How to colour-correct like a pro in Pixlr
Yesterday, I showed you how to make bad photos look great with a simple colour-correction technique in Photoshop. In today’s tutorial, we’re going to colour-correct like a pro using a free alternative called Pixlr.
If you’re serious about your career as a web designer, you need to learn Photoshop, which is the industry standard graphic design tool. I know that a lot of students are in it to work for themselves, though. If that’s the case, then as long as you do a great job, then no one will care what software you used. Funds are also tight when you’re starting out as a student, so it’s a good thing that there are alternatives to Photoshop which won’t cost you a cent.
Today, we look at one of these alternatives – Pixlr. It’s browser-based, so you don’t need to install anything. When you go to the Pixlr website, it gives you 2 options under Web Apps: Express and Editor. The Express app is their most popular and OK for quick fixes, but to colour-correct like a pro, you should use Pixlr Editor. Once you open up Pixlr Editor, you’ll be able to use a lot of the same filters that you would find in Photoshop.
Watch this Pixlr colour-correction tutorial video for step-by-step instructions on what to do.