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Monthly archive for November 2018

Avoiding Over-editing with Photo Editing Services

The key to learning how to use photo editing services is to learn self-restraint. There are dozens of tools at your disposal when you begin to use this technology, but the more elements you add to an image, the lower the overall quality of the presentation will be. You want to preserve as much of the original image as you can, and only add elements that improve the look of these features, rather than masking them.

Creating Smooth Edges

If you are using photo editing services to create a clipping path, you want to find the balance between creating an edge that is clearly defined and making your edge look choppy. You want to put anchor points in any areas where the direction of your line changes, but not so many that every pixel out of place is noted in your final presentation. Draw gentle arches and cut the difference between the pixels that fall on the edge of the object and those which define the background.

Sharpening the Colors

Once you have drawn your edge you want to smooth out the rough patches. A blending tool can help you eliminate the shadowing around your object that is caused by the carryover pixels. You can also add a defined edge to your object by using the sharpening tool to darken the pixels around the object.

Using this effect slightly will bring an object forward so it stands out against the background. If you increase the effect of your edge you can create a border around the object, which can be useful if you plan on creating a cutout that does not have a defined background. Play around with your photo editing services to determine which effect you like best and which is the most appropriate for the finished product you want to create.

The Social Impact of Photo Editing Services

How many times have you shared a picture on Facebook or Twitter? Then try and think of how many times that your friends shared it. If you have a picture that has a jaw-dropping effect or is unique, it can travel around the internet in the blink of an eye. Whether you are a professional or amateur, everyone will know who you are. But even if you did manage to snap such an amazing picture with your camera or smartphone, it takes more than simply uploading it the internet to make it famous. If you don’t have the right tools to make the picture the best it can be you need to search for photo editing services.

Social networks have become a big part our lives. We are always getting on to see what our friends are doing, chat with them or upload pictures and see which ones they have uploaded. A lot of these are quick pictures that they have snapped and uploaded from their phones. Many, however, use these sites as a tool to advertise their hobby or profession. Unfortunately, creating professional looking pictures can take a lot of time. If you are trying to run a business or have school obligations, having photo editing services will give you the time to focus on what is important.

Websites and blogs have also become an important part of our social network. Having clever and beautiful looking pictures is one of the cornerstones of hooking a visitor that enters your site. Google and Microsoft have also been putting more emphasis on web crawlers that focus on images. Web crawlers are bots that search engines. Think of them as virtual people that click on your site and look over your content. If they like it, they will move your site up in the rankings. In the case of image web crawlers, they are also collected and made available in the image search category. If you have high quality images, more people will want to access them for personal use and will also be visiting your website.

The most important thing about employing photo editing services is that you can lay out a complete list of tasks for them and they will do it. Whether your white balance needs fixing or you need a complex effect, it will be done quickly. Ask for them to include an image description and an SEO title for the finished product. This way you will be able to upload the pictures as soon as they are delivered. Having a dedicated team to split your editing work between will allow you to enjoy taking pictures, increase website traffic and focus on your business without spending hours in front of a computer.

Image Editing Basics – Photoshop Clipping Mask

Photo editing is the number one tool of photographers to create masterpieces out of even the most boring images. It can be as simple as cropping a picture of your child to put them at the centre of attention. You can also create composite pictures by blending shots of the same subject at different exposures to get perfect clarity. There is no limit to what your imagination can produce, but first you need to understand the basics of your photo editing program. There are several good programs out there, but one of the oldest and most versatile is Photoshop.

There are plenty of basic colours, white balance and red eye editing tools that can help make pictures look nicer, but it is much more fun to manipulate them. There are several ways to do this, but one of the most misunderstood and simplest is the Photoshop clipping mask technique. This technique involves creating two layers in your picture, foreground and background. With a clipping mask you overlay one picture with another and only the area created by the mask can be seen. Many people shy away from clipping masks because they seem complex, but you can create one in Photoshop in seconds.

The easiest way to learn is to try it yourself. One of the best things that you can do with photo masks is create text blocks out of your pictures. To do this in Photoshop you will want to open up an image. Any image will do, but for this example a nice beach shot will be fine. Go to your layer tool and create a new one. Turn this new layer into a large text box the size of your picture and type something related to the picture. Make sure that you use a font type that is large and will reveal a lot of the picture. When you are finished, switch the photo to the top layer in your tool bar. Then simply go up to layer in your navigation bar and find “Create Clipping Mask.” The text should pop to the foreground, hiding the photo except for what is visible within the font.

From here you can experiment with blending pictures together to create interesting new perspectives. Turn a zoom shot of a keyhole into a quick glimpse of Mars. Create interesting collages with your friend’s faces in different shapes. The Photoshop clipping mask technique is a great way to learn more about what you can do with layers so enjoy.


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