Import and Selection: The editing process typically begins by importing a photograph into specialized software like Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Lightroom, or using mobile apps like Instagram or Snapseed. The first step often involves selecting the portion of the image you want to work on, which can be the entire picture or just specific elements within it.
Basic Adjustments: Basic adjustments involve fine-tuning the image's overall appearance. Common adjustments include:
Retouching and Repair: Retouching involves removing imperfections, blemishes, and unwanted objects from the photo. This can include removing acne or wrinkles on a portrait, dust or scratches on old photographs, or even unwanted people or objects in the background
Advanced Editing: Depending on your creative vision, you may employ more advanced techniques such as:
Filters and Effects: Applying filters, gradients, and various effects to create a specific mood or atmosphere. Layering: Combining multiple layers with different elements (text, shapes, images) to create composite images.
Masking: Using masks to isolate specific areas for different treatments.
Color Grading: Giving the image a specific color tone or style, which is popular in photography and cinematography
Adding Text and Graphics: For promotional or design purposes, you might add text, logos, or other graphical elements to your image.