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Last updated: April 01, 2024

How To Edit Your Photos Like A Pro

4 Facetune Tips For A Flawless Photo

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Learn How To Edit Your Photos Like A Pro With These 4 Tips

Putting the finishing touches on a photo can seriously take your Instagram photography game to the next level. But be careful! With user-friendly editing apps on the rise, it can be easy to overdo it. That’s why we rounded up four key tips for you to follow when it comes to touch-ups. For a FULL FACETUNE TUTORIAL and more photography tips, click here!



1. DON’T touch the hair!

Editing a hair photo should only focus on editing elements that distract from the hair, not the hair itself. Imperfections on a backdrop, skin and clothing should be the key focuses of editing. We talked to our own Visual Editor and photographer Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn) about her process. “I spend the extra time it takes, whether it’s five minutes or 30 minutes, to perfect the shot in person. That way when it comes time to edit, the process is minimal. Flyaways, a dirty cape, a coffee cup in the background—those are all things that seem small but can be time consuming and tricky to edit.”




2. Try the Patch tool instead of the Smooth tool for skin.

Editing skin can be a tedious process. Facetune has a Smooth tool that gives the skin a super soft glow but it can sometimes take away the texture of the skin, leaving it looking over edited and unnatural. The Patch tool allows you to remove imperfections while still maintaining texture. Try this first and then if still needed, use Smooth sparingly. 


3. Reserve filters for selfies and editorial shots.

Applying filters to photos can be fun for a personal selfie, to create the mood in an editorial shot or to convert your photo to black and white. But stay away from filters when the focus of your photo is haircolor. Filters will change the appearance of the color, misleading your audience and potential clients from its true tone.


4. Less is more.

It’s good to experiment with all of the different possibilities and develop your own personal editing style. Just remember: Less is more. Facetune has an Erase tool that lets you dial back or eliminate the effect of a tool in seconds. Play around and have fun, but let the hair speak for itself!


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