Posts tagged ‘post production’

Daddy’s little girl

In March of 2009 my nephew, who was in the National Guard, was deployed to Iraq. We went to Milledgeville, GA for their send off. I took alot of photos but I think this one was the most telling one of them all. When I downloaded the images to my computer and saw this image I knew I had to do something with it. The image below is what I came up with and I posted it to my nephew’s Facebook page.

The wife of the man and girl in the photo saw it and requested a copy. I was more than happy to send it off for them to have while their loved one was overseas.

Quick tip to open Photoshop files in their own window

Maybe this doesn’t bother you, but it bothers me! I like all my files to open in their own window — not in tabs. Follow this tip to solve a huge irritation.

  • Photoshop > Preferences > Interface  (PC Edit > Preferences > Interface)
  • Uncheck Open Documents as Tabs.

How to sample and save colors in Photoshop

If you want to grab the color anywhere on your screen just give this a try. Great example for it’s use is matching type color.

1. Select the Eyedropper Tool. The Eyedropper Tool makes it easy to sample colors in even the smallest areas of a photo. For example, you’ll be able to sample your friend’s eye color, or even her shade of lipstick. Imagine the possibilities of being able to select from so many different colors.

2. When you find a color you simply must have for future photos, use the Eyedropper Tool to sample that color. Simply hover over the color and click it. The color is immediately sampled and can then be saved.

3. Look under your Workspace for the Color palette. Next to the Color tab, there is a tab named Swatches. You will need to switch to this tab in order to save a sampled color.

4. To save the current color, hover over a blank area in the Swatches Palette and right-click on it.

5. Name your sampled color. Once you right-click on a blank swatch, a box will come up asking you to name the new color. Once you have named the color, it will be saved to the Swatches palette.

Before I knew what I should be doing

Here is one of my older images. I think the composition is good and I like the texture of the tree against the flowers. However, when I get a chance to work on this in PSD I will try to bring down the brightness of the flowers so the texture they have will show through.