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Improve Your Image: Photoshop Tips

F7cc7731087632903ffb87b963b71f9b?s=47 Andy Higgs
September 26, 2011

Improve Your Image: Photoshop Tips

Learn a few tricks and ways to improve your process. You may know some; you may know others. These are mine, and I use them all the time.

Originally presented at Multipack Presents, November 2010.


Andy Higgs

September 26, 2011

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  1. Your Image Improve b y A N D Y H

    I G G S
  2. D E S I G N B A S I

    C S
  3. D E S I G N B A S I

    C 1
  4. Always stay within the lines

  5. D E S I G N B A S I

    C 2
  6. Don’t run with scissors

  7. D E S I G N B A S I

    C 3NEW
  8. Using Computers And Knowing Photoshop Lens Flare Blue Font Size

    Floppy Disks Gradient Circles/Lines
  9. Techniques

  10. Problem: Banded Gradients 1

  11. 1 Add Noise

  12. Golden Rule of Resizes Only ever apply a single resize

    or transformation at once* *especially when there are thin lines, borders and sharp edges 2


  15. Contrast Saturation Sharpness DULL PHOTOS 3

  16. Effect The 4

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  18. 4

  19. 4

  20. 5 Download a free ‘Peel Off White’ Plugin http://www.bergdesign.com/plugins/ http://www.cybia.co.uk/theworks.html

  21. Better Black & White Use a Gradient Map Instead 6

  22. What Have We Learnt Today? • Add Noise to solve

    banded gradients • Break Image Transforms into stages • Contrast, Saturation & Sharpness • Add Gradients to increase visual impact • Get a ‘Remove White’ plugin • Multiple ways to achieve black & white
  23. J O B V A C A N C Y

    K I C K A S S W E B D E V E L O P E R Are you a talented web developer? Code PHP/MySQL (OOP and MVC style)? Fulltime, £20-30K p/a, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter? Opportunities to work with ace clients? Click http://higgs.co/jobs for the job details
  24. Fin Photo credits Twitter: @aajhiggs / @higgsdesign Work: http://higgsdesign.com Personal:

    http://justbeyondthebridge.co.uk http://www.flickr.com/photos/mononukleoza/4500199835 http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightlywinded/66883761 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockergnome/1583389553 The BBC, Wikipedia, Sesame Workshop Contact
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