Working with images

We learned all about images today and working with imagery.

If you want to search for images, check out the Picture Research Libraries and  illustration agencies lists compiled by Becky Chilcott.

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.

RGB vs CMYK
red green blue cyan magenta yellow black
Used for digital images to be seen on screen only Used for printing
Pantone colours

– 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.

Want more? Watch these videos on:

Header image from glasscanopy.com

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