I'm excited to show y'all this. This is like the easiest "photoshopping" or "airbrushing" ever, & it takes just 1-2mins or less, and it's free. For everyone with PC's this is fab.
I love photoshop!! It's great, but it takes so.... long to do work, and u have to be meticulous. However some people would love to have a quick photoshop/ easy / editing look for facebook profiles, myspace, whatever u want. THIS IS FOR YOU! For some reason I always had it on my computer (Sony vaio windows vista but never used it) [Added screens & captions to make it easier]
It's Called Windows Live Photo Gallery! not the regular windows photo gallery.
it's like an advanced version of the photo gallery. it does cool stuff like
-the airbrushing effect
-remove red eye
-make black & white etc
here's an easy way to check if u have it.
Click Start menu -> Search the word "Gallery" -> see if it comes up. If you don't have it. You can download it here. [u do not have to connect to the net after u're done downloading]
this is the logo below: so you'll know you are working with the right thing
The photoshop Airbrush Smooth Look
1. Open a random face picture (you could try it with non portrait/ face pics) & click "fix"
2. My fave first step. : click "Auto Adjust" (you can undo if you don't like it)
2b. Optional: click "Straighten Photo"
-use if you auto adjusted & it zoomed too much, or u want to go back to you previous pose ( or want to do it manually & skipped auto adjust. )*-click Straighten Photo
*you'll see lines which help u, as you slide it.
*(click "straighten photo" again when you're done & the lines will go)
3. Click "Adjust Detail." then click "Analyze"& you are all done. the more you move "reduce noise" to the right, the softer it looks. (or leave it at Analyze)
- it zoomed in so u can see the difference, i guess
ps: Lynda, u know you kinda suck with instructions!! lmao, this is your birthday present, a picture tutorial :) & yesterday's "gift." ((u dont even have to read the text, just read the images & caption))
I added a GIF below ( my 1st GIF, so the quality isnt great, but hey... its better than nothing):
picture 1 = original
picture 2 = tutorial airbrush (top)
grey scale (bottom) - it has various options for greys, sephia, and u can still play with
the exposure (brightness, shadows, contrast, highlights etc)
picture 3 = after reducing the noise, I played with contrasts, lightening etc
I used photoscape.org software to make the gif it was pretty easy & free (and loads of cool image things, like these screenshots)
thats all folks, and if ure eyes hurt LMAO from the animated gif, the image below is the Windows Live airbrushing/ retouching (inside) & black & white outside
hope everyone is having a nice week, & this is useful to someone.
Its as easy as 1, 2, 3
yeah the angle of the pic is different!! a lil weird but its still pretty, so manage, its just a tutorial. Im not a pro.