Transcript of "Visual Rhetoric, October 23rd, 2013"
Working with photos: why we have Photoshop
Taking some photos (as needed)
Thinking realistically about what we have time
Working with Photos
There are a few key things to know about
photographs. The first, which I bet you’ve been
exposed to before, is the rule of thirds.
Rule of Thirds
Basically, the rule of thirds states that everything
exists on a nine x nine grid. You want your
important elements on, or close to, lines of the grid
with the most important thing at an intersection
between two of the lines.
Let me show you.
Because our eyes
go to the intersections
and grid lines
I bet that girl
is glad she tagged
her photo with
Rule of Thirds
We talked about this briefly a while back, but now
is a good time to remind you: for a print project,
your photos need to be 300 dpi and set to CYMK
and not RGB color.
… is your friend for that.
But, of course, this means that not every single
photo you locate will work. If it’s too small, we
cannot gain/add resolution. Always aim/go bigger.
You can size down.
… Adobe made their software to work as a suite.
Don’t resize photos in InDesign. It will let you, but it
does weird, weird stuff to the compression and the
resolution. Size your photos in Photoshop.
A quick resource for photos:
Web? DAM! Dot MiamiOH! dot
I also invite you to take some of
your own photos. If you can’t do
that and are to the point that you
need them, use placeholders.
Next week I will bring in a decent
camera– I couldn’t locate any
classes to visit on short notice.
Next week, in addition to some
work time on Monday, we will start
to talk just a bit about wire-framing
(you have some readings I moved
around that cover it– check the
On Wednesday, we will statusreport and do some quick peer
The next Monday, we pitch!
Keep on workin’ in the free world!
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