Today I’m gonna try to turn this mobile captured photo to a popping evening landscape image using the free tools in Snapseed and Lightroom apps. Opening the image in the Snapseed app, first I’m gonna reduce the highlights to get some details in the sky. Won’t go too overboard here as this is a jpg file. Also little increase in the shadows for details in the darker parts. Next with Curves, applying a bit of contrast with the soft contrast preset. Now with a bunch of selective filters, I’m gonna try to alter the light a bit. First one here where I will decrease the brightness to make this part darker. Next a couple around this edge to make the sky brighter. One on these greens, will try to make it pop by increasing brightness and saturation. Also one around this distracting empty path. Making it darker here. Now to darken the overall image, I’m going to apply the Vintage filter with the black colored preset. This filter is similar to vignette effect. Further darkening by increasing the style strength. Also brightening the remaining parts a bit. Next I’m going to selectively remove the effect with masking. Tapping this ‘stacks’ icon on the top right. View edits, the latest filter applied and brush. Here with the effect enabled reducing the brush value to zero. Now brushing out the effect here by tapping to get brightness back which makes the sky pop around here. On the train where the light is supposed to hit. Also a bit around here to make it little less contrasty. Next using the brush tool with the value at +5, I’m going to do some dodging to brighten these greens and also on the train. Next for some more contrast in the sky, I’m going to apply hard contrast preset in curves and with masking applying it on the sky. Seems bit of color noise appearing here around the left corner. Will try removing it using a selective filter. Decreasing saturation and also structure. Want to add some more light around the hills. Using curves again with masking to add it. Here’s the before and after. Now exporting this image to the free Lightroom app for some color tuning. Here in Lightroom, going directly to the HSL sliders in the Color Menu>MIX. Here I’m gonna tune only the greens to make them pop. Moving the hues towards aqua. Adding more light by increasing the luminance, also some saturation. And a bit of vibrance to the overall image. Next to selectively sharpen, in the Details menu, I’m gonna move the masking slider with two fingers. The more you move to the right the selection decreases. The effect applies only on the white parts. Now sharpening those parts by sliding on the sharpening slider. Moving to the Split Tone in the Effects menu. Here is where the major color changes take place. For the highlights, I’m going to choose some orangish yellow color for evening light. And for the shadows, applying some blues for some contrast. Moving the balance slider a bit towards highlights for a more warmer look. Tuning further contrast with the curves, darkening the shadows a bit. You can decrease the temperature if it feels too warm for your taste. I’ll leave it as it is. And here’s the final result. Thanks for watching!