scroll through in these buttons. But this pencil icon is the one you're going to edit. We're gonna walk through many of these in the next lessons, but these are all the options you have for adjusting your photos. You have practically the same amount of options that you have in a professional desktop app like light room or photo shop. So I'm going to click back on the photo to get out of that menu and then below the editing Icahn, you have this share, but in the square with the arrow pointing up, we're gonna go through these options in it later lesson. The main other things I want you to know is this stack button right here, which is actually to undo or redo or to completely revert your photo. If you made a lot of edits, it will completely redo all of them or you can view edits, which is pretty cool to show that original versus the edited one. So let's actually go ahead, add some sort of pre set will say OK, now let's go ahead and see View edits And now you can see all the different things that haven't been applied in that bottom, right? You see that some tuning, which is a lot to do with exposure, has happened. Some curve at its, um, detailed adjustments and you can see sort of the order at which they've been applied, Which is cool. Way for you to see how you've edited your photo. We've been clicked back in the top left. You have your info button. This is cool because it has the metadata for this photo. It knows that this was shot with an F 5.6 lens at 18 millimeters. I s 03 20. This was one of Sam's Sony a seven R three photos as the name, the size and all of that data there as well Say you want to open up another photo. If you click the open button, it's going to say, Well, if you open up another photo, none of the say the changes or edits will be saved. So what you would want to do really quickly is click that save button and then click thes Save It saves with changes that you can undo sort of like editing in light room, for example on a computer. And you can always go back and edit them later. So I'm just gonna click Save. We'll go through the rest of those menus in a moment in the future lesson. We're gonna click, modify toe, let snap, see successfully save it, then click open. And now here you can see that you can open their photos. So we're gonna open up this landscape photo of the cityscape of Los Angeles, and we'll start editing it with all the tools in the editing menu in the next lesson. 3. Making Adjustments and Editing Exposure: Let's get into editing our images in snap seed, so clicking the pencil icon will bring up all of the different options you have for editing your photos. And I'm gonna run through all of these. So let's go through starting with tune image that 1st 1 All of these edits will work the same way or in a similar way. By tapping and dragging to the right or left. You can make the adjustment with the slider. By tapping and sliding up or down. You might find other menu options or adjustments with in this overall adjustment. So within two and adjustments, you have adjustments for brightness, Contrast saturation, ambience highlights shadows and warmth. You can also get to those with this adjust button in the bottom and then just clicking the one that you want to edit and then dragging to the left or right. You could also do an auto adjustment for many of these edits. By clicking the auto adjust button, it will do its best using the algorithms that it has to make adjustments. You can also see the before and after by tapping or clicking. So let's make it crazy adjustments so you can see with warmth make it super cool. So clicking or tapping rather, you can see that before after, or just tapping this button in the top right that before after button, you can also double tap the adjustment name in the top left to reset that specific adjustment. So it's a pretty quick and it's a little bit. I would say they try to be intuitive, but it's not as intuitive when you're just getting started. But it's really quick and easy and fun to play around with it. Just quick slides dried up. Go to the next option, all right, so let's actually go back, reset all of this, and then we'll go through each of these menu options and show you what's actually happening in the tune adjustments. So it's starting out with the brightness. Dragging to the right will make the entire image brighter or dry into the left will make it darker, go to the next. One contrast will increase the contrast or decrease the contrast. Increasing the contrast makes things Wilmore contrast e. The darks become darker, the brights become brighter and in contrast to the head, decreasing contrast will make the image flatter. The darks become brighter, the highlights be can become darker. Now. This is an overall adjustment. You can kind of do the same thing by doing this to individual parameters. We'll get to that with the highlights and shadows down below. Next you have saturation. This makes everything more colorful, all the colors more vibrant and saturated, or it takes away all of the color. So driving saturation to the left all the way is a great way to make this black and white. It's under That ambiance is similar to contrast and adjust the balance of light in the entire image. So dragging to the right, it actually sort of makes the highlights darker, the darks a little bit brighter. Driving to the left actually makes things a little bit mawr contrast e. So it's kind of the opposite, but they do sort of different things, so that's a cool thing to play around with. Then shadows and highlights, allowing you to adjust the specific part of the image, so highlights will just allow you to adjust the brightness of the highlights of your image . So in this image you see that in the clouds, mostly going down to shadows this will affect mostly just the shadows, which is the city landscape