Over the past few months photo editing has become a lot quicker for me, I used to use Photoshop in the past to edit my blog photos however it was very time consuming. I now use iPhoto to edit all my blog photos and find it much quicker and simpler, plus I think the finished result looks just as good. I tend to just use Photoshop now if I want to do something different such as create gifs or layer images.
When I edit outfit photos I like to move the middles levels slider around half way down which brightens up the photo, it will normally look quite faded at this point which is when I increase the contrast between 15-20 until I like the colours in the photo. I’ll add a little more saturation to bring out the colours in the photograph and then increase the exposure the tiniest amount.
This is so easy to do and now that I’ve been doing it for quite a while it’s very quick. The last thing I then do is crop the photo to the desired size and then it’s finished. Here’s what a before and after looks like, it’s much brighter and the colours are more enhanced in the finished image.
Moving onto makeup and beauty photos, I edit these slightly different. I still move the middle level slider bar around half way down with a little exposure, but when I add the contrast and saturation I change this until the colour matches the actual real colour of the product. These take me a little longer as I like to brighten up the photo whilst capture the true colour of the product, especially if I’m showing products such as lipsticks or eyeshadows.
So that is how I edit my blog photos! I hope you enjoyed this post as I personally love reading how others edit their photos so I thought it would be nice to share how I edit mine too. I did love using Photoshop in the past but found it was too time consuming so I only use it now if I want to do something a little more complicated, for general editing I think iPhoto works just as good.