Friday, October 12, 2012

Digital Manipulation - Designer Techniques


Digital manipulation means skillful touches of the designer on an image to it make more attractive.  There are various techniques practiced by designer to make their work very apt and justified.

Digital manipulations are done on an image in order to increase or decrease any entity, so that the picture looks elegant. The designer has got a tricky job to be done, because the content and the context of the image should not be disturbed, however, he has to find out other portions in the image to be worked upon.  Here we go finding out the techniques implemented by designers for digital manipulations.

Color Combustion: It is a technique that increases the thirst of a designer. The colors to be added are infinite. Not only colors, but as many as images can be cropped from original added into the color combusted image. This is a most sought out technique made by designers to represent lot if information in a single image.

Photo Cutouts: Photo cutout is basically used to remove unwanted entities in the image. Not everything can be controlled in the frame of the photo. Such things that were captured in the snap without necessity can be cropped out and the image can be cleansed.

Recreation of Historical images: This is a recent usage of digital manipulations developments. Old snaps that are distorted by time can be reinstated. The color swatches available in image editing tools can be used in this case. Adding colors, hue and saturation to the old image can give a renewed look.

Lighting Effects: There are various lighting effects that can incorporated into an image. The lighting introduced into an image will change the mood of the visual. Appropriate lightings can add beautiful effects to the image. It can also shed the focus to a portion of the image.

Masking: Masking is a technique in which an object in the image can be hidden partially or fully. The objects can be made transparent and their opacity can be controlled. This effect can make beautiful background settings in an image.

Vectoring: Vectoring of images can make them really abstract looking.  Pen tool is used extensively while vectoring an image. Vectored image is very handy when comes to stretching the length and breadth. The quality of the image will not be compromised in vector graphic images.

Distortion: Distortion is an image property in which the center of the image is found good, whereas the outer part of the images is shattered looking. Such effects can make for fantasy and abstract images.

Sharpen: Sharpen the image is done to increase the contrast of the desired portion of the photo. Technically, no new details is created, instead the pixel of the sharpened and the rest is compared and the contrast is adjusted accordingly. The final result is that the sharpened portion will be eye catching.

Rendering: Rendering is a course of creating an image out of a model. There are various algorithms to create such images. Rendering is used in 2D as well as 3D image editing tools.

These are just tip of the iceberg. Such is the volume of image editing techniques available now in the market for free and for license. It is up to the need and the available cost software can be used for digital manipulation.

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