Brighten your photos using photoshop in under 1 minute with this super easy and quick tutorial + Download a FREE Photoshop Cheatsheet to speed up your workflow!

Imagine being able to create bright and crisp blog photos by editing in less than 1 minute. Super, right? Yes, I have a tutorial to do exactly that. I am using Adobe photoshop CS6, but don't worry if you don't have photoshop. You can download their free 30-day trial version here. Also you could subscribe to their Creative cloud monthly subscription service which gives you access to photoshop and many other tools for affordable prices - here. Here is the before and after of this trick!

Step 1 : Open your photo in Photoshop by going to File --> Open --> Browse your file location.


Step 2 : If your layers panel isn't open, locate it by opening Windows --> Layers (select). In your layers panel, right click on the background layer and select Duplicate layer. You could change name of the duplicate layer - background copy or leave it unchanged.

Step 3 : Keep the cursor clicked on the newly created duplicate layer. At the top, click on the drop down menu that says normal. Select the option Soft Light from the menu. And tada! Your photo becomes bright and vibrant instantly.

Step 4 : If you think your photo looks over saturated or too bright, you can control the effect by varying the opacity at the right until you like what you see.

That's it, it is really a simple trick and takes less than 1 minute to perform once you get the hang of it.Let me know if you guys enjoy such tutorials, I would love to share more with you all! Hope you are having a great weekend! :)Also, I know many of you use Photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so I quickly whipped up a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use, click below right now!

These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!

What are your favorite photoshop tricks?