Editing Software is the most important tools for creative design. Every component of creative artworks needs post-processing. Those are Photo, Image, Video, Graphics and much more. Likewise, editing software is the armor for the creative designer or you who has an interest in creative design.
Let’s set the scene you’ve just come back from a trip or event you’ve taken a lot of pictures during that time and well they are very significant memory. The pictures you like to keep and share as it turns out pictures that come directly out of a digital camera and always perfect. In fact, most of them could benefit from some post-processing on your computer so you might want to do that for some of the pictures.
There are some techniques you can use to do. Image editing techniques can range from very simple to very complex. You don’t have to spend a lot of time just working to try and make your picture look better. The first problems are brightness. A lot of the time what contributes to a bad looking image is the fact that the brightness isn’t quite right. Of course, we cannot salvage every situation for example if an image is grossly unexposed or overexposed. There isn’t a whole lot we can do because a lot of information has been lost for example in a case of overexposure we lose all the color information in a blown out areas. So we can’t really do very much to salvage that. However, in most situations where the exposure is more or less, we can actually use tools to sort of fix things up.
There are many tools you can use. Namely a brightness and contrast tool, levels tool and curves tools. Brightness and contrast are the simplest though it gives you very little control. Levels tools are slightly more complex and are the tool we would recommend you use. The brightness and contrast editing are to adjust the contrast of images which don’t have quite enough contrast to bring it up. Notice what happens the darker colors become darker. Brighter colors become brighter this makes the image looks much more vibrant. Which helps in making the picture feels like it is of a higher quality.
Don’t overdo the editing otherwise you get strange splashes of color. The best way forward is to increase the contrast subtly. Then use the brightness slider if the image feels to adapt bring up the brightness slightly. If the image feels too bright bring the brightness down. What you need to do is to find the perfect balance so with that done we can move on to step two.
Crop the image is optional but there are good reasons to do it. If you feel that you need to do go ahead and do it. Because it can make your picture look better. There are two reasons for cropping an image. First of all, remove something you don’t want for example someone walking into your frame. You can also crop for a stylistic purpose. In this context, we are trying to make better framing. That refers to where your subject is in the final image. As well as what the surroundings around your subject. Like paying attention to framing is one of the things that contribute to making an image look professional.
Using the crop tool just draw a rectangle around your subject. Adjust cropping by dragging the edges around. The first thing is to cut out everything unimportant from the picture. For stylistic concerns, there are actually quite a few rules that determine how you should frame your subject. The most famous is to not center your subject. Try to just push it off to one side may be up or down a little. That immediately creates a much more professional view in your image. Now the importance of crop which can affect the look and feel of your final image the shape of an image is measured using units called aspect ratio. That is the ratio between its height and width.
A lot of cameras will be slightly blurry. That is just the nature of digital cameras. Thankfully image editing software can sharpen the image. There are two different filters you can use to achieve this effect. A simple sharpen tool or in the more advanced is an unsharp mask.
There is so many editing software you can use. A free and paid version is available in the market. If you are a beginner, consider using a free version first. There is so many free image editing software. GIMP, Canva, Photoscape, Paint is a popular free Editor. The best-paid image editing app is still Adobe Photoshop.
Basic video editing has the potential to tell a story. Make an audience feel emotions all while being virtually undetectable. With the power and speed of computers, the art of storytelling has gotten easier than ever. There are a few time-tested techniques in order to make your edits flow just as smoothly.
The first technique is screen Direction. Refers to how the audience perceives the direction. Something is either looking at or moving to on the screen. A common error among beginning editors is changing screen direction in the middle of a shot sequence. Avoid this since it tends to look unnatural and confuse your audience.
An example we have a man across the street walking from left to right. In the next cut, he’s walking from right to left. Then he’s shown walking from screen left to screen right again breaking the illusion. In order to solve this problem simply eliminate the shot from your sequence. If you have other shots to choose, insert a neutral shot. Let’s go back and take a look at our sequence again. First, we see our man walking from screen left to screen right. This time we’ll take out the middle shot in the sequence and instead insert a shot showing the man coming toward the camera. When played back you can see this allows the audience to still feel that the movement of the scene is going in the same direction.
Another example of this would be when you want to show two characters on screen talking to each other. If one of the people is shown on the left of the screen. The audience expects the other person in the conversation to be placed on the opposite side of the screen. Looking screen left creating the illusion of two people talking face to face. When the rule isn’t followed, the results may look like to people who are talking to another person or by themselves.
Pacing and timing can really help a video edit go from good to great. So when editing a video make sure to avoid a few of the most common pacing errors. The example of a pacing error sees if you can spot what is wrong as you could see in that clip. The shots lingered too long for the pacing of the music in order to make it more interesting. It would have been a good idea to have placed more cuts shot at different angles during the scene. Be careful don’t put in too many cuts.
Let your audience get established in the scene by using an opening shot and second edit to the beat of your music. Emotional feel another common patient error is what is known as lagging Lowell. A laggy Lowell occurs when action seems stalled in a scene. Making it look too rehearsed. The example, a man is reaching for a door handle in grabbing the handle he stalls. Most likely thinking about his next move and then turns the handle. Thankfully there is a quick fix to this kind of error. Simply allow the action of grabbing the handle to progress in one shot. Then cut to another shot right at the point where he turns the handle. This will help your audience believe it is one smooth action.
A term you’ve probably heard of quite a bit in the film is continuity. Continuity refers to the persistence of either an action or an item in a scene. If something in a scene changes positions from one cut to the next it can pull your audience from your video. It makes them feel as if they’re watching a movie with multiple takes rather than just one. This is so important in the film industry that they actually have a paid position. There are some very common continuity errors in both film and television. You should watch out for in making your own video. Things like glasses clocks and smoke and commonly change from one scene to the next.