So, how do we get from this sad blue image:

image before processing

To this bright punchy one?

image after processing

Easy! By following the steps below - but first if you want to participate, start Photoshop, then drag the blue image into it. Assuming you now have a blue bear in Photoshop, you're ready to proceed to step 1:

1: To Fix the colour balance using Levels > click here

2: To align and crop the image using the MeasureTool, Rotate and CropTool > click here

3: To Sharpen the image using SmartSharpen to bring out detail > click here

4: To Save the image using SaveForWeb > click here

All images and text © Adrian Warren 2005