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Dominik Csordás
Photographer

Photo editing for beginners

Digital Asset Published 2/3/20 Last updated on 2/28/20

Welcome to my tutorial!
I give you a little amount of editing tips for better photos. So, the first step is, you need Photoshop or Lightroom exactly.

I write the tips:

  • Contrast.
    You need to use contrast. Try these values: 5, 10, 20, 40. I always use 30-40.
  • Highlights.
    Okay, so, highlights are always the first step after contrast. Try these values: from -20 to -90.
  • White balance and Temperature.
    Try the white balance at 5200-5300K, your camera use this value.
  • Camera Neutral profile.
    Do NOT use Adobe Color profile, always use Camera Neutral. Your camera use that too!
  • sRGB.
    So, it is a funny, but valuable for editing.
    Your camera always use sRGB, so set sRGB to color profile. You can set it with 2 steps. I highly recommend you the Photoshop Camera RAW. Click at the bottom blue underlined text, and set it from Adobe RGB to sRGB.
  • Sharpening.
    Value: 85
    Radius: 0,5
    Detail: 5
    Masking: press alt, and drag. When the background is black when pressing alt, you're done with sharpening.
  • Noise reduction.
    Clarity: 25
  • Lens correction.
    Chromatic aberration: thick.
    Lens profile corrections: thick.
    Make sure, you filled all of the lens corrections.

And you are done!

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Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Educators: Learner
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  • RAW photo
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