We learned all about images today and working with imagery.
Images have different licensing, e.g. Rights Managed; Royalty Free; Microstock. You can find out about it in more detail here with BAPLA.
We learned about two very important basics today: colour spaces and image resolution.
|red green blue||cyan magenta yellow black|
|Used for digital images to be seen on screen only||Used for printing|
– known as spot colours – used for printing
|DPI||dots per inch|
|72 DPI||Is the size usually used for images that appear only on screen|
|300 DPI||Is the size usually used for images that are printed.
Images used at a lower dpi may print badly and appear pixellated.
|actual dpi||the resolution of the image at 100% size, as set in Photoshop|
|effective dpi||the resolution of the image at the size it’s been scaled to in InDesign|
Words of wisdom this week:
As a designer you don’t have to know how to draw – that’s what illustrators are for. It can take days to find the right artist.
Working in Editorial and Production, you have to have a good knowledge of artists and illustrators that are working right now.
Photoshop is a tool – it won’t design your covers.
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Header image from glasscanopy.com