A typical request by my clients is to remove backgrounds from images and replace them with stock photos. Usually, the client has an idea of what they’d like that new background to look like. Even so, I like to explore alternate backgrounds because sometimes they have a bigger impact or look more natural than the background(s) the client suggests.A few months ago, I worked on a pretty typical Photoshop and layout project. A client supplied several model shots. The images were photographed in... continue reading
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This blog is an extension of the very useful one posted by Brett Critchley: "How to search your own portfolio....... ". His blog sparked thoughts about more ways to use the Advanced Search feature for checking my keywords. Here is what I did.I followed Bret's instructions for limiting the database return to Lostarts images. Then I selected the radio button "Match Any Word" and entered both 'philippine' and 'philippines'. The result was 54 images. Then "Match All Words" resulting in only 15... continue reading
I am getting crazy when it comes to keywording. So I try to KISS (keep it simple stupid :)))Now I am experimenting with giving not more than 20 keywords to each photos. It helps focusing on the most relevant points.This image contains lots of keywords, but the search when it wasactually sold was really simple (budapest, food, dinner, market, meat, outdoor, hungary). So now it seems, that with 7 keywords I would have achieved the same result, without the fancy others.(now it has:... continue reading
After reading Starblue's recent article on tying to be a buyer and actually trying to find images I thought that some general search tips would be helpful.Dreamstime presents quite a few useful tools to help narrow down a search.1. Keyword exclusion/addition.The main search box works as an 'AND' keyword search.Every keyword you type in must be present for an image to be displayed in the results.Note that despite the name, this will find the 'keywords' you've entered in title and descriptions... continue reading
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