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10 Advanced Snapseed Effects You Need To Try

November 18, 2019

Do you have one of these? If you don’t, you may be a caveman who was frozen in a massive block of ice, and only just thawed out… Well, if that’s the case,
then welcome to 2019. We have these amazing
things called smartphones. They help us do amazing
things with our photography and there’s one app in
particular, that is my go-to, that will give you an
amazing result every time. It’s called Snapseed. In this video, you’re going
to learn 10 advanced effects, that go beyond just
basic color correction. So, if you haven’t already,
download Snapseed, it’s free. The first cool effect you’ll wanna try is called perspective. And if you’re like me, and
you’re so obsessed with symmetry, that if your photo is even
one millimeter out of line, it must be destroyed! Then
you’re gonna like this. So tap that perspective option, and we simply drag our thumbs to change the perspective up and down, as well as left and right. If you make tiny planets like me, this will help get your planet
looking as round as possible, because sometimes they just
don’t turn out perfectly round. So an up-and-down perspective shift is going to help make your
photo more symmetrical. There’s also an option to
rotate your perspective, and you can squeeze the photo
vertically or horizontally. Finally, there’s free-scale,
and this allows you to drag any individual corner
closer, or further away. Now check this out, with this photo, I thought I had it pretty good already, but when I shifted that perspective, I realized how asymmetrical
the photo was to begin with. Whereas, now it’s perfectly symmetrical. Stanley Kubrick will be happy. The next feature you’ll want
to try is the expand option. If you framed or edited your
photo and you cut out too much from the outside, you
can now expand your photo and the algorithm predicts
what pixels would be there in the missing space, and adds them in, so with tiny planets, this will easily give you
more sky around your planet. Next is something I use
with every single photo, and this is the healing function. Sometimes you have unwanted
shadows and tripods in your shot that just
don’t need to be there. This is an easy way to paint them out. You simply select the healing function, paint out the unwanted
detail in your shot, and voila, it’s gone. I always like to go over
my shots with a microscope and get rid of every last
pixel that shouldn’t be there. Damn you white pixel in
the top right corner, how could you ruin my shot? Heal!!!! This is also good for lens flares, removing annoying people
that got into your shot. The healing function will
be one of your best friends within Snapseed. Next is the selective tool, and this allows us to
isolate individual areas of our photo, and work
on those independently. so say we have an areas of
color, like the ocean here, and I wanna saturate that
without affecting other things, I simply just tap on the area, and then I have the option
to change brightness, saturation, contrast, and structure. You simply pinch the screen to
make the area you’re working on smaller or bigger. Once you’re happy with one adjustment, it’s easy to copy and paste the same thing all over your image. I also use the selective tool with almost every shot I
take to brighten my face. With a tiny planet
photo, like I have here, because my head is so small,
it’s hard to see the details on my face, which is why zooming in and isolating that small
little area will help me bring up the brightness and, therefore, the visibility when viewing
this photo in full screen. And I think you’ll agree
that looks way better. There is actually an easier way to do this for standard portraits. Cheese! So this time I’m going to
select the portrait option, and, in the settings, in the middle, we’re going to choose face spotlight. Now we simply drag the slider
all the way to the right and you can see my face
is instantly lit-up, like there’s a proper
light in front of it. And there actually is, by the way, but it makes the light
brighter and more consistent across the entire face. The next cool effect in
that portrait option, is eye clarity. And again, we just slide the
slider all the way to the right and we have instantly clearer eyes. I think this one is actually quite clever because when people can
see your eyes clearly, they trust you, and they
can connect with you. By the way, any of these to
the extreme is a bad idea. I noticed under the portrait menu, they also have skin smoothing. Let’s try it out! Oh, don’t I look beautiful, aw, it’s like I just put
on my first application of make-up for the day. Don’t be that guy. The next extremely cool effect
is called head pose. Look at that (laughing) my head is moving from
side to side, up and down. That’s pretty incredible. The algorithm’s got this really good. If you move your head and
leave it, it looks like that’s how the shot was originally taken. Mr. Ben, are you impressed
with this effect? Yes, Mr. Ben, I am impressed. Mr. Ben, do you love me? No, I don’t, you are a butthole. Hey! Okay, do you want another funny one? Alright, let’s do it. So in the same menu, head pose, we’re going to hit the
settings, down at the bottom. Let’s choose smile, and drag
it all the way to the right and see what happens. Oh, look at that, I just
got a whole lot happier. And look at the other
way, I’m smiley frowning. Look at that, that is actually quite cool. They’ve got this right
but it’s extremely creepy. But if you use this just
10% or 15%, it looks legit, like you’re smiling 10% more. Before, after, before,
after, before, after. Underneath smile, there’s also
an option for focal length. So, if we drag that to the right, suddenly my head shape
becomes a bit different. I look like a mutant. Well, really what this is, is it’s simulating the
look of difference lenses. If I wanted it to look like
I was shot on a 18mm lens, and it was a bit closer to me, this is what my face would look like. Not the most flattering
look, but I can imagine with landscapes and photos
where there aren’t people in them, this would actually
be quite a helpful effect. The final cool Snapseed
effect you’ll want to try is called lens blur, and this
essentially simulates shooting with a shallow depth of field, so we can blur out the background, and keep the sharpness
right around my face. You can change the blur strength, you can change the transition of the blur. So I’m gonna make it a bit more
in line with my head there. It’s almost simulating the
portrait mode for iPhone, so if you don’t have a dual
lens iPhone like this, you can still get a
shallow depth of field shot by simulating it with Snapseed. Alright, well that’s it,
there are ten awesome effects in Snapseed
that you need to get out and try A.S.A.P. I truly love Snapseed and
I use it every single day. It doesn’t matter if it’s a free app. The things you can do with it
make it a really good option for editing your photos on mobile. Just makes life easier, right? Who doesn’t want life to be easy? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who? ♪Who let the dogs♪ Hit that subscribe button
and ring the little bell for more awesome photo and video tutorials coming out every single week. Also, by the way, if you
want to see the true power of Snapseed, head over
to my Instagram profile, and check out my photos
because every single photo you see on my account
was edited in Snapseed, so there you go. I grew my account to 27.
Something K followers through making tiny
planets with a 360 camera and editing them in Snapseed. Alright, well I’m feeling
extremely happy today, so I’m going to go out
and do some happy things. Bye.


