Photo Editing Tips: Distract Yourself

December 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

You're somewhat of a perfectionist. While editing photos you often think that tweaking just one more thing will give it that extra umph of awesomeness and make it perfect. But sometimes it doesn't work like you thought it would. So you keep tweaking things. Moving sliders. Adjusting curves. And tweaking some more.

Then you realize that you've been staring at this photo for way too long and might be a little frustrated.

You need a break! Distracting yourself is EXTREMELY helpful in this situation. I can't express enough how useful this strategy has been to me.

So go browse facebook, get a snack, play with your cat, fold laundry, write an email, blog, think up a witty tweet... you get the idea. 

Then come back to your photo.

You will know right away how you feel about the photo and if anything does need tweaking you'll know what to do. It's like you've come back with a fresh mind. It's amazing. 

Does this strategy work for you? Do you have any other strategies you like to use while editing photos? Share them in the comments and I'll put them in a blog post so we can all help each other out!

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