Some Photoshopping Basics.

  • Try to start with the best photo possible. Sometimes we are trying to capture a spontaneous moment and the photo may not be as well composed as we would like; and it is more important to capture the moment than look after the other details. Nonetheless, the fewer things to deal with afterward the easier photo touching is.
  • Rule of thirds. If we (mentally) divide an image vertically and horizontally into three even sections, thereby forming nine equally shaped rectangles, we have a good framework for composing a picture. Try cropping a picture so that it fits into the rule of thirds. If people’s eyes are one third from the top of the picture the photo tends to look well proportioned. Scenery that follows the rule of thirds proportions also seems to work well. Then again, if an exception to the rule works for one particular case, then use the exception.
  • Remove the odd details of the image. If something is distracting in the picture it has to go. The subject of the photo needs to be without anything that rivals for attention. Spots, unnatural looking shadows, lens flare, reflective hot spots and anything else that does not look like an organic part of the picture will serve as a distraction. The spot healing brush tool is good for this.
  • The amount of detail in a picture can be an issue. While we tend to prefer high resolution images that show all the fine details the higher resolution can work against us. if the details of an object are finer than the resolution of the camera we can find there are wavy lines (moire) on the photo. Else, we might find many details in the background of a shot are distracting. Using a low-pass filter on these sections will blur the details, and give better overall effect. This blurring should look natural; avoid overdoing it.


Real Estate Photo Editing

Real Estate Photo Editing Services aim to present an accurate picture of a house under ideal conditions. Real Estate Photo Retouching Services hardly ever need to deal with people in the photo, but they do have to deal with lighting that should look natural, and details that are not the point of the image.  Real Estate Photo Retouching aims to show the prospective buyer the fundamentals of what is for sale. If should be an accurate portrait of the house, what a new owner would experience after purchase.


Colourizing Aluminium Cladding


Part of the appeal of Aluminium is its rust proof qualities. This comes from the oxide that forms on its surface. Unfortunately, this same oxide makes aluminium difficult to paint, which is one of the metals few disadvantages. However, if processed electronically this same surface oxide can be thickened and made easier to colour, giving aluminium the best of both worlds – colour and rust resistance.


The electronic process is called anodization. It basically submerges the aluminium in an electrolytic solution, with the aluminium serving as an anode. This is similar to the process used in a battery, or the science experiment where two different metals are immersed in a piece of lemon. The chemical process that generates the electrical voltage across the metals also alters their surface; in this case the surface of the aluminium grows a thicker oxide.


The thicker oxide coating that forms on the aluminium is very porous; it is full of tiny holes about 100 Nano-meters in diameter. This series of holes allows the electrical anodization process to continue contacting the surface of the metal. It allows the metal to be coloured as dye can be used to fill this spaces in the oxide. Failure to fill these spaces allows air and moisture to contact the metal surface underneath the oxide, leaving the object prone to corrosion. As such, anodised aluminium must be either coloured or have its porous surface filled with some other protective substance.


The anodizing process is not new. It has been used on cookware and cups for several generations. Metal iPod cases are made of anodized aluminium.


Aluminium Cladding that is coloured by anodization is quite pleasant looking, and often put to great use in architecture, art, furnishings, or in sculptures.