Adobe Photoshop for Photographers Hands On - Boulder Digital Arts

Steve Gandy - steve@stevegandy.com - stevegandy.com/photography

Overview

Welcome to Boulder Digital Arts' Adobe Photoshop for Photographers Hands On Class!

Using Adobe Photoshop, this workshop will teach you to master quick and efficient photo processing techniques for consistently professional results. If you want to go beyond Photoshop basics, this class will teach you more of the program's in-depth features made especially for digital photographers.

You'll go step-by-step through the instructor's tried and true photo-processing workflow using Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Bridge to take your photographs to the next level and shave hours off your processing time. Go home with a solid workflow plan and an understanding of how to get the most out of Photoshop for photography.



This class will cover:

  • Bridge / Camera Raw / Photoshop workflow with emphasis on simplified photo processing in Camera Raw
  • What Raw photos are, and why it makes sense to shoot Raw
  • Importing photos from your digital camera the smart way
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw to efficiently adjust Raw photos and JPEGs
  • How and why to use Smart Objects in your photo workflow
  • The best techniques for correcting your photos in Photoshop
  • Non-destructive editing using Adjustment Layers
  • Fine-tuning your photo editing with masks
  • Working with editable Smart Filters
  • Master sharpening
Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.


Agenda

  • What is Photoshop?
  • Interface
  • Getting Images into Ps
  • Editing
  • Blending, HDR, Sharpening, and Smart Objects
  • Questions and Follow-up

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course the participant will…

  • use the Bridge (or Lightroom) / Camera Raw / Photoshop in a professional digital photo workflow
  • understand what Raw photos are, and why it makes sense to shoot Raw
  • how to import photos from your digital camera the smart way
  • use Adobe Camera Raw to efficiently adjust Raw photos,JPEGs, and/or TIFs
  • know how and why to use Smart Objects in your photo workflow
  • use the non-destructive photo editing controls using Adjustment Layers
  • fine-tune their photo editing with masks
  • work with editable Smart Filters understand
  • use the techniques needed for master sharpening of digital photos