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Photo Editing Tutorial

There are several different methods of editing an image in Photoshop. Let me show you one.

1. Open the photo you want to work with for the today’s purpose. You can go to file menu and heat open or simply press “Ctrl” on Window/ “Cmd” on a Mac and press “O” on your keyboard. Look for the file you want to select, once got, double click on it.

2. Create a duplicate layer by clicking and dragging the background layer into the “Create a new Layer” box which you will get at the bottom of the layer palette. Take off the original background layer by clicking on its visibility icon. You need to do this to make sure that the original layer is preserved, in case we need that again later-on.

Layer copied to preserve original image

Layer copied to preserve original image

3. Go to Image Menu>Adjust>Brightness/ Contrast. A dialogue box will appear where you can actually adjust the brightness and contrast. There should have two different boxes, one is for brightness and the other one is for contrast. Since this image is quite fade and need to increase the intensity of the color, first thing you need to do is increase the contrast. Go ahead increasing until you get the desired color contrast. You might also increase the brightness a little bit, keep trying until you are happy.

Photoshop brightness-contrast tool

Photoshop brightness-contrast tool

4. Click the “OK” button once you meet the desired looking and you are done.

One more thing I would probably do is to select some perticular portion of the photo and try to give it something looks better than other area. In this case, I would first draw path around the lip using “Pen Tool“, click the right button and choose “Make Selection“.

Creating path for lip

Creating path for lip

After editing

After editing

5. Now, again go to Image Menu>Adjust>Brightness/ Contrast. Increse the contrast to get some better color intensity result from the lip. And we are done.

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