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We need to talk for a minute about a Version Control issue here. We've resized the image and in doing so, I've sizes down to 8 x 10, so I've thrown out a bunch of pixels. So I had my original version that I opened, which has my full pixel data and now I have sampled it down. I've thrown it out in a bunch of data because I want to print 8 x 10. I do not now want to save over my original image, because my original image is chock-full of data. It has got far more pixels then I need for 8 x 10. So if I later want to print say a 13 x 19, I'll want to have all of that data, and I won't want to have to go to and redo all of my adjustments.

Saving

We need to talk for a minute about a Version Control issue here. We've resized the image and in doing so, I've sizes down to 8 x 10, so I've thrown out a bunch of pixels. So I had my original version that I opened, which has my full pixel data and now I have sampled it down. I've thrown it out in a bunch of data because I want to print 8 x 10. I do not now want to save over my original image, because my original image is chock-full of data. It has got far more pixels then I need for 8 x 10. So if I later want to print say a 13 x 19, I'll want to have all of that data, and I won't want to have to go to and redo all of my adjustments.

So having saved my image, it's very important that I now go and choose Save As and give it a different name. And so what I usually do is label it a print image, and tell the size, and save that out. I'm saving as a Photoshop document, because I want to keep all of my adjustment layers. I will definitely keep separate documents for different print sizes. I will sometimes even keep separate documents for different print sizes on different types of paper, because different types of paper need different adjustments, and we'll talk about them more when we get into paper selection.

But very important that you do a Save As, and save out your data at a particular size, so that you don't overwrite your original, robust, data-heavy image.

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Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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Ben Long
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  1. 3m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 44s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 30s
  2. 46m 35s
    1. Defining landscape photography
      2m 23s
    2. Considering cameras and gear
      10m 41s
    3. Shooting and composition tips
      6m 39s
    4. Why you should shoot raw instead of JPEG
      4m 25s
    5. Making selects
      10m 42s
    6. Understanding the histogram
      6m 53s
    7. A little color theory
      4m 52s
  3. 1h 14m
    1. Opening an image
      4m 42s
    2. Cropping and straightening
      9m 56s
    3. Nondestructive editing
      6m 23s
    4. Spotting and cleanup
      3m 53s
    5. Cleaning the camera sensor
      11m 17s
    6. Lens correction
      6m 26s
    7. Correcting overexposed highlights
      7m 29s
    8. Basic tonal correction
      5m 45s
    9. Correcting blacks
      11m 54s
    10. Correcting white balance
      6m 35s
  4. 21m 34s
    1. Performing localized edits with the Gradient Filter tool
      7m 24s
    2. Performing localized edits with the Adjustment brush
      7m 54s
    3. Controlling brush and gradient edits
      6m 16s
  5. 16m 34s
    1. Working with noise reduction
      5m 33s
    2. Clarity and sharpening
      5m 23s
    3. Exiting Camera Raw
      5m 38s
  6. 58m 5s
    1. Retouching
      8m 23s
    2. Using Levels adjustment layers
      10m 59s
    3. Saving images with adjustment layers
      4m 18s
    4. Advanced Levels adjustment layers
      9m 36s
    5. Guiding the viewer's eye with Levels
      8m 48s
    6. Using gradient masks for multiple adjustments
      5m 32s
    7. Correcting color in JPEG images
      3m 15s
    8. Adding a vignette
      3m 25s
    9. Knowing when edits have gone too far
      3m 49s
  7. 33m 24s
    1. Preparing to stitch
      5m 59s
    2. Stitching
      7m 39s
    3. Panoramic touchup
      7m 17s
    4. Shooting a panorama
      4m 58s
    5. Stitching a panorama
      7m 31s
  8. 27m 18s
    1. Shooting an HDR Image
      7m 53s
    2. Merging with HDR Pro
      11m 52s
    3. Adjusting and retouching
      7m 33s
  9. 24m 4s
    1. Why use black and white for images?
      2m 26s
    2. Black-and-white conversion
      7m 13s
    3. Correcting tone in black-and-white images
      7m 38s
    4. Adding highlights to black-and-white images
      6m 47s
  10. 49m 32s
    1. Painting light and shadow pt. 1
      11m 22s
    2. Painting light and shadow pt. 2
      12m 42s
    3. Painting light and shadow pt. 3
      9m 19s
    4. HDR + LDR
      5m 7s
    5. Reviewing sample images for inspiration
      11m 2s
  11. 48m 2s
    1. Sizing
      9m 8s
    2. Enlarging and reducing
      5m 3s
    3. Saving
      1m 24s
    4. Sharpening
      8m 23s
    5. Outputting an electronic file
      9m 4s
    6. Making a web gallery
      4m 17s
    7. Printing
      10m 43s
  12. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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