Dark Side of the Lens

Archive for July, 2008

What is this thing called RGB?
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Adjusting the colors in your image is an area of photo editing that many find time consuming and very confusing.  However, it need not be that way. Here I give an explanation of the RGB color space, which you will most likely find yourself using. The principles discussed here apply to all photo editing software […]

The most kick-ass photo tips, DIY projects, and gear?
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

“The most kick-ass photo tips, DIY projects, and gear”, well that’s the claim the guys at Photojojo make … and know what? I think they put forward a very good case. I get a lot of newsletters and RSS feeds so that I can keep an eye on what is going on in the world […]

Elements – Basic User Interface
Friday, July 25th, 2008

So, here we go. A short video tutorial (5:14) giving an overview of the basic user interface of Elements 6.0. Click on the image to take you to the video. For the moment the video is only available as a Flash video (400 x 300 pixels). However, I will be putting up larger versions (800 […]

Resizing Elements Window
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Just a quick unplanned post, as others may run into this foible themselves. I was mid working out the finer points of how to produce the video tutorials, that will start appearing on the site shortly, when I ran into a small problem. As I always run Elements in a full screen window I had […]

Separation … which way to go? (Part 2)
Thursday, July 17th, 2008

So, we have decided, rightly or wrongly (well, rightly actually, according to me and I am never wrong, just ask my better half) that we are going with either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements. Phew! There’s one big decision made. The current version of Photoshop is called “Adobe Photoshop CS3”, although CS4 is already […]