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Snapseed Beginner Tutorial | Android and iPhone

Snapseed Beginner Tutorial | Android and iPhone


– Today I’m gonna show
you a few simple steps that will make any photograph
or YouTube thumbnail that you’re working with
come to life and pop, and it’s really easy to use. And to do this, we’re
gonna use the Snapseed app, which is totally free. There are no ads, and it’s available on both Android and IOS devices. And if you don’t yet
have this on your phone, you need to put this on your phone. For the tutorial that I’m gonna do today, it is gonna be a basic
entry-level tutorial, if you’re not that
experienced with Snapseed or you’re not quite
sure what to do with it. The first image that
we’re gonna edit today is gonna be a photograph of a woman, and the second image that
we’re gonna work with is a photograph of food. But it doesn’t matter what
sort of image that you have. What I’m gonna show you
today applies to everything. And gamers, this applies to you, too. You can take screenshots of your gameplay, walk through the steps
that I’m about to show you, and make your images look a lot better. This is the sort of thing you want to do when you’re using your gameplay
images for your thumbnails. So let me open up Snapseed
and show you how this is done. So when you open up the Snapseed app, you want to choose a photo out
of your Gallery to work with. The first photo we’re gonna work on is a portrait of a woman. So I’m gonna tap on that,
and she’s gonna open up. Down here on the very
bottom you’re gonna see Looks, Tools, and Export. We’re gonna tap on Tools, and it’s gonna load up
a bunch of tools here. The first tool that we wanna
work with in this tutorial is on the top left, and
it’s called Tune Image. You wanna tap on that. Now if you push your finger on the screen and move it up or down,
a menu’s gonna pop up. You’re gonna see Brightness,
Contrast, Saturation, Ambience, Highlights, Shadows, and Warmth. This is the main thing. This is the juice that’s gonna
make your photo come to life. So the first thing that I’m gonna do for this particular image, because it looks a little cold, and it doesn’t really pop, is I’m gonna change the brightness. And I’m gonna go into Ambience, I’m gonna add some saturation and warmth. Now to add these, once you select one, you simply move your finger
to the left or to the right. As you see here on the top, the brightness numbers are changing. So I’m gonna add just a
little bit of brightness. I’m gonna press down
and get to the next one, which is Saturation. I’m gonna move to the right, give it just a little bit of saturation. I’m gonna hold down
again, go to the next one, which is Ambience. I’m gonna go to the right
again, add some ambience. I’m gonna push down again. I’m gonna go down to
Warmth, go to the right. Now you see what’s happening
here as I change these. It’s adding a lot of color to the image. So I’m just gonna play
with these a little bit until I find a look that I like. Now any time along the
way, if you’re curious where you started and where you’re at now, on the top right you can tap
on this little icon here, and it’s gonna show you where you started. So this is where we started,
and this is where we are now. You can see the image
comes to life quite a bit. So I’m happy with this. And on the bottom-right-hand side, I’m gonna tap on the
check mark to save it. Now I’m gonna go back down to Tools. I’m gonna go down and
find the Portrait icon. I’m gonna tap on that. Right away it’s gonna analyze the photo. And what it’s gonna do, it’s just gonna add some
smoothness to the skin and some whites to the eyes. So if I use two fingers to zoom in and then I go to the top right to see what it looked
like before and after, this is before and this is after. You can see what it’s doing to the face. It’s really bringing
some clarity to the face and some whites to the eyes. It’s smoothing the skin quite a bit, and I like the way this looks. Now if you want to adjust this, you’re gonna go down to the
bottom center to the levels. You’re gonna tap on that, and
you can adjust any of this. So if you want more whiteness to the eyes, you can simply go to the
left or to the right. If you want to smooth the skin out more, you choose that and got to
the left or to the right. Now I’m gonna zoom back
out using two fingers, and I’m gonna go to the top right again to see where we started. And you see what it’s doing? It’s putting a focus on
her face and lighting it up and putting whiteness to the eyes, and I like this a lot. Now after each tool adjustment is saved, you can tap and hold on the image, and it’s gonna show you where you started and where you are now. And you can see, this
is a drastic difference. You can see the color that it’s adding. And it looks a lot better. The blues are coming out. And this is the sort of thing that you wanna do with your pictures. And it doesn’t matter
if you’re on Instagram or sending these out on Facebook or using them as a YouTube thumbnail. If you want to add life to your photos and really make them pop,
this is how you do it. Now I’m happy with this,
but I’m gonna play with it just a little bit more. I’m gonna go back down to Tools, and I’m gonna scroll down to Vignette. I’m gonna tap on that. And it’s gonna add a little bit of vignette around the edges. The first thing I’m gonna do is come down to the Inner Brightness, and I’m gonna brighten up
