IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding resolution basics
Adjusting file size
Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to your image
Something as important as setting the right resolution for your images deserves its own chapter. In this chapter, you discover the recommended resolution for your images, which is dependent upon where the image is to be used. Are you going to use the image in a high-quality annual report or are you going to email it to your family? This is important information to know right from the start. Combine the information about resolution along with the steps to use the color and retouching tools we show you in Chapter 7 of this minibook, and you should be ready to roll with great imagery.
To begin, you need to know the existing resolution of your image. To see an open image’s present size and resolution in Photoshop, choose Image ⇒ Image Size. The Image Size dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 5-1.