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Some basics in digital imaging
May 1, Year 2012. Be aware of that this page is not updated frequently any more. Sorry!
As we are dealing with colours - you monitor does not necessarily show colours accurately without being calibrated, and there are many issues involved in coordinating what you see on the monitor with how it prints. Some of my other favourite places I have learned a lot about Managing Color in Photoshop 6 and 7, and ColorSync & ICC-based color management are from the following sites
The site is completely non-commercial. It currently has more than 900 pages containing articles, tutorials, product reviews and photographs — all with no advertisements. It is not affiliated with or beholden to any company or organization. A goldmine for everybody interesting in digital imaging. The myth of 72 dpi resolution of your images on the Web! Tips och tricks när du arbetar med bilder till din webb-sida. Till exempel vet du skillnaden mellan dpi, ppi och lpi eller hur förbättrar man bilden efter inscanning? (Only in Swedish for the time being, unfortunately)
GIF?? JPEG?? Which should you use for the Web? How do you store your images? Probably at least your grandchildren should be interested, that you keep your digital images safe and in a good shape! I am myself strongly in favour of the Tiff format for archiving of digital images! Which file format should I use for the web and why?
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Photoshop Killer Tips. "The hottest collection of cool tips and hidden secrets for Adobe® Photoshop" PhotoshopNews. The latest news and info about the tip pixel-wrangling application on the planet. The PhotoshopSupport.com Tutorials, plugins, brushes and many more resources. To help CS3 users manage photos and other digital files that can become overwhelming, Adobe has introduced Bridge CS3. In Bridge and Version Cue CS3 Essential Training , instructor Ted LoCascio teaches viewers how to use Bridge to take full advantage of each application and better manage files for individual and group projects. Complementing Bridge in the file management process is Version Cue CS3, a server-based workgroup collaboration system that also works with all the CS3 applications. Exercise files accompany this training. I do like the new Bridge which is now better and faster in sorting my images and the more powerful Camera RAW4. I use Bridge nowadays instead of BreezeBrowser Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers by Pixel Genius and Pixel Mafia member Martin Evening , was be published in the Spring of 2007, shortly after the official release of Photoshop CS3. You can download the introductory chapter: What's New in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Aging People! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to add on the years to almost anybody. It's basically a practice using the Burn and Dodge tools.This is a fairly advanced tutorial, so it helps to have a little bit of artistic talent, even though I don't. The Best 80 Photoshop Text Effects on the Web What’s new in Photoshop CS4 by Martin Evening Clipping Path India (CPI) outlines Clipping Path and Masks around your image and isolates them from the background, making it transparent to be used for further use in Graphic Design. CPI provides the best designers from India with US Management support to eliminate the outsourcing barrier. A very cost effective way if you have several images Photoshoptechniques.com seems to have the mission to create a friendly, community supported site dedicated to helping users of all skill levels get the most out of Adobe Photoshop. Highly recommended! A comprehensive collection of Photoshop tutorials Adobe Studio Exchange is your place for actions, plug-ins, extensions, tutorials, and other helper files that allow you to easily add new features to Adobe products. You can even create your own files, upload them, and share them with the entire Adobe Studio Exchange community. To begin, simply browse by product to find thousands of free, easy-to-use files that will help you get more out of your Adobe applications. There's a new news website devoted to Photoshop that went live beginning of April. For those interested the name is PhotoshopNews.com Pixelgenius host now a series of PDF and Quicktime tutorials written by the experts that founded the company. Remember that if you purchase one -or several- of their Automation suites as PhotoKit Sharpener or PhotoKit Color , you are entitled to have access to their forum, with the best insider info out there. I think you will find the article "17 Essential Photography Tips: How to Take Amazing Photos With Any Camera" interesting: This Photoshop tutorial how to beauty a face. The correction thats are demonstrated will make tge face look different, but at the same time avoiding to make the result unnatural like we tend to see in many Photoshop tutorials These are the cases of the Photoshop 911 ER where Adobe Photoshop and Elements users get tips & tricks and answers to their questions about image manipulation, painting. Since 1990 in the Design & Publishing Center, formerly called: Photoshop Tips & Tricks Do not forget to visit the official, and experimental, Russell Brown Tips and Techniques page. This is your one stop shopping location for the latest in hot new tips, right off the silicon wafers.
