10 Ways To Fix Dull Photos with Photoshop

Brian
December 9, 2012

Whether you’re using a top-of-the-line DSLR camera or a cheap disposable, chances are you’ve had to discard otherwise-great photos because they turned out dull.  Lighting, atmosphere and other issues can make even the perfect shot dull after development; but with a little bit of Photoshop knowledge you can turn those dull throwaways into stunning masterpieces.  Here are 10 ways to fix dull photos with Photoshop.

1.  How To Fix Dull Colors

This tutorial shows you how to correct one of the most common photo problems: dull colors. Follow the step-by-step video to make your photo colors more brilliant using Photoshop.

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2.  Make Gray Photos Pop

This tutorial demonstrates how you can use Photoshop to turn dull, gray photos into bright, highly detailed photos you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.

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3.  Master Professional Retouching Workflow

From start to finish, this Photoshop tutorial shows you how to retouch your portrait subjects for magazine-quality photos.

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4.  Landscape Photo Editing

It can be hard enough to find the perfect vantage point for your landscape shots, let alone take the perfect photo.  With Photoshop, you can turn your shots of the Grand Canyon and other landscapes into magnificent masterpieces.

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5.  Repair Scratches and Tears on Old Photos

Ever go through Grandma’s attic and find tons of old photos, but they’re worn and torn?  This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to digitally repair them.

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6.  Photo Color Correction for Amateurs

This Photoshop tutorial shows you the quick and easy way to make your photos more brilliant.

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7.  Color An Old Photo

Want to add realistic color to your aunt’s old-time glamour shots?  This tutorial shows you how.

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8.  Add Color To An Old Wedding Photo

Old wedding photos never do justice to the bride and groom, but you can show the world how cute your great grandparents looked with the hand-coloring techniques applied in this Photoshop tutorial.

Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS Shuttertalk - Google C_2012-12-06_11-23-27

 

9.  Glamour Shot Retouch

Give any portrait a glamour shot retouch with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step Photoshop tutorial.

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10.  Photoshop HDR Tutorial for Beginners

Give your photos the crisp look of High Dynamic Range with this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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