Photoshop is Adobe’s premiere program when it comes to image manipulation, but it can be overwhelming at times trying to navigate the myriad of controls and features to fully harness the power of this magnificent tool.
This two day workshop will cover basic and advanced techniques that relate to what a photographer needs to use it for. It will focus on situations and problems that frequently occur during the post-production stage of photography.
Day one will focus on basics to help you get around in Photoshop, use the various tools confidently, and understand the possibilities of layers, masking, and blending.
Day two will focus on advance techniques and tricks that will help you craft powerful, interesting, and unique images.
Basic Techniques and Tools
- Camera RAW
- Photoshop’s interface and tools
- Adjustment layers
- Selections and paths
- Blending modes
- Layers and layer styles
- Sharpening, the right way
- Smart objects
- Actions and batch processing
- Panoramic imaging
- Color balance
- Black and white conversion
- Merging Photos
- Dodging and burning
- Selective focus
- The tilt-Shift look
- “Retro”, “Lomo” and alternative looks
The instructor will provide exercise files for all the above material to practice during the workshop, but students are encouraged to provide their own. A pre workshop checklist will be sent out so they know what type of images to bring.
Photoshop CS6 will be the version used during the workshop and any version of Photoshop from CS4 up can be used, but certain features covered during the second day will not be available on older versions.
You can download a 30-day free trial here http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ participants should download the program a few days before the workshop.
A laptop that is powerful enough to run Photoshop is also a necessity; please consult their minimum requirements to make sure your computer can handle it.
Cost for the workshop will be 880 rmb, 800 for members, with participants getting a DVD with videos, books, and information regarding photography at the end.
For any questions regarding the content of the workshop, please contact 1world1eye (at) gmail.com.
Mitchell Masilun is a Beijing based editorial photographer and educator. He is a staff photographer at True Run Media (The Beijinger, Beijing Kids, Agenda magazines) and a contributor to Getty Images. Before coming to China, he was a photojournalist working in the Chicagoland and Central Ohio areas, with images circulated nationwide through the Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He was one of a hundred participants chosen from thousands to be a part of the Eddie Adams Workshop. His images have also been published in four books and he is currently working on a documentary about Kashgar’s Old City.
For more images from the instructor, please go to http://www.mitchellmasilun.com