What Your Graphic Design Team can do for You Using the Power of Photoshop


Scenario One: Removing People or Objects from Existing Photos

Client Request: "We LOVE this staff photo but Karen has left the company. Can you take her out of the shot?"

Photoshop is an awesome and powerful tool but it's only as awesome and capable as the digital artist who uses it. When placed in the hands of an experienced graphic design artist, entire bodies can be removed then filled in, as though they were never there to begin with. Removing Karen requires clipping and moving bodies, then drawing in the missing parts–far from a simple fix!

Weigh Your Options

Technology has made it possible to do some really amazing photo edits but just because something is possible, does not always mean it's the most cost-effective and practical solution. Moving forward with a request like this will be time-consuming, if done well and unconvincing if done poorly. For this particular photography problem, your best solution is likely scheduling a re-shoot, using the magic of Photoshop and your graphic design team as a back-up plan.


Scenario Two: Fixing a Blurry Photo

Client Request: "We LOVE this staff photo but it's a bit blurry. Can you fix it?"

The possibilities may seem endless when considering all that Photoshop is capable of but as of now, time travel isn't one of them! A blurry photo can be improved depending on the severity but a total transformation is not likely.

Be Pro-active

The best way to deal with a blurry image is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Things you can do before the shutter flies, include:

Hiring a Professional Hiring a professional photographer is always your best bet when planning to use images for business purposes. Doing so guarantees a selection of professionally produced shots to choose from (none of which will be blurry) and the money you invest in hiring a photographer could save you time and money spent trying to "fix" sub-par images.

Understanding Your Camera: If you decide to take the photographs yourself or have a friend or family member do it, take some time to learn as much as you can about how your camera works, the various settings it has and when and how to use them. Find out about shutter speed, how to focus your camera lens and what the ideal set-up is to produce the image that you're after, avoiding things like blurring and over-exposure.


Scenario Three: Shifting Positions

Client Request: "We LOVE this staff photo but Sarah isn't quite facing the front. Can you turn her a bit to the right?"

In this scenario, we see that Photoshop (no matter how amazing) will always be faced with the limitations that come from dealing with 2D photographs. We could spin Sarah like a top but the other side of her face will never really exist in this photograph, implying that the only solution to this "problem" would be through the careful manipulation of the image by a skilled designer to provide an illusion of the desired change.

Benefits vs Cost

As with Scenario One, when faced with a challenging road

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