TUTORIAL AUGUST 28 , 2001
Tips: The Digital Darkroom Target
[Editor's note: This is the first in what we hope to be a long series covering the nuts and bolts of very specific processes in Adobe Photoshop. It has been supplied to us by Adobe themselves and written by their own graphic arts expert, Julieanne Kost. This series is not a sales pitch but, rather, expert tips for graphics professionals from the very folks who make the software. Please let us know what you think. And, if you have any further need of assistance, please visit us in the Adobe Photoshop Worldwide User Group. Dave]
The first three steps in creating the best image are done before you ever get into Photoshop. The first step, and the most difficult, is capturing the image that expresses what you are trying to communicate. From there, examining the original (the second step), will help you to select the image with the best exposure and tonal range. As a general rule, if the detail isn't there in the original, it's very difficult to make it up! The third step is getting a good scan. Even if the original is great, if the scan doesn't capture the information, then you'll have to get it from somewhere else or, create it yourself. In other words, garbage in, garbage out!
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Julieanne Kost is graphic arts evangelist for Adobe Systems Inc. For more information on Adobe, please visit http://www.adobe.com.