Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Visual Communication in Photography

Sometimes you would see photos that are ordinary in the look, you are tend to put them in your photos album privately because there is nothing special at all about them. You keep it that way and wondering why. Anyhow, photos or pictures tell story about wonderful moment. They had better communicate that moment when we enjoy seeing them. Old photos, wedding photos, children, subjects, landscape, objects and every kind of moments tell you stories in a different way.
There are 5 easy ways to make your photo shot communicate visually.



1. Capture Angles




Your digital pocket camera has an advantage since you can move freely to capture photo model or subject to get certain angles. Instead of capturing at eye level (like everyone do), try extreme angle to get your best shot moment. Capture image using low angle, bird eye level, or side elevation. This technique will bring much better variation to your photo shots.
Close up photo can also become a good solution to capture photo subject using uncommon angle. Use flash light and activate continuous shot to avoid blurriness.



2. Digital Retouch

Red eye as a result of excessive flash light when you took picture in an indoor environment could be easily edited by Adobe Photoshop. You can use Patch Tool, and Clone Stamp Tool. Healing Brush is also common for removing unwanted spot marks, especially when you want to edit a close up face photo.



3. Use Filter

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Filter in photo can bring certain expressive color mood. A filter changes the color balance of light and correct colors. Special uses in filters can be implemented for darkening blue skies, darkening an overcast sky, stressing texture of sand and snow, reducing haze and to get the right skin tones. In some extension, there are also special-effects filters such as: star filters, multiple-image filters, diffraction filters, and diffusion filters. Diffusion filters can be divided into fog filters, center-clear filters and motion filters. Experiment using filter on each of your photos, and see the different.


4. Use Silhouette Effect



Subjects can be further simplified by using a silhouette or the opposite of a silhouette which would be a bright form against a dark background. To make silhouette first requires a bright background. The sky is the most common bright background. A white wall, sun-reflecting water, a bonfire, and other bright sources work as well. Underexpose by 2 or 3 stops to darken the subject and make a silhouette out of it and helps when you are a photographing a highlight against a dark background. Suppression of detail through underexposure creates bold poster-like image.


5. Background and Subject Composition

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There is no doubt at all, that background behind the subject influences the whole photo look. Bright skies, natural vegetation, landscape, or architectural background are common in photography. The most important thing is not to be overwhelmed in one frame. Pick the right background and imagine that it won't ruin the subject itself. What if your background is a crowded place and too much color combination in just one frame? The best way to create an eye catching subject in such scene is to filter your background or use center clear filters. Capture your photo subject in a close up shot and use wide depth of field.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Brian Kent's Fonts Design Collection

There is no clue about Brian Kent when I downloaded his font design collection back then. All I know that I really love its techno design look, and then I decided to download it. I got these sort collections from Da Font. Latter I realized that he is my favorite type designer since most of his design always be the first pick in my work. "Jeopardize" by Brian Kent is the main font I use for Graphic Identity Logo and Banner.
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Saturday, June 23, 2007

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Creating Vector Shape Object in Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial will show how easy to create vector shape object using Photoshop. As we know that Photoshop is a very popular software for photo editing. But you might find it different when you follow this easy tutorial. Photoshop can also create vector graphic as well guys.. ;)
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Valey and 3D Digital Art Work as His Journey

Curently has a very good career as a 3D Computer Graphic Illustrator in Bali,
The company where he works now, deals primarily with interior designing. This is a very challenging job to Valey, since his company's clients came from different country abroad. So he must find a creative ideas as good as he could, to implement his art work to meet with the client's initial design. It's not that hard for Valey to finish his job, because somehow I found out later that his father is actually a painting artist. The sense of art, runs in his blood. His talent is surely no doubt at all.
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Creating a Perfect Selection in Photoshop

Step by step Photoshop tutorials which are consist of three short chapters. This tutorial will show how to create a perfect selection in Photoshop, that will bring you very smooth result when you separate your main object and background. You will not confuse again why your picture object selection looks so bad when you separate its using Magnetic Lasso Tool. Well this is more than that...Trust me

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Graphic Identity

Graphic Identity is a blog about graphic design article and free design box to download. Dedicated for graphic designers all over the world and we showcase your design here.

There are tutorial posts about photoshop and illustrator, easy tips for beginners and great resources for advance user.

We have a small community in Blog Catalog, Deviant Art, and Flickr the place that we can discuss many things about graphic design resources and share your graphic design to receive comments and constructive criticism from other members’ community.

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