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Photo Editing Slideshow


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photo editing using Adobe products, presented at Birmingham BarCamp 3 2009.

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Photo Editing Slideshow

  1. 1. Basic Photo Editing with Adobe (Lightroom and PS CS3) Joshua Self Photography
  2. 2. Differences between Lightroom and Photoshop <ul><li>Lightroom – for photographers, tools specific to photo correction </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop – for both photo and graphic design , tools geared toward graphic design </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lightroom Basics <ul><li>meant for photographers who shoot large quantities of predominantly RAW format photographic images, and wish to import, sort, edit and output those images in one smooth seamless series of non-destructive actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker editing and cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Non-destructive </li></ul><ul><li>More powerful / easier to access color correction, cropping and special effects </li></ul><ul><li>Quick integrated uploading with plug-ins </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photoshop Basics <ul><li>Bridge is the cataloging arm of Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>More powerful for fine tuning of an image or document down to the pixel </li></ul><ul><li>More used for graphic design (brochure, flier, logos) </li></ul><ul><li>More time consuming with specific menu commands for the beginner. </li></ul><ul><li>Still has most of the same photo editing tools, just harder to find under menus. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lightroom Menu Items <ul><li>Library – Catalog, folders, batch processes </li></ul><ul><li>Develop – main core, all photo editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshow – export to web, jpg. Or .pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Print – Templates, printer output fine tune </li></ul><ul><li>Web – quick template webpage creation w/ Flash or HTML, integrated FTP upload </li></ul>
  6. 6. Editing Basics Temperature / Color Controls white balance or artistic colorizing Warming, cooling, crazy colors
  7. 7. Editing Basics <ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Brightness </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Black levels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Editing Basics <ul><li>Presence: </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrance </li></ul><ul><li>Saturation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Editing Basics <ul><li>CurveTone </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Lights </li></ul><ul><li>Darks </li></ul><ul><li>Shadows </li></ul>
  10. 10. Editing Basic <ul><li>HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminance) </li></ul><ul><li>Fine tune all basic colors </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance one specific color </li></ul>
  11. 11. Editing Basics <ul><li>Split toning – easy in Lightroom </li></ul><ul><li>Noise Reduction – </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening – better in PS </li></ul><ul><li>Vingettes – easy in Lightroom </li></ul>
  12. 12. Editing Basics Special tools: Crop tool – more friendly in Lightroom Spot correction / cloning – more accurate in PS Graduated Filter (LR) – great for skies
  13. 13. Editing Basics <ul><li>Photoshop specialties: </li></ul><ul><li>Layers – most powerful feature, like a tansparent sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Selection tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Marquee Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Magic Wand </li></ul><ul><li>Add / Subtract from selection </li></ul>
  14. 14. Saving for Size and Compression <ul><li>In PS use: “ Save For Web” </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep web pictures under 300k </li></ul><ul><li>When designing or printing out use highest resolution possible or artifacts will be seen </li></ul><ul><li>JPG artifacts – when resolution is too low or image is magnified. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thanks for listening Check me out on: Twitter: joshself The Horse: Get A Flip: Flickr: user name “xabbu”