Image Size and Resolution: Do We Need to 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.… Read More

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.… Read More

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.… Read More

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.… Read More

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.… Read More

Keyword Essentials for Digital Photographers

Keywords are what lie in the heart of metadata which makes your images available to the search engines. The concept of keyword may go across all kinds electronic files but the fundamentals of keywording remain the same. Properly keyworded photographs will benefit you in many different ways. Eventually the idea of keyword takes you to the area of automation. If you are a high-range digital shooter it will make your life easier and it is the key element that will fetch you money when you are in the stock photography business.… Read More

The Fundamentals of Color Theory

Color is one of the main components of light besides its angle and intensity. Color exists because of light; where there is no light, there is no color. We see colors because light waves strike an object and they are reflected back into our eye. Some of the light waves are absorbed by the object and some of them are reflected back which determines the color of the object. What makes this subject more complex is not the science of color rather the our perception of color. Additionally, digital imaging technologies introduce other problems since digital cameras, scanners, monitors and printers do not handle color in the same way. It’s imperative that you must understand how computer and you see color, to obtain or maintain consistency. Besides, technical accuracy, developing an eye for color will also help you to make more creative decisions.… Read More