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Image Editing Tips Index


Image Editing Tips Index

Correcting and Adjusting Photographs

Adjusting exposure

Shadows too dark or highlights too bright? Here's how to correct exposure problems.

Correcting White Balance

Correct colour casts in your non-flash photos caused by artificial lighting.

Rotating and cropping

If the camera wasn't quite level you can rotate the picture in Photoshop.

Correcting a tilted horizon

Tired of leaning buildings and sloping seas? Here's how to straighten them up.

Adjusting Colour Curves Pt. 1

Adjusting Colour Curves Pt. 2

The most versatile way to adjust tone and colour balance in your digital photographs.

Correcting Lens Distortion

Embarrassed by the poor quality of your optics? Help is at hand.


Why we need sharpening, and how to apply Unsharp Mask to improve your photos.

Dodging and Burning

Selectively lighten or darken areas of your picture by using Photoshop's Dodge and Burn tools.

Clone brush

How to use the Clone brush to remove unwanted objects from your pictures.

The Healing Brush

Use Photoshop's Healing Brush to hide the signs of ageing in your portrait photos.

The Patch Tool

Use this versatile tool to re-touch larger areas than the Healing Brush.

Basic portrait retouching

Improving skin tone, eye colour and other details for better looking portraits.


Special Effects

Motion Blur

Radial Blur

Add a sense of movement to your action pics with these easy techniques

Selective Monochrome

It's an over-used effect, but when it's done right it still looks great

Focal Plane Effects

Make everyday objects look like tiny, highly detailed models using this simple editing trick.

Realistic Film Grain

Recreate that classic grainy black-and-white look.

Gradient filter

Add dark and stormy skies using the gradient tool.

Sepia toning

Apparently everything in the past was brown, so give your photos that authentic historic feel by adding sepia toning.

Converting colour to monochrome

Turn your colour photos into black and white while keeping control of tone.


Create a soft border for your romantic portraits. This tutorial uses Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Soft-focus portraits

Give your portraits a soft romantic feel.

Selective colour replacement

Want to know what your car would look like after a respray? Here's how to find out.

Match Colours

What if an apple was the colour of an orange? Would we call the colour apple, or would we call the fruit orange?

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

HDR photography is all the rage at the moment. Here's how those distinctive-looking images are made.


General Techniques

Organising Your Pictures

Use Adobe Bridge to organise and search your photo collection using keywords.

Batch Processing

Speed up repetitive tasks by using Photoshop's automatic processes.

Photo printing pt. 1

Photo printing pt. 2

A two-part tutorial on how to make perfect photo prints on a domestic inkjet printer.



Changing the weather

The only reliable way to combat global climate change.

Make your own postcards

Save money on holiday this year by making your own unique postcards.

Make your own greetings cards

Run out of ideas for original birthday gifts? Why not make a personalised card?

Making animated GIFs

Turn a sequence of photos into a simple animated image, ideal for forum avatars.

Composite images

Use high-speed continuous shooting and multiple layers to make striking composites.


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