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HOW TO CHANGE THE LEAF COLOUR IN YOUR PHOTOS USING A SMARTPHONE APP!

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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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HOW TO CHANGE THE LEAF COLOUR IN YOUR PHOTOS USING A SMARTPHONE APP

HOW TO CHANGE THE LEAF COLOUR IN YOUR PHOTOS USING A SMARTPHONE APP

HOW TO CHANGE THE LEAF COLOUR IN YOUR PHOTOS USING A SMARTPHONE APP

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Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs solosophie.com when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

11 Comments

  • Susmita Debbarma
    26th October 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I can change leaf of my picture by the follow your mentionable steps. Thanks to you.

    Reply
  • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    29th October 2016 at 1:27 am

    This is so cool. I have seen a series of pictures coming out with purple leaves that I just didn’t believe. They are beautiful and baffling at the same time. Now I know the magic behind there mirror. Thank you so much.

    Reply
  • Local Nomads
    22nd October 2016 at 5:27 pm

    That’s incredible! Thanks for all of the great tips. I can’t believe you were able to do this with just cell phone apps! Wow.

    Reply
  • Jacky
    22nd October 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Wow and to think I had never even heard of this. I use my DSLR for most of our blog pictures and edit them on the computer, but this will be so awesome for my personal snaps. Thanks a lot 🙂

    Jacky

    Reply
  • Julian
    22nd October 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Interesting! Can be useful to pimp some pics! Thanks for the tip 🙂

    Reply
  • Cat
    22nd October 2016 at 2:58 am

    wow great tips!! now I know the magic 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  • Ana
    21st October 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve tried it on the apple one and it doesn’t seem to be the same as your instructions 🙁

    Reply
  • Shane
    21st October 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Is this from the google play store? I think it’s different in Apple 🙁

    Reply
  • Shane
    21st October 2016 at 6:00 pm

    So neat I’m so excited to try this app out!

    Reply
  • Bob
    21st October 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Good info. Could come in handy for some of my photos. I hadn’t heard of this app before so thanks.

    Reply
  • Michele
    21st October 2016 at 5:43 pm

    That’s a great tip! I use Snapseed but have never tried Photo Director. I’ll definitely give it a try. Pinned so I don’t forget to try it.

    Reply

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