HOW TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOS LOOK BETTER - Snapseed Tutorial!

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Hi there!

In this video tutorial, I explain how to use a phone to improve and make your photos look way better using the Snapseed application by Google LLC

For explanation purposes, I use a photo of myself taken under usual circumstances.

I used Snapseed alone to achieve this.

The Snapseed application is available on Google Play for Android devices and on App Store of Apple devices.

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On opening the application, you should find an 'import' icon to import your photo.
After importing the photo you should then find many tools on your dashboard. And there are three (3) sections under which you would find them all.

The three (3) sections are;

  • STYLES
  • TOOLS
  • EXPORT

Under STYLES, you will find quick settings that can be applied immediately to your photo. Each of these settings bear distinct names and apply different changes. Some of them are; Last edits, Portrait, Smooth, Pop, Accentuate, Faded Glow...

Under TOOLS you will find tools such as Tune image, Details, Curves, Crop, Rotate, Perspective, and Selective, to mention the few that were used in the video.

And finally, under EXPORT you can immediately share the image to social media. You can save a copy of the photo edit. You can export in a specific file format.

THE PROCESS
Preliminary steps;

  • I start by importing the photo from my phone gallery into the Snapseed application.

  • To remove the area of too much sunlight, I simply cut it out by using the Crop tool.

  • To adjust the horizon and perspective to make the human figure look upright, I used the Perspective feature. The Perspective feature works by reshaping the photo with tilting.

  • To adjust the straightness automatically, I use the auto-rotate feature in the
  • To take out the area needed, I take the photo through the Crop tool again.

Colour tone adjustment steps;

  • To begin adjusting the colour tone of the photo, I start by taking it through the Tune image section.
    Under the Tune image section, there are the following features that can be applied;
    BRIGHTNESS - To adjust the brightness of the photo.
    CONTRAST - To adjust difference between colours.
    SATURATION - To adjust the intensity of colours.
    AMBIENCE - To adjust the light balance
    HIGHLIGHTS - To adjust the brightness of light areas.
    SHADOWS - To adjust the darkness of dark areas.
    WARMTH - To adjust the coolness, or warmth of the photo.

Black and white extraction process.

  • To make the areas other than the human figure become mono colored, I start my using the Black and White feature.
  • You will find different styles of mono colour here. I selected the Darken sky.
  • Then click, apply.
  • The use the view last edits icon to open the applied edits and select the Black and White applied. Then click settings.
  • In the settings, use the shade the human figure to apply the colour. After wards, click Apply.

Finally, you can use the Details tool to add more sharpness and structure to the photo.
Then save your photo when you are done. Voilà!

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The things that could be achieved on Snapseed alone are quite vast. Depending on the condition of the photo you're trying to work on and the desired results you're after, a lot of the tools Snapseed offers may be used, or just a few.

One example is not enough to cover the many tools on Snapseed, so I'll be sharing tips and tutorials on them.

There are many other great applications that you could use these tips and tricks on, like Lightroom by Adobe.


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Hey, this made me all excited 😊. I used Snapseed for years back then.

Great tutorial my man, great video too.

You fresh dawg. 👏

Hey, this made me all excited 😊. I used Snapseed for years back then.

It's a really great app.👌🤝

Great tutorial my man, great video too.
You fresh dawg. 👏

Thank you man!😂😄💆

I used snapseed for over 2 years and it gets exciting everytime. I must say, the video looks really sharp, the audio is good as well and you have a nice room there hahaha. 14 minutes is a lot of work, kudos big man you did well.

Here's for your effort.

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I still use Snapseed till today and it truly is exciting.

Thank you you for your kind words!🙏🙏

Here's for your effort

Gracias!🙇‍♂️

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I have the Snapseed application on my phone also and use it with Adobe lightroom to perfect my work. This is a great app. You don turn Pro sef agba

What developers are doing these days to provide efficient apps to do almost anything with a phone is quite amazing.

You don turn Pro sef agba

Abeg o😁😁

We dey learn everyday.

Hello my man! That app seems excellent. Ill try it.

Id like to advise you: You should read the rules of the community ill leave the ink for you https://peakd.com/hive-106817/@geekzone/geek-zone-community-rules-or-update-en-es.

Once you read them, you need to give your consent and you will get "Geek verificado" role. That will increase your visibility. Also one of the rules is that every post need to have 500 words minimum.

Thanks for the app bro, keep it up with the good content ❤️

!LUV !PGM

Thank you for notifying me, @bananasfallers.

I had actually forgotten about the community rules. But I have now adjusted it.

Thanks for the app bro, keep it up with the good content ❤️

Thank you for checking it out. 🤝🤝

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It's there a form I can apply to learn video editing from you sir?

Haha😁, it was my first time.

And I actually took many cues from your video tutorial on markdowns.

You're quite a great tutor @olujay. Thanks for the exposition. It's very helpful.

Thank you, @elshammah

I'm glad you found it helpful. 👍🤝

This tutorial is really helpful, thanks man

Love the fact that you are natural, no forming.
Your tutorial is really nice, bro keep it up.

Thank you so much man.

More are on the way!

Hey bro, you should really consider pursuing a career in lecturing because you do it so well.
I've watched a lot of tutorials on editing but some times, I find it difficult to understand what the content creator is communicating.
With you tutorial on the usage of snap seed, I can actually say that I was able to capture your point to a very reasonable extent and am even moved to give it a try!
Thanks so much! More of you bro!!!
@olujay

but some times, I find it difficult to understand what the content creator is communicating.

I can totally relate to that

because you do it so well.

Thank you. I do enjoy it...

I am really glad you found it useful.
I am encouraged to do make more. 🤝

You are welcome man. Just keep doing what you do

Sure.
And you as well.

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