Photoshop is famous (infamous?) To make better pictures than real life. Not surprisingly, its suite of tools can do everything from adding a little something to completely rework an image. We'll show you some ways you can take your digital photos or scan to a new level with some techniques that have [advertising links removed]
Method 1 of 2: Cut and healing
Open a photo. When opened in Photoshop, which will appear as a background layer. The first thing to do before applying the finishing touches is to crop the photo, and eliminate anything that threatens the image.
Select the Crop tool (C). Most of the time our pictures are taken without much thought to the composition. Or we are capturing a moment or take a lot of shots in the hope of finding "a". Clipping can help you focus the lens at the subject and add a lot of strength to the image.
This image using the rule of thirds is clipped. The general idea is that the image is divided into three, horizontally and vertically. Important elements of the image must be at or near the lines.
You can see the tops of the mountains are almost aligned with the vertical lines, while the sky and trees are defined by horizontal lines. It is estimated that this makes it more interesting to have everything centered image.
Press Enter to crop the image.
Select the Healing Brush tool tones (J). Use it to clean parts of the image that is not trimmed, but they are a distraction. For the image of our test, we will prune trees in the lower left, lower right and upper right.
Your image is now ready for the next step: the release!
Method 2 of 2: Cleaning and Adjusting
Duplicate the background layer. Right click on the background layer and choose Duplicate Layer from the menu, or drag the bottom layer of the New Layer icon and Photoshop will automatically create a duplicate layer.
Set the blending mode to Soft Light. This can make the image too dark, but it is only an intermediate step. Once the blending mode is set, select Control-I (Command + I) to invert the image, or select Settings from the Image menu and select Invert.
Use the high pass filter. In the Filters menu, select More ...> High Pass ... Make sure the Preview box is checked, set the Radius slider to taste. Note that the picture will change with a nice effect, soft. The radio really depends on the image resolution. If it is a very high resolution, you will use more if it is a radio image of low resolution. Let your taste guide you.
While we use a landscape, this effect is also very nice, with portraits.
Create levels adjustment layer. With the Background copy layer selected, click the icon in the levels of the Settings window.
Clicking the Auto button automatically will balance the levels between the brightest part of the image, and darker. You can use the sliders to adjust the image, or use a custom fit at the top of the Properties window.
Create a curves adjustment layer. Now click on the Settings tab, click the Curves (right next to the icon of levels) icon. This allows you to fine tune the image contrast.
Click a quarter of the height of the line and pull it down a bit. Click again to 3.4 of the height of the line and pull up a little. This should form a sort of "S", and your image should be much more dramatic.
Change the blending mode of the adjustment layer light curves. This prevents contrast affects the color information of the image.
Merge Layers. In the menu on the Layers window, select Merge Layers, or press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-E (Shift-Option-Command-E on the Mac) to create a new layer that combines the information in a single layer.
Select the Dodge tool (O). The Doge and engraving tools are ideal for carrying out the highlights and shadows of an image. At the top of the Photoshop window, adjust the controls as follows: for the Dodge tool, set the exposure to 5%, and the chain of the highlights.
Set your brush to a size small enough (depending on the resolution of the image), and use the Dodge tool to stimulate the highlights. It is ideal for carrying out the details of an image, without further clarifies things
The Burn tool darkens things, and is used in the shadows to give more detailed images.
Compare the images. Furthermore, it is the image before, [advertising links removed]