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 10/19/2016 04:23 PM -0400

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Photoshop CS3
Instructor:
        Milton Heiberg - 407/658-4869
        photonat@cfl.rr.com

 

 

Description: Students will have a hands on experience learning the fundamentals of Photoshop "The Digital Darkroom" and move along to some of the more creative possibilities of this very complex program.

Syllabus:

Overview

We will go through entire course outline as an overview of what to expect. Each element will be dealt with separately. Complex procedures will be built on understanding the elementary.

Some of the exercises are meant to show you a better understanding of the mechanics of Photoshop even though there are other programs and plug-ins available that will do the job at hand with less effort. The best advice is to go along with the lesson and use the concepts creatively.

 

Requirements:

  • Photoshop CS3 or later. (Other versions will be OK with some menu hunting.)
  • 2GB of RAM Extra hard-drives (More is better)

          Introduction Notes and Questionnaire

            Introduction Video

            (Note: All videos are narrated for PC keyboard but can be easily translated for MAC. e.g., Control=Command, Alternate=Option, . . .)

Part 1 - REVIEW BASIC WORKFLOW - Workflow Notes

Part 2 - BRIDGE and CAMERA RAW - Notes

  • Introduction to the Bridge.
  • Interaction with Windows Explore
  • Rating or Flagging files for work
  • Selecting files for work in Camera RAW (multiple selections)
  • Handling RAW images. Setting up Camera RAW:
  • General work on all multiple selections
  • Suggestions for working in Camera RAW
  • Use Camera RAW cropping tool for standard or free-hand sizing
  • Adjusting Hue, White balance, and Exposure in Camera Raw
  • Actions and Batches

Part 3 - IMAGE REFINEMENT TOOLS - Notes 

Basic Tools:

  • Selection tools (Lasso, Magic Wand . . .) and masking techniques to refine a selection
  • Color <Ctrl+B> & density correcting (Curves & Levels & Setting up eyedroppers)
  • Dodging and burning, Sharpen & Blur
  • Transform and Free Transform
  • Saving files: as .tif for printing, as .jpg for internet, as .psd if preserving layers or selections
  • Undo/Redo (<Ctrl+Z>, < Ctrl+Alt+Z>, <Ctrl+Shift+Z>)

      Retouching:

  • Whiten eyes and teeth Paintbrush/color + Redeye removal
  • Removing zits rough skin with Band-Aid & Gausien Blur
  • The Photoshop powder puff  Portrait Enhancement Video
  • Slimming facial features with Dodge tool
  • Using “Liquefy” to change a smile

Part 4 - LAYERS & BLENDING MODES - Notes

Part 5 - CHANNELS AND STITCHING - Notes

  • Using Channels to color correct in one color only
  • Sharpening in one color channel only
  • Surface Blur on green channel for smooth flesh tones
  • Using Channels and/or Channel Mixer to create an Ansel Adams style B&W conversion
  • Using Channel Mixer to add punch to a flat-looking image (simulates CMYK printing) - Images

Part 6 - CREATIVITY - Notes

  • Blending images (sandwich, double exposure effects, montage)
  • Shooting parts for final assembly (objects, silhouettes, backgrounds, horizons, clouds, moon . . . )
  • Photoshop filters for special effects
  • Lab Color mode Sharpening

Part 7 - SPECIAL EFFECTS - Notes

  • Typography, Vector shapes
  • More weird stuff

Part 8 - APPENDIX - Notes

 

Downloadable images for working in Photoshop

Note : Feel free to download these images for your on personal and private use. However please respect the copyright laws and do not publish or distribute these images in any media, form or format with out written permission from Milton Heiberg Studios or Tern Media, L.L.C.

FOLDER - Raw_Fort-DeSoto-for-Class  (USE ONE OF YOUR OWN FOLDERS FOR THIS EXERCISE)

FOLDER - 366CANON-Canadian-Rockies-RAW (USE ONE OF YOUR OWN FOLDERS FOR THIS EXERCISE)

01-Scrub-Jay-Oversharp_CRW_2983-for-WEB.jpg

02a-Ships-at-Wiscasset-003-Lo-Res.jpg

02b-Ships-at-Wiscasset-002-Lo-Res.jpg

02-Skokie-Lodge_MG_2006-Lo-Res.jpg

02-Grand-Canyon_20080120_1404_from-RAW.jpg

02-Cats-2008-05-02_8933.jpg

03a-Merlin-Lake_Banff-AB-Canada_MG_1925-for-WEB-Lo-Res.jpg

03b-FULL-MOON_MG_9186-for-WEB-Lo-Res.jpg

04a-Montenegro-0002-Gornje_Sredska_Wood-Saddles-Lo-Res.jpg

04b-Clouds_MG_8926-Lo-Res.jpg

07-Banff-10D-6695-032406_Reduced-Lo-Res.jpg

09-Shirley-00611-15-04-Lo-Res.jpg

10-Billy-and-Erin_DSC01813-Lo-Res.jpg

11-Arizona-0004-Canyon-DeChelly_running-horses-Lo-Res.jpg

11-Backyard-Clouds_IMG_9345-Lo-Res.jpg

11b-Rainbow-WORKED-FLATTENED_MG_6141-Lo-Res.jpg

12-Smokey-Bones-0009-Jackson-Hole-ranch-house-Lo-Res.jpg

13-Wetlands-10D-CRW_6064071605-Lo-Res.jpg

14a-Merritt-Island_MG_4887-Small-Lo-Res.jpg

14b-Shuttle-Launch-Tower-11-12-05_MG_4753-SMALL-Lo-Res.jpg

14c-Backyard-Lightning-5_MG_9183-GUASIAN-Lo-Res.jpg

15-Lean-to_035035-03-04031-Appalachian-Trail-Lo-Res.jpg

16-Cormorant-Face-to-face_6188-Lo-Res.jpg

17-Burrowing-Owl_8409-Lo-Res.jpg

17-Lighting10-04123-Blacksmith-with-overcast-sky-Lo-Res.jpg

 

 


 

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