Monitor Calibration Tests: Black Point The image below is based on a test developed by Bruce Fraser and detailed in his book Real World Color Management. The primary goals are to determine if the monitor black point is set correctly and find the minimum shadow level your monitor can display. This test works best if your browser window is set to full screen mode, as that minimizes the amount of pure white showing. That is also why the text and links on this page are subdued grays. The next page in this series has an image to help evaluate you monitor's grayscale sensitivity across the full tonal range. Chapter 132-135: Colour Terms 1. The World Color Survey The following four maps (132A, 133A, 134A, 135A) show the distribution of colour terms in some of the world's languages, based on the World Color Survey. This project, a collaboration of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), collected colour-naming data from 110 languages being studied by SIL linguist-translators in the late 1970s. For further details on methods and results of the World Color Survey see Kay et al. (1991), Kay and Berlin (1997), Kay et al. (1997), Hardin and Maffi (1997), Kay and Maffi (1999). 2.
How To Create Dramatic Hair In Photoshop At 500px, we’ve teamed up with Adobe to bring you a must-have package for photographers and artists: Get all the features of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom with your 500px Awesome account—all for a special package price. To learn more about this great deal, visit our Upgrade page. Want to try out a cool and fun portrait composite tutorial you can do with Adobe Photoshop? How to Make More Precise Selections with Photoshop’s Select and Mask Making selections and masks is one of the most fundamental Photoshop skills. If you want to change your model’s eye color or remove a pesky photobomber, you need to be able to select only the area of the image you want to effect while keeping everything else safe. There are dozens of ways to create selections and masks in Photoshop, but in the June 2016 update, Adobe brought a lot of them together into one place: the Select and Mask Workspace. Let’s look at how to use it. For this article, I’m going to assume you have a basic understanding of how Photoshop works. If you don’t, check out our detailed eight part guide to learning Photoshop and our lesson on Layers and Masks.
Compression VS Equalization: Fight! You’re probably thinking: “Is this guy seriously comparing compression to EQ? Everyone knows that they serve two completely different purposes” And I wouldn’t disagree. Aside: I actually do use compression as another form of EQ but I’ll explain that a bit later. The Luscher Color Test If you look closely -- very closely -- at your computer monitor, you will see that each pixel is made up of three cells. One cell illuminates in red, another in green and the third in blue. This is sometimes referred to as an RGB monitor. By varying the amount of each of these colors, the human eye can be tricked to see a spectrum of colors, including white and black. The human eye has color receptors called cones. It also has three sets which correspond to the red, blue and green light that fall on the retina.
Super Bowl Team Uniforms: A Real Color War Uni-Watch deconstructs sports uniforms and maintains a visual history of sports design. So what do sports uniforms have to do with Munsell? Color of course. The City, Incredible Post-Apocalyptic Dioramas of Abandoned Public Spaces by Lori Nix Photographer Lori Nix creates incredibly detailed hand built dioramas of post-apocalyptic scenes. The images in Lori’s series “The City” look like real scenes of familiar public spaces… Lori Nix
Top 50 Free Lightroom Presets Most web and graphic designers use Photoshop on a daily basis as one of the main tools of the trade. Photoshop is incredibly powerful for designing and for photo editing, but Adobe also has Lightroom, which can be used for processing/editing photos and for organization of photo files. As a designer you probably work with a lot of images, including those provided by clients, purchased stock photos, free stock photos, and possibly even your own photos. Because designers work with so many photos, and because many designers are also photography enthusiasts, Lightroom has become increasingly popular even outside of the circles of just professional photographers.