Digital imaging fundamentals


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Digital imaging fundamentals

To understand digital imagery, you have to understand its most basic building block, the pixel. Short for picture element, a pixel is a single dot or line of color. In still photographs and on the screen of computers and other devices, the pixel is a perfect square. Each pixel aligns to the one next to it in regular rows and columns with no gaps in between. As the pixels grow smaller and more numerous, they dissolve into what's known as a continuous tone image, in which groups of similarly colored pixels merge to represent details that look anything but square, which is why it's often characterized that the more pixels you have the better the final image will be.

But pixels are more analogous to organic cells. Quantity is important. For example, it takes several trillion cells to make a human being, but quality is just as important. It takes healthy cells to make a successful organism. In much the same way, a badly rendered image may contain a hundred million pixels, and a well-rend...

Digital imaging fundamentals
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Digital imaging fundamentals provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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