Tutorial to RGB to CYMK for Printing

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Graphic Art is a very important job for a multitude of reasons that I’m sure you already know, for packaging of every product in the entire world its very useful, otherwise it would just be a blank picture on the box and you wouldn’t know what your buying, it is a very profitable job, and it helps you get art skills improved, so the point of this specific article is to teach you how to convert RGB and CYMK to printing for your work. Lets start to talk about it then and not waste any more time.

Lets start the RGB Tutorial

Step 1; This part is for Photoshop by the way. This is very simple to do and is a very useful tutorial so pay attention. One of the many ways to do this is go to the image tab, hover over the mode tab, and you will see various different options like gray scale, indexed color, and lab color, what you want to look for is to check the tab that says CYMK.
Step 2; The next step here is how you use this in Adobe Illustrator. This is very similar to what you do in Photoshop so don’t fret. Go to the tab on the top of the screen that says File, then you move your mouse right on down to the Document Color Mode sub menu. There are only two options for this tab, CYMK and RGB Colors, press CYMK.
Step 3; This last step here is in the adobe illustrator program, this might not be as straight forward as the other two steps so bare with me please. First off, open your self a new document for the purpose of learning if don’t have one already. Press Print on the document selector, and when you open it, click the selection tool, go to the tab that says Window, after that, go to the color tab, and then press a tab that also says color, don’t get confused now. The color panel will open from there, and then you can adjust the colors, set the atributes to
c = 100 m = 100 y = 100 k = 100 and then it will be cmyk. For RGB set it to R = 57 G = 46 B = 122.

That is all you need, Have fun!

So now you know how to set your document from RGB to CYMK on Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Make art to your hearts content.

Multimedia Jobs, Salaries and Industry Information

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I figure that you know the drill by now, Multimedia jobs are plentiful, they are also very helpful to our society which i have explained at length in my previous articles, i would be fine with explaining it more than I’ve already than i already have. So here is another list of different Multimedia jobs that you can do in the world. Multimedia is not something that is only for the entertainment industry, it can make things that important to daily life, things that can actually assist you and change the world.

Multimedia Jobs for a Creative Person

1.Photographer; Someone gets paid to take pictures of their surroundings, they are very important, because how would we get a visual on things unless we had pictures of them. It can also help get more in touch with the world around you. They have an estimated salary of 40k-81k dollars a year.

2.Animator; People who put our movies, shows and games into motion. This is a very important job for this field, it brings in big money, especially when entertainment is a big titan in this world. The estimated salary for this job is 46k-100k

3.Game Programmer; One who has coding experience and makes video games, it is one the most profitable jobs in the world in this time period. They have an estimated salary of 75k-120k dollars a year.

4.Game Tester; How would the games work if no one tested them out right? These people bug test and see what the game has so that its good for public release. They make 54k dollars annually.

5.Film and video Editor; This type of person edits the films that release in theaters, or the videos that are made for various purposes. They make 55k dollars yearly

6.Game Designer; Designing games is different tahan programming, both are important, but this person lays the groundwork for the project in question to be made. They usually make 40 to 100k dollars a year designing games.

7.Marketing or promotions manager; They are people who are responsible for planning and managing campaigns to promote products. Salary: $100,000.

8.Creative Director; This person can be a great guy to make your product look great and unique. You would not have ideas if it wasn’t for the creative director. Salary; 79k-190k dollar.

Graphic Designer; The one who designs websites, posters, boxes, etc. 32k-59k

Adverting Director; this is the one who is in charge of advertising, who tells the salesmen what they need to do. Salary;97k-140k

I think the one that intersts me the most is the animator. Since i like art alot and drawing thats what i want to do.

Common Salary

The most common salary for these types of jobs in estimation is about 40k dollars. In five years, you would probably have 150k dollars.

Local Search

When I did a local search for multimedia jobs I only found 16 near me. Most of them require Multimedia experience.

Multimedia Designer Jobs and Legalities

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The next chapter of the multimedia profession is to take a role in the field. That is what this job is all about, there are all sorts of things you can do in Multimedia as I have already went over in all of my previous blog posts. In this article I will talk about the different jobs you can do in Multimedia, now I don’t want to repeat myself, so I will start to list down the jobs.

The Definitive list of 5 great Jobs for Multimedia

Multimedia Project Manager: The role where you call all the shots usually, most of the time you talk to most of the members of your unit and tell them the things they have to do. It good to have leadership skills for this position.

Multimedia Project Designer: The one who makes the aesthetic choices for the project, without this person, you would not even be looking at nothing but a blank screen! You must have art experience for this.

Journalist; This is a person who wrties pieces about various topics on the internet or newspapers or articles, much like what I am doing right now. They are very important, they get the news and make think pieces, but a rushed article can hurt you. You must have writing experience if you want this job.

