Category Archives: Stepping in

62. PSE 12 – File Formats

A brief overview of file formats generally used with images. JPEG is used in the majority of the camera that are not SLR cameras.  The SLR cameras have the option to use this file format and the RAW file format. … Continue reading

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61. PSE 12 – Leave the Original Image Intact

To insure that your pictures are protected , you create a copy of the image BEFORE you work on it.  It’s not as scary as that seems.  If you begin working on an image you will not alter its contents … Continue reading

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37. Help!

Photoshop is at best exciting and at its worst, daunting.  There is always Help.  Help is on the menu bar to the far right.  The Help menu that you get when you are in the Organizer has different options than … Continue reading

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30. Size Images for Prints

This is an additional way to size your images.  Blog #21 Crop explains how to choose what you want in your image and ways to size this selection.  The information that follows can be used to take any picture and … Continue reading

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29. A Faster Edit (to posts #23-28)

Photoshop never ceases to amaze me.   In this post you can quickly edit your photos. Click the Edit Tab, select Quick Edit in the drop down menu.  On the right side of your image there are sections with sliders … Continue reading

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28. Color My Images of the World

Again, adjustments may be needed for some colors in an image as the camera does not record colors equally.  It’s kind of like a class in coloring for adults: hue/saturation, although I really feel more like I’m coloring when I … Continue reading

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27. Overall Color – ooops White Balance Needs?

Sometimes the overall color on an image needs some adjusting.  It may not even be the white balance that was the problem.  Images taken with the sun low on the horizon can also put a glow that changes skin tones … Continue reading

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26. Adjust Lighting – 3rd Approach

Although it appears that we don’t need yet another way to do the same thing – adjust the tones in an image, I find that each approach handles the picture differently.  What I did was use the same image and … Continue reading

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25. Adjust Midtones with More Options

The camera captures images differently than what we see with our eyes.  Using the Color Curves to adjust the midtones gives you more control and can allow you to make an image present the range in tones you see with … Continue reading

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24. Taking Care of the Midtones/ Brightness

If you made adjustments to your photograph for pure blacks and whites, you may notice that all the tones in the picture aren’t as bright.  All of these adjustments you are making are subjective, do them or don’t – it’s … Continue reading

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