7 Tips on How to Edit Your Travel Photos

Many people know how to snap photos with their cameras when travelling. However, after they return, they just didn’t take the time to go through them. It is a waste to let these photos sit in your photo SD card and to not do anything with them. It would be better if you could edit these photos and then put them in photo albums and photo frames. If you want your photos to look great, you must learn some tips on how to edit them like a pro. The following are 7 tips that can help you.

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1. Crop Out Unnecessary Details

You can use the crop tool to remove any unnecessary detail and bring to attention the focus of the shot. When cropping, make sure you don’t crop away any object that can help you to tell your story. The subject doesn’t always have to be centered but it must be in a position that catches a lot of attention. For portrait, make sure the eye is centered to meet the rule of thirds. It is also important to not crop off a subject’s limb or ears. In Movavi Photo Editor, you must first click on the crop tool and then choose the area you want to keep by adjusting the crop frame. When you are done, you simply click the apply button and your photo is now cropped.

2. Levelling a Photo

It is a common mistake for people to snap a crooked photo and this mistake can easily be rectified with the tilting tool in the photo editor. If the image is only slightly tilted, it will be hard to notice it when in zoomed in version. To level a photo, you must go to the rotate tab and click on the Level Tool button. The grid will now be drawn all over the photo. If it is a scenic photo with a horizon, you can use the horizon line as a guideline. The horizon line must match with the grid line when you are levelling it. To level a photo, you must drag the angle slider until the photo appears straight.

3. Using a Shadow/Highlight Tool

If you are a beginner, you’ll find yourself taking a photo that sometimes is too dark or bright in one area. You can fix the dark spot by using the shadow and highlight tool. In the software, the shadow and highlight tool are found in the Adjust tab. You can reduce the dark areas by dragging the shadow slider to the left and dragging the highlight slider to the right. You can also adjust the brightness slider to make some light appear in the shadows. It is important not to adjust the brightness slider too much as it can lead to the photo changing color to green or purple. Get more details at https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-remove-people-and-objects-from-photos.html.

4. Improve Photo Contrast

You can increase the visual impact of the photo by adjusting the contrast. Using the contrast tool, you can make the silhouette of a shadow object have a fuller contrast against the brighter background. In the Adjust tab, you can drag the contrast slider around until it gives you the desired result. Usually, you only have to tweak it to more than 20 to get the desired result. As the contrast increase, the shadow object will become darker and the object with white light will become brighter.

5. Making Color Adjustment on the Image

You can also improve the image by adjusting the color. Color adjustment can add warmth to the image by changing the hue and saturation color. If you want a black and white photo, you simply drag the saturation slider to the left to DE saturate it so that it now has no color. If you drag the saturation slider to the end, you will find the color is now much more brilliant. There are also other options like hue, tint, and temperature that can make the color of the image stand out more. The more you adjust the color, the more the picture looks unreal.

6. Remove Unwanted Objects

Most of the photos that you take will have some unwanted objects, for example, the crowd, vehicles, and animals. You can remove these unwanted objects from your photo by using the object removal tool. The object removal tool can remove any object but it gives the best results on an object that is located in a background with a similar pattern. For example, you can use it to erase people swimming in the ocean water as the ocean water has the same pattern. This allows the tool to easily calculate what pattern to use in replacing the blemish area.

You must go to the Object Removal tool to find the tools you need for removing the unwanted objects. First, you must select the brush button to mark the unwanted objects in red color. After that, you must press the Start Erasing button to erase them away. To use the clone stamp tool, you must first hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on the spot that you want to copy. Next, you must let go of your mouse cursor and move your mouse to the area that you want to fix. Now, you can click to paint the area with the pattern you just copy.

7. Remove Unwanted Background

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Sometimes, the person in the photo looks amazing but the background looks ugly. The issue can be fixed by replacing the unwanted background with a new background. In the change background tab, you can use the brush tool to mark the subjects with green color and the unwanted object with red color. After properly marking the background, you must press the Next Step button to delete it. After you click the button, you can click on the Browse button to select a new background photo.

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