Now it’s time to take it a step further, and explore how you can use your newfound knowledge to tinker with the Levels tool in Photoshop. Remember, that this map is the key to understanding the range of tonalities in any given image, and that it can be played with to alter your white point, black point, and midrange tones. It may seem simple, but altering your histogram layout can have a pretty dramatic effect on your photos!read more
Photo editing software seems to be getting more and more complicated these days, and sadly, that scares away lots of people who want to use it. I’ve found that understanding the principles and reasoning behind editing tools is tremendously helpful when you’re trying to learn a new software program, and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with today’s blog!read more
We are now officially living in the digital era, with online and computerized media fast outpacing print applications. In the coming years, some speculate that age-old analog and print utilization will be on its way to extinction, and that tomorrow’s generation will consume all of their media by way of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. So what does that mean for today’s designers? Plenty of changes are afoot for sure, but one of the basics is making sure you understand digital color, how it’s different from print color, and naturally…how to use it to make your designs stand out.read more
Out of the hundred of fantastic tools available in Adobe Photoshop, there are a handful that are purely artistic; and while these may not make the cut for a professional’s gallery, they can be an exciting addition to your photo editing repertoire. Using certain filters and actions can make your photos look interestingly vintage in just one sweep of the brush. Whether you want to mimic the gorgeous characteristic blues of a cyanotype, or harness the faded yellows of an antique print, the Smart Brush tool can help you out.read more
The Adobe Creative Suite offers an array of industry-leading software products for graphic design, web design, professional photography, video editing, and much more. For any aspiring designer looking at the Adobe software choices, there is a lot of overlap between the graphic design products (and for good reason!).
If you are confused as to which product is right for you when you decide to tackle that new, creative project, it is helpful to know the key differences between the three major graphic design programs in the Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.read more