If you are working for some publishers then you must need to ensure that your photos are on their best quality. However, to avoid such unnecessary mistakes when editing the photo, you need to consider several things so that your photos will not look surreal.
Less Editing is always Better
The old saying, “less is more” is suitable for the photo editing. If you make too many edits, you will just make your photos to be unnatural. You may also create some color contrasts which only make your photos feel dull. Basically, the best photos come from a good photo. It means that when you set your camera right and is also supported with a perfect lighting.
Avoid Doing Over-Cropping
To create such great photo editing, you need to stay away from doing unnecessary cropping. If you do the work for a client and you want to make such perfect pictures to be displayed, you need to know what kind of photo application to use. It is stated that the best photo is actually the full photo.
You just need to print the image beforehand and see what you need to do to make it better before you do the cutting and editing. To get precise photo for your client, you can also ask them about how they use the photo later on. It can help you determine which part is best cropped.
Skin Smoothing Methods
If you want to smooth the skin appearance on the photo, you can work next to its original image to see if you do some over-editing which makes the skin become more unnatural and look like a plastic. It is okay for a Barbie doll to have a plastic skin, but it doesn’t work on people’s skins. Make sure that the appearance of the skins look natural. You can try editing the uneven skin color if you want to.
Know More about Layers and Actions
Other common mistake when editing photo is not to apply the layer and actions methods correctly. If you don’t make use them well, your final photo will just look like that a child was playing with the photo editor. You will have great photo if you can implement professional photo layering method. However, it needs lots of practice.
So, make sure to avoid these mistakes when editing the photo. Always ensure that your edited photo looks natural and classic. Don’t do any over-editing which can only make the photo worse than before being edited.