April 2011

Matching Difficult Color

April 20, 2011

One of the most difficult colors to reproduce is a bright Azure blue (a bright mix of blue and cyan). I have tried many methods and color corrections and still have been unsuccessful in close color reproduction.   As you can see in the side by side comparison screen shot, the colors look great on the [...]

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To Photoshop or not…..

April 12, 2011

Among photographers there seems to be a perpetual question about the editing process. “Is it Photoshopped or not?” seems to be the issue. The quality and clarity of the image is secondary to how the image was processed. I was recently denied admission to a juried show because the requirement that no digital photo should [...]

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5 top questions you should ask your giclée printer

April 8, 2011

Finding someone to reproduce your artwork may seem like an easy thing to do.  Google “giclée” and 20 million hits come up.  You might narrow the field down by adding your region (“giclée Western Mass” has only 27,000 hits), but the numbers are still daunting.  Finding the right printer for your artwork is like finding [...]

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Top 5 reasons for updating to Photoshop Elements 9

April 7, 2011

I have been teaching basic Photoshop Elements now for a few years. I started with Photoshop Elements 2 and now it is now PE9.  It has gone through several iterations and, although each version has had added enhancements; I have never recommended an upgrade if someone had a recent version. But this time I think [...]

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