Communicating with Digital Imaging

If you're a digital artist creating art for art's sake, the world is your oyster—your work can communicate anything your heart desires, or nothing at all. For graphic design professionals, however, digital imaging has a very specific job to do. That job is to make images that look great and communicate. Sometimes you won't notice that any digital imaging work was done at all, which is quite a compliment to the designer. Other times, you'll be knocked out by the unmistakable application of digital imaging techniques.

The first category is the retouching and correction of original photographs, an important skill for designers in the publishing world. Such work can be as simple as making the sky more blue in a ...

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