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How to Edit an Image in Photoshop

Having a great image requires an extensive procedure to improve the quality of your photo. This is a step by step procedure on how to edit an image using Photoshop. Discover how to turn your images into customers by making it more attractive. Here is how to edit an image in Photoshop professionally.

Import Image

  • Click on the File
  • Select Photo JPEG, PNG, PSD
  • Open Image

Apply Photo Retouching

Stamp Tool

Use clone stamp tool or a retouching tool to remove any blemishes, dirt and spots of the image. Carefully adjust the opacity of your brush in order to slowly remove the dirt. Apply a smooth stroke from top to bottom to remove any blemishes.

Brighten Image

Having a clear image improves the quality of your photo. The more detailed your image is the better because customers love specific details. This process involves adjusting the lighting of your image by adjusting the brightness, contrast, levels, curves and exposure.

Brightness Contrast

Color Correction

The key to a great looking product image is to have your colors corrected. By adjusting your vibrance, hue, saturation and color balance this will improve the overall colour of your image. You can either enhance the colors by popping it out or just simply have a natural adjustment.

color balance

Crop and Resize

Cropping your image trims the sides of your photo making it look bigger and bolder. Resizing your image to your specification aligns it carefully to the edges. By using a cropping tool you are able to carefully trim out the ratio of your image. You can also change your DPI to 72, 200 or higher resolution possible.

Image Size

Image Manipulation

An image manipulation is a process wherein you take out an area of the image and replace it. This process widely used when an area of the image is unable to be retouch due to the magnitude of the damage. Jewelry products need manipulation if diamonds in the rings need to be replaced. Also with real estate you have to remove and add some virtual furniture if needed.

Background Removal

One of the basic photo editing services is background removal. This is widely used by e-commerce websites online. By removing the background you now have a clean or clearer area of your image. You can either put a white background or transparent background of your image.

Increase Sharpness

To have a sharper image you can click on the Filter > Sharpen to improve the clarity of your image. You can also use a sharpening tool and adjust the opacity to 10% to gradually sharpen your image.

Final Retouching

After all the changes you have done to your image you can apply final retouching. This process is furnishing the remaining areas that are still visible. In order to do this you need clone stamp tool to finally touch up some areas.

Saving the Image

When saving an image you need to export the file to JPEG, PSD, PNG or whatever you need for your website. It is important to compress the file size of the image to load faster in marketplaces such as amazon, ebay or in your e-commerce site.

You can also use these Compress Jpeg, Tiny Png, Image Compressor.

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Joepet Macariola is the visionary CEO of 'Photo Editing Company' at Cebu, bringing over 16 years of leadership and innovation to the photo editing industry. Under his guidance, 'Photo Editing Company' has grown from a small startup into a recognized company, known for its cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service.

Joepet's career began in graphic design, where he quickly realized his passion for digital imagery and editing. He holds an Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Major in Graphic Design from University of San Carlos. This has enabled him to drive 'Photo Editing Company' mission of providing top-tier photo editing solutions to clients ranging from individual photographers to large enterprises.