Taken by Catherine Moutran
Every picture is an image that can be adjusted. A few tools that can adjust a picture are noted below:
Image > Adjustments:
In order to fix the blurriness/haziness of a picture you should go to Filter and then sharpen. You can sharpen a picture up to two times, however if you sharpen the picture more than twice, the picture gets ruined.
** Filter > Liquify => to adjust shapes- This option enables us to fix/distort the image.
** Sizing pictures and unlocking background: in order to rename a background double click on the background and click OK => layer 0 => and you will unlock the background allowing you to move and change background freely. If we click on shift + show bounding box on top > then we can stretch the picture proportionally > enter > layer > flatten image.
** Rotate: Image > rotate canvas
** History brush tool: we do whatever we want then we use this tool wherever we want only. Note that if we rotate the picture, we will not be able to use this tool anymore.
** Fixing Faces: blurring + retouching the whole face
o Magic wand > select all face by clicking shift > right click > feather > 5 > OK
o Control/Command C (copy) + Control/Command V (paste)
o Choose first layer with face only
o Filter > blur > Gaussian blur > radius: stronger (to blur more)
o Eraser tool > brush parts of face that we want to have
o Opacity of layer: reduce
o Layer > flatten image
** Changing eye color:
o Zoom in > choose the color replacement tool (under healing brush) > choose the color we want to use > click on Elliptical Marquee tool (first top left in the tool box)
o Zoom in more > make a circle around the eye > shift + another circle around the other eye > image adjustment > hue saturation
** Blending Modes:
c. Color balance
2. Use the healing brush to edit 1 spot and use the patch tool
3. Use the dodge tool to brighten parts in the photo
4. Remove the haziness in the picture