thinking outside the box

Photo Editing - a 'real-world' example

In the last few months our tutorials have covered the basics of photo editing and the various photo tools available in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro. Now we are going to show you an example of how to use a combination of these tools to transform a poor photo into great one! Note: This tutorial has been updated to cover Photo & Graphic Designer (May 2016) and Designer Pro X (July 2016) 365 versions.

Here’s our example...

This photo was taken with a decent camera, but it’s badly under-exposed, the wide-angle ‘leaning building’ effect is extreme, the cropping is poor and there are foreground objects that would be better removed from the photo. It doesn’t take too long to turn the photo into this result.  And I’ll show you how.