Adobe Photoshop is a program that provides basic functions for image editing, in addition to more professional features. The program allows you to crop and resize images, apply filters and adjust color parameters, make adjustments to exposure and brightness in photographs.
In addition, novice users can use Photosop to remove blemishes and pimples from the skin, insert text over images and simulate the portrait mode effect found in cell phone camera apps and features. To learn how to use some basic features to edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop on Windows computers and MacOS, check out our tips.
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See how to use basic Adobe Photoshop functions to edit your images like a professional Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
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How to crop photo in Photoshop
Function found in several other editors, the tool to cut images one of the pillars of Photoshop. Adobe software has four features for its cropping tool; learn how to use the main option that allows you to cut images from the ends of the file.
Step 1. Open an image in the program and keep the left mouse click pressed on the cone highlighted in the image below. Note that the cutting tool is in the toolbar on the side of the screen;
Action to open options for the Photoshop crop tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Select the "Crop Tool" option to activate the software's standard crop tool;
Action to set the standard tool for cropping images in Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Click and drag any point on the edges of the image into the frame. When defining your cut, just press the "Enter" button on your keyboard and save the image to your PC.
When to crop images using Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to configure brightness and contrast in images
This is an adjustment that provides important improvements in the tonal scale of the images. Adjusting brightness can increase or decrease values ??for tones, highlights and shadows. The contrast adjustment is for the general range of tone values ??of the images.
Step 1. Open an image for editing and access "Image" in the top menu of the software;
When accessing settings for Adobe Photoshop images Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Rest the mouse on "Adjustments" and then on "Brigtness / Contrast";
When to access the Adobe Photoshop brightness and contrast control tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Just use the sliders to control these parameters. To see the result of the adjustments in real time, keep the "Preview" option selected in the bottom area of ??the window. Remember that the setting will only be saved when you press the "OK" button.
Adobe Photoshop brightness and contrast control tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to adjust photo saturation
This feature allows you to change the hue, saturation and brightness of specific colors, or to simultaneously adjust all the colors present in an image. The feature can work as a fine and quick adjustment for photos that require more vivid colors.
Step 1. Open an image and click on the "Image" menu. Then rest the mouse pointer over "Adjustments" and choose "Hue / Saturation";
When to access the Adobe Photoshop hue and saturation adjustment tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. You can choose to use a preset at the top of the tool. However, the standardized adjustment may not match your image. The tool is configured by default so that the "Hue", "Saturation" and "Lightness" settings make changes in all colors when the "Master" option is selected. To check the tone options, click on the blue arrow icon next to "Master";
When to choose a color pattern to edit using the Adobe Photoshop hue and saturation tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. At this point, choose one of the color patterns. For this example, we will use the "Blues" option to change shades in blue;
When to set a color pattern to change an image's hue and hue adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Use the sliding buttons and check how the image changed in the background. When you are satisfied with the settings, press "OK" to save them.
Sliding commands to change hue and saturation parameters in images in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to adjust exposure of a photo
Exposure the amount of light captured by the camera to create the image. This factor can be changed during the editing process in Photoshop. When an image is too dark, we say it is underexposed. When there is excess light, we say that it is overexposed. See how to solve this problem using Photoshop.
Step 1. Open an image and go to "Image" in the top menu. Then, rest the mouse pointer on "Adjustments" and access "Exposure";
When accessing the Adobe Photoshop exposure adjustment tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Use the "Exposure", "Offset" and "Gamma" sliders to resolve the underexposure or overexposure in the image.
When to adjust exposure parameters for images in an image in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
How to resize images in Photoshop
Step 1. Open an image and access the "Image" tab. Then, access the "Image Size" feature;
When to access the Adobe Photoshop image resizing tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The resizing is done by inserting Pixels values ??of the image without making cuts. Thus, the original frame of the image is maintained. Keep the "Constrain Proportions" option selected so that the aspect ratio of the image is maintained.
Tool settings for resizing images in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to apply filters in Photoshop
As with famous mobile apps like Instagram, Photoshop also offers filters. The tool capable of amplifying colors to change the tone of images in a simple way. Check out.
Step 1. Open the image and select "Image" from the top menu of the software. Then, rest the mouse pointer over "Adjustments" and choose "Photo Filter";
When to access the Adobe Photoshop filter tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. At that moment, click on the name of the current filter to see more options, as shown in the image below;
When to choose a type of filter for images in Abobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Choose one of the filters available in Photoshop;
When to choose an image filter type to use in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Use the "Density" slider to set the amount of effect applied to the image.
When to adjust the intensity of an image filter in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to write in Photoshop images
The program also allows you to add text over images to create messages, advertisements and create different types of files that require text information. Users can redefine size, fonts, colors and character formatting.
Step 1. Open the image and press the "T" icon on the toolbar on the left side of the screen. Then, click on the location of the image you want to add the text to and use the keyboard to enter the information;
When to activate the text box tool in images in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Use the options at the top of the screen to reset fonts, character sizes, formatting and colors.
Options for adjusting characters in images in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to blur people and objects
This is a tip that can help remove visibility and specific points from an image or blur unwanted faces and objects. The tool is also useful to remove the focus from the background of an image, thus reproducing, in an unnatural way, the effect obtained in DSLR cameras and smartphones that use the portrait mode setting.
Step 1. Keep the mouse click on the drop icon in the toolbar on the left side of the screen and choose the option "Smudge Tool", which is represented by a finger cone;
When activating the Smudge Tool in Photoshop to blur people and objects Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Set the size of the tool's action area to "Size" and the intensity of the effect to "Hardness". Then, click on the image to close the adjustment bar;
When to manage the action of the Smudge Tool to blur people and objects in Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Click and drag the mouse pointer over a point on the image to apply the effect according to the intensity you previously set.
When to apply the blur effect to an image using photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to remove spots and pimples from the skin
Skin spots can be removed easily using Adobe Photoshop. The software has a specific tool that, with just one click, interlaces pixels making uniform regions. The procedure can be used to remove blemishes and pimples.
Step 1. Press the dressing cone on the tool bar on the left side of the screen to enable the feature;
When to enable the tool that allows removing stains and pimples from the skin using Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Select the spot or spine using the indication of the effect that replaces the mouse pointer;
By applying the effect that removes spots and pimple from the skin in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. The tool removes the stain automatically, as shown in the image below.
Image with skin patch removed using Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costta
Use the tips to use basic tools and edit your photos yourself using Adobe Photoshop on your PC.
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