the center just a little bit. Then I’m gonna tap and hold,
and do Outer Brightness. And I don’t want such a heavy vignette, so I’m gonna back it
off just a little bit. And then I’m gonna save it. Right, you can see, this
is quite a difference. This really makes the photo come to life. So I’m happy with this, and this is as far as we’re gonna go on this first tutorial. We’ll get into the more advanced
things a little bit later, but for this I just want to
walk you through the basics. So we want to save this image by going to the bottom
and tapping on Export. And here you’ll get some options
on how you wanna save it. For this particular photo, I
wanna save a copy of the photo. So I’m gonna tap on that. It’s gonna run through all the filters. Then it’s gonna tell you
that the photo is saved, and you can go on and use
the photo anywhere you want. Now before I move on to the next image, I want to hear what you
think about Snapseed or what your favorite photo editor is. Do you use Snapseed? Do you use PicsArt? What do you use? Go down, leave a comment below. I read every single question and comment, and I reply to as many
of them as possible. And when this video’s over,
I’m gonna go down there and carry on this
conversation and find out what your favorite photo editing apps are. Now let’s move on to the next image. Now for the food photo, we’re gonna walk through the same process, but I’m gonna show you how
to highlight certain colors to add some more color to
those individual colors. And I just love Indian food. I’m just gonna tell you that right now. So I’m gonna go back to Tools
down here in the bottom. I’m gonna go to Tune Image, and the first thing I’m gonna do is I’m gonna add a little brightness. I’m gonna come down. I’m gonna add some saturation. I’m gonna add some ambience. Look at that right there. Just ambience by itself, I mean, look at what that does to colors. This is the sort of thing
that you want to do, especially with your YouTube thumbnails. So I’m gonna add a little bit of ambience. I might add some warmth. Then I’m gonna go down
to the bottom right, and I’m gonna save it. I’m gonna go to Tools. Then I’m gonna come
down, and I’m gonna find this Selective tool, which is right here. I’m gonna tap on that. And the way this works is anywhere I tap, it’s gonna drop an anchor. So I’m gonna use two fingers and zoom in, and I’m gonna drop an anchor
right here on this red area. So you see it’s a B. What that means is it’s Brightness. So if I tap and hold and move my finger, I can change the brightness, contrast, saturation, or the structure. I’m gonna change the
saturation of this red area. So that point is dropped, and I’m just gonna simply
move my finger to the right, and you see the red is changing. If I move it to the left,
it goes the other way. So I’m gonna crank this up,
because I want this red to pop. Now that this anchor is set,
and the saturation is there, I’m gonna hit the check mark and save it. I’m gonna zoom out a bit. I’m gonna move it around. I’m gonna change the color of this, so I’m gonna go back, Selective. I’m gonna drop that right there, go back to Saturation, gonna
crank that up and save it. Then I’m gonna come in here, and I’m gonna crank up the
greens on the broccoli. I’m gonna go back, Selective,
drop that right on the green. I’m gonna come in and
change the saturation again. And that’s gonna change all of the greens that match the color of the greens that I’ve selected with this anchor. Look at that, before and after. You see how these colors
are starting to pop? It looks great, doesn’t it? So I’m gonna do another thing here. I’m gonna zoom in to one of the greens here in the corner. I’m gonna do another Selective. I’m gonna tap on that,
back to Saturation again. I’m gonna add some
color, just a little bit, and I’m gonna save that. So each thing that I’m doing, it’s selectively adding
more color to the image. Now look, I love how this looks. I think it looks fantastic. So what I’m gonna do
is I’m gonna save this. I’m gonna go down to Export,
and I’m gonna save it. So it’s really that easy
with just a few basic steps to really make your photos come to life. But there’s something I
want you to keep in mind. I used a lot of saturation in these images and a lot of ambience, but
it’s really easy to go too far. The last thing you want
people to do is say, “oh, that picture’s been Photoshopped,” because that’s what they’re gonna say. They aren’t gonna say
it’s been Snapseeded, because nobody’s saying that. Are we saying that? Is anybody saying Snapseeded? No? And I know you’ve all come
across these pictures, and they just looked bizarre,
and they looked fake. So don’t overdo it with the
saturation and ambience. You want it to look real. You want it to look alive. You want it to look eye-catching. You just don’t want to cross that line. So use those sparingly. Now this was a very basic
and entry-level tutorial. If you want to get into
more intermediate things or more advanced things, be sure to leave a comment
down below and let me know. Thank you so much for watching. I do appreciate it. If this is your first time here and you want to learn how
to master your mobile, make better content on your phone, or be a mobile YouTuber, be sure to hit that subscribe button followed by the notification bell so you don’t miss out on anything. And I’ll see you in the next video.

