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Advanced Digital Photography

  1. 1. Digital Imaging PhotoShop tricks The Cool stuff Chris Conti 7/01 Advanced
  2. 2. Catch action Digital Camera
  3. 3. How to use <ul><li>To catch action… </li></ul><ul><li>Set the camera to where you can change the shutter. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the shutter on at least 1/125 to catch action. </li></ul><ul><li>You probably should take the flash off too. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera will automatically set the aperture. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the LCD on, but it will go through batteries faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the zoom or wide-angle to get the shot. </li></ul><ul><li>Press the shutter release. </li></ul><ul><li>To focus lock: put what you want in focus in the middle of your screen then hold shutter release halfway down. Move to compose the shot and press all the way. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Often WB is automatic, but you might want to help the camera by manually setting the white balance at Tungsten or Florescent and the camera will change the way it takes the shot. Indoor action A bit more difficult Try changing white balance or WB
  5. 6. Digital cameras take a split second more to release the shutter.
  6. 7. <ul><li>Know your sport well. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what might happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a lot of photos then delete unwanted ones when possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice. It won’t cost you a penny. </li></ul>Action Hints
  7. 8. Digital Camera Macro lens
  8. 9. Using the macro mode you can get as close as 8 inches instead of 31 inches. Hint: Might want to turn the flash off.
  9. 13. Tricks and helps PhotoShop Chris Conti 7/01
  10. 14. Submitting for yearbook <ul><li>Go under IMAGE > Image size </li></ul><ul><li>Click on RESAMPLE until all height, width and resolution are linked on side. </li></ul><ul><li>Set resolution to 225 (the height and width should decrease) This is the maximum size you should place this photo. </li></ul><ul><li>Go IMAGE > Mode and change to CMYK for color photos or Grayscale for black and white. </li></ul>
  11. 15. Submitting for yearbook <ul><li>Go under FILTER > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask </li></ul><ul><li>Put settings at: </li></ul><ul><li>Amount 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Radius 1.0 pixels </li></ul><ul><li>Threshold 10 levels </li></ul><ul><li>SAVE AS and put under a designated to use folder. Save as a JPG at a quality of level 8. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Submitting for yearbook <ul><li>Figure out what size you will use the photo </li></ul><ul><li>Go under IMAGE > Image size. Click on resample until the resolution IS NOT linked. Change to the size needed. </li></ul><ul><li>SAVE AS the page and position number under the correct page folder </li></ul><ul><li>swim122-3 under file 122-123 photos </li></ul>
  13. 17. Recording Actions You can apply the same set of procedures to several photos. #3 #2 #1 Under the action palette, go to new action. Name it. Do common commands you’d like to apply. Go to stop recording. Hint: Click on triangles to see what the action will do. First open an image
  14. 18. Playing Actions Open photo, click on action, and hit play. Suggestion: <ul><li>Have an action for: </li></ul><ul><li>BW photos </li></ul><ul><li>Color photos </li></ul><ul><li>Web use </li></ul><ul><li>Your personal use </li></ul>Hint: You can even set an F-number to do the action. Example: F2 key will play color actions
  15. 19. Cool stuff under FILE > automate Automation BATCH Play an action on all photos in the same folder. SAVES TIME. Previous versions have this in other locations. CONTACT SHEET Make thumbnails of all the pictures in a folder and puts them on one sheet with file name. Great for organizing PICTURE PACKAGE Make one picture into a package like professionals… wallets, 5x7, etc.
