Photoshop has this Variables and Data Sets features under the IMAGE menu. A recent project prompted me to play around with this feature. And it helped greatly in reducing the amount of time needed to produce and print some 70 to 80 credit-card-like cards. Useful things that I find out that tutorials and literature did [...]

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Peng Zhang on September 2nd, 2010

Geometric Correction This includes correcting the horizon, straightening the vertical, correcting lens distortion. Sometimes it is just a simple rotation that will correct the horizon and the vertical. When doing the rotation to correct for horizon, I find the ruler and guide line to be helpful to judge whether horizon line is good enough. The [...]

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Peng Zhang on July 26th, 2010

Created an image to size inside Fireworks CS4 for inclusion into Word; exported to JPG at 300dpi, and inserted into Word but the inserted image would get squashed or stretched inside Word. And it seems that Word cannot correctly interpret the dimension of the image. But closer inspection showed that Word has no problem because [...]

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Peng Zhang on May 22nd, 2010

I don’t know why, but somehow I want to point out that at least one of the photos in this blog post is a doctored image passing as truthful photography. I guess I care about truth. Below is why I think it is an engineered image. (Click the image to view it at full size; [...]

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Peng Zhang on December 5th, 2009 There are tutorials on photoshop. What I like about their tutorials is they go at a crisp pace – they do not drag it out. Their lengths are typically around 5 minutes, which is short and sweet. Their topics are trendy and what seems to be popular images. And what amazes me is this [...]

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Peng Zhang on May 21st, 2009

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