Last Updated on 21st December 2016 by Sophie Nadeau
Whether you’re wishing Autumn would come earlier or are struggling to capture those autumnal tones just right, here’s a quick guide on how to ‘cheat’! I.e. How to change the leaf colour in your photos using just a smartphone app!
One of my favourite things about having a blog is being able to share tips and tricks on photography (as I learn them, myself)! Well, recently, I learned about how to change the leaf colour in your photos using just a smartphone app! Pretty neat, right? Oh, and did I mention that the app is free?!
Why would you even want to change the leaf colour in your smartphone photos?! Well, are you tired of waiting for Autumn? Do you fancy adding those burnt umbers and maple leaf tones to your images, like yesterday? Well, let me introduce you to a little tool called HSL!
What is the app called?!
Step 1: So, first things first: edit the photo that you want to change the leaf colour on. I use Snapseed and Fotor to edit my photos so that I have the final edit before changing the leaf colour. This means that the photo will be completely ready to post on Facebook or Instagram when you’ve finished with the leaf colour.
Step 2: Download the app Photo Director from the Play Store. I absolutely love this app. Not only can you use it to change leaf colours, but you can also add light and natural looking lens flares to your photos. There I go, spilling all of my editing secrets!
Step 3: Go into the app and select your photo. From the editor menu at the bottom of the screen, select the option ‘Adjust’. Click on the ‘HSL’ function- right-hand corner of the second menu. In this function, you can change the saturation, brightness, and tone of the colour.
Step 4: Change the leaves to your desired colour and then press the tick in the right-hand corner of the screen. You may have to re-HSL your photos to get your desired colour. For example, to get pink from green, first, change the leaves from green to orange. Then press the tick and return back into the HSL function to change the leaves from orange to pink!
Step 5: Save your photo and upload it to your favourite social media channel!
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