Photo editing has become really crucial these days; be it your personal photos or for your commercial ones. Having said that, photo editing is a great deal in the field of real estate as an enhanced or appealing photo can easily attract more potential buyers. At present, there are many real estate photography editing companies around, that offer you the best services at reasonable prices. Even you can do some simple retouching as well; just take care not to overdo it to an extent that clients fail to match the real property with it.
In real estate, landscapes hold a great importance along with the property. Hence, you must also make the landscapes look appealing while doing real estate photography editing. Fortunately, there are many apps for editing real estate photos, which you can use irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a professional.
One of the most commonly used tools for editing real estate photos in Photoshop is a cloning tool. Below is the step by step guide for manipulating the overall appeal of landscapes in your real estate photos using the cloning tool in Photoshop.
- Open the image of your real estate property in Photoshop and do basic retouching such as manipulating the color, light, saturation, size, etc., of the images as per your desire.
- Select the clone tool from the side panel; in most versions, the clone tool looks like a stamp. After selecting the tool, adjust the necessary settings such as the size of the brush depending on the number of effects you would like to include in the image. Note that although there are soft, medium, and hard brushes, professionals in real estate photography editing usually choose a soft brush to achieve the best result.
- Locate the brush that you selected on the image where you want to edit. This will also help you to analyze whether the size of your brush you choose is appropriate. You can easily adjust the size of your brush by using the square brackets on the keyboard.
- Now, press the Ctrl key and select the area in the image where you like to clone. Make sure that the portion around the selected area also looks similar so that it blends in well.
- Choose areas with distinctive elements in a landscape such as tree trunks, sculptures, etc., and clone them out for better results.
- Enlarge the image for a better view and clean up the remnants if any. Alternatively, manipulate the size of your brush depending upon the things that you are editing.
- Zoom out the image and continue the steps until you get the desired results.