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Photos for your project:

Photos to accompany story Stills used in a video piece (?) Soundslides Remember, ALL PHOTOS OF INDIVIDUALS REQUIRE A RELEASE Make sure you have accurate info for cutlines and credits

Photo Sources

Your own shoot CREDITED photos from subject in some cases CREDITED archival photos in some cases CREDIT work from Flickr Creative Commons in some cases Be aware of what is public domain and what might constitute fair dealing

Shooting for Soundslides

Show the story Remember close, medium-range, long-range Remember variety Compose properly Look for patterns Shoot your principle subjects at all three ranges Youll need about 200 pictures to find a perfect 25

Photoshop Basics

Resizing your images for web upload

Jpeg A Jpeg is a compressed image file suitable for use on the internet

Image size The number of pixels, horizontally and vertically, that make up a graphic image. If a graphic was 320 pixels wide and 240 pixels tall, it would be said to have an image size of 320 x 240.

- A measure of the resolution of a printer or an image is called DPI (or dots per inch.)
- 72dpi is the generic computer screen resolution, therefore make sure to change your image resolution to 72dpi.

- For printing images-150dpi and higher is recommended (The more dots per inch, the sharper the image)

A good image size to upload to your blogs would be an image that will no exceed 800/600 pixels or smaller then 320/240pixels

How to resize an image

Browse and open a picture or an Image file from your computer File > Open

How to resize an image

Go to the- Image menu and select- Image size to open the preferences window

Original image Notice the image size 3840/2160 Type in a smaller number Make sure to have the Constrain proportions box checked

Image scaled down for web will not exceed 800/600 pixels or smaller then 320/240pixels

Image scaled down for print You can use the inches boxes and change the image size to fit on a 11/8 inch paper

Tool bar- overview

Cropping an image
Select the crop tool from the tool box and mark the area on the image you would like to crop. You can modify your selection and resize the area Double click inside the crop area to crop the image

Brightness and Contrast

Image menu > Adjustments> Brightness and Contrast Use the slider to change the image

Color Correction
Image menu > Adjustments> Color Balance Use the slider to change the image tonality Or use the Auto features of the menu to set up the color, contrast and levels of your image.

Rotate image
Image menu > Rotate Canvas

Some fun stuff- Effects

Image menu > Filter menu> Effects list Use the slider to change the effects and preview the results and press ok when done Always important to save an original version of your image !

Saving your images

Use Save as to save versions of your work- an original image and a final image. Save as a Jpeg (for advanced users- if you work with photoshop layers- save your work file as a .PSD)

Saving your images for the web

File menu > Save for web and devices

Saving your images for the web

File menu > Save for web and devices Compare the data on the 4 windows and choose an image which is 300kb or smaller Save the image as a Jpeg and change the image quality slider to 80%