It really depends on what you want to do with your images. The real question to ask is, how large do I want to this to print? Do I just need it for the web?
When you pull an image up close in editing you see it isn't perfectly clear and defined. So you sharpen it, clean it up. When you sharpen it you are cleaning up the pixels, changing them. And it looks great. Here is clue #1, you sharpen for the web. The web has smaller sized pixels so you work with it. When posting to social media the rule of thumb is to keep the *longest side pixel at 1200 with a resolution of 92.
Printing is a whole other process. You do not want to sharpen for print, especially larger prints. It can look spotty. When an image is printed large you are looking at the overall image as well, not studying every eye. Sometimes it's nicer to have a softer, more natural look to it.
For those in business already, you may want to educate your clients on this as well. I have had many clients ask why their full resolution images are not as clear and sharp as the first (web resolution) ones shown in the online gallery. I explain that the pixels are smaller and sharper where the full resolution the pixels are larger for printing.
* In Photoshop along the top menu go to Image : Image size. Put in 1200 along the longest side, width or height then to the right be sure to choose pixels. Resolution box: 92 and do click Resample : Automatic then click OK. Step 2, top menu again go to Filter : Sharpen : Sharpen. That's it!
I am a planner.
I have to be. I am a full time photographer, mother to 5 and special education teacher.
I write at least a page of lists a day.
I was using 3 planners to keep up with three different full time tasks.
SESSION PLANNING l HOME PLANNING l SCHOOL PLANNING
So naturally I had to come up with a way to put it all together.
And it had to be cute because, come on.
The key to keeping it all together?
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I like to color coordinate groups. For instance, I use yellow card stock for business - inventory, expenditure log, income log etc. I use blue card stock for personal, passwords, notes, etc. Calendar is peach. Be sure to utilize front/back printing as well.
You can get so many extras with this brand, here are some of my favorites. Each click will take you to Amazon. (Y'all I had so much fun looking them up!)
1) Hard dividers. Gotta have them, they have hard tabs to separate chapters.
2) Adhesive pockets. You won't believe how much I use them. I put them on the back page and put my stickers in them, on my Post Office page and put my tracking number receipts.
3) Sticker tabs, for chapters within chapters or for most used pages.
4) Pen holder. When I found out these exist, guys, I have them everywhere.
5) Color pens to separate the index. Blue pen for personal pages, peach for calendar, yellow for business, you get the idea
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