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Color Management 101

Is the color cast in your image something real, or is it an artifact produced by your monitor?
This image is neutral. If it doesn’t look that way, it means your monitor needs profiling.

Updated: Jan 2017

Color is extremely important in photography. Getting accurate color is even more important. With digital photography, you are relying on a monitor to display your images properly so that you can make any necessary corrections and adjustments to brightness, contrast, and color. The problem with computer displays is that they just aren’t accurate. When your computer communicates with your display, it sends a command to generate a particular color value in the RGB universe. The monitor responds in turn by lighting up its phosphors or LCD elements accordingly. But your computer cannot “see” that the actual color produced by your display matches the command it sent. You see, most monitors have inherent flaws that prevent their actual output from matching what the computer told it to produce. What’s more, the human eye has an uncanny ability to compensate for color casts, so if your monitor is a little off, you might not even know it. Continue reading Color Management 101

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January Online Classes: Get to know Adobe Photoshop

Discover the art of texture blending, January 7th online.

Adobe Photoshop used to be one of those software applications that only the pros could afford (or justify purchasing). However, now that Photoshop is included with the Adobe Photography Subscription, which is how many of us get their copy of Lightroom, it might be a good time to see what this powerful software can do for your photographs.

I’m teaching two classes this month that will utilize Adobe Photoshop to do things that you cannot do in Lightroom. All participants will receive a printable PDF notes companion.

Learn more after the jump… Continue reading January Online Classes: Get to know Adobe Photoshop

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That’s No Moon! How to Add the Death Star to your Photos

If you enjoyed my Death Star image post, here’s a quick tutorial on how I did it. All you need is Photoshop and some layer blending prowess. Should Ewoks disable the shield generator, however, you’re on your own to defend it. The same technique works with overlaying images of the moon on cityscapes.

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