down below. So dragging that to the left will make it darker to the right writer. So if we want to bring out more information in that city down there, dragging to the right is probably good. And then lastly, we have warmth. This is similar to your white balance. There is another option for white balance if you're interested, but driving to the left will make it bluer to the right, warmer. So the more yellow or red rather, and so this is a quick way to add that sort of tone to it. But if you're really looking that actually improve and fix your white balance, there is another option for it. So that's your tone adjustments with any of these. If you're happy with your adjustments, just click the check mark, but in the bottom right or the X button to go back, which doesn't save any of the adjustments you've made. I'm going to save those for now and click the check mark, and then in the next lesson, we're going to be looking at cropping one of the most important things. When editing photos 4. Cropping: Let's get into crops have clicked the crop button. So this is going to open up a viewer with different sort of preset aspect ratios. You have them down at the bottom. You can go from something like 16 by nine, which is great for devices like mobile phones or televisions or computer back screensavers . You can do something like a square great for instagram. Or, if you have a specific size for printing, such as five by seven or seven by five, you can use one of those. You can also rotate these if you have a landscape or you want more of a portrait view by clicking the rotate button in the bottom left and then to make any adjustments, you can actually click in the image on the side or in the corners to make it smaller or larger, basically zooming in or out of your image. Let's rotate this, say we want to really zoom in on our photo like that. We could do something like that. There are also free sort of form at it, So if we click the free button, you can basically edit this however you want. So if you want something super skinny. You can do something like that. You can basically do anything just by clicking and dragging around. Original will revert it to the original aspect. And you could also zoom in now by clicking and dragging corner in and moving this around. But it does preserve that sort of aspect ratio of the ridge original image. So what I'm going to do is choose 16 by nine, which is going to be great for, like, a computer desktop. Zoom down to the bottom just a little bit me resume in just a little bit. So that horizon is as close to that rule of thirds line at the bottom, which is on this grid that we have. And that looks pretty darn good. Happy with that? Gonna check the check mark. And that's how you cropped photos in snap seed. 5. White Balance: all right. Next, I'm going to look at white balance, and I know I'm kind of jumping around this menu here of all of our options, but I'm doing so on purpose because I'm trying to teach you the tools in the way and the order that I would typically edit a photo starting actually with crop. I would do crop first. Then I might jump the white balance and then tuning your image in the overall exposure. Let's jump into white balance so clicking that you have multiple options again with your adjustments. So you have temperature and tint, so temperature is going to be making it from warm. Actually drag into the right is worm dragging that left cool. So if you want to do this sort of minor adjustment and just do it manually, you can just use the slider. Hint, on the other hand, is going from green to magenta, so driving through the left will make it more green to the right, more magenta or more kind of like a pink. And this is really when you are shooting under sort of like fluorescent lights or some sort of weird lighting situation where you do get some sort of off white balance. This might happen in an office where everything looks a little bit green, and so that's when you would add a tint of pink. I'm gonna under that by double tapping tint. You also have auto white balance so you can click that button down in the bottom left. And that does a decent job, at least for this photo or neutral color. So clicking neutral color. This is how you can *** pick a specific thing in your image by clicking and dragging around this sort of magnifying glass, and what you want to do is put that red plus sign over something that is neutral. This can be something white and your image something gray in your image. It cannot be completely overexposed or completely under exposed, so you can't just pick up your white or pure black. And you can see that even though these buildings are sort of a gray, it's not doing that good of a job for this image. This would work well. If you're you haven't image with a big sort of white block or a big gray T shirt or something like that, it does do a decent job in the clouds like that. So then I'm just going to tap the closed picker, and we're happy with that. As always, you can see the before and after with the before and after button, or just by tapping the image itself. So that's white balance in that show. 6. Detail and Sharpening: next, let's look at details so going to details, you have to adjustment options. You have structure and sharpening. Sharpening is your basic sort of adding a little bit of sharpness to your image. Great for things like cityscapes, landscapes, big wide images. It's not going to make something that's out of focus in focus, but it can add a little bit more. Sort of, I guess, detail to it. So for this image, it's I'll drive all the way up so you can kind of see what's happening than before after before, after you can really see it in the cities. See those buildings before, after see what's happening. It's is providing a little bit more detail. Let's drag this to the left a little