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Learning to love Photoshop + RAM

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In the course of getting things prepared for my upcoming project, I have been spending a lot of time with photoshop. I have really enjoyed putting together my own action sets. If you don’t know the ins and outs of photoshop actions, they are pretty much a recorded set of operations that you can playback on other images.

Finding a set of procedures that works well and recording it into actions has been my preoccupation the past few weeks. I love the continuity it can give my images, but also that it allows me to edit much faster!

I’m also very excited today because the 16GB of RAM I ordered last week arrived in the mail. Woohoo! This means my computer is running so much faster and I don’t see the little rainbow wheel on my screen anymore when I’m editing. That is definitely something to celebrate! I was having problems with my desktop computer getting really slow and flustered whenever I had a few programs open at the same time…especially Lightroom and Photoshop. So this update has really made things so much easier.

I know this is a really random photography related post…but its what’s been on my mind 24/7 at the moment.

I hope your weekend was fabulous and that your week is even better!

Happy Monday xx

*And just in case you’d like to know, I use Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Colour Calibrating my Screens

Sorry about my absence from the blog the last couple of days. I haven’t necessarily been really busy, I’m just trying to keep on top of everything and the blog has been the last thing on my mind.

This morning I spent a little bit of time trying to colour calibrate my screen on my laptop and the iMac but they’re still not matching up. One of the most annoying things is knowing that the way I’m seeing my images edited on one screen will be different to how they will be seen on another. In terms of my blog, I sometimes wonder how my images come across on the screen’s of the people viewing my images and I can only hope that it’s not all off.

I’ve been eyeing the Spyder 3 for a while, but it’s hard to justify the $200. It pretty much is a high-tech piece of equipment that does a really good job at calibrating your screen and syncing it with the settings on your printer as well. The images you see on the monitor should be the same as those you’re printing and the Spyder helps you calibrate that.

Since I don’t have the cash to spend on flashy equipment right now, does anyone have any other hardware or software recommendations, or techniques they use? At the moment I’ve just tried calibrating my screens using the colour calibration in my mac’s system preferences.

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