On-the-Go Adobe Photoshop Express Editing Tips
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 7 min read


  1. How to adjust lighting in photos
  2. Tips for cropping images
  3. How to use filters and effects
  4. How to correct color in photos
  5. Tips for retouching and healing images
  6. How to add text to photos
  7. How to share and save edits

Picture this: You're on a road trip, you've just captured a stunning sunset with your smartphone, and you can't wait to share it with your friends. But, the lighting is off and the colors aren't as vibrant as you'd like. What do you do? You edit on-the-go with Adobe Photoshop Express! This handy app is perfect for quick photo edits when you're out and about. Let's dive in and learn some top-notch tips to make your photos pop even when you're on the move.

How to Adjust Lighting in Photos

When it comes to turning an okay photo into an eye-catching one, lighting is key. If your photo is too dark or too bright, don't worry! Adobe Photoshop Express has got you covered. Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to fix lighting issues:

  1. Open your photo: Start by opening the photo you want to edit in Adobe Photoshop Express. Tap on the thumbnail of the photo to select it.
  2. Navigate to the adjustments: On the bottom of your screen, you'll see a toolbar. Tap on the icon that looks like a sun. This will open a menu with various lighting options.
  3. Adjust the exposure: The first option you'll see is 'Exposure'. Sliding it to the right will brighten your photo, while sliding it to the left will darken it. Experiment with this until you find the right balance.
  4. Play with shadows and highlights: Below 'Exposure', you'll find 'Shadows' and 'Highlights'. Adjusting 'Shadows' can bring out hidden details in the darker parts of your photo, while playing with 'Highlights' can tone down overly bright areas.
  5. Finish with contrast: Lastly, don't forget about 'Contrast'. Increasing the contrast makes the dark areas darker and the light areas lighter, giving your photo more depth and intensity.

Remember: editing is a creative process, so feel free to play around and see what works best for your photo. Sometimes, the best way to learn is by doing. So, get out there and edit on-the-go with Adobe Photoshop Express!

Tips for Cropping Images

Ever take a photo, only to realize later that a random passerby, a rogue trash can, or a branch is stealing the spotlight from your main subject? That's where cropping comes in! Cropping not only removes unwanted elements from your frame but also helps bring focus to the central subject of your photo. Here are a few quick tips to crop like a pro with Adobe Photoshop Express:

  1. Select the crop tool: Once you open your photo, tap on the crop icon in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. It looks like two intersecting lines forming a square.
  2. Choose your aspect ratio: Aspect ratio refers to the width and height of your photo. Adobe Photoshop Express offers presets like square (1:1), landscape (3:2), and portrait (4:5). Select the one that best fits your photo.
  3. Adjust your frame: Drag the corners of the crop box to include or exclude parts of your photo. Remember, the goal is to keep your subject in focus and remove any distractions.
  4. Confirm your changes: Once you're happy with your crop, tap on the checkmark to save your changes. Voilà! You've successfully cropped your photo.

Remember, cropping isn't just about cutting out unwanted parts; it's also about composing your photo in a way that draws the viewer's eye to your subject. So next time you're out snapping photos, don't fret about those pesky photo bombers. With Adobe Photoshop Express in your pocket, you're ready to edit on-the-go!

How to Use Filters and Effects

Want to give your photos a vintage look or a vibrant pop of color? Filters and effects can add that extra oomph to your images in just a few taps. In Adobe Photoshop Express, the possibilities are endless. Let's dive into the process:

  1. Choose a filter: After you've opened your photo, tap the 'Looks' icon at the bottom of your screen. This will open a range of preset filters, each offering a unique style. Try out different ones to see what works best for your photo.
  2. Adjust filter strength: Sometimes, a filter might be too strong or subtle for your taste. No worries! After selecting a filter, use the slider to adjust its intensity. That way, you remain in control of your photo's final look.
  3. Experiment with effects: Want to go a step further? Tap on the 'Effects' icon for some creative fun. You can add a vignette, play with the clarity, or even apply a radial blur. The choice is yours!
  4. Save your changes: Happy with your masterpiece? Tap the checkmark to save your changes. Congrats, you've just elevated your photo with filters and effects!

Filters and effects are a great way to boost your photos' visual appeal and set a certain mood. So, whether you're editing a sunset photo or a selfie, always remember: with Adobe Photoshop Express, you can easily edit on-the-go and bring your vision to life!

How to Correct Color in Photos

Ever taken a picture that just doesn't seem to capture the rich colors of the scene? Or maybe your photo came out too blue or too yellow? Don't worry, we've got you covered. With Adobe Photoshop Express, you can adjust and correct color issues right on your device, no professional skills required.