bit more. Now let's go up to structure. So what structure does is similar, but it adds a lot more detail to things like in the clouds. It adds a little bit of contrast and a lot of sharpening. This is similar to the clarity slighter in light room or photo shop. Dragging to the left softens things up. This might look good for Portrait's. I tend not to add a lot of structure or clarity to portrait's, because with people, it just looks a little grungy. But for landscapes and cityscapes like this, it does add a lot of nice detail, and it gives it sort of that hdr look, which might be something that you're into and that you like. But basically, I, with sharpening and structure I try to do less is more. Is my approach to this anyways going too far can look that make things look over edited, and I don't necessarily like that. So being a little bit more subtle, adding, a little structure of an image like this would be good. All right, we're going to click Check Mark, and that's our details option. 7. Tone Curves: now let's get into curves. Curves is another way for you to add contrast and also to adjust the overall exposure of your image. In the curved menu, you have presets that pop up on the bottom. So if we scroll through these, you can see that these do different things, like adding more contrast, making more of a faded look. Or they have some different presets. If I click this preset but in, we can actually get rid of this preset menus so we can see the curve itself. So this is the tone curve if you're familiar with light rumor. Photoshopped. You've probably played around with this before, but basically you have your history. Graham. It's it's a little bit hard to see if I zoom in on my image. You can see the hissed a gram in the bottom of this sort of grid into the left. You have your darks on the rights, you have your highlights and then you have this line. This preset has created more contrast by putting two points. You see this one that I'm moving right here. Dragging down the darks on the left will make those darker and then on the top, right? I'm bringing up the highlights, making those brighter. This s shaped curve is what creates that contrast. So let's zoom out again. So if I do the opposite and I can manually adjust this and bring everything down, it's becoming darker, bringing everything up. Everything becomes brighter. You also have your black point in your white point. So these air the points in the top right corner and the bottom left corner. So if I take that bottom left corner and I drag up, what's happening is the blacks are actually becoming mawr gray. See how I do that If I drag us to the right. What's happening is Mawr is actually becoming black, so even those graze in the image might become pure black in the top, right? If I take that weight point in the top corner, dragging down, the whites are becoming more gray. Those clouds are becoming not pure white aim or the actual gray dragging to the left Mawr. Things become pure white. You can see in those clouds. Everything becomes pure white up there, so that's how the curve works. You can play around with it just to see how things look like to you. But typically, if you want to add contrast, this is how you do it with a little bit of s curve. But using these presets is a great way to get started. You also have channels. So right now we're editing the RGB channel, which is all of the colors in this image. You also have specific colors like red blue in green. So if I have the Red Channel open just by tapping red and then I drag up or down, I'm adding red to this image or I'm decreasing red. So if I want to get rid of the red and the darks, for example, I concur. Put the point right there, then drag up basically up here in the top, right that I got rid of some of the reds in the dark so you can play around with colors there and you also have luminant. So luminous is sort of your overall exposure as well. It's just another way to adjust your exposure here. You can also create more contrast with somewhat of an s curve. So I'm gonna get rid of all those edits by clicking the exponent. But that is the curve option which allows you to find junior exposure specifically for adding or decreasing contrast 8. Rotate, Perspective and Expand: in this lesson, we have a few options for editing the perspective and angle of our photos, starting with rotate. So clicking the rotate button it's going to try to straight in our image automatically. If you have a better horizon and better lines in your image, it might do it better. I'm going to undo this by double clicking straight and angle in the top left. So what you basically has have is this flip button on the bottom. You can actually flip or mirror your image, and then you have rotate right, which will rotate your image 90 degrees. You could also just click and drag up or down to rotate your image slightly if you have a specific sort of find a tune adjustment and this wasn't in the crop menu. So if you want to straighten it out your horizons, you can do things like that. This image is pretty well straight, and already I'm just going to click the check mark to be done with that at it. Next, you have perspective, which is a way to sort of warp your image. This looks good or works well with architecture photos when you're trying to straighten out angles. So basically, you comptel rotate scale or do with sort of freeform edit. So right now I'm on the tilt. So if I drag to the right or to the left, your till actually tilting the image right or left dragging up or down yuk until up or down . This is also good. If you are taking photos looking up at a building and he wants the lines to be a little bit more straight, usually tilting up, we'll work a little bit. Well, while we do that, you'll notice that it's sort of filled out the frame, and that's because we're