  • Reply Ben Claremont April 27, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Don't worry be happy! Creepily happy… πŸ˜‹

  • Reply Novrial Nawawi April 27, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I like the way you sharing bro

  • Reply aneesh wilson April 27, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Useful tutorial bro

  • Reply Master0fHyrule April 27, 2019 at 6:59 am

    How do I add overlays in Adobe premiere for 180 VR? 2D videos inserted.

  • Reply Pixelpeter April 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Always look forwards to your new videos πŸ™‚ Very useful information here Ben, thank you!

  • Reply tlsmoke23 April 27, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Another 2 for one educational and funny.

  • Reply Kyushu Trail April 27, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Awesome. This is gonna up my thumbnail game. Thanks!

  • Reply Alan Flynn April 27, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Great video – I wasn't aware of Snapseed being so great! Thanks for the video!

  • Reply I H R A A R C H E R April 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Learned alot, thanks!

  • Reply Eat Sleep 360 April 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Great video Ben, I use Snapseed for all my Tinyplanet photos as well but I have been a bit lazy with it 😴 – thanks for a straightforward easy to follow tutorial, look forward to experimenting – and now I don’t have to upgrade to an iPhone 10!! So you’ve saved me money – for the moment anyway πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜‰πŸ™

  • Reply Hangs4Fun April 27, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Been using SnapSeed for awhile now. First I do some quick grading in LightRoom (on my Note9) and then take the export from there into Snapseed. You can do basic grading in Snapseed, but i find i prefer to do that in LR. You touched on many of the features I use in Snapseed too.
    One thing I wish they would add is a preset concept, so we could make our own to speed up our work flow

  • Reply Poseidon April 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

    The problem with Snapseed is that it compress a lot the pictures. For basic edition and color correction I prefer Photoshop Express and use only Snapseed to erase unwanted things. Btw, good tutorial as allways πŸ™‚

  • Reply EMPERORakshaypatil April 27, 2019 at 10:46 am

    i wish snapseed have clone stamp like touch retouch, heal tool is sometime hit or miss. but its looks like google have stopped further development of snapseed i haven't received any updates since september 2018 πŸ™

  • Reply Ver Coda April 27, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I’ve been using Snapseed for years; great features, ad-free, and stable. But I keep my shots more natural ( rather than pushing the editing side too far; still, for those who want to, Snapseed is definitely a must-have for any image editor’s toolset. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bene C April 27, 2019 at 10:48 am

    this looks so easy wow doing great work stay safe

  • Reply woodycarr April 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I thought I knew Snapseed. I did not. Thanks, Ben!

  • Reply Bay Real Experts April 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Creepiest end screen ever. love the video lol

  • Reply David Yateman April 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I love using the raw mode on the one X πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘. When I am in a rush I use HDR πŸ™ˆ.

  • Reply Donna Hannah April 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I've been using snapseed for over a year and never used those. So thank you, I may just start using them now.

  • Reply jaythizzle1969 April 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    a cheaper monopod recommendation?

  • Reply dercncplaner April 27, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    too much filters, and you are a different person!

  • Reply Miguel de SΓ‘ April 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Ben ! Thanks for the tools! I did also play with Snapseed on this video

  • Reply iosnov April 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Great tips, Ben! Thank You!

  • Reply Claude G. April 27, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Great video. Love that tutorial!

  • Reply AHMED ALYOUSIFY April 27, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    The tinyplanets we make through snapseed, do u think they will be in good resolution for printing???

