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Have you ever been sent images by a client and thought "could these be any more dull"? Or have you ever created a web layout and the gradients came out poorly? This talk by designer Andy Higgs (The Higgs Design Co.), given at Multipack Presents in Birmingham in November covers a number of techniques for Improving Your Images. http://higgsdesign.com/

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  • 1. ImproveYour Image b y A N DY H I G G S
  • 2. DESIGN BASICS
  • 3. DESIGN BASIC 1
  • 4. Always stay within the lines
  • 5. DESIGN BASIC 2
  • 6. Dont run with scissors
  • 7. DESIGN BASIC 3 NEW
  • 8. Floppy Disks Gradient Blue Using Computers And Knowing PhotoshopLens Flare Font Size Circles/Lines
  • 9. Techniques
  • 10. Problem: 1Banded Gradients
  • 11. 1Add Noise
  • 12. 2Golden Rule of Resizes Only ever apply a single resize or transformation at once* *especially when there are thin lines, borders and sharp edges
  • 13. 3D U L L P H OTO S
  • 14. 3D U L L P H OTO S
  • 15. 3D U L L P H OTO S ContrastSaturationSharpness
  • 16. 4The Effect
  • 17. 4
  • 18. 4
  • 19. 5 Download a freePeel Off White Plugin http://www.bergdesign.com/plugins/ http://www.cybia.co.uk/theworks.html
  • 20. 6Better Black & White Use a Gradient Map Instead
  • 21. What Have We Learnt Today? Add Noise to solve banded gradients Break Image Transforms into stages Contrast, Saturation & Sharpness Add Gradients to increase visual impact Get a Remove White plugin Multiple ways to achieve black & white
  • 22. J O B VAC A N C YKICKASS WEB DEVELOPER Are you a talented web developer? Code PHP/MySQL (OOP and MVC style)?Fulltime, 20-30K p/a, Birminghams Jewellery Quarter? Opportunities to work with ace clients? Click http://higgs.co/jobs for the job details
  • 23. Fin Contact Twitter: @aajhiggs / @higgsdesign Work: http://higgsdesign.com Personal: http://justbeyondthebridge.co.uk Photo credits http://www.ickr.com/photos/mononukleoza/4500199835 http://www.ickr.com/photos/slightlywinded/66883761 http://www.ickr.com/photos/lockergnome/1583389553 The BBC, Wikipedia, Sesame Workshop