  1. Open the color balance setting: After opening your image, tap on the 'Color' icon at the bottom. You'll see options for temperature, tint, vibrance, and saturation.
  2. Fix the temperature: If your photo feels too warm (yellow) or too cold (blue), slide the temperature bar until you're happy with the look. Remember, small adjustments often make a big difference.
  3. Adjust the tint: Sometimes, photos can have a green or magenta tint. If that's the case, use the tint slider to balance out the colors.
  4. Boost vibrance and saturation: Want to make your colors pop? Increase the vibrance for more intense, yet natural-looking colors. Or, slide the saturation bar for a more dramatic effect. But be careful — too much saturation can make your photo look unnatural.
  5. Save your changes: Once you're satisfied with your photo's colors, tap the checkmark to save your edits.

So next time you capture a moment that's just not quite right, don't delete it. Remember, with a few taps and swipes, you can edit on-the-go with Adobe Photoshop Express and get those colors looking just the way you want.

Tips for Retouching and Healing Images

Whether you want to remove a pesky pimple, erase a photo bomber, or simply smooth out a few wrinkles, Adobe Photoshop Express makes it easy to retouch and heal your images on-the-go. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Select the Healing Tool: Open your image and tap the 'Healing' icon on the bottom menu. This tool is your one-stop solution for most of your retouching needs.
  2. Zoom in for Precision: To get the best results, use two fingers to zoom into the area you want to fix. The closer you are, the more control you have.
  3. Swipe to Heal: Simply swipe over the area you want to 'heal'. Adobe Photoshop Express will magically replace it with pixels from the surrounding area, making the unwanted element disappear.
  4. Adjust the Size: If you're dealing with a larger issue, increase the size of the brush for a broader sweep. For smaller blemishes, reduce the size for extra precision.
  5. Save Your Edits: Happy with your retouched image? Tap the checkmark to save your work. Now you have a flawless image ready to share!

So, the next time your perfect shot is marred by an unexpected guest or a sudden skin breakout, don't worry. With Adobe Photoshop Express, you can edit and perfect your images on-the-go, no matter where you are or what you're doing. And remember: practice makes perfect. The more you use these tools, the better your images will become.

How to Add Text to Photos

Adding text to your images can be a fun way to convey messages or add context to your photos. With Adobe Photoshop Express, you can easily add and customize text, no matter where you are. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to help you enhance your photos with text:

  1. Open the Text Tool: Select the image you wish to edit and tap the 'Text' icon on the bottom menu. It's time to get creative!
  2. Enter Your Text: Tap on the screen and a text box will appear. Type in your desired text. Maybe it's a witty caption, a memorable quote, or a simple 'Hello'.
  3. Customize Your Text: Adobe Photoshop Express offers a variety of ways to personalize your text. You can change the font, size, color, and alignment. You can even add a drop shadow for that extra pop!
  4. Position Your Text: Drag the text box to position your text anywhere on the image. Remember, balance is key: you want the text to enhance the image, not overpower it.
  5. Save Your Edits: Once you're satisfied with your text, tap the checkmark to save your work. Voila! You now have a personalized image ready to share with the world.

With these tips, you can edit on-the-go with Adobe Photoshop Express and turn your photos into personalized messages. So next time you're out capturing moments, don't just take a photo—make a statement!

How to Share and Save Edits

After spending time perfecting your image, you'll want to ensure your work is saved and ready to be shared. With Adobe Photoshop Express, both saving and sharing your edits is a breeze—no matter where you are. Here's a straightforward guide to help you save your masterpiece and share it with the world:

  1. Save Your Edits: After you are done with editing, tap on the 'Save' icon on the top right corner of the screen. You can choose the quality of the saved image. High quality is great for prints, while medium or low quality may be better for sharing online to save data.
  2. Choose the Destination: Decide where you want to save your image. You can save it to your device's gallery, Google Drive, or any other location you prefer.
  3. Share Your Work: To share your edited image, tap the 'Share' icon next to the 'Save' icon. Adobe Photoshop Express will show you a list of apps you can share your image with—like Facebook, Instagram, or email.
  4. Select the Platform: Choose the platform where you want to share your image, write a caption if needed, and hit 'Post' or 'Send'. And there you go—your masterpiece is now out there for everyone to admire!

Now you know how to save and share your edits while on-the-go with Adobe Photoshop Express. So why not enhance those photos and share your creativity with the world? Happy editing!

If you enjoyed these on-the-go Adobe Photoshop Express editing tips and want to expand your creative skills even further, consider checking out the workshop 'Animating with Procreate and Photoshop' by Nyanza. This workshop will teach you how to create captivating animations by combining the power of Procreate and Photoshop. Don't miss the chance to enhance your digital artistry!