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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5

Creating Images in the Right Resolution for Print and the Web

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding resolution basics

check Adjusting file size

check 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.

Creating Images for Print

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.

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FIGURE 5-1: The Image Size dialog box.

At the top of the Image Size dialog ...

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