What Can You Turn a Photograph Into

Date: 26 Jun 2017 | Posted by: Vera Kruis | Category: Babies, Kids and Family, Maternity, Newborns

It’s amazing what technology can give us nowadays.  Even as a family photographer there are some amazing things I can do with a photograph. It’s also great that photos are now in digital form and you can easily view them upon taking the photo. No need to wait for the film to develop just to see if you have nailed the shot or if it was an epic fail. Photographers are now also getting more creative when it comes to editing their photos and with help of several photo editing software, they can sometimes even save an awful shot.  As a tip to new photographers, using this software can be quite helpful. Photographers can now turn their photographs into anything that they want. Here are just some of them:

A Brand’s Campaign

Yes, you’ve heard it right. A single photo can be so powerful that it can help shape the perception of an audience towards a brand.  Great brands such as Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabanna understand the power of a great campaign that they will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get the perfect shot that will best represent their brand.


For the artsy fartsy client, turning a photograph into a vector sounds like a great idea.  A vector is a creation of digital images using illustration software programs that are clean, photo-ready and can be resized without compromising the quality or resolution of the image. Photos of people, scenery, animals, and literally anything can be transformed into a vector art. This technique is usually a trend nowadays, especially in the younger generation.  However, this type of art usually takes time and a graphic artist or photographer must have the utmost patience in order to finish one.  Vectors give a twist to an ordinary photograph and produce a cartoon-like output.

what you can to turn photographs into

Digital Painting

Digital paintings are the exact opposite of vectors.  If vectors are more cartoonish, digital paintings look more elegant.  With the help of photo-editing software like Adobe Photoshop, you can now easily create hand-painted effects to any photograph. The method of digital painting gives a different depth and perspective to your photos.  It can sometimes alleviate an ordinary looking photo and turn it into a mind-blowing creation.  What’s great about a digital painting is that it won’t chip or deteriorate, unlike a real painting.

what you can turn photograph into


Software or Apps that You Can Use

More and more photo-editing software and apps that you can use for free are emerging in the worldwide web. In fact, you can even use mobile photo-editing apps just to give your photo a boost with the use of filters and other features.  Even professional photographers use these photo-editing software just to adjust the lighting and enhance the overall output of their photographs.  Here are some of them:

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the top go-to photo-editing software for photographers. It is easy to use because of its user-friendly interface and advanced features.  Photoshop has all the tools that you need for your photo-editing.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom comes with stored presets and lighting set-ups that can help you enhance your photos. However, the image-editing features are limited and you have to use this side by side with the Photoshop.

Serif Affinity Photo

Serif Affinity Photo is probably the most powerful rival of Adobe Photoshop.  However, this is only applicable to Mac computers and laptops which make it not accessible for users with different platforms.  It has almost the same functions and features like the Photoshop so if you know how to use the latter, you won’t have a problem switching over to Affinity.

PhaseOne Capture One Pro 9

PhaseOne’s Capture One is considered the high-end version of Adobe Lightroom and produces higher quality outputs.  It can be used by both Mac and PC users but has a limited image editing features just like the Lightroom.