The assumption that paper is white is, of course, faulty. So-called white papers come in varying shades of white and degrees of brightness. Then there are coloured papers and transparent media, such as self-adhesive vinyl. Producing “white” is a real problem for inkjet printers. That’s why I’ve always wondered why inkjet printers don’t include a…Details
I think of what I do as digital painting, for the most part. So what is that exactly? Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques (such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc.) are applied by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. I work with a Wacom…Details
The convenience of keyboard shortcuts sometimes comes with a very high price…Details
I imagine the HP Designjet Z3100 isn’t the only printer with an automatic cutter that doesn’t want to cut canvas. Afterall, canvas is tough material, with all that weave, warp, bias and such. If you try it (inadvertently of course, as I have done), the cutter jams up pretty quickly because the canvas just drags and…Details
“Apps” have become the modern “great differentiator” between devices. ‘MY app store has more apps than their app store, so buy MY smartphone. It’s obviously better than theirs.’ Well, that’s the implication anyway. Marketeers love this; it’s Marketing 101–they teach it in school. Find and flog the key differentiator(s) between your product and their product. If…Details
You should upgrade to Photoshop CS4. Scott Kelby, one of the “Photoshop Guys” agrees with me. Find out why…Details
If you need to submit an image to a competition, you will need to resize it, usually to something smaller, e.g. 1024×768 pixels as in this example. Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is the best way to do it. Here is the step-by-step procedure. This works in Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4 and should work in earlier…Details
Do you sometimes have a colour image that appears washed out, lifeless and overly gray, even after adjusting levels and contrast? You know there is more colour in the image, but you can’t seem to coax it out.
Well, if you’re up for a short ride through the Lab colour mode, here’s a very simple trick to “pump up the colour”.
It is very easy to prepare images to get outstanding prints at Turning Point Arts. In fact, it might require fewer steps than you think. I have noticed that some clients perform resizing and resampling steps that are actually unnecessary and had they not been done, very likely would have produced better prints. It would also…Details
I heartily recommend the weekly video podcast for anyone with an interest in digital photography, image editing or illustration. Photoshop User TV is hosted by the original three Photoshop Guys: Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Dave Cross, who have become something of icons in the digital photography business, considering their books routinely hit #1 status on…Details