How to improve your photo editing skills

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Photoshop is a “divine” photo editing tool that helps you get the perfect image you want, but to do this, you need to master the skills. Professional editing features.

If you are a novice who does not have much experience, do not worry, the following article will give you 19 tips to improve your editing skills in Photoshop effectively.

Introduce about professional photo editing software Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a professional image editing and design software that is being used on Windows or Mac OS computers. Photoshop provides users with a lot of image creation and editing features to help users design works of art and illustrations as desired. In addition, on this software, users can also change the background image, simulating a picture in real life can be done.

Photoshop is the most popular photo editing tool today because image manipulation is quite simple and has the ability to edit many different image and video file formats. Tools in Photoshop make it possible to edit images individually as well as batch images.

People who work in photo editing often use Photoshop to retouch images, crop or clarify locations or objects in the image that are not clear. And web designers often use Photoshop to build website interfaces, build banner images or content images in posts.

The secret to improve editing skills in Photoshop

To stay relevant and thriving in this highly competitive photo editing industry, it’s important to keep your skills strong and constantly learn new ways to improve your skills. to complete the job. Photoshop is a highly commercial tool, but given its complexity and capabilities, it’s easy to miss out on some of the useful features, options, and tools the app offers.

This tutorial video by Jesús Ramirez of the popular Photoshop training channel presents 19 lesser-known tips and tricks to help you improve your photo editing skills. Check it out:

The first tip of the tutorial is an extremely helpful tip for photo editors. The reason is because it helps you see both detailed zoom for something like local and comprehensive dodge and recording, while zoomed out enough to be able to see the exact effect of this technique.

This trick, as well as the ability to exploit the Clone Tool more effectively, will help you visually increase your editing level.

Below is a summary of timestamps for each technique useful in the video if you’re having trouble getting to the timing. However, it is the best to sit down and focus on watching the entire video.

00:46 – Open same document in two Windows

02:43 – Select Color from outside Photoshop

04:06 – Source scale and rotate cloning tool

06:35 – Normal mode for grouping and synthesis

09: 47 – Eight special blending modes – Specific Highlights

12:06 – Brightness control with black / white adjustment

13:18 – Spot Healing Brush Tool mode

15:47 – Toggle “Blend If “to Transparency

18:04 – Bring back old refine contour (Refine mask)

18:59 – Knock Out – Non-destructive mask

21:36 – Load brightness as a choice

23:59 – Curve color autocorrect – Color correction

26:40 – Auto curve color correction – Color match

29:56 – Create your own Photoshop template (P SDT)

33:10 – Previous image – Cropped tree size symmetrically

34:53 – Correct flare

37:24 – Adding more contrast to the cloud filter

38:09 – Creative Cloud MarketPlace

40:58 – Photoshop Search

Above are the 19 tips to improve editing skills in Photoshop, SaDesign Retouching Academy hopes to help you grasp useful knowledge. If you see a good article and want to share it with your colleagues or friends, don’t forget to click the Like and Share buttons.

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30 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills

If you've decided to give your best pencils (opens in new tab) a little rest and jump into digital art, you'll more than likely need some photo editing software (opens in new tab). Part of Adobe's Creative Cloud suite, Photoshop is used by thousands of designers worldwide on a daily basis.

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It's such a flexible bit of kit that you could spend a week learning new features, doing Photoshop tutorials and experimenting with Photoshop brushes and still have only scratched the surface of what's possible.

Once you've overcome the beginners' learning curve, however, there are some real gems hidden inside Photoshop that can help you speed up your work and get more out for less effort. Here we've rounded up 30 of the best Photoshop secrets to help sharpen your skills and improve your productivity.

01. Control your panels

Did you know about this hidden menu?

In the top right hand corner of every panel is a little icon that reveals a fly-out menu, giving additional options that you might not have seen before. You can use this menu to set your layer panel thumbnails to a larger size, crop artwork and much more.

02. Paste in Place

Paste in Place is one of those functions that you'll use all the time if you know about it, but if you don’t it will come as a revelation! After you've made a selection either in your current document, or in a second document if you're combining artwork, copy as usual by choosing 'Edit > Copy' (or with the shortcut cmd+c).

