7. Making Your Images Pop!


Fine-tuning and Special Effects

Now that we have a good foundation of image editing skills, it’s time to start taking things up a notch. Here’s the thing: Most great-looking images are treated with basic image-processing steps like the ones we have covered. But a good editor can move beyond the basics and add little effects to the image that really make it stand out. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top either. Sometimes it’s a subtle thing like a gradient added to a sky, or maybe a vignette to add emphasis and focus to a subject. This chapter will cover effects and treatments that I use daily to add some pop ...

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