FC: Digital Editing Techniques
1: Introduction This book gives information on the different editing techniques. The photo below is a original, unaltered photo that will be displayed on all of the pages. This photo will be compare to the photos that are digitally edited. All of the techniques explained are the most common editing tools used today.
2: Crop | Copping an image is a basic essential that many know to how do. Cropping cuts away useless white space and any other imperfections. This can also change the center of the image; many photographers prefer an image to be off center. | The original photo shows all the elements of the photo fully and completely. When it was cropped, elements of the photograph were cut off such as the top of the handbag, the necklace and the scarf. Cropping out the white background on the right side was good because it focused in on the picture without cutting off any part of the shoe.
3: Original | Cropped Photo | 1 | 2
4: Contrast and Brightness | Adding contrast and brightness to photo is an easy way to emphasize the light. Increasing brightness in photos lights up the entire picture as well as giving it a foggy look. Increasing contrast, however, highlight the small beams of light that appear on objects. Combining the two will give the photo intense colorization but add too much and the photo may lose important pieces of the photo. | When altering brightness and contrast there are many ways one can go with this. A negative contrast or brightness results in a duller images and positive number will result in a brighter image. Altering picture two resulted in a darker, duller image. When adding brightness to the picture the hat became non noticeable (picture three), but when contrast and brightness were both added, the hat and the necklace disappeared.
5: Original | -70%Contrast 0%Brightness | 0% Contrast 100% Brightness | 100%Contrast 100%Brightness | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
6: Hue and Saturat ion | Hue and saturation is a great way to give photos a variety of colors without changing the actual objects color. When having both extremes of hue, colors that were once orange and purple is now different shades of blue. A higher saturation will bring about more vivid colors, while a lower saturation dulls out colors resulting in a grayscale. | Hue changes the color of actual objects. Adding 100% hue in picture two made colors that were originally oranges and purples into blues and greens. Full hue and Saturation results in a picture that is bright and rich in color.
7: Original | 100% Hue 0% Saturation | 100% Hue 100% Saturation | 1 | 2 | 3
8: Using a color filter is equivalent to water coloring a grayscale picture. This allows photographers to be creative and different by adding colors to pictures. By adding different colors to the photo, lighter colored objects such as the background and hat changed based on the color filter. | Color Filter
9: Original | Teal Filter | Salmon Filter | 1 | 2 | 3
10: Sharpening and smoothing is an essential technique that all photos should have. When a pictured is sharpened, detailing such as stitching and patterns appear more vivid. This allows anyone to have a clear shot without buying an expensive camera. The smooth technique can soften edges on an object. This gives the photography a softer look. | Sharpen and Smooth | When using the sharpen technique,details such as the pattern in the hat and texture of the purse appear more vivid than the original. When using the smooth technique, edges of the objects, especially fabrics, appear softer or have a blurred effect.
11: Original | 100% Sharpened | 100% Smooth | 1 | 2 | 3