Today in this video, I’m gonna use few tricks to get this image to something like this using the free apps Snapseed and Lightroom. This is the raw file in DNG format. Here in Snapseed, you have a dedicated Develop menu which is available only when editing DNG formats. Here are the menu options in the Develop menu. First here, I’m gonna reduce the exposure to around -1.50. Next to recover details in the sky, reducing the highlights. As this is a raw image, you can go to extremes to recover details. So maxing out at -100 here for this image. Next for details in the darker parts, increasing the shadows. Adding some contrast too. After these edits, you can notice a small dark spot in the top right corner. I’m going to remove it using the Healing tool. Just tapping on it and it’s gone! Next a couple of selective filters to give some pop to the castle. One around the top center. Just making sure the mask is not leaking into the sky. Adding some contrast and also structure. Next around the bottom center of the structure. In addition to contrast and structure, little brightness here. You can observe the light direction here is from the left side. To enhance it more, I’m going to use curves here. First I will darken the image by dragging the top point down to crush all the whites and moving the middle part a little right. Then with masking, tapping here on the stacks icon, view edits, curves and brush. Here with the effect enabled and the brush value at zero, first zooming out of the image, then tapping around the left edge to remove the darkened effect. Also removing the mask here where the sunlight would be hitting. Now with the Brush tool, some dodging around here to make it a little more bright. Also bit on the structure. After these selective edits, I’m going to export this to the free Lightroom app to give more pop and color to the image. Here in Lightroom first in the Effects menu, I’m going to try to remove the haze a little using the Dehaze slider. Won’t go overboard here as the more you slide, you can start noticing some banding around the top right part of the sky. So I’m going to stop just around here. Next in the Light menu, increasing the shadows a little more. Also increasing the whites with the two-finger slide. You will get a visual cue on where the whites gets clipped using the two-finger swipe. Also reducing the blacks. This gives the image more pop. Now for sharpening. In the details menu, I’ll use the two finger swipe on the masking slider till I get the selection mainly on the structure. Adding sharpening to those parts. Moving to Split Tone to add color. First adding some blues to the shadows. Then some orangish-red tones to the highlights which gives overall image a warmer look. More contrast by tuning the curves. Darkening the shadows and brightening the mid-tones. So here’s the final look. Thanks for watching!


Priyanshu Kumar · January 17, 2020 at 3:04 am

Best Mobile Editor.

Maria Bentancor · January 17, 2020 at 3:18 am

Muy buen trabajo !! Quedo increible !!! Gracias por los subtitulos en español

Divakar Sharma. · January 17, 2020 at 4:03 am

I've learned snapseed pretty good from you, i want some lightroom tutorials, already you have been uploaded many tutorials for snapseed, i think you should stop snapseed for few days and make tutorials for lightroom, thanks for helpful videos 😉.

Pulak Roy · January 17, 2020 at 4:25 am

You are magician.

Pepe Luis Lopez · January 17, 2020 at 4:47 am

Te felicito, muchas gracias por los subtitulos en español! Espero todos sean asi de aqui en adelante

Dibyendu Bhaumik · January 17, 2020 at 7:03 am

likes were at 69 i made it 70

GENEX FASHION · January 17, 2020 at 7:28 am

Morning sir your teaching is awesome I said so have a desire if you could teach us movie editing on Vinci da resolve please step up by step I watched many video but in vain pl

Cor van Leeuwen · January 17, 2020 at 7:56 am


Amatay Sidi · January 17, 2020 at 8:42 am

Best chanel on YouTube for Snapseed
We love you , keep it up 💙

Norman Nichols · January 17, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Another good one!

Kaged Creations · January 17, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Wait, how do you load a RAW image into the phone app?

Mandeep choudhary · January 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Your work is undescribable…

ryo fauzy · January 17, 2020 at 5:17 pm


Christopher Briscoe · January 17, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Great lesson.

Soumyajit Paul · January 17, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Mind-blowing edit ❣️❣️❣️

ABHI DEV · January 17, 2020 at 7:44 pm

Wonderful… 😍

Esly Bispo · January 17, 2020 at 10:42 pm


Shahriar Shihab · January 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

Your edits are amazing man! keep it up 😉

Salman Alfarisi · January 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Nice edit sir.. But I love bgm Simon bicbiler in The 1980s 😆🎤🎼🎹🎶

Jean-Francois · January 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm

Thank you for your super instructional videos on Snapseed. Your tutorials are amazing. How do you create or import DNG files into your phone?

Santiago MRPL · January 19, 2020 at 9:05 am

А теперь на русском или украинском

Rajan editz · January 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm


Alex Max · January 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm it's a perfect color grading 5.38

Gonçalo Correia · January 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Incredible. Great job!

Limon Rahman · January 31, 2020 at 6:22 pm are the best

Steven Brener · January 31, 2020 at 7:44 pm

Another good tutorial! Didn't know about the two finger slide in LR – I use the equivalent for the desktop all the time and am really glad to see that it's here too. So many good ideas for using Snapseed in your channel. Thanks!

SIMALLworld · February 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm

From where i can get these images for editing practice

Andre Giuria · February 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm


2ND: I didn't even know you could use 2 fingers in Lightroom

You are god

Vedant Kove · February 5, 2020 at 7:12 am

It's very superb edit

Linkin Frost · February 6, 2020 at 1:57 pm


Rishav Raj · February 12, 2020 at 1:03 am

Bro starting Mai Mera left side Mai upper part pa blurish hojaraha hai image Kya karu

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