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Editing software can take our images to the next level by allowing us to express our creativity in a way that can’t be done with the camera alone. However, it’s important to understand how to use the program effectively in order to get the results we want. Here are a couple common misconceptions about Photoshop.
1. It’s for the pros. Photoshop has lots of useful tools for non-professional photographers to improve their images. Basic adjustments like brightness, contrast, sharpening and colour saturation can all be easily done with the program.
2. It’s makes things look fake. If used incorrectly or pushed to far, then yes, images edited in Photoshop can look pretty terrible. The key is to learn how strongly to apply adjustments and filters so that your images still maintain a level of realism. This is especially important when editing portraits.
3. It can save any image. Remember the golden rule “Garbage in, garbage out”. Never rely on Photoshop to make great images. It can definitely help to enhance a great shot but always try to get it right in your camera first.
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