TUT 2: Two Tutorials in One (Photo Editing with & without HDR)

Welcome to my 2nd photo editing tutorial! This is actually a two-for-one. The first tutorial has no HDR, and the second one is an HDR edit. I will also touch on basic adjustments that slightly transform perspective. If you would like to follow along, please download the photo used for this tutorial here (first image on the page at the time of this writing). You can also download the file at the bottom of this post if you are signed in. (Please subscribe for access to exclusive content.) All of the apps used are free and available on Android for sure, but I don’t know about iPhone. Feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments section below. Let’s get started!

No HDR

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I. Step One: Snapseed

  1. Open photo in Snapseed.
  2. Tap the edit icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen to open your Tools and Filters menu.
  3. Under ‘Tools’, tap ‘Transform’ and set ‘Vertical Perspective’ to +6, swipe upward & set ‘Horizontal Perspective’ to -16, then swipe upward to ‘Rotation’ and set it to +57 (or as close as you can get it), and tap the checkmark to save your adjustments.
  4. Under ‘Tools’ again, tap ‘Crop’, set the crop tool for aspect ratio 16:9, and just crop a few pixels off the sides to clean up the transformation a bit.
  5. Tap the checkmark to apply settings.
  6. Tap ‘DONE’ in the top left-hand corner to save the photo.

 
II. Step Two: BeFunky

  1. Open newly edited photo in BeFunky.
  2. Tap ‘Edits’, select ‘Beautify’, push the slider to 60 & tap the checkmark to apply the settings.
  3. Tap arrow on the left & tap ‘Effects’.
  4. Scroll to ‘Cross Process’, tap twice, slide to 25 & tap checkmark.
  5. Tap arrow.
  6. Tap ‘Save’ in upper right-hand corner & tap ‘Gallery’ to save to your phone.

 
III. Step Three: Pixlr

  1. Open your BeFunky edit in Pixlr.
  2. Tap ‘Tools’ (1st icon on lower left-hand corner of screen), tap ‘adjustment’.
  3. Tap ‘contrast’ & slide up to 2.
  4. Tap ‘vibrance’ & slide up to 8.
  5. Tap ‘highlights’ & slide up to 26.
  6. Tap ‘shadows’ & slide down to -6.
  7. Tap ‘saturation’ & slide up to 12.
  8. Tap checkmark to apply settings.
  9. Tap middle icon (between paintbrush & frame icons) to open a menu with ‘effect’, ‘overlay’, & ‘stylize’ options.
  10. Tap ‘overlay’, scroll to white circle for ‘color correction’ overlays, select ‘pink’, slide down to 50 & tap checkmark.
  11. Tap middle icon again.
  12. Tap the ‘subtle’ filters in ‘effect’, select ‘alex’, slide down to 33 & tap checkmark.
  13. Tap ‘done’ in the top right-hand corner.
  14. From here, you can choose to ‘Save Image’ (to your phone), ‘Instagram’, ‘Facebook’, ‘Twitter’, and ‘More’.
  15. When saving your image to your phone, you’ll be asked to select a size: ‘Small’, ‘Medium’, ‘Max’, or ‘Custom’. (Smaller is better for space & size, but larger is better for image quality.)
  16. Tap ‘OK’.
  17. Select JPEG or PNG & save. (PNG is a higher quality image. If you choose JPEG, you will also be asked to select ‘Low’, ‘Medium’, or ‘High’ quality.)

And you’re all set! 🙂


HDR Edit

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I. Step One: Snapseed

  1. Open photo in Snapseed.
  2. Tap the edit icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen to open your Tools and Filters menu.
  3. Under ‘Tools’, tap ‘Transform’ and set ‘Vertical Perspective’ to +6, swipe upward & set ‘Horizontal Perspective’ to -16, then swipe upward to ‘Rotation’ and set it to +57 (or as close as you can get it), and tap the checkmark to save your adjustments.
  4. Under ‘Tools’ again, tap ‘Crop’, set the crop tool for aspect ratio 16:9, and just crop a few pixels off the sides to clean up the transformation a bit.
  5. Tap the checkmark to apply settings.
  6. Scroll to ‘Filters’ and tap ‘HDR Scape’ to open the HDR settings & select ‘People’.
  7. Swipe right across the screen to increase the ‘Filter Strength’ to 60.
  8. Next, swipe upward to the ‘Brightness’ setting & decrease it to -3.
  9. Swipe upward again to the ‘Saturation’ setting & decrease it to -5.
  10. Tap the checkmark to apply settings.
  11. Tap ‘DONE’ in the top left-hand corner to save the photo.

 
II. Step Two: BeFunky

  1. Tap ‘Edits’, select ‘Beautify’, push the slider down to 18 & tap the checkmark to apply the settings.
  2. Tap ‘Contrast’, slide to 10 & tap checkmark.
  3. Tap arrow on the left & tap ‘Effects’.
  4. Scroll to ‘Cross Process’, tap twice, slide to 26 & tap checkmark.
  5. Scroll to ‘Orton’, tap twice, slide down to 24 & tap checkmark.
  6. Tap arrow.
  7. Tap ‘Save’ in upper right-hand corner & tap ‘Gallery’ to save to your phone.

 
III. Step Three: Pixlr

  1. Open your BeFunky edit in Pixlr.
  2. Tap ‘Tools’ (1st icon on lower left-hand corner of screen), tap ‘adjustment’.
  3. Tap ‘contrast’ & slide up to 12.
  4. Tap ‘vibrance’ & slide up to 12.
  5. Tap ‘highlights’ & slide up to 6.
  6. Tap ‘shadows’ & slide down to -18.
  7. Tap ‘saturation’ & slide up to 8.
  8. Tap middle icon (between paintbrush & frame icons) to open a menu with ‘effect’, ‘overlay’, & ‘stylize’ options.
  9. Tap ‘overlay’, scroll to white circle for ‘color correction’ overlays, select ‘red’, slide to 55 & tap checkmark.
  10. Tap ‘overlay’ again, scroll to beveled looking circle for ‘olga’ overlays, select ‘adam’, slide to 88 & tap checkmark.
  11. Tap middle icon again.
  12. Tap the ‘soft’ filters in ‘effect’, select ‘thomas’, slide down to 24 & tap checkmark.
  13. Tap ‘done’ in the top right-hand corner.
  14. From here, you can choose to ‘Save Image’ (to your phone), ‘Instagram’, ‘Facebook’, ‘Twitter’, and ‘More’.
  15. When saving your image to your phone, you’ll be asked to select a size: ‘Small’, ‘Medium’, ‘Max’, or ‘Custom’. (Smaller is better for space & size, but larger is better for image quality.)
  16. Tap ‘OK’.
  17. Select JPEG or PNG & save. (PNG is a higher quality image. If you choose JPEG, you will also be asked to select ‘Low’, ‘Medium’, or ‘High’ quality.)

And that’s it! You’re all done!

Please feel free to download any of the “raw” (non-filtered & unedited) photos on my Let’s Collaborate! page, and work your own magic on them! You can upload your finished edit here, or upload them to Instagram and/or EyeEm & tag them #d6Collab with photo credit to elle.d6collab.com. You will have a great chance to be featured here, d6collab.com, Twitter, Instagram, & EyeEm! You must be subscribed to participate, but you can do so for free here. I can’t wait to see what you create! Until next time… 🙂

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