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Photoshop Makes Snorkeling Photos Better

Photoshop Makes Snorkeling Photos Better

Photoshop is one of the most widely used editing applications of the twenty-first century. And with its widespread utilization in the magazine and media industry, it has often been condemned for promoting images that don’t represent the true picture. However, on many occasions, Photoshop can be your one best friend to help you salvage your photos.

When you go on vacation, or venture out to do something you normally wouldn’t do, you want to capture that memory. And in today’s modern times, taking the photo isn’t the problem. The dilemma is to edit that photo into a high-quality momento worthy enough to post on social media. And that is where Photoshop comes into play.

Snorkeling is one such adventure. The experience of breathing underwater, swimming with the fish as one of their own, and witnessing the vast beauty of life hidden away under the ocean invisible to the eye is one that is not forgotten in a hurry. Despite the memory locked away inside your head, one wants a keepsake so you can boast about your escapades to your friends and followers. But what do you do when your ordinary cell phone camera refuses to cooperate underwater? What happens if all your pictures come out blurry and spotted?

Photoshop is your associate in cases like these. With its multiple organizational tools and the multitudes of filters, it carries; your pictures will look like something straight out of a magazine. Most people believe that the camera does all the work, and that is your camera is a high definition, top of the notch camera, and you’ll end up with a picture worthy of Instagram. But that is mostly not the case.

It’s often behind the camera that creates the real beauty of the picture, and that is the prowess you possess to edit and clean the picture using Photoshop. The biggest problem one often faces when taking pictures underwater is the bleaching. You had a swarm of bright fish swimming against a backdrop of carols, and when the photo comes up on camera, its colors have faded. The beauty and the contrast are gone! Well, fear not. That’s just the water doing its job. And you can change it right back. Simply use the RGB function in Photoshop or any similar photo editing software, and adjust the colors until they reach the brightness that you missed out on. Even if you’re a total beginner at the editing part, you can always utilize the Auto Enhance option to bring out a whole new look to your picture. A simple click of a button, and your picture is a hundred times clearer.

colorful coral reef with many fishes and sea turtle
colorful coral reef with many fishes and sea turtle

Just re-coloring your photos isn’t enough. You need to work on correcting the other aspects of the picture until it is perfect. Almost every picture can be improved with a good crop. Don’t be afraid to eliminate the extra bits around the edges. This causes more focus on the main object, and removes any extra space to give it a composed, focused look. Cropping directs the attention of the looker directly onto the subject of the photo-and that is exactly where you want them to be looking.

Water is a filter; the deeper you go, the more it will bleach your photographs. But its not just color that is reduced, the contrast of the picture is diminished too. Using Photoshop, you can deepen the shades of your pictures until they look more natural and real. Under the water, there is no fluorescent lighting to give your pictures that perfect glow. You have to work with whatever light that filters through. And more often than not, that light is not enough. You can easily adjust the exposure and the brightness of your snorkeling photos with just a slide of a cursor.

Within your pictures, you will also have the option of increasing the shadows to look more real. You will be able to highlight certain aspects of the photo and deepen the image so that it has more depth and dimension to it.

Underwater photo of family mother and son snorkeling and swimming with Hawksbill sea turtle
Underwater photo of family mother and son snorkeling and swimming with Hawksbill sea turtle

Despite the fact that Photoshop can be hard if you are new to it, it doesn’t take a long time to learn. The controls needed to produce a high-quality picture are pretty simple, and can be performed by a simple click or two. A software and a bit of tinkering- that’s all you need to document your magical trip to the land down under.

All these little tricks are the only thing you need to transform your photographs from a grainy, pale version, to a high definition, clear picture. Be it water droplets on the camera lens, or a blurry face shot, you can quickly look up tutorials and learn how to mend these imperfections yourself. Easy, cheap editing, done yourself without the application of a thousand filters, that’s pretty much the closest you can get to a natural photograph these days. So get your computers out, and get ready to get some likes on your latest snorkeling experience.

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