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In the effort to stay on the cutting edge of technology were offering QuickTime movies of some of his favourite tips. In some cases he will also offer a PDF document to accompany the movie. Beware, the movies are large and will take time to download when using a slow connection. Also, when viewing from Internet Explorer, the movies may take several minutes to appear. These movies have been optimized to download as fast as possible and still look good in most cases. I learned a lot from this site. Especially I liked the technique about Advanced Masking
Introduction to the Curves Command. Fundamentals of a powerful tool for improving the color and contrast of digitized photos. (Covers RGB and Greyscale) ´ Learn about the new healing brush in PS7! A PDF tutorial by Katrin Eismann or a fundamental introduction to working with the new Patch tool in PS7. An other PDF by Katrin Eismann Photoshop Tutorials: These reports were passed in by Photoshop students in search of good tutorials online. You can add your own suggestions to share with all Photoshop Tips & Tricks readers. Photo & Digital Imaging. Know-How: In teaching and running courses in Photography and Photoshop Clive R. Haynes has produced many notes for students. These are available for anyone who may find the information useful. A great site! Alien Skin Software is the award-wining home to essential PhotoShop plug-in-Eye Candy. Check out its sequel, Xenofex! Along with Webpedia, we're merging the content from Cooltype.com into WebDeveloper.com as well. So now you'll have all the great Photoshop tips and tricks you've grown to know and love, as well as tons more stuff that we've had all along. Great Photoshop actions for your digital camera! Like the FM Intellisharpen™ Plugin . This smart and complex Plugin comes with fourteen (14) built-in intensity options from lowest to highest and is compatible with low and high ISO files. PhotoShop Professional Tips and Tricks This is probably the best tutorial online for learning how to Convert a Photo to a Pencil Sketch Pegasus Web Design Resources, which features web design, graphic design and Adobe PhotoShop tutorials written by Daniel Piechnick, I can really recommend. You can download a new free website template or learn Choosing a font style that contrasts and many other Adobe PhotoShop Tutorials How many times have you wanted to know the RGB value of a single pixel on your screen? And you didn't have any other choice than to capture the screen and a little detective work :-) ? Now you can do this easily with EyeDropper.
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You must also visit the Luminous Landscape, one of the web's most comprehensive site devoted to the art of landscape, nature and documentary photography
Artists in Digital Imaging
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Graphic Sites for web designIf you want to learn more about Web Color you should read the excellent book coloring web graphics by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. You can also visit her home page here. I bought it myself from here Optimizing Web Graphics! This article will show you how to minimize file size and dithering for Web graphics. Can you have control of the colours of your images on the World Wide Web? Not really but you can prepare the images for the web at least
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There are lots of plugins around. Free or for demo only. A search for Adobe compatible plug-ins gives a lot of answers. This is a search with Goggles for Photoshop filters Paint Shop Pro's Top 10 Very Frequently Asked Questions (and a couple more) Are You Ready For The "Mother" Of All Photoshop Plugins and Filters? Well, folks, here it is - count them - 1000 Photoshop plug-ins and filters all in one place. I found this post over at AllGraphicDesign.com.
Plugins for Photoshop and PaintShopPro.
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Stock image collections from Corbis Images (Formerly Digital stocks). You can also try Eyewire (formerly the Adobe Image Library). If you need a map of the world you probably find it here. The world's largest collection of digital maps Space Image Libraries. A variety of sources for space-related images presented by NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program at Oklahoma State University. A lot of fun to explore!
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Tips, techniques and tutorials in Digital ImagingOne of my favorite Photoshop Tips is Janee's Photoshop Resource Links Index or her collection of Photoshop Tips from the NewsgroupsThe best tips from the gurus on Usenet, answers to some FAQ. Instant Photoshop, a fast-start introduction to Photoshop for photographers by Michael Reichmann. When photographers switch from the traditional chemical darkroom to PC-based desktop image processing the hardest part of the learning curve is learning Photoshop. This program is one of the most sophisticated pieces of software ever designed and now with 10 years+ of revisions and enhancements presents a daunting challenge to the newcomer. This article is designed with you in mind. You want to take your scanned (or digital camera generated) images and be able to produce high quality prints on your ink-jet printer. You want to use all of the quality-enhancing tricks that you know are available to pros and people who've spent years studying Photoshop, but you don't want to waste time getting started. Learn Photoshop with the Graphics Goddess from Janee's Photoshop Tutorials! Tutorials on drawing techniques, photo work, and more done in an entertaining and understandable style .Some tutorials are now also downloadable as pdf's. I visit myself this site often. RetouchPRO! An excellent site with information and interaction for anyone involved with photo retouching, restoration, and manipulation Digital Imaging Help is a good resource. Digital imaging refers to the act of creating digital images, or photographs, through the use of editing and computer image editing software. Digital imaging involves a number of activities, which include the processing of the images, as well as compression, printing, storage, and display. Mostly, cameras or other photographic devices are used to capture a physical scene and transform it into a digital image. The image can also be produced from an analog image, which may be print, photograph, or photographic film. The best red-eye reduction is an external flash. The flash needs to be off-axis from the lens, by "enough". If you used an internal flash and got reflections from the eye which caused "Red Eye's" on your photo, how to get rid of it? If you can include some nearby light, it may not be enough to warrant switching flash off, but it may close down your subjects' irises enough to cure the red eye. This tutorial is one of my own. You can also download this filter plug-in for Photoshop which works fine for me in most cases. Unzip and copy to your Photoshop plug-in folder. Adobe Photoshop New PhotoShop Tricks! Download as PDF-files If you're looking for tips, techniques and tutorials on your favourite Web graphics programs you've come to the right place! At last. How do I organize all my images? Thumbs Plus is a graphic file viewer, locator and organizer that simplifies the process of finding and maintaining graphics, clip-art files, fonts and animations. It displays an image (thumbnail view) of each file. You can use Thumbs Plus to browse, view, edit, crop, launch external editors, and copy images to the clipboard. You can use drag-and-drop to organize graphics files by moving them to appropriate directories. ThumbsPlus will also create a slide show from selected graphics, and install bitmap files as Windows wallpaper.
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Newsgroups and listserv
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This page was updated: May 4 Year 2015 regarding some dead links