Photoshop is a graphics editing program. It’s part of the Adobe Creative Suite, which is the bundle of software we use here in connection with all of our graphic and web design projects. Photoshop has become so well known as an editing program that the word “photoshop” has become synonymous with editing photographs. It has become a verb. Today we’ll be going through the top 3 requests we get for photoshopping photos.
1. Repairing a damaged photo
The elements can be tough on photos. Important photographs can get exposed to sunlight, greasy fingers, damage or neglect. When this happens they may need a Photoshop facelift. Cracks, creases, tears, fading, spots and other problems can be repaired digitally, making the photo (once reprinted) as good as new. The photo can also be re-sized to your liking. If you’d just like a digital version for posting on the web we can do that too.
2. Cropping and resizing
When you snapped that photo you of course didn’t notice the finger covering the right edge of the lens. Yes, that cute little fingertip is yours. Or what about your daughter’s soccer teammate picking her nose in background to the far right? Disgusting! (But yes it’s a true story.) Since some things like this simply cannot be framed and put on display, another popular Photoshop request we get is to crop-out unnecessary, irrelevant or offensive material. We do this by cutting a new frame around the desired content. The resulting photo can then be re-sized for framing or mounting (or posting).
3. Completely removing someone from a photo
It’s funny and sad at the same time, but the boyfriend removal request does come up quite a bit. People change. Relationships end. But if you really do look your best ever in that photo with your ex, what to do? Have him completely removed from the photo, that’s what! As to who or what should go in his place, that’s your decision.
There are many more but these are the most common requests we get for photoshopping/editing. Keep the interesting photoshop requests coming! Depending on what comes our way we may need to update this post in the future!