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Photoshop: Basic Image Editing - WRK 230

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Columbus, OH 43211

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Adobe Photoshop – Basic Image Editing

Instructor: Tim Neumann

Requirements and Prerequisites: Students participating in this class are encouraged to bring their own laptop, with Adobe Photoshop CS4 or higher installed. While this is not an absolute requirement, students will be provided with sample images to follow along with the classroom presentation. Attendees are expected to have an operational knowledge of the Windows or Mac computer that they will be using. This operational knowledge should include, but it not strictly limited to; ability to navigate to folders on the system’s hard drive, ability to copy files between drive locations, working knowledge of system cut / copy / paste / undo functions, as well as an understanding of system provided file / object selection tools (e.g. select all, select range, add to selection, remove from selection).

Photoshop Image Editing BasicsIn the marketplace today, there is a never ending selection of image editing tools available to those wishing to do some level of advanced image editing. Tools with a wide range of prices and an even wider range of features and complexity. No tool stands out more, or is more widely embraced by the photographic community, than Adobe Photoshop.

With its comprehensive set of features, and a wide base of industry support, all levels of users have found that, Adobe Photoshop offers just the right mix of tools for a wide range of image editing chores. In this class we will explore those tools, and learn the Photoshop features that are best used for image editing. Students participating in this course, will leave with a thorough understanding of the steps necessary to perform necessary photographic editing. Topics covered will include:

  • The Zen of image editing in Photoshop

    • Destructive versus non-destructive editing

    • Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and how it fits inLegacy adjustments in Photoshop

      • White balance corrections
      • Exposure controls
      • Lens profile corrections
      • Chromatic aberration
      • Black and white conversions
      • JPG in ACR
  • Basic color adjustments

    • Brightness and contrast
    • Saturation, vibrance, and clarity
    • Adjusting levels and hues
    • Working with shadows and highlights
    • Putting all these things in adjustment layers
  • More about Layers

    • Layers overview
    • Layer order
    • Blending and transparency
    • Layer groups
    • When to flatten
  • Image retouching

    • Correcting Red-Eye
    • Fixing eyes, teeth, and skin
    • Healing away skin blemishes
    • Fading wrinkles
    • Removing unwanted elements from an image
  • Photoshop Filters

    • Sharpening your image’s details

    • Reducing noise in your print

    • Dynamic Smart Filters

    • The magic of the Liquify Tool

  • A survey of third-party plugins

    • NIK (Google) Suite

    • Topaz Labs

    • OnOne Software


How do I know if this class is the right class for my level of interest and/or expertise?

This class is part of the Photoshop series, designed to be taken in sequence, although if you have Photoshop experience you may choose to take these calsses in any sequence.

The Suggested Photoshop sequence is:

  1. Files, Interface, and Tools

  2. Basic Image Editing

  3. Mastering Masks

  4. Learning Layers

  5. Layer Tricks and Blend Modes

  6. Presets, Plug-ins, and Production

What can/can't I bring to the event?
It is highly recommended that each attendee brings their own laptop computer to get full use of this class. If you do not have a laptop, some bring their All-in-one desktop computer. Please contact us with any questions regarding computer issues.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may request a refund up to two days before the class. For example, your class is on a Saturday, you have until the Thursday before to ask for a refund. Refunds requested the day before or day of the class, will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and are subject to processing fees.

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