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Using Retina and HiDPI displays

From: Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

Video: Using Retina and HiDPI displays

Photoshop now provides support for high DPI screens. Most famously, there's the Retina display from Apple, but there's also high DPI screens coming out from PC vendors as well. And even if you're not using one yet, you will be. I'm guessing these things are going to take over. The way LCD screens replaced CRT tubes. And just to give you a sense for the difference. I'm working on a pretty small screen. It's actually physically large, it's a 23-inch screen. But I'm working at a low resolution of 1280 by 720 because we need to keep these movies small so that they fit on your screen.

Using Retina and HiDPI displays

Photoshop now provides support for high DPI screens. Most famously, there's the Retina display from Apple, but there's also high DPI screens coming out from PC vendors as well. And even if you're not using one yet, you will be. I'm guessing these things are going to take over. The way LCD screens replaced CRT tubes. And just to give you a sense for the difference. I'm working on a pretty small screen. It's actually physically large, it's a 23-inch screen. But I'm working at a low resolution of 1280 by 720 because we need to keep these movies small so that they fit on your screen.

But anyway just to give you a sense here, I'm going to switch over to this other image, and I have a copy of this screen captured inside of this layered file. And so, I'm going to press Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on the Mac to go ahead and zoom out. Just to give you a sense for the difference between this screen. And the retina display that's included with my 15 inch Macbook. I'll go ahead and turn on this layer called Retina and you can see that it's quite a bit larger. In fact it at least four screens that I'm currently working on would fit inside of this dispaly.

Now, because I'm working at a resolution of 1280 by 720, and I'm going to go ahead and zoom in here a little bit, so that I have a crisper display. Because remember I was telling you that the non-incremental zoom levels are a little softer. And here we're looking at an image at 30.8 percent for what that's worth. If I zoom in to 33%, that text gets much sharper as you can see. Anyway, 1280 by 720 equals a total of nearly 922,000 pixels or a measly 64 pixels per inch.

Now you're screen is going to be closer to 100 pixels per inch maybe a little more. But the retina display by comparison, I'll go ahead and turn on this text layer and click and drag across these eyeballs to turn off the other layers there. The retina display on the 15-inch MacBook, just for the sake of, you know, comparison, is 2,880 by 1,800 pixels for a total of 5,184,000 pixels.

So more than five times as many pixels or a whopping 221 pixels per inch. And the resolutions actually get higher than that. And so, what that means is not only can I see the model's face at the 100% zoom ratio. Ntice that. But also if I zoom into 100% on this screen, we've got some incredibly sharp text, we've got these great tool displays as well. And again, for the sake of comparison, I've got this comparison layer right here. I"m going to turn off the text layer for a moment and turn on comparison, and that's what the tools look like on a standard display.

So it's not just a function of my screen only has 64 pixels per inch yours if you're using a conventional screen, has more like a 100 to, maybe close to 120 pixels per inch, but you're still getting these kinds of tools. Very jagged by comparison to the super smooth tools. And the super smooth text, which is even more obvious over here on the right-hand side. If I were to grab my move tool from the top of the tool box, and click on this comparison layer to make it active, and then drag this thing over, So we can see both of these layer panels side by side. You can see that there is a striking difference between not only the resolution, but the legibility of the text as well. So again a retina or other high DPI display may not be in your immediate future, but this is the kind of thing that's coming your way and is already available right now inside Photoshop.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 35m 44s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 51s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 8 NEW
      6m 16s
    3. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 7 or earlier UPDATED
      5m 48s
    4. Opening from the Macintosh Finder UPDATED
      7m 10s
    5. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      3m 52s
    6. Opening through Camera Raw
      5m 11s
    7. Closing one image and closing all UPDATED
      5m 36s
  2. 52m 47s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface UPDATED
      6m 2s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      6m 20s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      6m 22s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Using Retina and HiDPI displays
      4m 3s
    13. Adjusting a few screen preferences UPDATED
      8m 10s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      6m 34s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 9s
    4. Common resolution standards
      4m 7s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      7m 59s
    6. Changing the print size
      8m 15s
    7. Downsampling for print
      5m 14s
    8. Downsampling for email
      6m 22s
    9. The interpolation settings
      6m 40s
    10. Downsampling advice
      5m 5s
    11. Upsampling advice
      4m 15s
  4. 53m 20s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      3m 1s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. The art of the save
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving UPDATED
      5m 59s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 34s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 40s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      4m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      6m 29s
    4. Cropping to a specific ratio or size
      5m 57s
    5. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 44s
    6. Filling in missing details UPDATED
      6m 44s
    7. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 44m 51s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      6m 5s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 4s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast UPDATED
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color casts in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. The Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another UPDATED
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 48s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill UPDATED
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush UPDATED
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools UPDATED
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool UPDATED
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures UPDATED
      5m 57s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes UPDATED
      4m 43s
  11. 49s
    1. Until next time UPDATED
      49s

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