Summer is the best season to take photos if you are into landscape photography. It is the season where you can take pictures of Milky Way and sunset without clouds.
If you are a photography hobbyist and not shooting for a commercial purpose, spending a monthly budget for Lightroom might is a waste of money, whereas there are lots of alternatives out there, including Photoshop Express.
Unlike the regular version, Photoshop Express is free to use and its use tends to similar to Lightroom instead of the regular version of Photoshop itself. You can use Photoshop Express as a photo retouching tool.
Of course, the capability of Photoshop Express is not as complex as Lightroom, but it is enough to edit your summer shots. Photoshop Express offers sets of presets you can make use of. Also, you can set parameters like exposure, contrast, temperature, saturation, and so on.
We have an example of a photo taken in the summer and will show you how to edit it with Photoshop Express. We will make this photo looks warmer.
By the way, Photoshop Express is available for Android, iOS and Windows 10. We will use Photoshop Express on Windows 10. If you are used to shooting in RAW, Photoshop Express can also be used to edit RAW format, but limited to NEF and CR2 only.
To get started, launch Photoshop Express and open the photo you want to edit.
To make the photo above looks warmer you can increase the color temperature parameter. The color temperature adjustment can be found on the Corrections menu under the COLOR category.
Slide the slider to the right to increase the color temperature.
While you can increase the color temperature yourself to get a warmer tone, Photoshop Express also offers a “Summer” preset. Using this preset also gives a warmer tone to your image. You can find this preset on the Looks menu under the BASIC category.
Once you are done editing your photo, you can click the Save/Share button on the upper right corner to save your photo. The default setting of Photoshop Express will save your photo in the “Very Hight” JPEG quality. You can change this default setting by clicking the gear icon on the bottom-left corner. Or, you can visit this post to learn more about Photoshop Express on Windows 10.
Here is the result of the photo we have edited.