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Editing Photo No3

 

For this photo, the colour is a bit off and too bright. So this I’ve decided for this photograph I want to transform it into black and white. Editing photos black and white is my favourite adjustment. It can change a photo completely.

 

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Original Photo

 

For a more in depth guide on how to edit photos black & white click here.

First of all you need to click onto Image > Adjustments > Black & White.

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Image > Adjustments > Black & White

There a box will appear, all you have to do is click okay. then the photo will transform black and white.

As can see the image is a soft black and white, therefore to intensify the image I have used brightness/contrast and levels to do so. By changing the input and output levels you can make the image more intense and whole lot more interesting.

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Brightness/contrast tool.

 

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Here you can see the input and output levels on the levels tool.

 

 

 

 

Here is my original and final image.

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Original

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Final image

Next is my fourth favourite photo edit.

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Editing Photo No2

Initially looking at this photo it is quite dry and not very interesting like a close up photo is intended. Therefore I’m going to use editing tools that will enhance and make this photo more vibrant rather than greyish and dull. I will be in particular brighten up the moss in the photo to add a bit of colour.

This is another photo that I have picked out as one of my favourite photos taken. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6  to edit. 

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Original Photo

The first adjustment I made was changing the levels, I used the sliders to push more light into the photo.

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This toolbar is located above the layers.

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Levels Tool

 The next adjustment I used was the brightness contrast tool to brighten up the light that I had added into the photo, this was to try make the photo seem less dark and grey.

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Brightness/Contrast

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Brightness/Contrast tool

Finally as previously mentioned I wanted add some colour to this photo, to do this I would need to enhance the colour green (the moss) on the wood. To do this I used the vibrance tool.

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This is the vibrance tool.

Here is the final image. 

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You can clearly see the difference the different adjustments have made. 

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Original

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Edited

Continue to see the editing process of my third photo.

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Editing Photo No1

For this chapter I will be editing my favourite photo from the photoshoot. I edit my photos using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Original Photo

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Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast

The first tool that I used was the level tool, I wanted to make the photo look darker to give it a bit of a scary and stormy feel to it. Therefore I pushed the light out of the photo. To further darken and control the image I used the Brightness/Contrast tool.

Here is the result

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Looking at the image its clear to see that the image is too dark at the bottom, therefore I made the decision to brighten the photo up by purposely making the houses lighter. To do so I had to cut out the houses and copy them onto another layer so I could change them separately. For me to do so I had to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Here I could precisely cut out the buildings and copy and paste them into a new layer.

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In this screenshot you can see that the lasso tool is selected and I’ve cut out the buildings as planned.

I then selected the new layer, labelled ‘buildings’. To brighten them up again I used a combination of levels and brightness/contrast.

Here is the final result

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Final Image

To demonstrate the transition of the photo I here is a short clip to show the changes.

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Continue to the editing of my second photo arrow-for-jamess