When I first pitched my Photoshop Top 40 podcast idea inside lynda.com, my producer gave me a wry grin and asked me what my Number 1 feature would be. Without hesitation, I announced “Image Size, of course!”
I later decided a couple of features earned higher honors. But I still consider Image > Image Size to be indispensible. It’s the determinant of image detail, the seat of resolution, the place where your megapixels live and die. If Photoshop eats and breathes pixels, then Image Size is the program’s stomach and lungs. Whether you’re sizing an image for output or downsampling it for the Web, Image Size is where the action is.
This week’s glorious panorama of the Moab skyline is file #17559470 from Miroslav of the Fotolia image library. For an exclusive dekeOnline deal, click this link.
This Week’s Winner, Next Week’s Hint
We had a record number of correct answers for Feature #3. Chosen at random, this week’s Photoshop Top 40: The Final 10 Contest winner is ozmopolitan of Chattanooga, TN, who exactly nailed “Image Size.” Congratulations, ozmo! Now it’s time to guess Feature #2. Hint: This feature is Command Central for just about everything you do inside Photoshop. And I’ll throw in one more: If Image Size is Photoshop’s stomach and lungs, Feature #2 is its brain. Keep an eye out for my newsletter in your email inbox (or spam folder .
More than $3600 in Prizes
When I started this thing, I told you the prizes would get better and better as we worked our way to Feature #1. And now you know it’s true. This week’s prize package is valued at more than $3,600, nearly twice the value of last week and four times the week before! Your prizes include the amazing Magic Bullet PhotoLooks from Red Giant Software, a Wacom Intuos4 Medium pen tablet, a pass to the How Design Conference in Denver, Colorado, a year’s membership to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and your very own copy of Adobe Photoshop CS4. You’ll also get $1 in Fotolia credits, two of my One-on-One books, a month subscription to lynda.com, annual subscriptions to How and Print magazines, and the grand-slam Plug-In Suite 5 from onOne Software. Photoshop Top 4 is available as a downloadable podcast from iTunes. Click here to subscribe.
Best of luck on Feature #2!