Photoshop Video Tutorials - Learning the Ropes of Photoshop
In order to have a fully color controlled environment you must have all devices displaying or printing color, profiled. How is this accomplished? Color
management software (CMS) takes readings from your specific devices and compares their color with reference files of what color "should be" as
defined by the ICC. For example, to profile a scanner you would scan in what is called an IT8 target. This scan is then compared with a reference file
by the CMS. The differences between what the reference file says the color should be, and what the color your device actually output is meat of the
profile. Basically, a profile says what's not perfect about your particular device. If your scanner always seems to scan things in a little green, or your
printer always seems to print things with a magenta cast-these are the things that are taken into account when color profiling your devices. To
complicate matters a little further, this process also takes into account the differences in color between various paper and ink combinations.
This is where professional level CMS's and entry level ones differ. At this point with the entry level you will scan in the printed target and the CMS will
actually use the before generated scanner profile to correct the scan, so it can the correct your printed target. A professional level CMS will have a
separate hardware device designed specifically for reading printed media targets.
Okay, now that we've created all of the profiles, time to implement them. You monitor profile should be getting applied upon startup by your operating
system, so let's move on to your scanner. Scan in an image-once again using the exact same settings that were used to create the profile (other than
resolution). In Photoshop choose Image Menu>Assign Profile. Then choose Profile: Your Scanner Profile. Having done all of the previous steps in
Photoshop correctly, you should now be amazed at how your image colors changes to appear incredibly like the original that you've just scanned in.
From here go to Image Menu>Convert to Profile and choose working RGB from the profile selections. This will convert your document to the native
RGB working space of Photoshop. When printing you will apply the printer profile by once again choosing File>Print with Preview, select Document as
your Source Space (which this time should be your Working RGB space) and in your Print Space choose Profile: Your Printer Profile. Remember once
again to disable any color options in your printer driver. Finally, Print!
However, Adobe Photoshop today has gone beyond image editing. Today, the software is labeled as an image manipulation tool. This somehow gives
people the impression that Adobe Photoshop actually gives them a greater degree of freedom than other image-editing programs available today. In
fact, it actually does. If sight is reality, then Adobe Photoshop can help you create any reality that you want. With Adobe Photoshop, you will be able to
create images of other worlds. You will be able to capture the beauty of the universe inside a glass jar. Your creativity will be unleashed. That's how
much Adobe Photoshop can change your life. In the world today, one can easily observe the impact that Adobe Photoshop has wrought on culture.
Just like Google, Adobe Photoshop is now being used by people as a verb. When a person is said to be photoshopping something, it is always
assumed that the person is editing an image of come sort, whether he or she is actually using Adobe Photoshop or not.
Are you amazed by the awesome pictures posted in magazines and various Internet sites? Believe it or not, but even if you are not a professional
photographer, you could also come up with similarly fantastic pictures. Introducing the Adobe Photoshop CS. The Photoshop CS is the more
advanced and updated versions of the Adobe Photoshop software that has been around for quite some time. During the pre-computer era, you were
perhaps engrossed into the hobby of cutting out pictures for better album presentations. But now, everything can be done using the computer. Even
the cameras with negative films on it are slowly becoming obsolete, in favor of the modern camera types, where images are stored not on films but
virtually through computer memories. In that case, how could you make good albums or edit pictures?
Customize menus and workspaces. Photoshop CS2 lets you highlight commonly used menu items, and set up custom menus and workspaces. Now
all the power of Photoshop is (literally) at your command, and can be tailored to your requirements. See what each font looks like before you use it.
Finally! Photoshop gets a WYSIWYG font drop-down menu. Now you don't have to keep text highlighted while you cycle through all the fonts until you
get to the right one! Manipulate images with Image Warp. Image Warp allows you to bend, peel, and stretch images the same way as type. Now you
can put an image on a mug or soda can with ease. See what video graphics will look like, while you're doing them. If you're a video professional like
me, you'll know how frustrating it can be: You make a graphic that looks fantastic on a flat computer monitor, but when you import the .psd file into
your Avid timeline, and look at it on the TV screen, it's not quite what you had in mind. You then have to go back into Photoshop and make your
artwork look "wrong", so it will look right on a video monitor. With Photoshop CS2 you can preview your images on a video monitor directly from the
software, and see exactly how they're going to look in your video, even if your editing software is on a different computer.
PhotoshopSecrets for Wacom Tablets & Photoshop: This is a great Photoshop video tutorial if you are a tablet user. Currently, this is probably the
most comprehensive, allowing you to learn how to use all the tools and features available with Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial video is authored and
taught by Colin Smith and Weston Maggio of Photoshopcafe and Wacom Technology, respectively. Both are experienced trainers so you'll find the
lessons well-paced and relevant. This DVD ROM tutorial has more than 120 minutes of 800x600 video. It's easy to navigate and you can click on any
lesson you like without any trouble while still controlling the playback. If you prefer to learn on your own, just click on the lesson files and play the video
clip of your choice on your own free time.
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