Saturday, March 29, 2014

Looking Razor Sharp

As with any photoshop action, there is more than one way to skin a cat. There is a true science, philosophy and art to sharpening.  Eyesight, taste and output are just a few factors that go into sharpening.  It also seems that every box of plug ins comes with it's own sharpening technique.  This isn't a sharpening technique I use but there isn't THE sharpening technique that works for all images.  When it comes to sharpening, everyone is a critic.   Remember, this is the only media that people need to get close enough to sniff the media to judge the quality. 

confession I tend to oversharpen which does things to the image that you don't really want.   The original post and action can be found here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Color Management

Back in the 90s, Color Management was a crazy science that required experimentation.  Many people lost many prints and a lot of personal color printers went in the trash due to ink drying due to a lack of use.  it's important for anyone to keep an eye on technology as things get easier to understand and the learning curve is reduced through good instruction.   The fat has been removed from this video, focusing on elements that are the most important to photographers.  Gotta get the color space right or you will be throwing money away or you work will not stand out.