How to Photoshop Food

I want to explain some very, VERY basic Photoshop skills today. (I am not an expert by any means!) I use 3 steps pretty much every time I photoshop a picture, especially with my food pictures. Here is a before and after of my Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls (recipe will be posted soon!).
See how much crisper the colors are? The whites are whiter and the colors are more vibrant. It makes it look more professional, in my opinion.

There are only 6 steps to this tutorial. Like I said, VERY basic!

Step 1: Click on Image >Adjustments >Levels

 Step 2: Adjust the sliders on the bar until your image looks the way you want it. Don't forget to "check" preview, so you can see what you're doing.

Step 3: Click on Image >Adjustments >Brightness/Contrast

Step 4: Adjust the sliders to your liking.

Step 5: Click on Image >Adjustments >Color Balance

Step 6: Adjust the sliders. It defaults to adjust the midtone colors, but you can adjust the shadows and highlights as well.

And there you go, a brighter, more professional-looking picture!


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  1. Nice! throw a quick vignette and an edge blur around it and it'll really make your food the focus.

    1. Thanks! I love new tips! Want to write a tutorial for that I can feature on here? :)

  2. Handy tutorial! Thank youuuuuu

  3. nice explanation...and I tried got a good result


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