Photoshop for Beginners with Claudia Daniels

Instructor: Claudia Daniels
This intermediate 3-hour workshop will talk about:
• Raw Processing
• Getting to know the toolbar
• The Power of Cropping
• Basic Layers
• Learning Curves & Levels
• Blending Modes
• Retouching Techniques
• File Management
Who should take this class?
This class is designed for people with none or limited knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
CC who would like to use the software to improve or enhance their artistic images.
Prerequisites:
Must have Photoshop CC (free trial can be downloaded prior to attending the workshop)
No other Photoshop knowledge is required
Bring your laptop
Bring 3 images of your choice either RAW or JPG (on your computer or card, card reader will be available for download)
Handouts will be provided

The Case for Bridge

Bridge Grid View is one of several user-selected layouts for viewing images. The Grid is modeled on a traditional lightbox.

Story and photos © Jerry Ginsberg

A little history

Once upon a time, a lot of photographers did very well with film photography. 35mm slides, the old reliable, did a more than adequate job for us and the great majority of book and magazine publishers. We sent out a couple of vinyl pages of 20 mounted 2×2” slides and usually scored a hit.

Then came the digital revolution. And make no mistake; this has been a true technological revolution. Kodak and Nikon may initially have been on the cutting edge of the seismic shift as it pertains to photography, but such subsequent changes as smartphones, social media and cloud computing are all facets of the very same upheaval.

Around 1990, a group of very bright people created Photoshop. Overcoming a few less robust competitors, Photoshop quickly became the standard for processing digitally captured and scanned images in the new world of the digital darkroom.

Adobe’s ancillary program Bridge was born soon after. After several years and great advances in the feature sets, depth and breadth of these software tools, some streamlining seemed to fit a market niche. Enter Lightroom.

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