How to Use Photoshop to Improve the Gestalt of an Image

How to Use Photoshop to Improve the Gestalt of an Image

Linda Emme (Art Center College of Design, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-196-4.ch004
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Abstract

Visual communication through images depends upon the composition of forms within the image having a structure, or Gestalt, to carry the content through the end-user’s perception process to a state of understanding. Looking at an image while squinting the eyes and thus suppressing color information and detail can easily identify composition problems. Visually disruptive problem areas can be selected in Photoshop, and the value and color corrected using Adjustment Layers. Directions are included for cleaning up of distracting visual trash such as dust, hair, scratches or unwanted objects. Step-by-step directions and examples explain the entire process.

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Preface
John DiMarco
Acknowledgments
John DiMarco
Chapter 1
John DiMarco
This chapter defines and examines situations, problems, and processes faced by teachers of technology. Based on experience teaching at three... Sample PDF
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Chapter 2
Mark Snyder
This chapter identifies changes that the printing industry has undergone during the past 25 years as a result of the digital revolution. It also... Sample PDF
Digital Prepress: Issues and Solutions for the Preparation of Print
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Chapter 3
Screenspace  (pages 40-53)
Kevin H. Jones
From tiny interactive cellphone screens (keitai) to supersized jumbo LED displays, Tokyo’s urban landscape is changing drastically. A corner that... Sample PDF
Screenspace
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Chapter 4
Linda Emme
Visual communication through images depends upon the composition of forms within the image having a structure, or Gestalt, to carry the content... Sample PDF
How to Use Photoshop to Improve the Gestalt of an Image
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Chapter 5
Karl Steiner
Narratives are an important method of human-to-human communication. Combining the power of narrative with the flexibility of virtual environments... Sample PDF
Adaptive Narrative Virtual Environments
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Chapter 6
Marion Cottingham
This chapter introduces the Isoluminance Contour Model, which not only provides a quick and easy method for generating images, but also dramatically... Sample PDF
Isoluminance Contours: A Fast, Simple Model fo 4D Animated Visualization
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Chapter 7
Jianping Fan, Xingquan Zhu, Jing Xiao
Recent advances in digital video compression and networks have made videos more accessible than ever. Several content-based video retrieval systems... Sample PDF
Content-Based Video Indexing and Retrieval
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Chapter 8
Helen C. Purchase
This chapter describes a long-term project that investigates the validity of the design principles — not from the perspective of computational... Sample PDF
Evaluating Graph Drawing Aesthetics: Defining and Exploring a New Empirical Research Area
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Robert Barone
This chapter demonstrates the usefulness of Macromedia Flash MX as a medium for providing interactive content. The motivation for using Flash is... Sample PDF
Client and Server Side Programming Concepts Incorporating Macromedia Flash
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Chapter 10
Ben Howell Davis
The concept of aligning and managing digital assets is a reaction to the evolution of digital production and digital networks. The understanding of... Sample PDF
Everything That Can Communicate Will: Aspects of Digital Asset Alignment and Management
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Chapter 11
Simon Dixon
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Chapter 12
Marc Bohlen
This chapter attempts to consider the consequences of machine vision technologies for the role of the image in the visual arts. After a short... Sample PDF
Certain Aspects of Machine Vision in the Arts
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