You know you have seen them — those artistic photo edges that decorate photographs and illustrations in magazines. These edges help focus the attention on the subject in the image rather than the distracting background.
The vintage, or retro, look is in, partly because there are many apps and filters available to help you modify your everyday photos. However, you can get that look in your yearbook, and do it more professionally, since Photoshop can help you make precise adjustments.
Whether you have an image that is underexposed (too dark) or overexposed (too bright), you can easily correct it by adjusting the overall tone, or variance of light and dark in the image.
One of the most popular visual building blocks of modern yearbook design is the cut out, also known as a cut-out background or COB. While a majority of cut outs seen in yearbooks are a full extraction of a subject from its background, just a little creative imagination can add spice, variety and interest to this technique.
It’s a little brown icon. Nondescript. Overlooked. Ignored. A powerhouse of file management, Adobe® Bridge® should be an integral part of any staff’s work flow. Bridge is a program that works like Windows in terms of viewing photos, but is able to do so much more.
Branding or burning an image into a background texture is a fun technique to create texture in items on your pages. In a few simple steps you can learn how to apply this effect to graphics, such as headlines and charts, to add a cool look to your pages.
Photo illustrations can be created to represent a change. Nothing shows a transition from old to new better than blending a photo of a past scene into the photo of the scene in its current state. In a few easy steps, you can create such an illustration.
A simple technique using color can make the subject of an image pop. When you want to enhance the focal point of your image, all it takes is a few easy steps.
Changing a layer from the Normal blending mode setting to a different blending mode can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of an image. You have seen this effect in InDesign on the previous page, now play with them in Photoshop.
From movies to children’s toys, the use of 3-D images is everywhere. In just a few simple steps in Photoshop, you can create a 3-D image that will grab the attention of your viewer beyond your original image.