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Sharpen photographs using Photoshop's high pass filter0

Posted 08 April 2009

This is a very simple tutorial which demonstrates using Photoshop\'s high pass filter to sharpen an image. This tutorial is most likely to be of interest to people using digital cameras. or to webdesigners and artists wishing to sharpen images. Why do images need sharpening? Many digital photographs can appear to be slightly out of focus, either on screen or printed. Photoshop\'s sharpening tools can usually do a good job when provided with good quality images. They do this by enhancing the contrast on the edges of images - no extra digital...

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Selective colourization in Photoshop0

Posted 08 April 2009

This is a very simple effect - creating a black and white image from a photograph, and then restoring the colour to certain areas. By doing this, visual emphasis is placed on the coloured image. Its interesting how doing this often gives a completely different feel to the image. We have broken down this task into 4 simple things to do. Creating layers As always, duplicate the original image. We will not alter our original image in any way, allowing us to always go back to the original image if required. (The keyboard shortcut for this would be...

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Creating a website in Photoshop part 10

Posted 08 April 2009

In this set of tutorials, we will be creating a simple yet effective web design in Photoshop. We are using Photoshop CS2, but most versions will be fine for this site design. In this first tutorial, we will produce a rough layout for the design. We will: set up the canvas size (size of the finished page) decide what is going on the page Mark out where all our elements will go Draw in the basic elements - header, menu, text area, and footer In the second tutorial, we will start building on our layout. At the end of the second...

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Levelling photographs using Photoshops ruler tool0

Posted 09 March 2009

This is a very quick and effective way to level up any photographs. It is particularly useful if you have photos of landscapes, and the horizon angle is incorrect. At a push, it may take 15 seconds per image - substantially less time then selecting the image, and rotating it around manually to the correct angle (that you would need to calculate..). Keep a copy of the original image layer As always, keep a copy of the original (tilted) image. Simply load the tilted image into Photoshop, and select the Ruler (measure) tool. This is an option...

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Creating vector images in Photoshop0

Posted 06 March 2009

This tutorial shows a simple way to create a vector image from a flat, raster image such as a .jpg file.When created, these vector images have many uses. They are ideal for some areas of corporate branding - vector logos can be resized indefinately, and by the same token the size can be reduced very well. They are also good for line art.What is a vector, anyway?Vector images are representations of mathematical relationships between points.Whereas a raster image like a .jpg of a straight line would store information for every part of the...

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