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Photo Editing Saves the Day!

Photo Editing Saves the Day!

Photo editing is really quite amazing. We take photos to capture a very important moment and sometimes are so disappointed in the outcome. The photo is too dark, the color just isn’t right, someone or something is in the photo that you’d rather not have there…The list goes on and on.  Well here is a sample of a very dark photo that has been saved via photo editing…Color adjustments, lightening the image, tweaking the contrast, cropping, etc., and the result is a rather nice composition that you can actually see!

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Do you have a photo that needs a bit of care? Something that is important to you? Something that is needed for your marketing collateral or an old photograph that needs to be restored?  Designer Mouse can help! Whether you have a digital file or a hard copy photograph requiring a scan, we can take a look and let you know if the image can be saved.

CLICK HERE to see additional photo editing samples.

Event theme

Promote Your Event Theme through Photo Editing

Looking for that perfect image to communicate your event theme ? Sometimes it doesn’t exist. Sometimes photo editing is necessary to create the message you wish to communicate.

This image below was developed for the Orange Chamber of Commerce which explains the use of an orange. The Chamber’s CEO requested the use of a globe for promoting an upcoming event. What could work better than combining the two?  As you take a closer look, note that the continents are made of orange peel.  Although I doubt you could do an online search and find a globe made of an orange, with photo editing, it can be done!event theme

So what is the event theme that you want to communicate? There are few limitations to creating the perfect image! Just to get your juices flowing, CLICK HERE to see how photo editing can provide you with that perfect photo!

Photo Correction

Photo Correction. How many changes can you spot?

Photo correction takes lemons and makes lemonade! Do you have photos that would be perfect if you could make a few minor corrections?  A distracting flash? Someone with their eyes closed (I usually am guilty of that!)? Someone you’d like to remove from the photo? Someone that needs to be added in?

Take a look at the following images…before and after versions…and see how photo correction improved the “not so perfect.” The major changes are the removal of the tree in the background coming out of the top of the gentleman’s head. In addition, the gray day became one with blue sky and puffy white clouds.


Group Photos

Group Photos – Is Everyone Here?

With group photos, you want everyone in the picture. Whether it is a family portrait at a wedding or a corporate event…. generally someone misses the party or doesn’t get the memo! This is where someone with expertise in Photoshop can jump in and save the day.

Below are a couple samples of group photos where someone was added to the photo after the fact.  In this first example of a leadership class, one individual was not available on “Fire Department Day” and was added in the photo on the right.

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group photosIn the next example, the young lady (striped shirt) in the smaller photo on the left never seemed to make it to the family gathering.  With the “magic” of Photoshop, there she is on the right…feet and all!group photos






Of course there are also those photos where you would like someone taken out (for a variety of reasons that we won’t go into, but you know who those people are!)  This is a sample where it was necessary to remove an individual from the photo. The lady fourth from the left is not in the final photo.

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We all have those important photos that could use a bit of tweeking… Adding someone in, taking someone out, creating a beautiful sky on an otherwise dreary day, removing a tree that seems to be growing out the of top of someone’s head!  Interested in enhancing a special image? Let Designer Mouse help!

Graphic Designers

Graphic Designers know Why your Online Image Look So Terrible in Print?

Why should graphic designers be consulted? Because they know the answer to this question. It is a very important answer because it can be the difference between a fuzzy image and a crisp, well-displayed image.

As a graphic designer,  I often have people send me images to include in a printed piece such as a newsletter or brochure.  As soon as I see the size of the file, I know that it looks perfect on their computer monitor, BUT what they don’t realize is that if that same image is printed, it will not have the same crisp, clean look.

The beauty of that online image is that at a very low resolution (generally 72 dpi), it can look great and displays quickly. However when it comes to a printed image, it needs to be in the neighborhood of 300 dpi (dots per inch….that’s dots of ink) to display well.

graphic designersFor example… Here is an image at 300 dpi, perfect for printing purposes.    If you took that same image and downloaded it off a website, the resolution would be around 72 dpi; and although it would look fine online, in print it would look something like this.  graphic designers

So now when your graphic designer asks for a high resolution image for your next printed piece, you can impress him/her with your knowledge and understanding of why the 300 dpi image is necessary…And go ahead and throw out terms such as 300 dpi vs 72 dpi…Then ask about CMYK vs RGB files….It’ll freak ’em out!