Photoshop is an extremely powerful image-editing software that can manipulate your images in ways that many photographers and retouchers do not even know. You can use Photoshop to manipulate images in ways that few can do, and it’s great for retouching your images. Here are some of the ways it can help you with retouching your images.
It’s hard to estimate the number of pixels in an image. However, I can tell you that you can only make a maximum of 16 layers in your image. As you add more layers, the image becomes less and less manageable. And if you add more than 32 layers, you will find yourself needing to cut an image into smaller pieces to fit the workspace. It’s best to limit your layers to 16 or fewer for better image handling and control.
You can use the help files that come with Photoshop to automatically size your documents in your workspace.
The layers in Photoshop are much like those on your camera. You can open layers directly from your camera if you have the Raw Converter plug-in (see Chapter 13), which allows you to open a Photoshop file right on the camera.
You can apply image adjustments to one or more layers using the many choices of adjustment tools. Some tools work on selected areas of an image to be retouched. Other tools allow you to apply image adjustments to an entire layer. Photoshop also includes some tools for image transformation and a few special tools for retouching such as skin softening and selective color changes.
The Photoshop workspace makes it easy to see the effects of your editing. The layers in Photoshop are easy to manipulate because you can remove, copy, move, and hide them to avoid losing track of changes you’ve made. To see the effects of image adjustments, place the image on a transparent background and add a layer and make a change. Click the layer icon in the upper-left corner of the workspace and choose Layer → Reveal All to see the image’s true colors.
Make sure that you save your image periodically. If you make a mistake in the adjustments you make to a layer, you’ll never be able to undo those changes.
In this book, I cover every feature in Photoshop’s Edit panel and the Layers and Adjustments panels. I also touch on the Gradation tool, a feature that has yet to be fully implemented in the latest version of Photoshop. Use it at your own risk. If you see something in the book that you need to know more
I am often asked what is the best Photoshop alternative for the iPhone and iPad. Photoshop is a $800+ (and older) application. Plus you have to pay to buy an Apple license ($99 a year or $300-$600 per device).
Get the best Photoshop alternative you can find with a variety of smart features and functions for free.
The top three most used features of Photoshop are easy to implement in a free iOS app.
Here is a collection of the top 17 best Photoshop alternatives for iPhone or iPad. They are organized by function.
1. Corel’s PaintShop Pro
iOS users have PaintShop Pro for a long time now. And it is still the biggest image editor on the iPad. With over 50 million users PaintShop Pro can’t be called an underperformer.
This is a powerful image editor for the iPad with advanced features and a rich set of tools for the creation of detailed, high-quality images.
If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to edit images or crop and resize them, then this app is for you.
You can do the basics: draw with a brush, fill with solid colors, add and subtract images or reshape and resize.
It features a large collection of several editors. You can create, edit and share your images with friends on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
If you’re searching for the tools and functions of Photoshop in an app that is easy to use, then PaintShop Pro is a great choice. It’s not as powerful as Photoshop, and there are no GIMP options, but if you’re an occasional hobbyist or business owner, then it’s worth a try. The main weaknesses are that the app doesn’t support some filters and it doesn’t support drawing on photos.
The iPhone and iPad have been using Pixelmator since the first release in 2010. And it’s still the most popular application for photo and graphic editing. It offers all the basic editing functions such as clip art, drawing, erasing and cropping.
Pixelmator is an easy-to-use Photoshop alternative that offers a complete set of advanced features for professional work.
As for tools, Pixelmator has the same options as the main version of Photoshop, but it’s a much more
Read the concluding part of the Miami-Dade County Transit Agency series here.
It’s official. We’re in.
We’re about to move.
Toward a city, not a wild frontier.
The voting is in, the ballots were counted, the winner has been declared.
And Miami is going to change. Very soon.
Inexpensive Flats Will Sit Right Over The Miami River, New Railroad Bridge Delivered
Inexpensive Flats Will Sit Right Over The Miami River, New Railroad Bridge Delivered
The South Florida Sun Sentinel
The City of Miami has overwhelmingly approved the purchase of 783 acres on the Miami River for the construction of two office parks. On April 7, a referendum approved the proposed plan by a margin of 59.9 percent to 40.1 percent.
The City and Miami-Dade Transit Authority plan to move public agencies currently housed in the county’s main office on Bird Road to a location just north of the river, where construction is expected to begin in 2015.
“This parcel of land is ideal for the kind of office parks that we need. No permit parking. You’re not going to have to wait in line for a parking space because there’s going to be parking here,” City Council member Francis Suarez said after the vote. “This is a prime location, on a link that connects the airport to downtown and it’s going to be very accessible.”
City Manager Daniel Alfonso, a member of the City Council, said city leaders will work with Miami-Dade County officials on the design, construction and lease of the new city park. Alfonso said the office park will cost about $50 million, and the city will finance the bond payment through a parking-permit fee and other available revenue.
Miamisdade.org The proposed office park will be in the heart of downtown. The site is currently home to several public agencies.
The 783-acre parcel, on the river at the Monroe-Miami Gardens Causeway, is mostly occupied by the Aladino Charter Academy, an unincorporated charter school serving 300 students.
The city will sell the riverfront site to two companies for $1.8 million. One is the Miami-based developer Tarmac. The other is the New York-based real estate
Combining HTTP & SSH protocols: Is it better to use GZIP or SSH compression?
Is it better to use gzip compression to stream data using HTTP or SSH (probably SSH v1) and why?
Is it better to use SSH compression over TCP port 22 (the default for SSH) instead of HTTP compression? Why?
On the whole, FTP compression is not an effective use of bandwidth.
HTTP compression by itself is not an effective use of bandwidth either.
Keep in mind that web browsers are really “sucking in” a lot of information in order to display images, HTML and ads in a webpage, and you’re compressing HTTP headers.
And consider, among other things, that:
HTTP compression is not effective for long streams of data
HTTP does not preserve the “timing” aspect of a stream, so it’s most effective for small amounts of data in a bursty fashion (eg. tweets, or web pages from which a block of text is extracted, not a continuous flow of images)
HTTP compresses only http headers, and doesn’t care about the content (ie. it’s not designed to send the entire contents of a stream for no reason, like FTP does).
That said, for Http, I’d suggest
Only send http headers (as the RFC specifies) as a first-class thing.
Send gzip encoded http headers as the result of such
Send data as tiny chunks
Use it just for http communication, and anything else as SSH (or another compatible protocol)
If you use this, it will probably be more effective than using http as a “protocol” for any other purpose, or FTP for other purposes
On the other hand, I’d suggest
Not using SSH over TCP port 22.
Use SSH over other, uncompressed ports such as tcp/2280 or tcp/5070
If you use SSH for anything else, use encrypted protocols such as sftp or scp, and even then, only use it to transport bits, and not data
One thing you should know about HTTP is that it is designed to be replayed over multiple instances (such as when connected to multiple sites), meaning that repeated headers are forwarded. HTTP compression is sent on the headers (not on the data itself), making HTTP the better choice as long as you don’t have to send multiple instances. FTP doesn’t
Windows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
512MB of RAM
20GB of free disk space
The Rites of Passage
The game features three playable characters: Dosh, an apprentice wizard, Yrel, the daughter of the local lord, and Yarok, the son of the village headman. A fourth NPC is also playable.
Like many RPGs, The Rites of Passage features a fast-paced turn-based battle system. Gameplay takes place