on this smart Phil mode. If I click the white or the black, you can see where the tilt actually is. And in that mode, you're actually just creating sort of this tilted, warped image with sort of that black or white background, rather than filling it out automatically where snaps he'd actually knows how toe intelligently expand the edges to fill out the the entire frame that you have rotate basically does the same as what we did before with rotating. But what the cool thing is about it is if we rotate, say we want to rotate like this. See how it automatically fills in those edges, Basically, just sort of painting over in creating a unique photo now with scale. This is cool because you can kind of stretch and distort your image, so dragging up or down will make it everything squished. And it's amazing. Look at this. If I leave it like that, it's going to sort of P in the rest. Even down here with the trees, it looks pretty good or squeeze it if we want to really squeeze it or stretch it out pretty crazy, right? Or there's a completely sort of freeform way, and this allows you to kind of bring in the corners, stretch them around kind of funky stuff. But this is typically what you would use if you're trying to straining out lines, horizons, things like that in your image. So I'm gonna actually go ahead and exit out of this, not save any of those adjustments. Next, we have expand, which is somewhat similar to perspective, but it's basically just zooming in or out. So we have the same modes white, black or smart, and if you click and drag one of these edges, you can sort of expand the sky. So say we want more negative space. We can make the sky way bigger, driving to the right what it does, though it sort of uses some sort of like cloning tool. And you can see in the bottom right of this image now that it has replicated a building that was in the skyline, which doesn't look too good if we drag us to the left, your expanding to the left a little bit. It's duplicating the edge edges using like a clone tool. Like I said, to paint over which for this image, it's automatically you know it's fake. But if it's more of a texture or a pattern that you've shot something without without as much sort of specific detail, it could look pretty good. So this is just a way to make your image actually bigger and whiter without taking a wider photo. I'm gonna exit out of that so those are just some fun effects and tools for your sort of perspective of your image 9. Making Edits to Selected Parts of an Image: next, we have selective adjustments, which allow you to pick a specific color in your image and make adjustments to it so clicking that you then want to pick a specific color of your image. So if we want to adjust just the sky, for example, I'll just tap in the sky and it puts a point there. If I click and drag up over to the right, I have all my adjustments so I can change the structure, the saturation, the contrast or the brightness of jests, that specific part or basically color of the image. So maybe I want to make the sky a little bit darker. I could maybe make it a little bit se more blue or less blue. I can add to this blue area by pinching and zooming around this dot. So with two fingers I'm pinching. I'm squeezing in or squeezing out, and it tries to intelligently make selections based off of that color to select mawr of the sky. But without getting more of the clouds or things like that toe. Add another point. I'm just going to click the add button in the bottom left. Say I want to really tackle these trees in the bottom, for example, let's pinch and zoom to get more of those trees. Now let's go ahead and adjust the structure, increasing the structure of those trees. Me, Let's go up to saturation. Increase the saturation. And now we're just adjusting just those trees. So that's a quick way that you can make adjustments to a specific part of your image. I'm gonna save this, and I'm going to open up another image for some of our other edits because you might want something a little bit more interesting. Let's open up this image of Sam, all right, So with this image, let's look at our brush tools. So with brushes, it's similar in the sense that you are adjusting a specific part of your image. You have dodge and burn, which is basically decreasing or increasing the contrast and the exposure of a specific area. You have exposure, you have temperature, and you have saturation. So say we want to decrease just part of this image along Sam's right side of his face. We can use the Dodge and burn tool just by clicking, making sure we're on the Dodge and Burn, and then for the dot and burn. Let's decrease it to negative 10 and then with our finger, we're just going to brush around Sam's face. And as I do that that side of his face gets a lot darker. If I do it on the left side of his face or his right side of his face, you can really see what's going on. As I dark in that side, I want to erase. Let's go increase to Eraser and let's erase it all. So the fact works. Similarly, if you are using any of these other brushes, for example, temperature. So if we want to increase the temperature, make it warmer, weaken. Just paint over Sam's face. And the more you paint, I'm just literally clicking and dragging over his face. The more it becomes warmers, painting layers and layers over, you can see by clicking the mask what part you've selected. And then that might be a better way to go back in a race specific parts that you don't want to necessarily Lee select So say we want this background and the top right to be darker. Let's go ahead and take our exposure. Decrease our exposure, native one and just paint over here. And I'm just painting around Sam shoulder something like that so that that wall is very dark. You can zoom in so that you can get more fine tuning adjustments. For example, if I wanna fixed that spot up here, There we go. Now his face looks pretty weird. I'm gonna get rid of that temperature adjustment, race all of that. So that's just another way that you can edit specific parts of an image with brushes. 