Snapseed v. 2.18 has changed it’s user interface.
In this post I’m going to show you how to edit a simple portrait of a pussy cat using the latest Snapseed version 2.18 on an iPhone.
Before / After:
How the photo was taken:
The cat behaved well by not moving much. Hold the mobile with still hands and get as close as you can and make a frame and tap to capture the photo.
How to edit:
1. Launch Snapseed and open the photo you would like to edit. At the bottom you will notice new filters. Just tap on the appropriate one you may think that is good.
2. I have chosen the filter, Morning. It gives a nice warm feel. This Look / preset may not be apt for all images. You have to tap on each one of them and have a look at your photo if it has dramatically improved. Tap the tick to apply.
3. Next tap the Tools to access a wide-range of controls you could use to fine tune your photo.
4. Use the available settings provided by scrolling up and down to select them, and by swiping left or right to apply them.
5. Next tap the Brush, and make sure Dodge and Burn brush is selected.
6. Here, I want to add some light into the cat’s eye to make the photo pop. Choose the brush and slightly brush over the eye. You may want to zoom into the area you want to brush.
7. Once you are done, tap the Curves tool. This tool also provides you with some presets. Just tap on them to see if anything is interesting.
8. You can tap the eye icon to make the curves disappear to have a better look at the photo.
Remember, you can touch the photo to see a before and release to see an after. Keep looking at it to know how much of a progress you have made.
9. You can either save it as a .jpg by exporting it, or you can save it in other formats if you wish to edit the same photo in the future.
Here’s the final edit: