Use a Variety of Photo Editing Tools!

If you take the time to move beyond camera skills, you’ll discover the amazing and fun world of digital imaging. I encourage you to explore the use of different software tools for adjusting and editing your photographs. Once you become adept at using the various tools available, you will discover the only real limit is your imagination!

Consider the different photo editing tools and plugins as being sort of like tools on a workbench. You wouldn’t want to just own a hammer.  You need a variety of tools all serving a different purpose.

In this example below, I used a mix of Lightroom and Photoshop magic, but then blended in the use of Alien Skin Software‘s “Snap Art” using their Impasto effect, which gives the image a paint brushed on canvas appearance.  The background is imaginary, created with a mix of edits in Photoshop.

Want to learn photo editing skills? I offer private instruction on virtually all topics of photography and digital image editing.

Happy Photo Editing!

Kevin Gourley

Kevin's book "30 Practical Tips for Better Photographs" is available in print and on Kindle devices!

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