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How To Get Rid Of Image Distortions

Having problems getting certain images approved? Don't delete them just yet!Many photographers may already be aware of this trick, but just in case you're not, read on.Playing around with the light settings (exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks) as well as the color settings (saturation, warmth, tint, and deep blue) can correct a lot of pixel distortions, non-motion blurs, lens fringing, film grain, lack of detail, and incorrect color profiles.Each... continue reading

Adobe Illustrator - Fighting Again With Pixels

Hello Everyone:Long time no talk. To make a long story short, I have been inactive on Dreamstime for quite a while after the loss of my sweetheart in 2011. But life's worth living, and I am back with plenty of inspiration. As I wrote in my first article, I am new to illustration making and still have a whole lot to learn. This time--and I hope someone here can give me a clue as how to resolve this problem--I am struggling with raster effects when I am using the 'feather' and/or 'drop shadow' options.... continue reading

Distorted pixels?

Don't be too happy about the title. I'm not going to tell you the exact process to get rid of it. Call it a trade secret reserved for the persistent guys? I'll tell you what they are exactly referring to - fix it yourself. (I'm soo mean?)I recently intentionally uploaded a set of overprocessed images. Okay, it might bring my AR to 30% or some day to a negative number...but it doesn't bother me much. Common sense says I'll be able to upload only 20 images a week for the lack of time. And getting... continue reading

Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"!

Hi Dreamers!I guess I am not alone tackling the issue of denoising the skies in outdoor shots,especially when it comes to night photography. Even with photos taken at nominal ISO values (ISO-200 for my camera) I found it often frustratingly noise-prone to make the sky brighter and richer by boosting the levels/contrast.Here are a couple of examples, where my first attempts to "improve" the skies led to refusals initially. That time I knew little about the origin of "distorted pixels" and... continue reading

Starting from Scratch

I wonder how many of you are like me. I started submitting photos and illustrations to Dreamstime in October 2009 with no camera fine tuning nor illustration making experience whatsoever. To give you an idea, my first 200 photos were all rejected at once because of distorted pixels. Not quite a successful debut. Statistics were already in the red. Then started a long and painful search for a 'user friendly' definition of 'distorted pixels' on the Web and elsewhere. I finally tried taking pictures... continue reading

An easy way to remove stray pixels in Photoshop

We all hate rejection.No matter how thick my skin gets I still hate getting images rejected by stock agencies. Sometimes though, it’s all for a good reason and something great comes out of the whole learning experience.Yesterday was one of those days.I’ve been trying to get a whole lot of model isolated on white images accepted at all the microstock sites this week. They were shot in studio with four lights. The background was over-exposed by enough stops to make it look white for... continue reading

TIFF vs. JPG

Hi everyone!I am wondering about the difference between TIFF and JPG. We all load up JPGs to Dreamstime and the downloadable TIFFs were generated from these uploaded JPGs by Dreamstime. What I do not understand is how it comes that TIFFs have more pixels than the underlaying maximum format JPGs, for exampleJPG: 3944x3042pxTIF: 5091x3927pxorJPG: 4288x2848pxTIF: 6064x4028pxIs there anyone who... continue reading

My 50th approval

Today I reached my 50th submission. It took some time to find out what is wanted and what not but the number of my rejected photos went down and the number of approved photos went up in the last months. At first I did not understand why a photo was rejected: where I saw a good isolated object, DT often saw pixels around it. Later on I learned that, when I made a levels adjustmentlayer, I could see the lot of pixels I had left behind. From than on the number of approved photo’s increased. I never... continue reading

Vector vs Pixel

hey all,witchone is the best "Vector vs Pixel"? Thats what a friend of mine asked. before i gave my answer i wanted to know what he was thinking.Hes answer was vector cause vector is new and has more possbilities.My opinion is that vector might be handy but in de end you wil always be seeing pixels.I say vector and pixels win :P continue reading

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