5 Photography Mistakes To Avoid

We have listed a few of the most common photography mistakes designers
should avoid!

1| Bad Retouching

Retouching can easily go wrong! For beauty retouching, keep it as natural as possible! Avoid adding extra limbs at all costs. 

2|Never over-saturate

Make sure the saturation and vibrance are well balanced. Do not over-saturate photos
as it can weaken your design layout!

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3| Exposure 

Get your exposure right, avoid under- and over-exposed images as it can make your design feel amateur and dull!

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4| Avoid pixellation

Avoid pixellation! Always use high resolution, images. 300 ppi for print is the standard.

5| Never use Clipart

Clipart images makes designs look dated and cheap. Instead use relevant stock photos!.

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About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one-year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert. Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles.

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