The Best Photoshop® Tools for Professional Image Editing

If you’re unsatisfied with the photography work that you have been creating, you’re not alone. There are tons of people out there that wish they could enhance their photos and know what to do with editing tools.

Lucky you! You’ve stumbled on the right blog.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about photoshop tools to make your photos even better. We’ll cover the parts of Photoshop you need to know, Photoshop tips, and graphic design tips you can use to make your photos better than you ever dreamed! 

1. The Crop Tool

This may be one of the most important tools in your Photoshop toolbox.

If you want your photo to focus on a specific section, cropping it can zoom into that area. You can also get rid of unwanted areas of the photo around the edges by using the crop tool.

The cropping tool also has an option to fix the angles of your photo. If it’s not straight, this makes a huge difference!

2. The Brush Tool

Do you have a lamp post in your photo that takes away from the subject? Do you have an extra few people in the background of the photo?

Well, the brush tool can get rid of those for you! Just brush over them to get rid of them.

This tool can also add a few elements to the photo depending on the brush style you choose.

3. Adjustment Layers

Sometimes you have a few areas of your photo that you want to change without changing the rest of it. That’s when adjustment layers come in.

You can mess with the levels, curves, brightness, exposure, and a few other things with this tool.

4. Blending Tools  

The blending tool is typically used by more advanced editors, but can be learned by anyone to achieve a dramatic effect on your photo! The blending tool allows you to create tweaks in the lighting of the photo to bring certain aspects out.

5. Object Selection Tool

This is a pretty handy tool to use from Photoshop. If you want to focus on editing specific aspects of your photo, you can select an object to work with. 

For instance, if you have a subject that needs to have a few edits, you can select the subject separate from the rest of the picture. The same goes for if you have a mountain to edit, a sunset, or a house.

When you use this tool, you can also create drop shadows. View this drop shadow Photoshop tutorial.

Use These Photoshop Tools

Knowing the different Photoshop tools to use when editing your photos can make a huge difference in the quality of the end photo.

While there are many more tools on Photoshop besides these, these are a few Photoshop techniques that you can use to get started!

Good luck with editing! If you enjoyed reading all about these Photoshop tips, don’t hesitate to check out more tips on our blog!