Step 4. Refine your image
We like to call saturation, clarity, dodging, and burning “image-dependent edits” because they’re not necessary for every photo - though they do have the potential to take your pictures to the next level.
Think of tweaks to these settings as finishing touches. If you’ve run through all the steps above and your image is looking good (with no glaring issues), turn to these sliders and tools. Who knows, you may land on something that makes your image even more powerful.
Step 5. Sharpen your photo
This is typically the final step of the photo editing process. The level of sharpening required will vary based on the quality of the image, as well as whether it will be printed or published online