Simple and Effective Photographic Results for Beginners


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We know that the above image seems to be a bit confusing… We were just experimenting with Typography and came up with this crazy image. As the title says, here are a few extremely simple ways to enhance your photographs.

Levels (3) and Curves(4) the most common tools in Photoshop to enhance images. Thats why we choose some uncommon yet effective tools which is the Overlay(1) and Gradient Map(2).

1. Overlay

The overlay is the simplest and the easiest way to enhance almost all kinds of photographs.

  • Steps:
    • Duplicate the Layer
    • Gaussian Blur the duplicated layer (avg. range from 3 to 5)
    • Set the Layer Blending Mode to Overlay
    • Overlay_dd

    • Adjust Layer Opacity get cool results. (below images are set to 60%)

You can experiment with other Layer Blending Modes too.
Overlay_ptut1

Overlay2_ptut

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