Editing photos is a recent trend that was not known to people a decade back. Today, you hardly find a photo of a person on social media that is not edited to some extent. You would see filtered photos, photos with a lot of smileys in them, photos that are animated as gif and a lot of others that make the photos look more fun than they really are. Owing to this new trend, people are getting keener to edit pictures by using either the simple photo editors that have just the basic features or the pro or complex ones that can take your pictures to a whole new level.
Photoshop is used as a medium to edit pictures across the world by the professionals as well as other people who are fond of photo editing. This software is an amazing and very powerful source to edit your pictures, manipulates them, recreate them or simply enhance them. Since it is a very rich and full of features program, it is packed with some amazing tools that help you make your pictures look better, feel better and look more original. However, there is a vast majority of people who limit the use of the resources or the tools in photoshop to just the basic ones, so they are not using all of the complex tools to edit pictures.
Today, we have populated here a list of the tools that are usually ignored by the users of photoshop but they are essential and they can help you a lot when you are editing the pictures or event creating them. Let’s get to the list of those essential resources in the hope that you will be able to enjoy your experience with photoshop with them.
If you are new to photoshop, you might not have an idea for what the selections are. This is the most essential thing to understand when you are editing in photoshop. The selections tool helps you identify a set of pixels to the programs and then perform a range of actions to them. These actions include editing, changing colour, moving or deleting the photos. With the help of these selections, you can do the editing of the pictures very easily, so make sure you have a good grip on them as well.
The concept of masking is another important tool to understand as it plays a very helpful role in photo editing. When you are masking in photoshop, you are actually telling the software which of the pixels you wish to hide and which ones to display. The pixels that you point with white will be displayed while those that have black mask colour would be hidden by the mask. You will find this tool to be exceedingly helpful while you are working in adobe photoshop.
When we think about the brushes, the first thought that strikes us is that we are talking about paint brushes and paint while this is not true in photoshop. Although a lot of painting can be done with the brushes here, still these brushes can be used for a lot of other things than painting.
These layers play an important role in determining how the colour and contrast of the picture should be edited. For this reason, you can use the adjustment layer to adjust the colours and tone of the pixels that you are working on. Once you know how to deal with these layers, changing the colours and editing them becomes simple and easier for you and this feature plays an important role in adjusting the colour balance as well.
This is the tool of photoshop that you must know about if you deal a lot with the pixels sample colouring and retouching. You can add a sample to this clone stamp and use it repeatedly to add the same features to the new pixels as well. There is a lot that you can do with the help of the clone stamps.
Layers are an extraordinary feature of photoshop. With the help of these layers, one can easily place several layers one on the top of each so that the work you are doing becomes indestructible and it becomes easier for the people looking on your work to understand what you have done.
These are the amazing and the essential tools that you can use for editing the pictures in photoshop and to make the editing in the pictures that will make your pictures close to reality and better to look at. With the help of these tools, you can work wonders on otherwise ordinary looking photos.