How to edit your pictures

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How to edit your pictures

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Editing pictures is easy for some, and can also be a challenge for most, and take hours to accomplish. Some may also say it’s not something that can be taught, you just do it. Editing photos comes with patience and a good eye. Making sure the brightness, contrast, and even the eye catcher of the picture is being noticed. When editing a picture, what the picture is plays a huge part in how you edit. Meaning, whether it’s a selfie, picture of a basketball player in action, or even a picture of a plant, everything has its own theme.

This is where the filter comes into play. The filter is one of the most important things that can occur in a picture. For example, on Instagram you have the option of Clarendon, Gingham, Moon, Lark, Reyes, and a few more. In other words, black and white or simply a more brighter approach can make a huge impact on a pictures theme. Some may prefer editing photos within the photos app, on iPhone you have this option, but if you own an android, downloading an app, like photo editor, PicsArt, or Filterra will solve that problem. When editing a photo within the “Photos” app on iPhone, first, you go to the picture you desire, then, you go to “Edit”. After hitting “edit” in the upper right corner, you will be placed in the magical world of editing.

At the bottom of the screen you have different options to choose from. A lot of times the picture doesn’t come out as expected, but but they end up getting posted anyways! Tutorials on how to edit your photos are kind of rare, considering the fact it is not something you learn in one day. On the bottom of the screen you will have a few options, the first thing you should go to is the the 3 circles, when pressing on that option, you will be brought to multiple filters to choose from. Vivid, Vivid Warm, Vivid Cool, there is so much to decide from. This is where you take your picture content into consideration.

Say you have a picture of flowers in a vase sitting on a table, and you want it to look like more of a sad photo, black and white is usually the best fit for one of these photos. So, while being on your iPhone, in the filters, you slide over, towards the end of the slides, you will be brought to the black and white options. Mono, Silvertone, and Noir. Not saying you have to use these options on a flower and vase, but it’s all about the picture and the mood you’re going for. Brighter filters may express happiness and a more active picture. While black and white or dull pictures express a more laid back approach or even sad.

When editing pictures you have the option of contrast, brilliance, exposure, highlights, shadows, and brightness. When editing pictures, you want to make sure the main focus is on you, or whatever the picture is. Most people edit pictures prior to posting them, whether it be on Instagram, Facebook, or even Snapchat. Paying attention to if your pictures match your feed plays an enormous part as well; when going on someones page, they usually have a certain look. For example, an athletic person may have their pictures edited brightly, and with more contrast. While others have a page that’s a little more laid back and more calming may have black and white pictures, or a duller look. Editing pictures can be a hard world to decide in! However, your pictures can definitely turn out to be amazing.

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