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February 23, 2019 Adobe Tools

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a segment of my life
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Sunday, September 18, 2005: I teach a number of Photoshop and Illustrator classes thoughout the year, mainly on the weekends and no more than once or twice a month. It’s a very rewarding side-job and I think it helps me keep my skills sharp. If you ever want to take a class with me, sign up at Inet Toolbox. I’m no expert, but I sure teach a mean introductory course in both subjects. InDesign, not so much, but I’m working on it.

Bookends
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Some simple shots of interestingly twisty trees in local woodlands. This image bookends nicely with its partner image. I’m considering making this and its partner into a diptych.

It’s also come to my attention that unless you have a calibrated monitor this can look really dark and crappy. If you’re at all interested in photography I really strongly recommend looking into calibrating your monitor. Adobe products often come with a "by eye" calibration tool – check your control panel. Macs have a calibration tool by default. But best of all is buying a colourimeter such as a Spyder 2. You won’t regret it.

Compare: Inside M42
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When I got the original photos from my friend, Mousa, the only RAW handling tool I had was a plug-in I downloaded for Irfanview. I converted those CRW (Canon’s RAW) files to tiff, aligned them in Picture Window, and fed them into Registax. The result is the lower image.
Just recently I had the chance to open and process these originals with Adobe PS CS2, which has a convenient tool for handling RAW images. The upper image is a single frame processed in PS CS2. Now I feel like the earlier stack was not that good, and an early process of the originals with PS would have yielded better results. Correct me if you think I’m wrong.
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The originals were taken with a Canon EOS-300D on a Meade 16” LX200 by M. Zamani.

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