  16. 20. <ul><li>To control light/dark and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>of WHOLE picture </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > brightness and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > levels </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > curves </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > variations </li></ul>Basic adjustments <ul><li>To control light/dark and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>of PART picture </li></ul><ul><li>Select area to change and </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > brightness and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > levels </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > curves </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE > Adjust > variations </li></ul><ul><li>Use the dodge and burn tools </li></ul>
  17. 21. The tool box Selection tools Move tool Painting tools Hand tool Fill and gradient Zoom Foreground background color Masking Eyedropper Dodge/burn Text Pen tool Pointer tool Blur/sharpen Eraser Stamp tool cropper <ul><li>Any tool that has a has more tools. Hold down for them to pop up. </li></ul><ul><li>Click twice on tool to bring up menu </li></ul><ul><li>Quick keys are fairly simple T for text </li></ul>Hints:
  18. 22. Making a selection A zillion ways to do the same thing. Hint: To add to your selection, hold down Ctrl (MAC: Command) To deselect part of the selection, hold down Alt (MAC:Option ) <ul><li>Marquee tool selects rectangular and circle shapes (hold down shift to get a perfect shape) </li></ul><ul><li>Lasso tool selects as you draw a shape. </li></ul><ul><li>Polygon will make straight, connecting lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetic tool will help as it attaches to like colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Pen tools allow you to create a path that then can be changed into a selection. (Sometimes more detailed than lasso) </li></ul>Magic wand selects all like colors <ul><li>Masking paints what you do not want selected, click back to normal and what is not masked is selected. </li></ul>
  19. 23. Go to IMAGE > Canvas size and make canvas bigger than image by about 1 inch. Make a selection box just inside the photo image. Go to SELECTION > Inverse (this selects everything but the main part of the photo) Then apply any filter to selection. Make a border #1 #2 #3
  20. 24. How to COB #1 #2 Make a path: You can use the lasso, magnetic lasso or masking to select what you will keep in the photo. Then under paths > make work path. Or use the pen tool to draw around path. PATH > save path > Path 1 Cut out background
  21. 25. #3 PATH > Clipping Path > Path 1 Leave this blank. SAVE AS (tiff or jpeg) #4 #5 Place in PageMaker Adding a shadow is a nice touch
  22. 26. We cut out Joey and put him on one layer then blurred the whole picture, then put him on top. Cut out effect Our yearbook cover for 2001
  23. 27. Layers are like sheets of paper or transparency that lay on each other. How to use layers Opacity Make a layer more see-through. Visibility toggle Make a layer disappear while you work on others. Layer menu Listing of layers Move them around by holding down on one and dragging up or down. Make a new layer Also will duplicate a layer if you drag that layer to here. Delete layer Drag layer to here to delete.
  24. 30. Add a shadow Select object Hint: if the background is one color, use magic wand selection and select background then SE LECT>Inverse Copy selection #1 #2 #4 Paste into new document #3 Open new document Make sure it’s bigger than selection. #5 Bring up the layers palette. Create a duplicate layer.
  25. 31. #6 FILTER > Blur > Gaussian blur Set to radius of 8. #7 Move the blur layer to behind Set opacity to 50%.
  26. 32. Uses shadow and layers
  27. 33. Retouch a photo Some ethical considerations may apply.
  28. 34. Retouch a photo Use the rubber stamp tool. #3 #2 #1 Put tool over area you’d like to copy. Hold down the Alt key (IBM) or the Option key (Mac) and suck up the image. Place tool where you want to apply it and brush it on. Hint: make the view size big to do detail work.
  29. 35. Retouch a photo That’s me!
  30. 37. Retouch a photo
  31. 38. Select part of the picture IMAGE > ADJUST > brightness/ contrast Gilclear effect #1 #2 The plant used to charge for this effect. At school, we focus on what is important in life: lunchtime fun. Several senior boys had a running game of Frisbee football and even ran tournaments during the 30-minute lunch. “ I ate a granola bar during third period so I wouldn’t have to stop to eat lunch,” Senior Joey Summers said. SET Priorities
  32. 39. Using the text tool, create a letter that is big enough and move it over the picture to be over the most interesting parts. Duplicate background layer and delete the original. Put the photo layer on top and make sure it is selected (darkened). LAYER > Group with previous. Cool stuff with fonts #1 #4 #3 #2 Put photos inside letters
  33. 40. <ul><li>Bring up a color photo. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your paint brush and under paint options choose: COLOR </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a soft-edged brush from the Brushes palette. </li></ul><ul><li>As you paint, the color will become BW (or whatever color you have for the foreground) </li></ul>Cool effect Color and BW in same photo