10. Removing Blemishes and Healing Brush: Now these next tools are great for portrait editing there, like healing brushes things just to make people look a little bit better. And there, perhaps, in their opinion, So if we go into our healing brush, click healing brush. Now let's zoom in here by pinching in. Now, what the healing brush will do is get rid of any sort of pimples or blemishes. So if I just click on the part of Sam's face that has a little blemish, what it's going to do is try to clone and heal that part with another part of the image. And it does a pretty good job. So with two fingers, Aiken click and drag around. Sam has some pretty good skin, so there's not much. But if we really zoom in here, let me just show you that again clicking, dragging right there. So you know that gets rid of it. It does a pretty good job. Say we wanted to get rid of this button. See how well it does thing. That was pretty good. So you can undo this by clicking the undo button redo to see what we did. But that's just a quick way to remove any pimples, blemishes or buttons or things you don't want in your image. 11. Snapseed Photo Styles: next we have glamour glow this as sort of a dreamy quality to your image with sort of a soft, glamorous glow. So if we drag to the right or left, you'll see that it adds sort of that clamour. Look, you're gonna just the style. There are some different presets, depending on what you're looking for. One is a little bit warmer cooler. And then from there you can just track to the right or left to adjust how much is applied. You have a couple that are pretty good for landscape, so I'm actually going to go ahead. Go ahead and open back up one of these other images. Let's go to go to our mean landscape. We have HDR escape, which we didn't look at before. But what you can see, it applies sort of an HDR. Look to it. There are different styles. If you want down here strong, fine. If you have people in it, it will try to remove the people from this HDR sort of effect or just a nature. Look, it has that sort of each day, our effect where everything is exposed properly. The colors are very vibrant. You can make specific adjustments to the filter strength or brightness and saturation. If, for example, you like this sort of filter look, but it is a little bit too saturated, it's all customizable there. You also have these tonal contrast. This gives contrast to specific tones of your image. So you have your highs, your mids, your lows. You have what's called protect highlights and protect shadows, so this will actually add contrast to just the highlights. So for the high tones, it's just affecting those clouds. If we go down to, for example, low tones, it's just going to add contrast to Lower, which we don't have much in this image mid that might affect more of our sort of buildings and trees in the bottom with protecting highlights. It will increase sort of the contrast, but it will protect in the information in detail, from the highlights being lost or with the shadows the same thing. It kind of prevents that detail from being lost in the shadows. We've got this image open now, and we've got a number of other sort of tools that add a style to your image. So just going through these quickly, we have drama which has thes different effects in like all of these other things we've seen before. You can apply the presets by just clicking the presets, and you have the filter strength by dragging to the right or left. And then you might have other options to sort of preserve or to protect some sort of aspect . So, for example, if we want to adjust the saturation with this effect being applied, you can do that by going down to saturation. So these air just filters. Let's go over to vintage vintage as thes sort of overlays to them that are really nice. You have different blurs. If you want the Blur honor off, you can choose to have the blur on. And then with all of these, you have your adjustments that you confined. Tune, grainy film will add grain to your image, and there's lots of different types of green that you can go through and play around with retro Lux as the sort of green and film and dust and scratches Look to it cool little overlay that you can play around with grunge again. Another option. There's different textures you can move around, or the highlight in the style play around with the strength of these overlays. Very cool and grungy. You have black and white filters. These affect how it looks playing with brightness. Contrast specific. Four things like darkening skies. If you haven't image with the sky in it, it will do that. The noir adjustment will give you some sort of black and white. See Peotone film noir style filters like Oh, these tend to add some green to it. That's pretty cool, too. The portrait option is great for a portrait, so let's go ahead and open up this portrait of Sam. It does need a face to be able to detect some work better when you actually have their eyes and will make their eyes look better. You can click the skin tone button and adjust how their skin tone looks. You also have head pose, which allows you to slightly move around the head. So if we click here and move around, you can see that Aiken sort of warp Sam's head around. If you want to just make slight adjustments toe. You know how the head is tilted. You can do that. It also has these sort of preset adjustments for things like smile or pupil size. So with smile, it's detected. Sam smile and we can increase. His smile. Decreases. Smile. It would look a lot better if you had a portrait of someone looking at the camera with