Thursday, February 26, 2009

Adobe Photoshop 4: Tips When Printing Posters

By David Peters

The PC is an Art Designer's right hand man when it comes to digital image manipulation and creating traditional art images and with a quality that excels in the editing software industry. The creation of posters takes a lot of precise editing steps with previous versions, but Adobe Photoshop 4 version has helped to simplify things. The hot feature on Elements 4 is its ability to create masterpieces that look just like traditional productions with a pencil and paper with the added bonus of time saving capabilities.

Adobe Photoshop allows you to create and remove illustrations and images as many times as you like. Edits are performed in stages that are independently saved, so if you mess up on one stage and have to remove something, well you don't have to start from scratch.

Whether you are a traditional artist or a professional art designer the ability to create stylish marketing resources remains the same and by only carrying out a couple of basic Photoshop commands. Adobe Photoshop 4 is perfect for the creating flyers and publicity posters and you will be amazed at how simple the steps are. Internet page creation is time consuming enough, but by investing in Adobe Photoshop 4 you will save so much important time for other important tasks.

Basically, when you are designing a poster in Adobe Photoshop 4, you have to know that there are 4 basic steps to do so.

Then it's all about creating layers, so right after the sketching phase, you have to convert the image to sepia tones and after that you will move onto colors. Halftones are created that will be more subtle, and your colors will look a lot more natural and sharp.

Once the sketch has been altered into sepia tones, you create two layers. Proceed to the layers palette and there set the background layer to the "multiply mode" and insert it between the two new virgin layers. Be careful tp place the layers with colors into the lower layer, which is directly under the sepia layer.

Then you will need to work on the lower layer and for that you must to choose a dominant dark color. which The secondary effects will be able to relate to this and will not lose any of the contrast. Finally you will finish off by working on the higher layer of the drawing, where you can manipulate the lines of the drawing. Edit options include "refine" and "correction" of the lines and you can experiment with lighter colors to smooth out any shapes in the drawing.

Layering is a basic technique that needs Photoshop to master and with the aid of this guide, you will create fantastic designs and editing digital images will no longer be a problem for you. - 16651

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