100 thoughts on “Snapseed Beginner Tutorial | Android and iPhone”

  1. 🔥 WATCH NEXT > Edit Pics Like A Pro: https://youtu.be/WIePueFvd4I
    🔥 MORE SNAPSEED: Create Beautiful Fake Bokeh: https://youtu.be/GweKNqGZCEY

  2. I'd tried a few before (not snapseed yet) & settled on Cyberlink Photo Director. After this tutorial tho, snapseed just may become part of the toolkit, wicked tutorial Dee!!
    Hey just a thought, have ya'll considered doing something like Nick & having a site like his? I really enjoy his setup, between you two I pretty sure ya'll are at least 1/2 my total YT viewing haha.

  3. Thanks really like this app. I think I'll start using it and even do thumbnails on the go too. Lots of flexibility with photos too. Cheers

  4. I'm new mobile editing. My desktop died so my phone is my best computer right now. I have a handful of apps on my phone trying to see which one is most comparable to Photoshop. Snapseed is looking better and better.

  5. You don't have to save after each use of the Selective tool. You can drop a point, adjust it, then tap the + (Add) icon to drop another point, etc. Then hit the check icon when you're done with all of them.

  6. In picsart I can't export photos in it's original quality or in higher Size…. The photos exported in picsart is low as 500kb

  7. Thank you Dee! I started using snap seed a month ago and has helped me tremendously on Instagram. Youtube tumbnails stating today.

  8. Great intro to snapseed! Thanks, will they out your tips. However I tried adding text to a photo, which worked great, this was saved up to Google photos, however when I came to re edit the saved text I couldn't! No option available help!

  9. Hi – this is great! Are you able to show us how to really use the curves, white balance, and brush? Thanks!!

  10. I personally use PixelLab as my editing tool and for things but i don't have any videos yet, so yeah… #IlluminatiConfirmed

  11. I'm new to editing photos taken with my phone, and a professional photographer I know suggested Snapseed as a good mobile app. It's a fun app to play with and easy to use, and free! I didn't know about the Selection tool, thanks for explaining what it does and what a difference it makes!

  12. Need help with a group shot taken in low lighting. Flash caused eyes to get that scary silver look. How do I edit in snapseed? I’ve played around, but can’t quite find what I need. If you can point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

  13. I've been using snapseed for about 2 years, but your"s ( that I've just watched ) was the first tutorial for SS ( or anthing ) that I have really ever watched . Im not going to go into any details as to what has led me to the place and time I've arrived at, but as so often -SO often – .,without my hand on the wheel or my foot on the gas.ive arrived where I'm supposed to be , when and where i wasn't going while was watching bits and pieces of a few tutorials , with a ….language barrier …. ( not.that i couldn't understand ) , { could follow ,its just that after a lifetime of adhd and learning to taskmaster – Iv"e realized i concentrate on listening listen and lose visual continuity or do my thing that combined with growing up poor and living poor past 3 score now , has be more rewarding and inspiring than I seriously can imagine – and thats all I've ever done – imagine and create – ( the value ,volume , variety and vindication ) I keep believing will someday be mine ( or not ) in the eyes of my large family siblings and progeny, that do not understand now nor did and 50 years ago. And so it seems fate destined me to be here , 2 watch you're thoroughly entertaining and educational tutorial that I stumbled across while not even looking for ,but would have been later this day as … pre-determined by earlier circumstances of this day!
    Yes i fully understand how far i waxed poetic but if a picture paints a thousand words , i doubt a dozen pictures would be sufficient to truly express the way this coincidence happened nor the dozens of others this … no, I'm not going to add a timeline,e to this insanity here penned , lol so let ne touch down and say what i had planned to before your information started firing those synapsis hmmm…synapsai ;i anyway i never allow myself to use the proper tools or detailed knowledge , copy anothers technique , read instructions , believe those who says you can"t do that even if its me saying it to myself, i actually think thatt stumble – bumbling along first , is like the dark tinted sunglasses while driving into the rising sun . You couldn't proceed without them, but a little later on they come off and the light introduces itself to the day : while i stand here , once again awe struck by it all . Im ALSO fighting within myself to keep this posted i ,,,allow IT TO BE JUST EXERCISIING A MIND FULL OF ADRENALINE, … so i will leave , if possible an example of how i use snapseed then …..fate is ….the fact i subscribed a bitbago ,byt you appear in my gmail daily at least for months now. 😀

