It is not a secret that “selfies” are quickly becoming less of a trend and more of an art form. Almost everyone with a social media account has at least one selfie in their collection of photographs. What makes them so loved by the entire world? As the saying goes: a picture is worth more than a thousand words. A selfie with you smiling happily? Probably worth a lot more than a simple picture. But what can you do when you just can’t get a good picture of yourself?
Use a photo editor
Currently every device ranging from your smartphone to your personal computer, has a handy dandy photo editor. All you need to do is choose the image that you want change and then add whatever filter or effect you consider would make your photo better than the rest. In a matter of minutes, your photo will look less like just another image uploaded by a social media user and more like a work of art with you as the protagonist.
Photo manipulation doesn’t require a lot of knowledge. Mobile applications as well as desktop applications such as Photoshop or Gimp offer a wide array of filters and effects which can add everything from a bit of color to your cheeks to a vintage look that will mesmerize your viewers.
As far as mobile applications go, depending on the operating system that your mobile device sports, you just have to visit its application store in order to choose from a number of either free or paid apps that generally do all the work for you, in a matter of minutes.
Desktop apps also range from paid to free, however free applications require a bit more knowledge than paid ones such as Adobe’s Photoshop or Corel’s PaintShop Pro software. A free alternative to Photoshop or PaintShop Pro is Gimp.
If you still don’t like the end product, you can always go on the internet to search for a different kind of photo editor: namely a clipping path service. Online clipping path services offer a lot in terms of image manipulation and retouching for a very low price.
There are also plenty of videos teaching you all you need to know about the fine touches you can make to a picture in order to make it stand out. Nowadays, the only difference between a professional and the rest lies in what tools they use and how proficient they are in using said tools.