Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening and softening specific areas, part of iPhoto for iOS Essential Training.
…Alright, let's take a quick look at our last two brushes: sharpen and soften.…I'll select sharpen.…This is useful when you want to create the appearance…of a little more clarity in a section of your photo.…Now, sharpen can't actually focus an out-of-focus…image, but it can bring out smaller details.…It does this by strengthening the intensity…of the hard edges you brush over.…For example, this photo already looks pretty sharp.…But maybe I want the sailboat to be a little sharper.…And I want to emphasize the ripples on the water…by the reflection of the sun a little bit more.…So I'll brush over those areas.…Now, it's not easy to see the difference…as you're applying the brush strokes, but if I…zoom in, and I compare this to the…original, you should be able to see the changes.…
So there's the original, and there it is sharpened.…So that's the sharpen brush.…I'll select the soften brush next.…Soften of course does the opposite by blurring the edges in the photo.…For example if i want these clouds to be a…little fluffier, i can brush over them to soften them up.…
In this course, lynda.com senior staff author Garrick Chow details the features and capabilities of iPhone for iOS, sharing tips for enhancing and sharing photos along the way. Learn how to examine photos, mark the keepers and delete the duds, improve the overall look of your photos with its arsenal of editing tools, fix problems like red eye and dark areas, and share images with friends and family. Garrick will even show you how to order a printed photo book straight from Apple.
NOTE: With the release of iOS 8, Apple has discontinued iPhoto for iOS. Therefore, iPhoto will not launch in iOS 8, and any existing iPhoto data will be migrated into the Photos app when upgrading to iOS 8. For more information on the migration process, see this documentation.
- Flagging, favoriting, and tagging photos
- Cropping and straightening
- Adjusting exposure, color, and white balance
- Fixing red eyes
- Repairing specific areas of an image
- Mailing and texting photos
- Sending photos to other apps
- Assembling and sharing slideshows
- Ordering prints
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