Micro Digital Imagery
The way to a successful microstock career and vending gallery is a mastery of at least some of the characteristics of equipment, techniques, editing effects and troubleshooting. Duotones, resizing, custom palettes, and other options should be handily within your editing scope.
Problem: Background detail makes too much “noise” and overwhelms the subject on the foreground.
Solution: Desaturate the background instead of blurring it. Pick up background areas with a largish brush toolÂ and print to file with a print utility.
Problem: Key areas of the face or shoulders are obfuscated by stray bits of hair, shadow, or awry accessories or clothing.
Solution: Clone face tones or clothing, reproducing them and pasting in. By copying and reduplicating likely skin or clothing or hair, the picture becomes balanced and less cluttered.
Problem: The definition and composition of an image is outstanding, but the colors involved are just “meh”. Especially good for landscapes and botanical subjects.
Solution: Heighten tones and hues, using one trop of blue, green, red or yellow against a black or white polarized filter. Oversharpen for impact and hand tint small areas of background to shift definition from the wrong areas.
Problem: Picture is not defiend with enough resolution for adequate filtering and sharpening to contribute visual value.
Solution: Reduce the picture for final image dimensions of reduced size or enlarge and hand detail the extra bitmap pixels in yourself. This can seem likeÂ a lot of work, but less distinct tones spread over a large area can infill detail.