Do you want to get into photo editing, but you’re not sure where to start? If you’ve recently created a Picsart account, then you’ve seen that the options for photo and video editing are pretty much limitless. But, it can be a bit intimidating to know where to start. You can time travel back to the ’70s with vintage filters, create a logo for your brand, an invitation for a party, create your own presets, and even edit yourself roller skating on the moon. But where do you start? That’s where photo editing tutorials help.
Of course, no one comes out of the gate knowing how to do it all. You have to start with the basics, learning the entry level photo editing tips and tricks before making the jump to more advanced editing like surreal edits. That’s why we’ve compiled 5 of our favorite photo editing tutorials to get you started on your creative journey.
5 Easy Photo Editing Tutorials
No matter what your skill level, these 5 tutorials will get you making some share-worthy posts in seconds. Whether you’re using Picsart to improve your social media posts or to make marketing collateral to promote your small business, these tutorials will help you feel more comfortable with creative design.
1. Background Removal
Ever have the perfect photo, but wish the background was a bit more tidy? Perhaps you’re doing product photography and you shot all of your products in one sitting, but want them to look different when posting online. That’s where the Background Remove tool is helpful. In one tap, you can remove the background of an existing image, and then replace it with another setting.
2. Color Replace
This is another useful tool for those who do batch photography. If you’re capturing a lot of photos in one setting, but want to make them look different in the feed, the Color Replace tool is perfect for you. This photo editing tool is used to replace colors in a photo. It’s incredibly useful if you’d like to change your outfit color to match something in the background or if you’d like a model’s outfit to match your brand colors. Either way, you’ll end up with a truly eye-catching edit that’s surprisingly easy to do.
It’s easy to enhance portraits with the entire suite of AI-powered retouching tools. Whether you want to explore a different hair color, remove red eye, whiten teeth, adjust eye bags and blemishes, or add makeup, it’s easy to do. There’s also a new HD Portrait tool that lets you upscale a portrait image – perfect if you have an old family photo that you want to restore.
Bonus: if you want to get a digital makeover with AI-powered makeup tools, check out this in-depth tutorial on Retouch Makeup.
On the flip side, it’s also important to learn how to blur photos when learning photo editing hacks. Generally speaking, blurring allows you to change the focus of a photo, helping you guide the viewer’s eye to your subject. You can blur the background, blur a face to protect someone’s identity, use motion blur to add a sense of movement, or radial blur to add velocity. The type of blur effect you choose will vary based on your original photo composition and graphic design goals, so get comfortable using all of the blur effects.
Batch editing is one of the most useful tools in a photo editor’s arsenal because it allows you to quickly do light edits to a number of photos at a time. Not only does batch editing save you time, it also helps you see all of your final photos together in one place. This is very useful for marketers and brand owners who are low on time but have a number of product images to edit. You can quickly remove and change the background, crop, resize, add a watermark, and upscale up to 50 images in one swoop.
Where to Find Advanced Photo Editing Tutorials
We’ve just scratched the surface on cool photo editing hacks. That’s why we’ve created a full crash course for Picsart users in our Picsart 101 series for Web and Picsart 101 for mobile. And once you have those editing basics down, be sure to follow our YouTube channel for a wide range of useful photo and video editing tutorials, trendy edits, advanced editing how-to’s, web and app-based editing hacks, and more.
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