Category: Photo Effects

How to reduce the noise in your photo

You may encounter such a problem in digital photography. After you take a shot of a scene, you will find that the photo turns out grainy. This is known as noise in digital photography. It is caused by many reasons. You boost the ISO level so that you can...

How to add a vignette effect to your photo

Human eyes tend to be attracted to the brighter regions of a photo. The darker regions lead our eyes towards them. If the edges of a photo are the brightest areas of the photo, it will distract our focus on the center, which is adverse to the overall impression...

How to fix the harsh lighting to soften shadows

Light is the core of photography and affects our photos in many ways. As a photographer, you may know two terms: hard light and soft light. Hard light and soft light create different qualities of shadows and transition between bright and dark. Hard light makes sharp edged shadows with...

How to make color adjustments by mixing color channels

Our eyes are unable to pick out many different levels of light and darkness. But they are much better at distinguishing different colors. In order to get the full photographic color on screen, we make use of the RGB model, which is a system to stand for colors. R...

How to set a custom white balance manually

Different light sources emit colors in different temperature ranges. If you shoot a photo under natural light, the photo will look cooler and have more of a blue tone. If you shoot a photo under incandescent light, the photo will look warmer and show up more orange. And if...