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4 Photo Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

If you’re like most parents, you love taking photos of your kids.

This is especially true when it comes to holidays and family vacations. But even if you’re single or married without children, it’s still fun to capture memories with your camera.

But not every photo is perfect, thus a bit of editing is required. So what do you do when you need to do some touch-up work on your digital photographs? This article can help.

Here we take a look at some basic editing skills everyone can learn for taking the quality of your photos to the next level. After all, using editing software is easier than you might imagine. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Resizing An Image

One of the most common types of photo editing is the simple process of resizing an image.

You can actually use the tool to change the size and number of pixels, depending on whether you want the image to be bigger or smaller. The key is to understand that as you change the size, you’ll actually change the quality of the image. 

Fortunately, most photo editing software makes the process of resizing quick and easy.

2. Cropping An Image

Many people confuse cropping with resizing. These are actually very different editing tools.

Whereas resizing changes the overall size of the entire photograph, cropping enables you to remove parts of the image. In other words, you can cut out parts of the photograph in order to isolate specific details.

For example, you could crop out one or more people from an image if you don’t want to include them. 

3. Eraser

Cropping isn’t the only way to get rid of details you’d rather not have in your photos. An eraser is a tool that allows you to be far more specific.

The eraser feature on your editing software functions exactly like a pencil eraser. The key to using this tool is to simply hover your computer pointer over any detail you wish to remove.

The tool will then gently scrub away a few pixels at a time until the unwanted detail vanishes.

It’s also a good idea to use an image combiner.

4. Contrast And Brightness

Do you ever wish you could brighten or darken a photo? This is exactly what contrast and brightness control are designed to do.

This can make a significant difference in the quality of your images, even when the natural light where you took the photo was too bright or not bright enough. It’s also a great tool for adjusting shots taken at sunrise or sunset.

A Guide To Basic Photo Editing Skills

Becoming a great photographer might seem like a huge challenge, but it’s not impossible. The key is to educate yourself about the basics of photography, invest in quality equipment, and develop a few editing skills. Fortunately, the tips contained here will help you get started.

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