Photo Editing and Graphic Design FAQs For Beginners

Photo editing and graphic design are the two factors that are related to almost every digital service. Both work as essential influencers in brand building, social media strategy, better efficiency, and many more. Today, we come with a comprehensive list of various frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding fields. To present this in an easy and understandable way, we put the questions in different categories.

Photo Editing FAQs

Here, we put the FAQs related to photo editing and its services. Firstly, you will know about the queries raised by the customers before taking a service from a professional. We provided the answers on behalf of Clipping Path India. On the other part, the questions are given according to a learner’s view.

Photo Editing FAQs

Learner’s FAQs

What it means by photo/image editing and why it needs?

Photo editing is the ultimate process by which you can change the image properties using any designing tool like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, GIMP, etc. There are multiple reasons to use this method in multiple industries. Image editing enables brand building and credibility, better sales, multi-platform customization, and many more advantages.

What should I learn to be an expert photo editor?

It’s a time-consuming fact for the beginners. You cannot be an expert photo editor in a day. At first, you have to be familiar with various photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. Then it’s time to learn the basics, including cropping, straightening, exposure adjustment, sharpening, etc.

Besides this, you have to be skilled in adding effects, textures, graphics, and more. After completing the things, it requires more practice with any professional. It helps to enhance experience and professionalism as well.

Which software is necessary to do this task?

There are many photo editing tools to do the editing and retouching tasks flexibly. Some of them are likely Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel Paintshop Pro, etc.

Can you share any reliable resources that can help me to learn image editing?

You will get a lot of free and paid resources on the web to learn photo editing. There are also some online graphic design courses and certification programs out there. Many international organizations and training centers like Udemy, Coursera, Canva Design School, Skilledup, etc. offer the sessions for both beginners and professionals.

What are the most advanced and effective techniques to learn image editing properly?

We already mentioned the sources to learn image editing. Besides this, it’s a good way to learn the technical terms from industry professionals. You can learn these interacting with experts personally. Another method is to do an internship in a photo editing agency. There, you may take the opportunity to learn many things, including techniques from professionals.

What should be the minimum requirements to run Photoshop and Lightroom?

Both have different system requirements.

  • Requirements for Adobe Photoshop

It needs 1.6GHz or faster processor with SSE2 support (64 bit), 4GB RAM, 5.2GB hard-disk space.

  • Requirements for Lightroom

It needs 2GHz or faster processor with 64-bit support, 4GB RAM, 2GB hard-disk space.

Which tool is better for a beginner (Adobe Photoshop/ Lightroom)?

It’s been a long time since the battle of Adobe Photoshop VS Lightroom is going on. As a learner, if you are trying to grasp the basics and work with basic photo editing tasks, then Lightroom can be a better choice. This one is also easier to learn compared with Photoshop.

What is the clipping path in photo editing? Where is it used?

Clipping path is the way to remove any object or background from an image. It’s a smart method used in the photo editing industry. This technique is used in various industries likely media, ecommerce business, and different photography areas.

Mention the work area in Photoshop?

The work area consists of Tools Panel, Application Bar, Document Window, Panel Dock, and Options Bar. Besides this, Palettes are the elements arranged in different groups likely Color/Swatches/Brushes, Navigator, and Layers.

How can I select an exact color?

To do this, you need to select the Magic Wind tool in the Tools Panel. Customizing the panel, choose the color in the image you want to pick.

How can I crop an image?

Using the crop tool in Photoshop, you can easily minimize the size and pixels of an image. To do so, select the Crop tool from the Tool panel. Then, drag the cursor to the image area from which you want to crop. After pointing it, press the Esc button to finish.

What are Gradients in Photoshop?

Gradient is a blending shade in Photoshop that is used to create colorful backgrounds and special effects. Photoshop enables drawing different gradient styles using Gradient Picker.

What is image masking?

Like the clipping path technology, image masking is a way to remove the background from an image. It needs the use of various tools, including Magic Eraser Tool, Background Eraser Tool, and more. This technique mainly focuses on fixing complex images.

Define Histogram in Photoshop?

Histogram refers to the graphical representation of the tonal range of a photo.

What is a brush tool?

A brush tool is a part of the painting tool in Photoshop located in the standard Tool Bar.

How can I erase something from an image?

Photoshop has its Content-Aware Fill tool to remove something from an image. It gives you the control to replace a selected portion or people against a complex background. To do this, you have to use the Lasso tool to choose the place to erase from the image. After that, right-click the portion and click ‘Fill’ button. Then, finish it by clicking OK. Although it won’t be perfect enough. You will need to use the Brush Tool to make the finishing and bring the perfectness.

Is there any online tool to make the editing for free?

There are several online editing tools, including GIMP, Pixlr, BeFunky, Fotor, PicMonkey, and more. In these platforms, you can make the basic editing without having prior technical knowledge.

How can I add something to an image?