Then, in the document you want to paste into, use the shortcut cmd+shift+V to paste your copied element in the same position on the document as your original.

03. Bird's Eye View

If you're doing detailed work such as cloning or edge refinement, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Equally, if you're working at a high zoom level, navigating around the document can become tiresome.

The Bird's Eye View feature helps with this. When zoomed in, you can press and hold the H key on your keyboard, and click and drag with your mouse to temporarily zoom out to a bird's eye view. When you let go, you'll zoom back in to the level you were working at.

04. Interactively set styles

Move the shadow around by clicking and dragging on the canvas

When you're adding a drop-shadow layer style, move the dialogue box to one side. By clicking and dragging on the canvas you can use your mouse to interactively move the shadow around relative to the layer casting the shadow.

05. Repeat Transformations

Once you've made a transformation to a layer or object using 'Edit > Transform', you can very quickly repeat that same transformation on another layer or object. Simply press cmd+Shift+T and Photoshop will repeat the same transformation on the currently active layer.

06. Solo your layer

It is possible to preview a single layer

You can quickly get a look at a layer on its own by alt+clicking on the layer's eye icon in the layers panel. alt+clicking on the eye icon again will return you to the previous layer visibility state. Note that if you accidentally click on another layer's eye icon you'll lose the ability to revert back to the previous state.

07. Enable visibility history

Enable the history state for layer visibility

If you want to avoid the problem of losing layer visibility settings while previewing individual layers, you can tick a setting in the History Panel options dialogue box that will enable history state for layer visibility. Once checked, you can use cmd+alt+Z to step backwards through your history as you always have, but you'll find changes to the visibility of layers is now included within that history.

08. Merge vector shapes

Merge two vector shapes together and keep the result as an editable vector

Creative Cloud users can merge two vector shapes together and keep the result as an editable vector. Simply select the two shape layers and hit cmd+E on your keyboard to merge them together.

09. Quickly finish editing text

This handy shortcut moves the focus out of a text box

When you're working with text boxes in Photoshop it can be frustrating to move between tools as your shortcut keys won’t work. A great little secret tip is that you can press cmd+Return on your keyboard to finish editing text and move focus outside the text field. This allows you to quickly select other tools using their shortcut keys as appropriate (e.g. V for the move tool).

10. Organise your files properly

It's easy to become sloppy with the way you name and organise files. But if you have to hand over your work to others, this can rebound and give you a bad rep as people struggle to work out what's going on. Follow our advice on how to organise your files properly here (opens in new tab).

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How to improve your photo editing skills

Editing and processing your photos is an important part of the image making process and one that you can’t ignore if you want to get the best from your photography. Choosing the best software for the job often comes down to two options: Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo. In my book The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing, I teach you everything you need to know about photo editing with both types of software through informative and easy-to-follow tutorials.

The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing is a tutorial-based book that provides photographers of all levels with a practical and effective way of learning how to edit images professionally using Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo. This comprehensive book will ultimately help you to take your photography to new creative heights.

The steps of each tutorial focus on Photoshop, with a small section outlining any differences to the process in Affinity Photo to ensure users of both software can follow the tutorials effectively. In many cases, the techniques are identical across both software options.

The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing

Post-production can make the difference between a good image and a great image, not to mention it’s an essential process if you shoot in RAW to enjoy the most flexibility and control possible.

This book will outline everything you need to know to gain a better understanding of how to apply darkroom style effects to your images using Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo.

Through detailed background knowledge designed to make you familiar with the software and to build your confidence, you’ll learn a wide range of skills and techniques through step-by-step case studies that will make learning an active experience.

Not only will this be a valuable reference resource, it will also be your very own personal tutor giving you everything you need to edit your images like a pro.

Learn the essentials with a complete guide to every tool, filter and effect for both Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo

Get the most out of your RAW files with detailed instructions on processing your digital image

Master basic, intermediate, and advanced editing techniques with easy to follow step-by-step tutorials

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