Fake Long Exposure Tutorial – Water


Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor.


Click Select Area button, then Water on the pop up that will appear.


Carefully select the water, it’s okay if you go too far over, you can correct this afterwards by selecting the Erase from Selection button and going over the unwanted parts to remove.

Once you have selected all the water click Confirm Selection and Browse Effects button.


The effect is called Slow shutter speed – water F6, click on this effect to see the effect applied to the image.

Don’t worry if the effect is too strong for your image, you can adjust the Master Slider to make the effect weaker/stronger.


You can leave your image here or for an even stronger effect, turn the image black and white.

Click the Effects Gallery button on the right hand side.


On the left, go to Color>Black and White.

Black and White Sharp was the effect I chose, but chose what works best with your image.



This is the final image, click here to download a free trial of Smart Photo Editor now.

3D Photo Manipulation Tutorial

3D Photo Manipulation images look amazing and very hard to make. This is not the case using Smart Photo Editor.


The First thing to do is open your background image in Smart Photo Editor.


Click the Composition button on the right hand side.

On the left hand side click the New button next to Overlay. Chose your  select your second image.


On the left hand side click the Move, Resize and Scale button.


Resize your image and move over to where you want it, reducing the Opacity helps to place the image exactly where you want it.

Once placed, click on the Select Area button.


Click the Lasso tab and go around where you want the image to appear from.


Once you have gone around your image, two rows of lines will appear, move them so they line up to where you want them.


Once done click on the Edge Finder tab.


Click Erase From Selection, and click to Find Hard Edge.


Start to delete the unwanted parts, using the fill buckets can save a lot of time.


Zooming in as you go around can help to get the results more exact.


Now up the Opacity to full and click the Add to Selection button.


Now go around adding back the rest of your image, don’t worry if you go too far over just make sure you get everything you needed added back.


Now click the Erase From Selection button and erase the last few bits.


Now all that is left to do is save your image, unless you want to crop your image down, the Crop button is on the left hand side.

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Drones and Post Processing Your Images


Drones can help you to capture images you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

A few tips when first trying out your drone:

  • Don’t try and fly too high or for too long, start off slow and learn how to control it before taking it up high
  • Just like when using your camera try to shot with the sun behind you, not in-front
  • Don’t fly when it’s windy
  • Some places do ban drones so make sure you check before lift off

Post processing these photos with Smart Photo Editor couldn’t be easier.

before and after

Before (left) and After (right), click image to see bigger.


Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor.Untitled-3

The first step is the straighten your image.

Click the Straighten button on the right hand side.

Adjust the horizontal line so that it is straight and click Apply.

Now click the Effects Gallery button (at the top of the right hand side).

Type HDR into the search bar, this is a quicker way to find the effects that you are looking for.

The effect I picked is called Hdri.Untitled-7

Click on your chosen effect and you will get the screen above. Adjust the Master Slider to what looks best for your image. Then click OK.Untitled-8

Repeat the above step except this time search contrast in the search bar.

The effect I chose is called Contrast.Untitled-9

Once again repeat the above but search for sharpen, the effect I used is called Subtle Sharpen.

Remember you can adjust your sliders so the effect is just how you want it.Untitled-10

Now all that is left to do is save your image.


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Smart Photo Editor Tutorial: Drip Paint Buildings

For this tutorial you will need two images, the first of the building and the second of some dripping paint.


The first thing to do is to open your image of the building in Smart Photo Editor.

On the right hand side click the button Composition.


Now on the left there is Overlay at the top and underlay near the bottom, click the New button next to Overlay and open up your paint dripping image.

Resize and move your image to where you want it (click on the Move Resize and Scale button on the left).

Once in place click the Select Area button then Erase From Selection button.

Now go carefully around your paint removing all areas that need removing. It is a good idea to be zoomed in when doing this.

Also reducing the Opacity is good to see exactly where needs removing.



The last step I have done is to add an effect to the whole image.

Click the Effects Gallery button on the top right hand side, you can narrow down your search by the options on the left.


The effect I chose was called Glossy Cover.

This is the end result,to try out for yourself download a free trial now.