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ECTC Ps5 class session 1

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For ECTC's Photoshop for Photographers class by Forrest Berkshire

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ECTC Ps5 class session 1

  1. 1. PHOTOSHOP CS5 FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Session 1
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS Who are you and who am I?
  3. 3. WHO AM I?
  4. 4. WHO AM I?Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com
  5. 5. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)
  6. 6. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.
  7. 7. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003
  8. 8. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006
  9. 9. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side
  10. 10. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present
  11. 11. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present• This is my first class
  12. 12. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present• This is my first class What I Use
  13. 13. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present• This is my first class What I Use
  14. 14. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present• This is my first class What I Use• Canon SLRs (5d MK II, Canon 1D Mk11n, Canon 1D MKIV, L-lenses (16-35mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 50mm f1.2)
  15. 15. WHO AM I? Forrest Berkshire | forrest.berkshire@gmail.com | www.ForrestBerkshire.com• NKU Grad - May 2001, BA Journalism (editorial)• No formal training in college for PS (version 4). All my experience was hands-on.• Reporter May 2001 - April 2003• Photojournalist April 2003 - May 2006 • Wedding photographer on the side• Cadet Command Public Affairs May 2006 - present• This is my first class What I Use• Canon SLRs (5d MK II, Canon 1D Mk11n, Canon 1D MKIV, L-lenses (16-35mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 50mm f1.2)• Apple (Aperture, Photoshop)
  16. 16. WHO ARE YOU?• Name• Photography experience?• PS experience (including version)?• What do you want out of this class?• What do you want out of Photoshop?
  17. 17. CLASS OVERVIEW• My vision for this class is to mostly hands-on•Ican provide sample files, but I would prefer you provide your own• Todayis going to be mostly review and getting a feel for the way ahead, probably not a lot of hands-on•I want to teach this class to fulfill what you are expecting to learn -- tell me what you want to learn and we will study it• Photoshop is a complex and multi-faceted program -- we can’t cover it all. So tell me what you want.
  18. 18. PHOTOSHOP OVERVIEW What it does, and what it doesn’t
  19. 19. WHAT IT DOESN’T
  20. 20. WHAT IT DOESN’T• It CAN NOT make a bad photo into a good photo
  21. 21. WHAT IT DOESN’T• It CAN NOT make a bad photo into a good photo• It CAN NOT make an out-of-focus photo sharp
  22. 22. WHAT IT DOESN’T• It CAN NOT make a bad photo into a good photo• It CAN NOT make an out-of-focus photo sharp• It CAN NOT be a substitute for a good photographer
  23. 23. WHAT IT DOESN’T• It CAN NOT make a bad photo into a good photo• It CAN NOT make an out-of-focus photo sharp• It CAN NOT be a substitute for a good photographer • “I’ll just fix it in PS” is not the right approach to shooting
  24. 24. WHAT IT DOES
  25. 25. WHAT IT DOES• It CAN make an average photo into a good photo
  26. 26. WHAT IT DOES• It CAN make an average photo into a good photo• It CAN make a good photo into a great photo
  27. 27. WHAT IT DOES• It CAN make an average photo into a good photo• It CAN make a good photo into a great photo• It CAN save you a lot of time
  28. 28. WHAT IT DOES• It CAN make an average photo into a good photo• It CAN make a good photo into a great photo• It CAN save you a lot of time• It CAN do a lot, if you know how to do it
  29. 29. SOLID FOUNDATION
  30. 30. SOLID FOUNDATION•Acompetent PS user understands the fundamentals of a goodphoto
  31. 31. SOLID FOUNDATION•Acompetent PS user understands the fundamentals of a goodphoto • Exposure | Composition | Focal point | Isolation
  32. 32. SOLID FOUNDATION•A competent PS user understands the fundamentals of a good photo • Exposure | Composition | Focal point | Isolation• And he/she understands the technical side
  33. 33. SOLID FOUNDATION•A competent PS user understands the fundamentals of a good photo • Exposure | Composition | Focal point | Isolation• And he/she understands the technical side • Histogram | Levels | Color management | Color space | File types | Resolution | Layers
  34. 34. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
  35. 35. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients
  36. 36. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO
  37. 37. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop
  38. 38. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop • Shutter speed
  39. 39. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop • Shutterspeed• Composition
  40. 40. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop • Shutter speed• Composition • Focal point
  41. 41. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop • Shutter speed• Composition • Focal point • Isolation
  42. 42. PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW• Exposure - 3 ingredients • ISO • Aperture/f-stop • Shutter speed• Composition • Focal point • Isolation • Rule of thirds
  43. 43. SOLID FOUNDATION
  44. 44. SOLID FOUNDATION• Establishing a workflow is the single most important factor to increasing your productivity
  45. 45. SOLID FOUNDATION• Establishing a workflow is the single most important factor to increasing your productivity • If shooting for yourself, workflow begins with the camera
  46. 46. SOLID FOUNDATION• Establishing a workflow is the single most important factor to increasing your productivity • If shooting for yourself, workflow begins with the camera • If working another photographer’s photos, your options will be limited, but having an established workflow will still benefit you.
  47. 47. WORKFLOW
  48. 48. WORKFLOW• Capture: JPeg vs. RAW (more info/storage, universal/ proprietary)
  49. 49. WORKFLOW• Capture: JPeg vs. RAW (more info/storage, universal/ proprietary)•A typical workflow for shooting JPegs
  50. 50. WORKFLOW• Capture: JPeg vs. RAW (more info/storage, universal/ proprietary)•A typical workflow for shooting JPegs• Capture on camera > Import to computer (add metadata i.e, keywords, etc.) > Process/tone > Sizing > Output
  51. 51. WORKFLOW• Capture: JPeg vs. RAW (more info/storage, universal/ proprietary)•A typical workflow for shooting JPegs• Capture on camera > Import to computer (add metadata i.e, keywords, etc.) > Process/tone > Sizing > Output•A typical workflow for shooting RAWs
  52. 52. WORKFLOW• Capture: JPeg vs. RAW (more info/storage, universal/ proprietary)•A typical workflow for shooting JPegs• Capture on camera > Import to computer (add metadata i.e, keywords, etc.) > Process/tone > Sizing > Output•A typical workflow for shooting RAWs• Capture on camera > Import to Computer + photo management software (Bridge, Lightroom, Aperture) (add metadata) > Process > Output > Open PS > tone > Size > Output
  53. 53. FILE TYPES
  54. 54. FILE TYPES• RAW (camera-specific) (capture)
  55. 55. FILE TYPES• RAW (camera-specific) (capture)• JPeg (capture) or (output) (web)
  56. 56. FILE TYPES• RAW (camera-specific) (capture)• JPeg (capture) or (output) (web)• TIFF (output) (print)
  57. 57. FILE TYPES• RAW (camera-specific) (capture)• JPeg (capture) or (output) (web)• TIFF (output) (print)• GIF/PNG (output) (web design - supports transparencies)
  58. 58. TYPES OF EDITORS
  59. 59. TYPES OF EDITORS• Photoshop is a destructive editing program
  60. 60. TYPES OF EDITORS• Photoshop is a destructive editing program• non-destructive vs. destructive
  61. 61. TYPES OF EDITORS• Photoshop is a destructive editing program• non-destructive vs. destructive• Advantages of non-destructive
  62. 62. PHOTOSHOP - THE INTERFACE• Let’s take a look at the interface

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