  14. I've used Snapseed for a couple of years… Love it… I want if for pc but it doesn't exist. I use it for everything, mainly landscapes…

  15. Snapseed looks very good and has some similarities to the ToolWiz Photos app which is what I have usually used. From now on that may change to Snapseed. Thanks for the tutorial. It was at a manageable learning pace.

  16. Snapseed is any day my favourite editing app. I always try to edit pics and learn more about snapseed. It's amazing

  17. Snapseed and PicsArt mostly .. this is really helpful , but it would be even more helpful if you make a video of teaching how to adjust each and everything , for example. Brightness contrast .. etc..keep up the good work brother ❤️👍🏼

  18. Hey Dee👋😄…Hi I'm an engineering student and I jst love editing pictures…thanks for this video…it helped me for basics. I edit pics using Ezglitch and Vaporcam…the first one has so many nice filters and second one is a gr8 editing app. Also I think u should make a picsart editing tutorial too..hats off bro..keep it up ✌💯

  19. Just started today with snapseed. Easy to start. Just hoping I can find out how to get out of app and start over. So far I’m enjoying your tutorial. Thanks

  20. So cool. This app looks cool, probably outdated by today?😆📸 you explain things great, looking forward to your tutorials. 😎📸

  21. Love Snapseed. Have been using it for almost a year and I’m just scratching the surface on what it can do for your photos. I decided to delve in and learn more and wow, I’ve ended up with some great results. I’m for from being done learning, this is a great too. Thank you for putting out great info.

  22. This tutorial is really a lot helpful one ! Thnx a lot . Would u plz make a tutorial on darkenning the background on snapseed . . . . plz ! I really need it .

  23. Hi Dee,
    Since you say that you read every comment, I have a query. After editing my pictures either in Snap seed or Pics Art, the sharpness of the image deteriorates quite a lot. How to fix this?

  24. This is any image editing tutorial in a nutshell. Crank brightness and saturation up and call it a day. Really disappointing really. Im not a professional, but like with any artform, more flashy does not equal better. I feel like if you truly want to be a beginners guide, then you should rather show different editing techniques and explain what each setting does, while showing which uses (with drawbacks) each modification has. As the video is now, a beginner will only learn to make his photos more bright and colorful, without understanding why.

  25. Great tutorial I am just getting started and picking up as many tips as possible. I just posted my first video and I did it Raw undedited from my car. I wanted to have memories of how I started as opposed to editing and doing things that you are teaching. So thankful for the knowledge you are sharing. Bless up my man.

  26. I downloaded snapseed..I found my photo sooo I think I can follow how to set up thumb nails..so going back to da video of u guiding us..I made it to tools..now what

  27. dumb question.. how can I merely paste my cropped head into another photo of mine with this app? the double exposure is translucent and when adjust it the background gets darker.. don't want that, all I want is.to paste a saved cropped pic onto another. thanks.. new to these apps sorry

  28. Does it not matter if photo is raw or not? Can it do stronger edits with raw files? How do you edit raw files on phone?

  29. Absolutely fabulous thankyou so much. I previously used lighx app but am exploring options..looking to create those gorgeous bokeh effects with the multiple bubble look can snapseed do those?

  30. I just downloaded Snapseed. I'm trying to learn how to use it and your tutorial is very helpful! But I do not have "Curves". Under "tools" there are 6 options on one side and 5 on the other. It's like the curves option is missing. Where can I find it? I have an iphone X

  31. Wow! 👏Applause. That's really good tutorial. Thank you so much. You was really help me with this app. I'm incredibly thankful!

  32. I can't understand why on the "selective" i can't chose different options exept brightness. I see you have contrast, saturation and others (talking about the food pic), on my phone, for some reason i have only brightness. I tried holding still on the dot and move my finger, but nothing happens, it zooms the part, but it doesn't give me any other option to chose exept brightness. I use android. Is there any particular move i should do to make the list to pop out or it depends on the phone i use? Asus Selfie Zenphone. Thank you for the tutorial.

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