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Blogging for Photographers by Jolie O'Dell

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7 photoshop basics

When posting your images to the web, you’ll want to make a few adjustments—the file sizes will be smaller, files types will be different, and you may add a few extra bells and whistles to turn a nice image into a beautifully designed illustration for your written blog content. Here’s a quick run-through of how to use Adobe Photoshop image-editing software to your best advantage as a photo blogger.

Before we begin, note that it’s best to edit your images lightly and without degrading the original. You’ll do this by adding layers and making adjustments to the layers rather than to the original photo file. It’s a bit like making ...

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