hii! my way of editing pictures is not at all different, haha. basically, i just open the picture in photoshop, crop/resize it etc etc and then sharpen (i use the same smart sharpen settings as nat). i make sure the photos i use are HQ so there’s no reason for me to duplicate the layer BUT i usually do and then lower the opacity to like, 90% (the pictures look more natural that way haha) and if the picture is really really LQ then i might even lower it to 40% or even 20%. if it’s ridiculously LQ you can try sharpening it once or twice first and then resize it? i add the colouring/psd right after but it doesn’t make a difference, really. oh, and save it an png :) hope we helped!! x
hey, thank you so much. glad you do :* ok, so. we always save it as .png (saving it as .jpg reduces the quality when you upload the image to tumblr) and i personally sharpen it by flatening all my coloring layers, then duplicating the final image, using smart sharpen (settings: 500% 0,3 px) on the duplicate and lowering the opacity percentage to 70 or 80 or 90 of the duplicate layer, depending on the image. but i almost never leave that layer at 100% opacity cause oversharpened edits are just not good. hope that helped! nat x
it’s something i made and i’d rather not share it on the internet atm. maybe when i stop using it? really though, it’s not much just a few adjustment layers and voila. simple is pretty too.