Suppose, you have an image to your Photoshop interface where you are expecting another image/object. Firstly, make the selection of the image area to put. Then, copy and paste the second one into the area. With the help of free transform, resize it. After that, use an inner shadow layer style.

How to create a transparent image background in Photoshop?

This is very important, especially for product images. For making the background image transparent, you need to turn the image into a layered file opening the Layers Panel. Then, create the selection and delete the background. After that, save it in the proper format. That’s it!

Can you show me the way to fix the blurry images?

We can use several tools like Adobe Photoshop, Blurity, Focus Magic, Smart Deblur, Unshake, and more to fix the blurry pictures. In Photoshop, it has an intelligent mechanism to reduce the blurry effect. Go to Filter>Sharpen menu. It allows reducing blurry images from camera motion, linear motion, relational motion, zigzag motion, and more.

How can I remove red-eye from an image?

Photoshop enables a quick and easy way to fix the red-eye issue. At first, open a sample image. Then, go to Tool Bar located in the left side of the workspace. After that reach the Spot Healing Tool>Red-Eye Tool. Now, set the Pupil Size and Darken Amount ratio to 50-50. Lastly, drag the mouse to the affected area.

Tell me the method to import photographs in Photoshop and Lightroom?

It’s simple to import photos in both Photoshop and Lightroom. After opening Photoshop, click on the ‘File’ menu and create a file. Now, click the New Layer icon. Then, from the File menu, click ‘Place’. It takes you to the folder/place from where you want to import the image.

How to reduce noise in a photo?

Noise can occur from low light and high ISO settings on the camera. Photoshop allows the solution to reduce the noise in a photo in a simple way. First, click the edit button with the image. Then, open the Detail panel. Keep the ratio 1:1 in the toolbar or zoom it. It will help you to discover the actual unwanted noise in the image. Now, make a move of the Noise Reduction slider to the right side. After a certain period, it will reduce the noise effect from the photo.

Define Lasso tools with categories?

Lasso tools refer to the selection tools that allow pointing out the precise areas of an image. It has three types namely Standard Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, and Magnetic Lasso Tool.

Buyer’s FAQs

What type of photo editing services do you offer?

Clipping Path India provides all types of photo editing services, including clipping path service, ghost mannequin service, image masking service, color correction service, catalog design service, photography post production service, raster to vector conversion service, 3D modeling service, image restoration service, desktop publishing service, video editing service, and more.

Which software do you use in editing images?

We use mostly Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom as the photo editing tools. Besides this, our designers also use some other tools whether it needs to complete the project according to our customer’s demand.

Why should a customer choose Clipping Path India for the photo editing task?

There are several reasons to choose Clipping Path India as the best service provider in the area of photo editing. We have a large team of around 250 designers and quality assurance people. Our capability is to deal with over 5000 images/day. Since the beginning of our journey, we have been serving our local and international customers for 30 years.

Some of our clients are likely Adidas, LG, Puma, SONY, Samsung, etc. with whom we already worked. So, undoubtedly, you can trust our world-class designers for your project. It will definitely be a good decision.

Are there any bindings in file size? Do you accept it if it’s not large?

We don’t have any bindings about file size. You can send both medium and large size files.

How much time does it need to complete a project?

The completion of a project depends on the project size and complexity. If it is simple, you will get it within a few hours, even in an hour. On the other hand, for a lengthy project, it may take more time.

Which file formats do you accept?

Clipping Path India accepts almost all types of image formats, including AI, PSD, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, etc. Whatever the format it is, just send it to our designers. They will process according to your demands.

What’s the way to send my photos to Clipping Path India?

We accept the Hightail upload box as a file transfer media. You can send several files at a time of more than 500GB. Besides this, we have some other media to receive your files. Our technical team will let you know the ways clearly if you knock them. And, they will automatically get a notification after you upload the files.

Do you offer a free trial before starting a project with you?

We offer a free trial facility up to 2 images for a customer. It’s the right way to judge our service. So, don’t miss the opportunity before you go for taking a service from us.

How much do you charge for a simple photo editing job?

A simple photo editing job starts from 49 cents only. Basic retouching service starts from 99cents/image and ghost mannequin service at $1.25/image. You can also order a customized service regarding your project requirements.

Do you take orders from the commercial industry?

Yes, we do. We take orders from all kinds of commercial companies and individuals. The services include hotels, restaurants, cafes, retail stores, shopping malls, serviced offices, medical centers, or any other fields of the commercial industry.

What if a customer needs a faster service within a few hours?

Clipping Path India has the capability of handling a large number of files within a very short period. Our rush service ensures the facility at a competitive price.

I have a few old photos to restore them? Can you do it?

Yeah! We provide the old photo restoration service, where you will get the old and damaged images back to almost the original version.

What types of customers do you handle?

We have a variety of customers to whom we provide our services. The project can be small or large. Whether you have a small retail store or a large fashion house. We have no problem with that. Our team tries to take care of all the customers with the same care.

