Editing photos can often be the most difficult but also the most satisfying part. Sometimes taking a quick look at all the photos and then going away for a while before taking a closer look lends a fresh eye to your viewing. You may see things you did not notice previously. Stepping away from the mass of photos can make certain images stand out in your mind’s eye, leaving a memorable impression that can characterize a good photo. What photography quotes do you think everyone should know?
Week 6 Pt1 Digital Photography Adobe
Week 6: Digital Photography and Adobe Elements Joel Kinison “ It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get. – Timothy Allen - On editing photos Check out more of Hákon’s work at PhotoQuotes.com and www.Imageree.com .
Modifying Digital Images <ul><li>Digital Darkroom – enhancing images for print </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast, brightness, sharpness & color balance </li></ul><ul><li>Cropping, cloning & compositing </li></ul><ul><li>Filters for creative effects </li></ul><ul><li>Touch ups and coloring </li></ul>
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Online Photo Editing Software <ul><li>Fauxto is a Flash-based Photoshop look-alike. It is the only layer-based online tool that we know of, and is by far the best of the bunch. But if all you are looking for is photo editing, and you aren’t familiar with Photoshop, Fauxto will frustrate you with its complexity. And if you are already familiar with Photoshop, chances are you have a copy already. Fauxto is lovely to look at and it is a really nice example of Flash in action, but I’m not sure who their target market is. </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik is the new kid on the block, and they’re the best so far. It is also Flash based, it is the fastest of the bunch and the user interface is the most intuitive. Once you are done editing, you can transfer your photos directly to Flickr. Picnik has replaced Ajax-based PXN8 as our favorite online photo editing tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture2life is an Ajax based photo editor. It’s focused on grabbing and editing images that are already online. The tool selection is average, and the user interface is poor. There are some bugs on the site. Photos can be transferred to Flickr, 23 and Imageshack after editing. </li></ul>
Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS4 Comparison <ul><li>PS Elements and PS CS4 Comparison </li></ul>
Adobe Lightroom <ul><li>It is not a file browser like Adobe Bridge, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos </li></ul>Ver. 2 $299 $99 Academic
Adobe Photoshop Elements <ul><li>Easy to organize, edit, create and share photos with others </li></ul><ul><li>Editing power of Photoshop software </li></ul><ul><li>Option to sign-up for one year of membership on Photoshop.com (membership provides 20GB of storage - enough for 15,000 photos) </li></ul><ul><li>New Scene Cleaner: (brush away unwanted subjects, such as tourists in a vacation shot). </li></ul><ul><li>$99 0r $149 </li></ul>
The 8 Basic Steps of Image Editing <ul><ul><li>Step 1: Rotate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2: Crop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3: Fix Scratches & Dust using the Clone Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 4: Expand the Tonal Range using Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 5: Add Contrast using Curves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 6: Adjust Color using Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 7: Improve Sharpness using Unsharp Mask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 8: Compare </li></ul></ul>
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