Editing your photos in Photoshop can be a little intimidating - Photoshop is a beast of a program. But there are a small handful of helpful tips that can really take you to the next level in a short period of time.
Curves in Photoshop. It can do so much! Not only can it lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit. This is pictured here.