Blogger help: Snapseed Photo touch-ups made easy

Have you ever planned a specific day to take blog photos only to get there and the weather be awful and natural light pretty much non-existent? If so then you’re not the only one. I thought I’d put together a quick guide on how I use Snapseed to edit my blog photos as I think it’s a pretty good app and not to mention it is FREE too! This guide is mainly to help brighten photos that are too dark or darken bits that are too light.

Step one:

snapseed guide for bloggers

Open the photo you would like to edit

Step two:

Click the pencil icon in the bottom right hand corner, this will bring up the tools. For this tutorial I will only be using the selective tool.

Step three:

Click on the selective tool. snapseed guide blogger help

Step four – Choosing the right tool:

With the selective tool you have four options which I have listed below, I tend to use the brightness and contrast tools the most because either having too much or too little brightness if often my problem.

  • Brightness

  • Contrast

  • Saturation

  • Structure

Step five – Adjusting brightness:

  1. Click on the little + at the bottom of the screen and tap where you would like to adjust on the photo, it will bring up a B. You will see up the top it says Brightness (The + must be blue to add a B).snapseed guide blogger help

  2. If you drag your finger to the right of the screen it brightens the image and to the left darkens.snapseed guide blogger help

The reducing brightness tool is really good if there is too much light on one side of your photo or if you want to make an area black (See below). You can do this multiple times on one photo to create the desired effect.snapseed guide blogger help

Step six – Using the structure tool to get rid of unwanted lines:

  1. Click on the little + at the bottom of the screen and tap where you would like to adjust on the photo, it will bring up a B drag your finger up on the screen to change the B to S .snapseed guide blogger help
  2. If you drag your finger to the left of the screen you will see the line on the table (in my picture) fade away. If you drag your finger to the right it makes the line more visible (Before/After).

Please note with this tool you can apply all four options on one + you add. To delete a + you have added simply double tap it, this also brings up an option for: cut, copy, delete and reset.snapseed guide blogger help

I hope you found this tutorial useful, please let me know if you found it helpful or would like more like this in future.

Thanks for reading,

Love Saff x

 

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7 Comments

  1. July 20, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I absolutely loved reading through this post, downloading Snapseed now, can’t wait to use it for myself. x

    Lisa | Soho Stripes

    • July 20, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope you find it useful! X

    • August 2, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      It’s pretty good! I didn’t realise what you could do with it until I started playing around with it xx

    • saffydixon
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      I love it now I understand it 😊

  2. Laura ♥
    August 4, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I’m going to download it asap. Thanks for the recommendation! ♥
    Lauraconteur ♥

    • saffydixon
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      That’s okay! I’d love to know how you get on with it 😊 x

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