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

Making a Molehill out of a Mountain by Mitch Baltuch

An arctic ground squirrel posing in Denali National Park.  It is sitting surrounded by tundra vegetation at the height of fall color in late August. Photo by Mitch Baltuch.

An arctic ground squirrel posing in Denali National Park. It is sitting surrounded by tundra vegetation at the height of fall color in late August. Photo by Mitch Baltuch.

Text and Images by Mitch Baltuch

With the advent of digital photography, the proverbial shoebox moved from cardboard to silicon. The computer, or more correctly, the hard drive, became the shoebox. Along with this change came a significantly larger amount of images. The cost of film and processing no longer applied and everyone felt very comfortable in both shooting more images and using the high-frame rate capture setting on their camera. The result: a huge mountain of images. For many, this meant a mountain of chaos if they did not have a workable digital image management strategy.

Interestingly, with the advent of workflow-centric software tools, it is easier than ever to manage the images we capture and provide rapid, efficient search capabilities that allow us to find any image, for any purpose, in a very small amount of time. In addition, while not exactly fun, the job is no longer the mind-numbing, tedious task that it used to be.

To make a molehill out of the mountain that is digital image management, there are two requirements:

  • An image management workflow
  • A complimentary tool that allows one to efficiently perform that workflow

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