Create Perfect Portrait Shots: Snapseed is the sole ambassador of Google‘s post-processing department. The software offers a lot of choices to play around with. Giving you enough reasons for enhancing your quick snaps.
Today, our focus on ever-increasing love for Selfies and Portrait shots. If your phone features two rear cameras or an additional depth sensor, then you know the additional background blurring that Portrait shots bring. However, due to software and hardware limitations, the result isn’t always optimal. Selfies, too, can improve a great deal if you know which buttons to click and sliders to tweak.
In this article, we’ll discuss three prominent features of the app and tell you how you can combine them to enhance your Selfies and Portraits.
Create Perfect Portrait Shots
Just download the Snapseed photo editor app, from the link Play Store using the link below.
This tool allows a user to enhance their facial characteristics, such as Skin Tone, Eye Clarity, Face Spotlight, and Skin Smoothening. If you’re feeling a bit lost and bury, there are also lots of presets you can choose from.
The head pose gives you complete control over how your face/head appearance. Feel you could’ve smiled more, or think your head feels a bit too lean? Snapseed’s got a solution for you.
Lens Blur is all about recreating the original blur effect of expensive DSLR cameras. You can also set Blur strength, Transition area, and Vignette strength to complete the transition.
Firstly, Open Snapseed.
Click Open on the top-left corner to open the image you want to edit.
Go to Tools.
Click on Portrait.
Click on the Tiny face icon to your left. This tab is for choosing your skin tone i.e Pale, Fair, Medium, and Dark.
Once done click on the ‘Okay’ arrow on your right.
Click on the Adjust tab in the middle to access three more sub-tools — Face Spotlight, Skin Smoothing, and Eye Clarity.
It makes your face more prominent. Snapseed automatically checks your face and increases brightness in that area while darkening the other portions of your image.
It hides facial blemishes, making your skin appear glowy and smoother than ever.
Just like Face Spotlight, Snapseed identifies the pixels that represent your eyes. Turn up the effect to make them clearer and more vibrant.
If the above mention steps are complex then you can also opt for simple presets. Simply click on the Styles icon to get the presets.
After coming back to the main menu, again go to Tools.
Click on Head pose.
Here you drag your finger around multiple areas of your screen to adjust the orientation of your head.
Once you fix the orientation, tap on the Styles tab. It would reveal three more settings for you to play around with — Pupil size, Smile, and Focal length.
Adjusts the size of your pupils to make it natural.
This adds a smile to even your frowns.
It enables you to adjust the distance between your face and camera.
Now we’ll move on to Lens Blur, which is, no doubt, one of the more popular features of the app. Go to the Tools tab and click on Lens Blur to get started.
Start by clicking the button on your left to choose either Elliptical or Linear.
Click on the Adjust tab in the middle of your screen. It opens up three settings — Blur strength, Transition, and Vignette strength.
It lets you select the intensity of the effect you’re using. Try to keep the effect below 40 if you’re going for subtlety.
In transition, you’ll be able to control the fade between in-focus and out-of-focus areas of your image. Just drag your finger to the right to increase the transition.
Just drag the slider to the right to darken the edges.
Additionally, just move to the Styles tab to choose the shape of blurring. There are a total of 11 shapes to choose from.
All done! 😎
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