Here's a step-by-step tutorial on using the free photo editing program called Pixlr. Access it free at Pixlr.com
Open your browser in your computer and type:
Now click on the button: OPEN IMAGE
You will be able to browse in your folders and choose the image you would like to edit.
Once your image is loaded, it will open this online application to edit your picture. I will show you a very basic editing, but feel free to test the multiple other options this website offers.
On the left side choose the option ADJUST & FILTER
Here you will see several edition options, but the most important is the light.
Click on the button LIGHT.
If your picture is too dark, as in my case, then you have to pull the Shadow to the right side direction. If you have too much light on your picture, then pull it to the left side until it is necessary.
Now add some Highlight to your picture, as much as you like.
Add some Contrast too, to make the background and the jewelry pop.
If you feel that your picture is still too dark, add some Brightness to it.
Now click on the option DETAILS.
To highlight the small details in your jewelry, add a little bit of CLARITY to it. Do not add too much, otherwise it will look unreal.
Now add a little bit of sharpness to it. Again, do not exaggerate, as your picture will look very unreal.
First click on the button APPLY at the bottom of the edition options on the left side, then if you are ready with your edition, click SAVE on the right lower side of your window.
It will open this window where you can choose the file format you wish to save your picture and the image quality. I will leave the JPEG option for the file type.
I recommend you to push the image quality up to the maximum. It will give a much better resolution to your picture.
Now all you need to do is to download your picture and it is ready.
Next time you open this website, you will see your edited picture on the main page. If you desire to modify it or to add some effects to it, then you can reopen it again. Have fun! :)
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Erika is a self-taught artist who began to experience wire wrap art in 2016 while she was traveling around Europe with her family. She began to create decorations and wire masks, but her interest was quickly complemented by the creation of jewelry of all kinds. She likes all kinds of styles, from art deco to classic, from the simplest to the most extravagant. In 2018 she opened her online store to teach wire training for all levels of students, and since then all of her free time has been dedicated to this passion. Since last year she no longer travels, but lives with her family in the middle of nature, with her own garden and her animals. Her dream is to travel all over the world to teach in person as well.
Find my work on Etsy: WireArtTutorials or find me on Instagram as @wirearttutorials
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