Basics of post processing using Photoshop

Basic of post processing in photoshop

Sometimes we have a precious moment in our lives captured in the wrong way. That is where Photoshop and post processing is used to fix this problem to enhance and retouch our precious, yet less than perfect image to become precious perfect ones. [note : we are just touching these points] In this tutorial, I will share some of my favourite enhancing and retouching techniques. You may know some of my techniques, and others, you may not.

Vibrance : Vibrance is a smart-tool which cleverly increases the intensity of the more muted colors and leaves the already well-saturated colors alone. It’s sort of like fill light,

Exposure : Exposure may be the most common problem in photography. Whether your image is underexposed (too dark), overexposed (too bright), or just washed out in a hazy low-contrast fog, improper exposure can ruin an otherwise good shot.

basic of post processing in photoshop

The way you need to approach this is to mainly drag the Exposure slider to the right until the image begins to have about the right brightness. As you do so, don’t worry too much about the shadows, we will look forward to learn more option of photoshop image retouching.

Duplicate layers in Photoshop when you about to make some major changes, you should duplicate certain layers to keep a safe version of the original, then if you make a mess of the copy you can refer back to the original version.

Choose the Blur tool from the Tools panel in Edit Full mode. Press Shift+R to cycle through the Blur, Sharpen, and Smudge tools. Select a brush from the Brushes Preset Picker drop-down panel. Be sure to use a small brush for smaller areas of blur. Larger brushes produce more extreme effects.

basic of post processing in photoshop

Select a blending mode from the Mode pop-up menu.You have several choices, including Hue, Saturation, Color, and Luminosity. Choose the strength of the blur effect with the Strength slider or text box. The lower the value, the lighter the effect. Paint over the areas you want to blur. If you don’t like the results, press Ctrl+Z (cmd+Z on the Mac) to undo the changes and then lower the Strength percentage. 

post process

Now we have a retouched image using some very basic tools of photoshop. Here we have few more distractions in this photograph and we will learn to remove it using a smart photoshop tool.

Content Aware Fill

What Content Aware Fill does is to replace unwanted areas of an image in a smart way. It can reduce the amount of time you spend working with the Clone Stamp and other fixing tools when you have something you need to get rid of in an image.

basic of post processing in photoshop

Go to tool bar of photoshop window and select spot healing brush tool as showing in above image. Make sure, ‘’Content-Aware” is selected below the menu bar. Use the brush over the objects you need to remove from any photograph.

basic of post processing in photoshop

Lets look on further process…

basic of post processing in photoshop

Here I’ve used the spot healing brudh tool over those blackbucks distracting background of this photograph.

[ note : use smaller size of brush to get accurate results otherwise it may be quite tough ]

Final Result

basic of post processing in photoshop

Article By: Bhavyesh Acharya