The One Photo Editing Tool You Need feat. SNAPSEED App

The One Photo Editing Tool You Need feat. SNAPSEED App
 

Snapseed's brush tool is by far my favorite photo editing tool.

This one tool will make you a professional photo-editor in minutes.

Before beginning, here are a few tips for using the brush tool:

  • Pinch the screen to change brush size

  • Tap square icon at the top right corner to toggle on/off the edits

  • Each brush preset has 5 settings based on strength: -10, -5, ERASER, +5, +10 (exposure has 2 extra)

    • Saturation - make colors brighter or darker

    • Temperature - alter colors slightly

    • Exposure - increase or decrease brightness

    • Dodge & Burn - increase or decrease shadow depth

    • Eraser - Undo parts of an edit without undoing the entire edit


Go from this:

BEFORE.JPG

To this:

AFTER.jpg

Step 1: Open photo in Snapseed, select the brush tool

Snapseed Brush Tool
 
 

Step 2: Use Temperature -5 to bring out blues in water/sky 

Snapseed Brush Tool Temperature
 
 

Step 3: Use Saturation +5 to bring out colors overall

Snapseed Saturation Brush Tool
 
 

Step 4: Use +5 Dodge/Burn to lighten dark areas

Snapseed Dodge/Burn Brush Tool
 
 

Step 5: Final touches, such as +3 Exposure to highlight boat reflection in water, distant focal point & sky

+3 Exposure.jpg
 

And Voila!

REMEMBER: You can use the "eraser" to undo portions of an edit without undoing the entire edit

Edited with Snapseed Brush Tool

Edited with Snapseed Brush Tool

Snapseed has a total of 29 tools & filters which offer precise control over editing. Try some of them on your own photos!