their eyes open, for example, that pupil size one, it could make their pupils even bigger, which some people might want. So that's head pose. Next, we have our lens blur and vignette. So if we click lens blur, this creates that sort of tilt shift look so you can move this around. You could increase or decrease the size of it. You can make adjustments to the blur strength, the vignette strength, the transition. So if you want it to be sort of a hard transition without any fade or a big transition, even yet, you can dark in it or not have it darken as well. And then the blur strength will just make it blurry or not as blurry. You can also change the style from something like a circle to a specific shape, even a star or a heart, and then similar to the blur. You have your actual vignette, so the vignette is just going to add a sort of a darker of and yet or if you drag to the right, a highlight or a white vignette, then you can adjust things like the inner brightness as well. Bring up the inner part of this been yet. Then you can move it around by clicking that dot in the middle, moving it around, pinching with two fingers to drag smaller or bigger. It's make the smaller or darker, so you can see what's happening. So here we have this dark vignette, making it smaller or darker are bigger so that there's more of sort of a fade. Then you have double exposure, so double exposure is going to allow you to add another image to this image. So say we want to put Sam over this image of that Los Angeles skyline. See how cool that is, and you can adjust the style. This might adjust how it looks. It I just sort of the blend mode of this image and also the transparency. So depending on how much you want to be transparent, you get that kind of cool double exposure look 12. Text and Frames: and then lastly, you have your text in your frame options. So text clicking that it has lots of different styles in presets that you can go ahead and click. And then you just double tap on the text itself, and then go ahead and add your new texts. Hello, Sam. Click. OK, move this around pinch and squeeze it to make it smaller. And there you have it. You're gonna just the transparency down at the bottom, the color transparency. You can invert everything except for the text. So you want everything to appear through the text itself? Well, let's click more. Choose more of a blocky style, something like that. And then transparency invert. There we go. Pretty cool, huh? Quick way to create sort of block graphics right within snap seed. Exit out of that. And then we got frames. So frames There's lots of different presets from just a basic white frame. Grunge frame, wood frame, distorted frame, all kinds of stuff. And you can adjust the frame with by dragging the slider to the right or left. So those are all of the adjustments you can make in snap seed. I know. We ran through some of those rather quickly. But I feel like once we covered the basics of how to make those adjustments, you will do a great job at figuring out how to make it look best for your own photos. If you have any questions, though, about anything specifically that I went over to quickly, if there was something you're like, Hey, Phil, you ran by this so quickly. I didn't really understand what we were doing with it. Please just shoot me a question. Shoot me a message and I'll be happy to answer and help you out even further. Thank you so much for watching these lessons, and in the next one you'll learn how to save and export your image. 13. Saving and Exporting: in this lesson. I want to show you how to save or expert your photos from snap seed. So if you click a little share button in the bottom right, it's the square with the arrow. You have multiple options. Going from bottom to top actually will be the best. So if you click export, this is actually going to save a completely stand alone image that you can then post online send it to people. Print it out with all the edits you've made, so that's going to save a photo to the photos on your phone, and then you can do whatever you want with it. You'll be able to find it in Instagram or Facebook or any other app that you want to share with the world printed out. Do whatever with it. Now let's look at these two other options. Save as a copy and save. Save as a copy will save this photo as a separate version, so that you will still have the original version that you can edit a different way. But you'll also have this version edited the way that you've done so far, so this is great if you want to try out multiple edits. You're not sure if the edit that you're working on it is the best one, and you might want to have multiple versions. Save is if you want to come back and edit this photo later, it's sort of a nondestructive way of saving this photo. So if I click save, for example, allow snap seed to modify this photo now I'm gonna close Snap seed and then I'm going to go ahead and back and open snap seed. So now let's go to that photo that we're editing. And here we have that photo that we can go click the button in the top right for the under settings. Weaken View are edits. Now you can see the different edits. We've made white balance details, tune adjustments, and we can also revert if we want to completely reverted to the original image. If we don't want to revert it, we can go back to that menu and click undo, but saving it will. He's somewhat of a nondestructive way of editing so that if you do want to come back to the original photo and have it, you'll always have the original one. But you also have the edits within snap seed that you've made. Lastly, you have open in and share. This is going to be different depending on what device you have, what APS you have opening in. Well, then again, change. Save these edits to it, and then you have the options of copying it to drive