Susan Varnum presents several techniques for drawing a viewer's attention within an image by using various techniques in Snapseed.
- [Instructor] Alright so I'm here on my iPad…and I'll jump into Snapseed.…I'm going to say Open From Device, my Camera Roll,…there's one image in there, click on it.…And I'm going to hop into Tools.…So I'm in the menu, in the very bottom in the middle…and Tune Image is where I'm headed.…So one of the nice things about Snapseed is…it's pretty fast and intuitive to use.…I drag my finger up and down, I'll bring up a…contextual menu here for Brightness, Contrast,…making all sorts of basic adjustments.…
And if I move my finger left to right I'll be adjusting…the brightness making it brighter or darker.…I'm going to drag my finger up to bring up Contrast.…I'm going to increase the contrast a bit…so I'll move it to the right.…Saturation, I'm going to de-saturate this a bit.…So I'm going to pull down the ambience…and increase the appearance of my vignetting.…I'm going to experiment with the highlight…see if I like them hotter or lower.…I think I'll like them lower.…
I'm going to pull down my shadows, and this really is…
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