Stock photography websites provide many artistic and diverse images, but they may need some customization to match your brand’s style. These tips will help you add aesthetics to stock photography images before throwing them out. Here are 5 easy ways to alter stock photos and make them work in your projects.
Stock photographs are scalable and of high quality. You can crop and edit them without losing quality.
Remember that you don’t have to use the same photograph you bought when you purchased it. Your images can be modified and customized to be more relevant to your publication or content. You are encouraged to do this.
Conversion from black to white
You can make the most dramatic changes to a photograph by turning it into black and white and making a few adjustments. Not every image will look good in black and white. Contrasting elements are a good indicator of this. You can convert an image using a photo editor or go to ‘Image, Adjustments, and ‘Desaturate in Photoshop. You’re done!
It takes less than a second to decide which of these pictures looks best in black or white. The left-hand image has enough contrast and gradients to make the main subjects pop. Unfortunately, the image to the right lacks contrast. It wouldn’t make sense for it to be black and white. To determine if your photos can be converted, keep an eye out for the darkest and lightest parts of the image.
Crop to create new images
Always buy images in large sizes. As we have already mentioned, you can crop images in large sizes without losing quality. You will need to be familiar with the basic composition rules to crop images attractively.
Zoom in on the details to give your photos another chance to shine. This can be done easily in any program.
Filters and color overlays
You can add your brand colors to photos with a color overlay. This can give photos a fresh look and adds harmony to your visuals. You can subtly suggest your brand’s color scheme in individual images. With filters, you don’t have to limit yourself to one color.
You can also modify a variety of filters to achieve the desired effect.
Combining images and text can help you communicate a powerful message. Text on images can be used for artistic purposes or when images require context. You can also give your images an artistic touch using other photo editors. You can learn Crello by practicing and experimenting.
Combination of all 4
Once you are comfortable using the many online tools to edit images, you can move on to Photoshop and learn advanced techniques. This is a combination of color alteration (created using Photoshop’s color substitute option), text, and cropping to meet the requirements for a blog article.
You can make an image look unrecognizable with a good editor’s eye. A few tools and some background knowledge are all you need. The rest is up to your imagination and ambitions. These subtle adjustments can help you get closer to your signature look by modifying your photos and improving them.
You can easily access your entire collection by staying organized. If you aren’t afraid to try new things, customizing stock photography can be fun.