Susan Varnum shares techniques to enhance color and textures in macro images by using Snapseed.
- [Tutor] Alright so I have my image opened here…in Snapseed and one of the first edits I want to tackle…is to emphasize the water drops.…So I'm going to go into Tools…and I'm going to select Drama, and check out,…and make this a little bigger,…I'm going to click on Presets.…So I'm going to look and see what the different edits will do.…I'm not too keen on that one for this image.…This is Drama One, Drama Two, Dark One, Dark Two -…that's not the look I'm going for.…Try Bright Two, woah a little too bright, Bright One.…
So I like how there's this bokeh effect happening…on the right hand side,…but on the left hand side I'm not too keen on…what looks like the introduction of noise.…I'm donna decrease the filter strength…and see what that does.…I'm kind of losing those effects…that I do like on the right.…Alright and then I'll check…and see what happens if I adjust saturation.…I dunno.…I'm going to keep saturation down fairly low.…I'm going to accept these changes…and then lets go into Tools and see if we can undo…some of the unfortunate side effects…
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