Game Designer; This job requires not only coding experince, but also art experince, planning and storyboarding. It is a very big industry at this moment and be good for anyone who likes games or has a creative ich to scratch.

Film Maker, This is another big industry that require a lot of the same requirements as games development, minus the coding. You will need story writing experience and acting experience.

Copyright Laws

Unfortunately there are a lot of copy right when it comes to the world of art. There are contracts and terms of services papers with all sorts of rules for the people. For instance, if you find an image or video online with a water mark, or the brand of the person or organization that made it, you have to pay a royalty to then. Some companies own some fonts, so you have to pay royalties to use them as well.

Permission to Take Photos?

Sometimes there are areas where you need to ask the person who owns the area to be able to take pictures. In most schools they don’t allow picture taking on campus. You sometimes need to sign a permission slip to shoot.

Advanced Photography

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I have been doing photography for a good amount of time, enough so that I’m used to it and I can learn more about it. Now that we have reached a high level of photography, I can show you the cool stuff you can do with your photos that only the experts can do. There is a lot to cover when it comes to this topic of advanced photography, so I ask you, the reader of this article to prepare your self for the lesson, its quite interesting stuff if I do say so myself.

What are HDR photos?

HDR photos, or High dynamic range imaging, is a type of photography that aims to add more dynamic range to photos which makes so that the photo has a better ratio to light and dark so that it has better lighting. To make an HDR photo, its not as simple as just taking one photo and your done, you have to take three different photos; one normal photo, one underexposed photo (dark), and one overexposed photo (bright), I suggest you use a tripod. Once that is done, you merge the photos together in Photoshop to make it one, but it has a ghost like filter on it that you have remove, it comes out like below.

First one is the normal one, second is underexposed, and third is overexposed. Once you put them together….

It comes out like this!

What is a Panoramic shot?

Panoramic photos are a series of pictures taken close together using the rule of thirds so that it looks like a continuous image. What I mean by the rule of thirds is that the placement of certain objects in the shot can effect how the panoramic looks. To simply explain, if you were to put your camera in a grid mode the middle third square is what you need to pay attention to, follow the key objects, make sure in the next shot it get caught in the first square, whatever is in the third square then you need to do the same. Make sure to use a tripod for this as well.

These series of four photos were taken very close together, but once you merge them together in Photoshop you make….

…..something like this!

What are Black and White Pictures?

This is exactly what it sounds like, it is a photo that you turn black and white with Photoshop. All you have to do is adjusting the color values to make it without color, then make a brightness layer to light it up a bit. What makes a good black and white photo is the brightness of the picture, if it doesn’t have that, its not good.

Monochrome photography is photography where each position on an image can record and show a different amount of light, but not a different hue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome_photography
Before…
After.

Basic of Digital Photography

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You might think of photos and think of anything but a successful career, you might think that photographers are just wasting their time taking pictures of everything they see for no reason, you might be one of those people who get uncomfortable in pictures for whatever reason, but believe it or not, this is a very profitable job. This job is actually a great art form, there is a lot to see in life, and much of it can be art itself. Let me list the different types of cameras that can make a masterpiece for you.

DSLR

I got my information from this article.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/what-is-a-dslr-camera/

A DLSR camera or “Digital Single Lens Reflex” camera is the best camera for interchangeable lens, and zoom ins. It has a mirror lens inside that reflects what is in front. It has a great battery life compared to other cameras.

Cell Phone Cameras

While not the best option for pictures, it has some great options to take pictures. Unlike any other camera it has a self portrait mode, or what most people nowadays call “Selfies”, which is pretty self explanatory (see what i did there), it is where you switch the lens of the phone to the view of your face. You can do pretty basic things like changing the brightness, but when you turn the phone side ways, you can change the image shape and view.

Cam Corder

This camera seems to be used to take pictures and videos in the dark. In addition:

More recent devices capable of recording video are camera phones and digital cameras primarily intended for still pictures; the term “camcorder” may be used to describe a portable, self-contained device, with video capture and recording its primary function, often having advanced functions over more common cameras.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camcorder

Most professional photographers use the DSLR camera to take pictures.

Materials Used for the DSLR Camera

  • Tripod: This is used to prop up the camera so that you could get no shaky photos.
  • Microphones: So you can take a good video of an environment and put it in your work.
  • Mount: It is a feature of camera systems where the body allows interchangeable lenses, most usually the rangefinder camera, single lens reflex type or any movie camera of 16 mm or higher gauge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_mount

These can be used together in a multitude of ways, the tripod can be used with the microphone to make a smooth video. They can also change the mount to suit each shot.

Exposure Triangle

Relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, they work together to make the camera work well, adding different exposures.