Quit Social Media; You are Under Surveillance!
Inspiration and Productivity

Quit Social Media; You are Under Surveillance!

Quit social media! It is not advice from me. Delete them all, is rather a warning from Silicon Valley tech insiders. Here I do not attempt to share an individual perception of how you should treat them in the future. I’m trying to present to you the facts and testimonies from the founders of these platforms, researchers, psychologists, some prominent computer scientists, and tech insiders.

Image Size and Resolution, and Why We Must Understand It
Post-processing and Printing

Image Size and Resolution, and Why We Must Understand It

Yes, we are going to dedicate some time and effort to understand the image size and resolution because it is critical to maintaining the quality of an image. We should also remember that every edit we make we cause some degree of damage to the file. Yes, that damage is often necessary to make the image look good and every professional does it; they do it consciously.

Understanding Bit Depth, Color Depth, and Color Gamut
Post-processing and Printing

Understanding Bit Depth, Color Depth, and Color Gamut

If the fineness of an image is your concern consider some time understanding bit-depth, color depth, and color gamut. So that you know what happens to an image while you make an edit, how much it can tolerate and how far you can go with certain types of files.

Although it may sound very technical the ideas behind bit depth, color depth, and color gamut are fairly simple. Here you can learn how they contribute to the quality of your image.

Photoshop Preferences for Better Photo Editing
Post-processing and Printing

Photoshop Preferences for Better Photo Editing

It is crucial that you understand what the Photoshop preferences settings mean in a particular production environment to configure the application properly. Photoshop gives you lots of options for customization. No need to worry; most of them don’t need to be changed. They will be better off as they are. In fact, it will just work fine even if you don’t change any of the preferences at all. Here I am more interested in optimizing and improving the overall performance of the system and the photographic workflow.

The A-Z of Photoshop User Interface
Post-processing and Printing

The A-Z of Photoshop User Interface

Photoshop user interface is simply what you get to see when you first launch the application. But that doesn’t say much about it. Understanding its Tabbed Window Interface or where all the Panels, Menus, Tools, and Functions are located is absolutely critical for a power user. Before you make any serious consideration about learning Photoshop you should be very comfortable with its user interface. Without a clear understanding of how they are organized and how they can be reorganized, you may never know how productive you could be with a very customized interface or knowing exactly where the tools and functions are located.

What is Adobe Photoshop?
Post-processing and Printing

What is Adobe Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is the industry’s leading graphics editing application designed by Adobe. To be more specific it is designed to work with raster graphics─meaning an image made up of pixels. It was first developed by Thomas Knoll and his brother John Knoll in 1987 and then they decided to sell it to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988. Although Photoshop may sound like an image editing application it doesn’t understand an image or the content of the image. In fact, primarily it was implemented on grayscale values of an image. It is a pixel editing application. All it understands is the numerical values associated with those pixels. It manipulates pixels, enhances them, or generates them from scratch.

Exposure in the Context of Digital Photography
Exposure and Composition

Exposure in the Context of Digital Photography

Exposure is the understanding between the image seen by the human eye and the image seen by the camera. A perfectly exposed photograph will render the scene as you see with your naked eye. That means if your subject looks gray it should exactly render that gray in the captured image. But there is no such technology currently available that can reproduce the full range of tones that our eye can see; or is capable of capturing the full visible electromagnetic spectrum.