In this video, continue editing a macro flower image to make an average picture of an amazing flower look like it belongs among the stars.
- [Instructor] Alright, so I've opened up this image…in Snapseed and now that I'm looking at it on the iPad,…it's kind of interesting, 'cause the petals and the stamen…don't look like they were from the same image.…It looks like a bad composite, despite the fact…they're actually from exactly the same source.…So what I'd like to do is apply an overall texture,…but before I hop in there and do that, I'm going to go to Tools…and just do some basic image adjustment.…So I'll start with brightness.…And I'm going to pull that down a little bit.…I'm going to increase the contrast, push up the saturation.…
Actually, I'll pull back the saturation just a bit.…I'll increase the ambiance.…I'm going to pump up the highlights,…pull down the shadows,…and cool the image down a little bit.…Alright, so the next thing I'm going to do is…I'm going to hop into Drama.…And actually, right away, Drama 1 looks like…it's pretty neat.…Drama 2 actually is too.…It's a little glowy and bright.…
This is too dark.…So now let's try to figure out if we want to do…
First, brush up your botanical vocabulary. Then learn how to take your raw photos and start editing them into something more. Find out how to build texture, enhance color and tone, and direct focus to draw viewers into the areas you want to highlight. Susan switches between different apps on desktop and mobile, to show the strengths of each tool. Follow along to find the workflow that works best for you and your photographic style.
- Why we photograph flowers
- Editing to draw focus
- Enhancing texture and color
- Refining your story
- App hopping: Using the best tool
- Assessing your progress