Creative tip: Sizing images correctly


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Creative tip: Sizing images correctly

Hey, welcome back. You know in order to get good at digital imaging it's helpful to have a working understanding of resolution. So what exactly is resolution and why do people say, you know, you should print your images at 300 pixels per inch? What they're referring to is an actual physical inch. So if we were to measure an inch by inch here we would have 300 pixels across and also vertically. So why then this magic number of 300? Well actually resolution is a little bit more varied than that magic number.

Let me explain. Let's say for example take this print, a smaller version of the same image on a different paper type. Well, here with this photograph I printed this at 240 pixels per inch. Whereas the image in the background, this big huge photograph, I printed at 180 pixels for inch. Well, why is that? Well, many times the larger the print size, the lower the resolution. Now I know that that sounds counterintuitive, but let's exaggerate this even further. Say for example ...

Creative tip: Sizing images correctly
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Creative tip: Sizing images correctly provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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