opening up. I'm movie. Other photo editors sending it I Mac with airdrop. That's my other device that I have and things like that, and that's going to be similar as share. So they click share on my tablet. I don't have things like Instagram or Facebook, but if I did, those options would be here so that you can quickly share photos right from snap seed into instagram or another app. You can also do things like printing it. You can use airdrop here as well. You can email. You can also save it to files here through that share option. This will look different if you're on an android device or even another version of Apple IOS. So that's the share and export menu 14. Full Portrait Edit: at the end of all of my photo editing courses and sections. I like to go through a complete add it to show you my process for using this application to professionally edit a photo. So I'm gonna walk through editing this photo Sam here to try to make it look a little bit better, at least in my opinion. So I'm gonna do it all with manual adjustments, starting with our crop. So that's always what I do because I want to crop out any part of the image that I don't care about. So for this image, I want to make this a profile image for Sam. So I am going to use a square sort of look and that looks pretty good. Something like that. Yeah, I'm happy with that. All right, so there I am, done with that crop. It's a little bit cropping off the top of his head, which, actually, for this image, I don't mind at all. Then my next adjustment I always make is white balance. White balance actually looks good here, but I might just see what it looks like if I add sort of a warm tone cool tone from actually like it as is. So I'm happy with the white balance. Next, we make our tune adjustments. These are adjustments for overall brightness, contrast, that kind of thing. So for overall brightness, it looks a little bit bright in terms of where his face is, where his hair is, where his jacket is is dark, which I don't mind, and I'm actually gonna make it a little bit more contrast. So brightness I brought down a little bit. I'm gonna go straight down to our highlights, bring down the highlights. So we get a little bit more information back in his forehead area where it was a little bright for his shadow. The shadows. If I want more detail, I would drive us to the right. But I want to actually create more contrast. I don't mind if we lose a lot of that information in his face on the left side of his face on that cheek. So actually drunk driving down like that, I actually like for this. So I think I'm happy there. I might go into my tone curve at the very end to make some minor adjustments to the overall contrast. If I feel like it is necessary. One thing I will look at is my details. Sometimes with details. I actually dropped the structure of a portrait to soften up Sam skin. See how I drive all the way to the left. So too much, too soft. But we don't have as much detail in his skin, which I like. In contrast to that, I'm going to go down to sharpening and increased the contract. The sharpening just a little bit. I still want things to be in focus sharp, but just lose a little bit of that detail. Happy with that? I'm gonna jump down. Usually. Don't do this, but for this photo, I'm gonna jump down to the video yet and add a vignette around his face. Something like that looks pretty good right there. Cool. So we can also see before and after or CR steps. Viewer edits. So we started with our crop, went toe white bounds tune details, then yet looking pretty good so far, I am going to use the healing brush. When I was playing around with the healing brush in the previous lesson, I realized that actually getting rid of this button right there looked good to me just because it was a little bit distracting if I wanted to get rid of this hold zipper. Actually, that looks pretty cool, too. I don't want anything sort of competing with his face under your radio. Undo you dio. I mean, without it, no one's going to question that. And I actually like that. Let's clean up a little bit. Whips. I don't want to do that of his forehead right there. There we go. OK, that's pretty good. I still think his forehead. It's very detailed and may be softening that up a little bit. Might help. I can do that with this selective option. So if I take my selective tool, click on his forehead, expand that decrease it. So I'm just kind of selecting its forehead and some of that skin, and they go down to structure and decreased structure, weaken, soften, just his skin up just a little bit. We're not losing any of that detail in the image around it, just for that part of the image. Let's go up to brightness and drop it down just a little bit, so it's not as over exposed. All right, that's looking pretty good. I'm happy with that. And then now is just in terms of Do I want to add some sort of more style to it? I actually kind of like the glamour glows that we saw before, but maybe just very subtly. This number two There we go down to, like, 15. Just very subtle. Nice. All right, So let's see the before and after before after, just from crop four after much more stylized, much more, a little bit more dramatic. And I'm I'm really actually liking this. This was one of those shots that will got with the off camera flash. I mean, this would actually look good as a black and white image, but that kind of defeats the purpose of all the edits that we've done so far. I'm pretty happy with this photo, so I'm gonna go ahead and save it, send it to Sam and see if he wants to use it for his next album Cover Export. And there we have it. That's a full sort of editing process using snap seed. This is one powerful tool. It's an amazing thing that you can use on the go to make your photos look amazing. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.