Do you edit wedding and portrait photos?

We know the importance of the wedding event as well as portraits. Our company has a large and experienced team to work for wedding and portrait photos.

What’s the payment system?

Clipping Path India has a secure payment system. Users can easily send their payments hassle-free. You can send via PayPal using credit cards. Besides this, we also accept checks from US clients.

Do you offer a discount on bulk orders?

We offer discounts up to 50% on bulk orders. The more you send files, the more you get discounts.

Do you use the images for any personal and commercial purposes?

Our designers don’t keep the images of clients to use them for personal or commercial reasons. We strictly maintain our customer’s image privacy along with the regulations of using them.

How do you control the quality issues?

Quality is our main concern. Since the beginning of our journey, we strictly maintain the quality issues by our designers, quality control officers, and project managers. So, you don’t need to be worried about this.

Is there any extra benefit you offer for your customers?

We always try to focus on the client’s demands according to their requirements. Even if the project is done, our technical and customer care team is responsible to provide you all the possible solutions as early as possible.

How do you ensure the security of the photos?

It’s our primary and key concern to keep the client’s photos secure. And, we maintain this very carefully.

What if a customer needs suggestions after the project is done?

Our team is always ready to assist you 24/7 if customers face any problem with the images. Just knock our support team and get the solution within a short period.

Graphic Design FAQs

In this section, you will get all the FAQs about graphic design and the relevant services. Like the previous one, we also summarized in two different categories. You will get both the queries and answers from the customer and the learner’s point of view.

Graphic Design FAQs

Learner’s FAQs

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design means the visual presentation of art using typography, illustration, photography, etc. to communicate with the audience.

What are the basic elements of Graphic design?

There are many elements in Graphic design likely

  1. Line,
  2. Color,
  3. Shape,
  4. Typography,
  5. Texture,
  6. Size,
  7. Harmony,
  8. Space, and more.

What are the tools that professional designers use?

Professional designers use several tools to make different types of interactive designs.

  1. Adobe Photoshop,
  2. Adobe Illustrator,
  3. Visual CSS Tools,
  4. InDesign Secrets,
  5. Adobe Creative Suite,
  6. DeviantArt,
  7. PowerPoint, and more.

What does it mean by Graphic Image and Visual Design?

Graphic Image represents a photo or sketch with detailed information of a fact. This object is used in books, ads, art, etc. On the other hand, Visual Design refers to the effects of various graphical elements (illustrations, typography, layouts, etc.) to improve the user experience.

What is 3D Graphic Arts?

3D Graphics Arts refer to the three-dimensional presentation of illustrations, animation, text, and some other graphic elements.

Mention some of the resources to learn Graphic Design.

In our previous section, we already mentioned the resources to learn Graphic design from international professionals. It includes Udemy, Coursera, Canva Design School, Creative Pro, and more.

Why does it important in the digital world?

In this modern era, there are a lot of advantages to using Graphic design in several industries.

  1. It creates a positive impression on the audience,
  2. Highlights products,
  3. Enhances sales,
  4. Builds a professional image,
  5. Conveys a brand message, and more.

What do I need to be a successful graphic designer?

Besides the basic knowledge, you need to be professional and maintain some rules to be a successful graphic designer.

  1. Try to adapt to new technology,
  2. Work on problem-solving skills,
  3. Increase knowledge of Typography and illustrations,
  4. Create a business site,
  5. Engage with social media and networking,
  6. Be a marketer, and more.

What is social media design and its importance?

Social media design refers to the visual contents that are used in various social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. It has great importance in the present time in different ways. You will achieve a positive impact by attracting customer’s attention, building brand awareness, and recognition.

Buyer’s FAQs

What type of graphic design services do you provide?

Clipping Path India covers all the professional graphic design services, including Logo design, Brochure design, Magazine & Book Layout design, E-Greeting Cards, and more.

How long will it take for a design?

It will vary regarding the project length and complexity. We try to provide the service within the shortest possible time through our expert designers.

Do you offer any discount?

Yes, we offer a special discount on bulk orders.

I want a brand logo for my business. Can you help me with that?

Sure. We work on creating a brand logo for various businesses. You can check out the website or chat room to have a look into it.

Do you use any online logo design tool to create the design?

Not at all. Our designers only use professional software to make the design for clients.

I have already a design from a professional. Can you make customization of this?

Yes, we can. Just knock our customer support and let them know your demands. Our designers will make all the customizations within your budget and time as well.

Which file formats do you provide?

We provide and support all the file formats in design, including AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, PSD, GIF, TIF, PNG, and more.

Can you show me some of your previous works?

Sure. We have a lot of experience in working with many international brands worldwide. You can go through our site or know our support team to see the projects done by our designers.

So, we have made a comprehensive list of FAQs for photo editing and graphic design. Hopefully, it will help you as a learner and client as well. Besides these, let us know your queries if anything seems missing to you.