The first step is selecting an image with which you want to use Radiant Photo.
- First, launch Adobe Photoshop. You can do this by clicking its icon in your Dock or Start menu.
- Now, open an image that you’d like to improve with Radiant Photo. Choose File > Open and navigate to a picture that you want to fix. Select the image and click the Open button.
- To use Radiant Photo, you’ll apply it as a filter. But first, make sure the layer you want to affect is active in the Layers panel.
- Choose Filter > Radiant Imaging Labs > Radiant Photo.
As soon as you run the filter, Radiant Photo goes to work immediately, automatically correcting your photo.
- Once the plug-in window appears, you’ll see a Radiant photo automatically.
- You can toggle between the before and Radiant Photo photo to see how your image has been improved. To do this, just click anywhere on the preview picture, or you can press and hold the spacebar.
- To make things easier, try making the window larger so you can see more. You can drag any of the corners to accomplish this or click the maximize window button. Your re-sized window state will be remembered the next time you open the plug-in.
- To judge the effect of the Radiant Photo plugin, you can try the three different view modes. These make it easy to evaluate what’s happening to your image.
- The default view, Loupe View, shows only the before or after at a single time. Just click the photo to toggle between the two states.
- The next button is the Before After View. This view lets you look at a side-by-side comparison with the original on the left and the Radiant Photo on the right.
- The third choice is Split View. This Option lets you see a split-screen view that shows you the before and after in one frame. If you want to close the split view, you can click on the bubble to return to a single photo.
- You might find it useful to see more details in the image as you work.
- This can be easily done by moving the zoom percent slider bar to the right or using the zoom-in and zoom-out buttons.
- If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use it at any time to zoom in and out.
- You can also zoom by pressing the Z key to zoom to 100% and then pressing it again to fit the image on the screen. Clicking the magnification amount will also do the same thing.
- To control Radiant Photo, you’ll find two panels. If you don’t see them, just press the Tab key to toggle their visibility.
- The left panel contains both the Smart Presets and standard presets. These are organized by function and can provide either a one-click fix or a great starting point. You can also create an unlimited number of your own custom presets.
- In the right panel, you can take complete control over the corrections applied to your image. You can fine-tune your photo by adjusting each correction. Each adjustment uses either a slider, a pop-up list, or radio buttons to refine the adjustment. To turn an adjustment off, just click the checkbox next to it to toggle it on/off. You can also click on the switch for an adjustment group to turn off multiple effects.
- When you’re ready to apply the adjustments to an image, just click Save. If you want to exit without modifying the images, click the Close button.
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