Saturday, May 5, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
There are three way converting your shot into black and white using photoshop.
- Grayscale (go image>mode>grayscale)
- Channel mixer (go image>adjustment>channel mixer)
- Desaturation (go image>adjustment>Hue/saturation)
The Grayscale method is a straight away change the image into B&W by just
simply clicking on the grayscale button.This is the simple way of turning your
photos into B&W.But not much adjustment you can do when using grayscale.
This method also similar with Grayscale but not so very straight foward as the
grayscale way. By using the slider on the saturation. Slide it to the left Negative (-)
to desaturated the color. Using this method also you can control the RGB by changing
it on a drop down menu on top of the Hue/Saturation bar window.
The best way i've discovered in converting your shot into black and white
is by using Channel Mixer where you can still control the RGB event after it has been
converted into monochrome. You can adjust the Red, Blue and Green in making the
image more punchy B&W shot. When adjusting the RGB, make sure the number as
close as it get to 100. so that you will not blown so much on the highlight and also
Do a little bit of experiment then you will understand it better, just make you save it
as a new image in different file so that you will not change the original image.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Level is one of the important basic adjustment you can use to correct images that
under expose or over expose. To open level, go to.. image>adjustment>level(click), shortcut key ctrl+L (Window). It will open A histogram box where it has a slider below the histogram triangle shape three different color..Black, gray and white. You can use the slider in the middle to adjust the desire exposure level. Most images slightly under expose work better
One of the trick in easy finding those commands of photoshop is using shortcut key.
A fast way to open them, the command such us level, saturation, color balance, save and few
Others. These are the most used shortcuts of the photoshop command .
Note: PC use "ctrl" key. While Mac using "command"
Ctrl+ S = Save
Ctrl+Shift+S = Save As
Ctrl+C = Copy
Ctrl+V = Paste
Ctrl+A = Select All
Ctrl+L = Level
Ctrl+B = Color Balance
Ctrl+U =Hue/ Saturation
Ctrl+Alt+I = Image Size
Ctrl+shift+alt+I = File info
These are the single letters access for toolbox icons.
If you hover the cursor on the toolbox icon, name of the icon will
Pop up and the letters in the bracket ( ) is the shortcut letters of the icons.
B= Brush tool
C= Crop tool
S= Clone Stamp tool
V= Move tool
M= Rectangular Marquee tool
L= Polygonal Lasso tool
G= Paint Bucket tool
Z= Zoom tool
T= Text Tool
O= Dodge tool
I= Eye dropper tool
E= Eraser toolH= Hand tool
Hidden tools on the tool bar.
Click Long on the icon to open hidden icon.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Click in the red eye. If you are not satisfied with the result, undo the correction, set one or more of the following options in the options bar, and click the red eye again:
Pupil Size - Sets the size of the pupil (dark center of the eye).
Darken Pupil - Sets the darkness of the pupil.
Red eye is caused by a reflection of the camera flash in the subject’s retina. You’ll see it more often when taking pictures in a darkened room because the subject’s iris is wide open. To avoid red eye, use the camera’s red eye reduction feature. Or, better yet, use a separate flash unit that you can mount on the camera farther away from the camera’s lens.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
In order for you to learn it properly, you must have Adobe Photoshop Software install
in your computer. Either Adobe photoshop 7.0/CS or CS2.
I will post one by one in this blog. so if you miss the sequence, you can always check
the archived on the side bar. Stay Tune.