Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photoshopped - anything's possible!

photoshopped: when a photo has been digitally edited using photoshop.

That's how the Urban Dictionary describes image retouching. While Photoshop and digital photography are relatively new technologies, the opportunity to take a not so great picture and modify it into something usable has been around for almost as long as photography.
The tools of the trade have changed dramatically as have the job skills. We've gone from paint brushes and colour palettes to airbrushed photos to expensive front ends on commercial scanning equipment and now we have accessible digital manipulation on desktop systems. At a recent meeting, after I explained what was possible to my referral partners, one of them mentioned I should post the images online - a picture speaks 1000 words... so then, I'll stop typing and post a few before and after images for all to see and evaluate. Thanks to my friend Vlad for the suggestion!