Ten Fun (And Practical) Ways to Manipulate Your Photos

In This Chapter

  • Applying Retouch menu filters
  • Removing red-eye
  • Correcting crooked horizon lines, lens distortion, and perspective
  • Tweaking exposure, contrast, and color
  • Cropping away excess background
  • Creating a black-and-white version of a photo
  • Having fun with special effects

Every photographer produces a clunker now and then When it happens to you, don't be too quick to pres the Delete button, because many common problems are surprisingly easy to fix. In fact, you often can repair your photos right in the camera, thanks to tools found on the Retouch menu.

This chapter starts with the basics of navigating the Retouch menu and then provides specific instructions for using its photo-repair tools. Following that, I clue you in on a few special-effects tricks, including shooting in Effects mode.


Applying the Retouch Menu Filters

You can get to most Retouch menu features in two ways:

  • Display the menu, shown on the left in Figure 10-1, select a retouching tool, and press OK. You're presented with thumbnails of your photos, as shown on the right in the figure. Use the Multi Selector to move the yellow highlight box over the photo you want to adjust, and then press OK to access settings related to the retouching tool.

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