  • Reply Predator April 27, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Hi I've been watching your video many times already learning stuff thank you so much for great video I do have a question after I record my first 360 video using insta selfie stick and download it to my mobile phone app. after reviewing my short movie I realized that I have black shade ring around my hand it is the same hand that I'm holding selfie stick and it's about 24 inches big that you can see through something is making dark spot around my hand and I can't figure it out what it is any suggestions.
    Thank you.
    I have an update even if I hold the camera in my hand the ring still appear when I review my video that's mean that the camera is producing that dark ring

  • Reply Sarah Wagner April 28, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I love Snapseed and I thank you for introducing it to me!! However, I have found that when I edit in it and export, especially my 360 equirectangular photos, it loses so much in file size. I wish it could give options like Retouch with export file size. That has been a disappointment for me so far. What are your thoughts? Can you tell a difference in file size with your 360 exports? Thanks for everything you do in this 360 spherical realm!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gregory Boyce April 28, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Oh man, it's risky watching your videos before bed cause how am I gonna sleep with new creative ideas tinyplaneting my mind. BTW on your recommendation months ago I started using Snapseed and Touch/Retouch with excellent results. Ok, off to bed. Thanks Ben.

  • Reply Dinosaur Adventures April 28, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Definitely want to try these things out

  • Reply RenΓ© Fabre April 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Snapseed is my go to favorite photo app. Thanks for the 'portrait' tips!

  • Reply Martynas Sakalauskas April 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Great tips. Thanks, Ben

  • Reply ChantalTV April 28, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks Ben, Snapseed got the MAGIC βœŒοΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Reply Joshua Cunningham April 28, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Hey Ben! Do you have any up-sells after purchasing your Beginners guide to 360 video course or is what you see is what you get? Thanks

  • Reply Jeff Dell April 29, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I do all my editing in Snapseed and will definitely be trying out these effects!

  • Reply Dan Everitt April 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Ben Question: Thinking about buying either the DJI Osmo Pocket or the Insta 360, like the the idea of what the 360 gives me, but see so often people walking around with stick out in front all the time. Where as the Osmo can be just clipped on the pocket or ruck sack strap and less obvious. Can the same be done with the insta 360 can you use it in a normal way?

    Great videos by the way.

  • Reply E Y April 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Been using SS for years but forgot about a couple of things so thanks for the reminder 😊 (even got my wife using SS a while ago so that's how easy it is) πŸ‘

  • Reply Some Guy May 2, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Ben, because of you I have my first paid gig doing a virtual tour!! thanks! BUT…how do I color correct all those panos at once? Is there an app to do that? free one? THANKS BEN!

  • Reply ROBERTWORX360 May 3, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Great video. I love snapseed as I do not know how to use photoshop plus I am colorblind. the workflow of snapseed is just awesome. Thank you for this tutorial. All your video tutorials have helped me to try and churn out better content on my instagram page and my youtube channel. A slow climb but am having fun just creating content using my insta360 one x. I still use the misphere which you got me started from your reviews. Keep it up! you are an inspiration to us who are just scratching the surface in creating content on youtube and instagram.

  • Reply KM Wong May 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Any chance you review Ricoh Theta Z1?

  • Reply Rick Kremer May 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Ben, I just thought I'd say , because of your channel, I've jumped head first into the 36o world, and its BEEEN AWESOME! I am about to purchase your e-book. Question, I know know your a big fan of Snapseed, but have you tried on your Ipad the "Affinity App". I use it for regular photo editing, but haven't seen if it will i can still edit a 360 pano on it and it still maintain its secret 360 meta data afterwards when uploading to Facebook??

  • Reply PanDown TiltLeft May 8, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Check out the face enhancer in resolve.

  • Reply gaurav kumar May 9, 2019 at 9:28 am


  • Reply NOTCHBAD May 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    the intro reminds me of Cap.

  • Reply PT111111 May 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I see Google made a good use out of their Nik Software purchase.

  • Reply Edd 360 May 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    nice one… Ben… i tried also doing mini planet and videos through your you tube tutorials πŸ˜‰ thanks a lot and cheers

  • Reply Magdalena Hufnagel May 20, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Great video as usual. Intellectualy disturbing – some functions are cool but creepy at the same time 😎😜 Cheers πŸ™ˆ

  • Reply Luftpanorama June 9, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Great Video, great tips. Thank you very much. I love your videos! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

  • Reply rafi ba June 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Hey Ben! Is it possible to edit raw photos in snapseed?

  • Reply Ron Brown June 19, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I love Snapseed, and thanks for all the great tips.

  • Reply Bennie Laars June 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Learned something new, thanks!

  • Reply Bagus Naga July 12, 2019 at 6:24 am

    aa!!…. just what i need it!

  • Reply InVi_Carlos August 5, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Love it. You are hilarious man.

  • Reply Frank64 September 1, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I use HDR a lot, very effective for shots with clouds. Gives a very dramatic effect!

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