Micro Hybrid Approaches
Look at the image above. This photo is an example of what happens when the photographer combines two or three techniques of microstock and develops a hybrid approach. The combination of a geographical motif of Los Angeles, the interest creation from color value inversion, and the texture of light against glassy external architecture and a botanical tree make a very captivating photograph indeed.
This image reflects a sophisticated approach to establishing mood. The tree in the lower right area draws the eye across the panorama of the Wilshire Boulevard. Basic mouse clicks created this almost iconic image that approaches avatar simplicity.
Even when the values of these components might barely be present, the combined image allows a photo editor to layer the heightening elements and find a very impactful image beneath them all. This photograph can become very flexible when used for promotional or marketing Los Angeles, California, commerce, business, and other determiners.
1. Find a simple scene photo and try to re-create such an image effect on your desktop. Load the file image in Paint, looking for elements of concentrated texture and variable colors in the sky. Profile shots of buildings and angled perpectives of light with cross shadows will work well.
2. Save the file in your staging folder where graduating edit stages of current documents are stored. Routinely purge this folder’s contents into the Recycle Bin.
3. Use a combo of topical keywords to name the file, and upon each substantial save in the editing process, append the filename. For example the first filename might be “circus pony”. But the last edit might save a name such as “circuspony15xlss” if you shrink the image to 15% of its original mass resolution and screen pica attribute volume.
4. Review the image. Spot visible artifacts and areas needing digital retouching and computer editing. Resolve the magnification at 800 picas per inch. Treat spot remover and using the spray can picking up the local area colors using the eyedropper tool.
5. Resize the picture using square or rectangle dimensionality. Try to reduce the image equally and take a restrained approach in the skew mode. Equal size (inches or picas) in the Width and Height boxes will deliver a square. Eyeball the dimensions to build a small rectangle for horizontally based image files. NB: Vertically dimensioned images play less well, and can mangle a visual gallery effect by polyglot sizing in a gallery or portfolio.
6. Select the entire image and choose the “Invert Colors” option. The color values will be inverted and a colorful rending of the original image will be onscreen. Muddy or dull images will now be visually exciting, with texture cementing the abstract effect.
7. If necessary, clean up visual detractions in the inverted image file at the bitmap level. Due to the inversion of image color values, unnoticeable items in the original colored picture view will walk right out after inversion. Eradicate them using area bitmap hues.
8. Choose a neutral or inclusive color in the color toolbox and find a suitable color in the palette window. use the dotted rectangle in the tolbox and select as close to the entire border area edge as the placeholder picker will allow. Overlap thin line borders in layers to get uniform thickness, or use the line tool and select corner to corner line drawing. The tiny color accent will serve as a impact heightener for the image when used online.
9. Saved the final image under a conclusion filename in your chosen desktop file where the fruit of your editing labors can be easily viewed in Thumbnails after starting a file upload. Keep track of width & height attributes so a uniform gallery or album can be achieved, making a better introductory slideshow or user gallery.