I’m very excited to be able to share this week’s Filter Friday which I created with Snapseed for Android. As an Android user without an iPhone, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Snapseed for Android. Now that it’s here, I’ve been going back through my mobile photos and having a blast quickly and easily enhancing them with Snapseed. Here is one of my favorite mobile images, enhanced with Snapseed.
I snapped this image with my phone while exploring Valcour Island in Lake Champlain, New York. I like the original capture, but it lacked the finishing touches that I was able to add in Snapseed. Here’s the original:
I wanted to draw the focus to the subject in the image, the person walking up the trail, and to remove some of the distraction from the bright sky as well as add a bit of saturation and detail.
I opened the image in Snapseed for Android, and first used the Tune Image tool to add Ambiance, Saturation, and a hint of warmth with White Balance.
Next, I used the Drama filter to, well, add a little drama to the image! Then, I used Center Focus which I love – it has similar controls to one of my favorite filters in Color Efex Pro 4 – Darken/Lighten Center. I placed my center, and adjusted the outer blur, adding quite a bit, and then darkened the outer brightness while lightening in the inner brightness to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject.
Finally, I used the Selective Adjust feature to add a Control Point and brighten the front of the path. This leads the viewer’s eye into the frame and to the subject.
Here’s my final image:
Share an image where you used either a digital or glass filter or both on Google+, and tag your image #filterfriday curated by +Laurie Rubin. We’d love to see how filters have helped to enhance your images