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Learn to Use Photoshop to Enhance Your Product Photos


As a WAHM, you can increase the product sales of any business by simply taking the time to learn to use Photoshop correctly. With just a few photo enhancing tricks, you can make your product photos pop. The best way to begin is by taking great photos from the start. Remember, the better your photo, the less time you'll need to spend in Photoshop. However, keep in mind that even the most professional photos can be enhanced with the use of Photoshop.

Great photos are crucial when you're selling your products online. It would be wise to purchase a light box for photo taking or simply make your own. Remember, you may only get one shot to catch the consumer's eye, and you want your product to stand out. Eye-catching photographs may be all you need to grab the attention of online surfers as you lure them through your virtual doorway. Here are some pointers to learn to use Photoshop.

Learning Photoshop

Photoshop offers so many features that it may be overwhelming at first; therefore, start slow. There are a vast number of "how to" online articles to assist you every step of the way. Also, local community colleges offer Photoshop classes to teach you the basics like correcting color casts, sharpening your photographs and more. A class can be very beneficial to some while others may wish to experiment with one feature at a time. Libraries, book stores and e-books are other options to learn Photoshop basics and tricks such as removing dust or scratches from your photo.

Adobe Photoshop Tools

Adobe Photoshop supplies plenty of tools to help intensify any image. There are an assortment of drawing tools to take advantage of such as airbrush, paintbrushes, pens and pencils. These handy tools will assist any image creation you dream up. The pattern stamping and erasing tools make it achievable for you to correct or enhance images. You will have the power to reproduce sections of particular images and draw specific shapes such as squares, circles or rectangles.

The Photo-merge tool grants you the ability to take respective images or photos then stitch them together. When you compound these photos into one, you can create beautiful panoramic images.

Retouching Your Photos

You will have fun editing your photos with numerous image retouching tools that Adobe Photoshop provides. Once you master these powerful tools, your friends will be convinced that you possess the gift of taking great photos. Removing unsightly red-eye from each subject in your photo is easy. Removing annoying dust specks without upsetting the image takes seconds. Re-sizing, rotating and cropping your images will allow your photos to stand out.

A Quick Photo Enhancing Tip

To get started, a quick edit tip for photos that are too dark is to click on the Menu at the top of Photoshop, go to Images, go to Adjustments, and finally, click on Curves. Here, you can adjust the lightness and darkness of your photograph by clicking on the diagonal line near the midpoint. When dragging the tip towards the top left corner of the photo, your image will brighten. Be sure to check the preview box initially so you can view the changes as you go. If you're pleased with the photo, simply click okay. Other great features to learn are the Sharpen feature and the use of the Crop tool.

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