Richard McHugh – Bournemouth Digital Media Student

Photo editing software and tools – PhotoShop and Adobe Bridge

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Adobe Bridge

Today I went through two programs for photo editing, these were PhotoShop and Adobe Bridge.

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I have seen and heard of Adobe Bridge but have never used it before, but it seems like a really powerful image browser and I will definitely be using it in the future. I really like the feature camera Raw, that you can edit lots of things to do with the image like; exposure, contrast, highlights etc.
Then when you have made those changes you can revert back to the original image if you wanted to, it notifies you that the image has been edited so its easier to verify which images have been edited.

You can copy and paste the edited image setting to how ever many images you want to, this is so that each image will have the exact same image setting to have the same look.

Photo Shop

I’ve used PhotoShop before at my workplace and throughout college so I have a little understanding and know the basic features and functions.

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Today we went through layer masks and the understanding in why they are important. I have used them before but didn’t know the full understanding in why they were used.

Using the black and white paint brush you can add or take away what the layer mask is changing to the image, this is really useful because it wont actually change any pixels to the image it will just be an overlay edit which you can turn off or on whenever you like.
This is really useful because you can add multiple layer masks to the same image and you can go through turning them on and off to see which mask works best for your image.

The image above is what I edited, I put a black and white layer mask over the image then went round the balloon with the white paint brush to make the layer mask not work on the balloon. This made just the balloon have colour which makes it really stand out.


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