How to edit food photos in Photoshop

How to edit food photos in Photoshop


I’ve never tried this before so here it goes. I’m going to show everyone how I edit my food photos in Photoshop. This is how I learned to do it in my camera club. So here it goes.

Find a photo you just recently took like this picture of Chicken Cheese Casserole.  You can use this for a test if you want, just click on the file and Save as. If you can’t see any of the demo images just click on them to make them larger.

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

1. Open up Photoshop.

2. Next, click on File/Open As…. Select Camera Raw as your file. It is OK if your file is in jpg format. Then select the file you want to open. You will have to search for it in the drop down menu.

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

3. A window like the one below should appear after you click on Open. Notice how dull and drabby the photo kind of looks. This can be fixed in this window.

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

4. Make the following changes. Adjust the Exposure to +1.15 by sliding the bar to the right and the same for the following. You can move them back and forth, test it out for yourself!
Brightness to +35
Blacks to 10

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

See how much better the photo looks and also look at the Histogram at the top. That is the one right above the exposure setting and it should look like it’s even. That is how I tell if I’ve adjusted the photo properly. You can also play around with those three settings until you get what you like.

5. After that, click on open image at the bottom after you are done adjusting the exposure, brightness, and blacks levels to your liking.

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

6. Now you can crop your photo and do whatever you like with it. See how easy that is?  No other programs needed!

How to edit food photos in Photoshop

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Chicken Cheese Casserole
  • Rice
  • 2 Chicken breasts (Un-thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can of french-style cut green beans
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in bowl. Coat the chicken in the flour mixture. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat. Cook chicken until parts of the chicken start to become brown. You don’t have to cook the chicken all the way because it cooks in the oven.
  2. Mix cream of chicken soup and milk in bowl and whisk until blended. The milk is to thin out the cream of chicken soup. Drain can of green beans and pour into an 11 X 8 inch casserole dish. Then pour the cream of chicken soup on top of the green beans. Once the chicken is brown, dump over green beans and soup mixture. You do not need to mix them all around. Bake in oven at 375 for 25 minutes. The last 5 minutes sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven until the cheese is melted. Serve over rice.



More Yellowstone Pictures

We spent 3 days in Yellowstone National Park and that’s about all you need to spend there. You’ll get to see all the major attractions. We already want to go back, because we didn’t get to do some hiking or go and visit the Grand Tetons. It’s such a beautiful park. Everywhere you turn there’s some kind of new scenery to look at and you never know what kind of wild life you get to see. We saw buffalo, elk and different birds.



Where the buffalos roam.

I loved all these different colored spring pools.

Yellowstone National Park

There have been no new recipes lately, because I’ve been on vacation in Yellowstone National Park. This park is pretty awesome. Every road we have driven on here, is a whole new picture. There’s different scenery everywhere you turn. As far as the food goes, it’s ok. None of the restaurants I’ve been to so far know how to season their fries. They don’t put any salt on them.What the hell?

Huckleberry is the in fruit here, and those berries are in EVERYTHING. So far, I’ve had huckleberry ice cream, taffy, syrup, licorice, and jam. I’m making sure I get some ice cream again before I leave. Where I live, we can’t even find huckleberry anything there. The bears like to eat huckleberry too.I’ll post some more pictures later on, the internet connection at the hotel is crappy and slow at night cause everyone is on it.




Photo Challenge: Part 2




Out and About

In my bag

Something you don’t know about me: I like music. :)

Imperfect: This pile of shingles have been sitting in our neighbors front yard for 2 years!

My favorite photo.

Where I’ve slept.

High Angle


On my mind, why won’t this deer come any closer?

Photo Challenge 2

The days are a bit out of order, I apologize. :)

June 7th: Drink

June 11th: Door

June 9th and 10th: best bit of your weekend & Your view today: I never buy heals, but couldn’t pass these cute little red shoes up. They were only $15.00 at Payless. Not to tall of a heal either.  I used this shot for two days. Finding deals like this can make my weekend, pretty sad huh?

June 12th: low angle

June Photo Challenge

I’m doing a photo challenge this month for June, which can be found here. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and it’s also a change from taking pictures of food every other day. :) Feel free to join in if you want. Everyday is a different subject.




On my plate.

Close Up



Jamaica Day 4

I’m going to skip a day because all the food we ate yesterday was taken on our Olympus camera, and I can’t load any of those pictures until we get home on Thursday night. It’s already day 4 and we have just one day left here. There’s so many things I want to try making myself when we get home. I really liked the blackened fish we had at lunch time today. I also got to try some Gazpacho soup, which I really enjoyed. The dessert buffet had Canoli and biscotti and they were both good. I liked the biscotti better than the canoli. We’re waiting for this big dinner party the resort is supposed to be throwing on the beach later on tonight. On our last night, we get to eat lobster for dinner. Can not wait for that! It’s all you can eat too. :) Only one more day left here. I’ll be sad when I leave, but I’m already missing my dogs back at home.

Gazpacho Soup

Blackened fish. I’m not sure what kind of fish it was, but my guess is it was snapper.

Chocolate Fondant

Banana Sabayon