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    Default Photoshop for Newbie III

    NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

    References:
    Course II
    Course I

    Hello World!

    Due to accumulating interests expressed in PMs and emails, we will be conducting another course shortly.

    Please email me at bephotoshopped@yahoo.com for details.

    It is likely to be a weekend course, and it will help a lot if you can indicate what days and dates are good for you.

    But all requests will be entertained and strived to be met. So drop me all your queries and clarifications or comments to the above email.

    Thank you very much for your attention!

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    And here is some food for thought ...


    Digital photography - or really just any photography, film included, is a process of image creation that consists of two steps, namely image capture - or more accurately and generally, data capture - and image, or data, processing.

    Owning and using a camera is only the first step to making pictures, namely the data capture.

    What the captured data "means" to the eye is what image processing is all about, and is a necessary step - a RAW file is not a picture yet, for example; and processing happens in your camera processor (as a black box, eg the DIGIC II processor for Canon cameras), or chemically in a darkroom, or under your full artistic control in your computer under every movement and click of your mouse.

    With film photography (or even just off-the-camera digital photography), the second part is mostly out of your hands, unless you have access to and expertise for a darkroom. But this is usually not available for the ordinary hobbyist.

    Thus more often than not you have to leave it to some photolab - and some technican - to correctly develop the negatives and print the pictures. And if the negatives are wrongly or poorly developed, there is nothing you can do to recover the situation.

    But if you do digital photography, then the whole image creation process is - potentially - entirely in your hands, as led and controlled by your creative urges, your style and inspirations.

    But you must not only take pictures off-the-camera but also learn how to massage and stretch those bits and bytes you have captured and not surrender it to some black box running algorithms blindly in your camera.

    And that is when learning something like Photoshop becomes not only very relevant but also very necessary too.

    But Photoshop may be too daunting for you and it indeed has a very steep learning curve.

    But it can be easily mastered especially if you have someone to show you the tricks and someone to get in touch with when you are still learning the ropes. (and we promise lifetime perpectual aftersales service: we urge you to test us here! )

    And once you are in full control of the entire image creation process the way you think and see and capture a scene will also now be different. You no longer just 'see' what the camera sees, and most importantly you are no longer bound by its limitations.

    You will now take pictures in a manner that fully exploits and optimises the capabilities of both the data capture device, ie camera, and of data processing algorithms.

    It is the digital equivalent of how Ansel Adams preconceived a picture after it leaves the darkroom and not just as captured on the negative.

    Or at least that is the theory. Its really up to you to make this real for yourself.

    And so you are invited to join us for this course, ie if you need to (You may be a photoshop expert for all we know. )

    We will also appreciate it if you can forward this URL it to anyone you think that may benefit from this course.


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    Default Re: Photoshop for Newbie III

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    CONTENT

    Part I: Exposure, Contrast and Colour

    You will learn how to analyse an image in these terms and how to use various photoshop tools to correct and/or enhance these in accordance to what you saw or what you want to create.

    Specifically the tools to be illustrated in this context, ie Exposure, Contrast and Colour, are:

    • Levels and its various auto algorithms, namely Auto Contrast, Auto Channels and Auto Colours
    • Shadow/Highlights
    • Curves: Colour Correction and Colour Balance; Contrast Enhancements
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Photo Filters (Colour Correction), Channel Mixer (Contrast Enhancement), etc
    • Blending
    Part II: Local Processing

    • Local vs Global Processing: Selection and Masking
    • Photo Retouching: Clone, Patch, Heal, Dodge, Burn, Smooth, Sharpen, etc

    Part III: Workflow Demonstrations, ie intergrated application of analysis, tools and techniques as dictated by aesthetic or personal preferances/requirements

    All processing will be implemented as layers, and various tips on the use of layers, eg file size minimising tips, shortcuts, etc will be demonstrated as and when appropriate and relevant to specific processing techniques.

    You are most encouraged to bring pictures you like to be enhanced. I can explain to you what is the shortcoming in the picture and see how much Photoshop can enhance or correct it, and also thereby reveal tips as to how it could be retaken and shot the next time in similar situations and compositions.

    Notes: Notes will be provided via email

    Aftersales: Students can continue to send their work to instruction for critique, comments, advice, instructions etc etc after the course without limitations. And of course any and all questions.

    PRICE

    $120 per person; deposit of $40 to secure place in course and $80 to be paid up before start of 1st session.

    Deposit refunded if course cancelled, forfeited if student no show.

    LOCATION

    Libraries: Selected from the following depending on convenience of students:

    Esplanade
    Jurong East
    Woodlands
    Tampines
    Queenstown

    DATES

    2 x 3hr Session on two Sats (most likely).

    Current Options are:

    • 11 and 18 Nov;
    • 25 and 2 Dec;
    • or any combination thereof.
    Drop me an email at bephotoshopped@yahoo.com to indicate to me the following:

    • Your preferred dates, and other days if Sats are no good for you.
    • Your preferred location
    The dates and location will be determined based on greatest convenience for all who are confirmed, ie deposit paid up.

    Dates and Location will be decided the moment the minimum number of students is reached, namely 4.

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    REGISTRATION

    Registration for PS for Newbie Course III is now opened.

    DATES

    The Course is a 2 x Sat session of 3 hrs each, from 1000hrs to 1300hrs. The dates are 11 and 18 Nov.

    LOCATION

    The location is tentatively at the Project Room at Library@Esplanade. If this location is not available, then the back up location is either Queenstown or Jurong East Regional library.

    REGISTRATION

    To register and secure your place in the course, you have to make a deposit of $40. Please drop me an email at bephotoshopped@yahoo.com for details on how to make this deposit.

    COURSE FEES

    The course fees is $120. The remaining $80 is to be paid at the beginning of the first session.

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    LAST CALL, LAST CALL

    Registration for PS for Newbie Course III will close Sat, 11 Nov.

    DATES (AMENDED)

    The Course is a 2 x Sat session of 3 hrs each, from 1000hrs to 1300hrs.

    Due to late submissions of deposits, the dates are now shifted back by one week to 18 and 25 Nov.

    LOCATION

    The location is tentatively at the Project Room at Library@Esplanade. If this location is not available, then the back up location is either Queenstown or Jurong East Regional library.

    REGISTRATION

    To register and secure your place in the course, you have to make a deposit of $40. Please drop me an email at bephotoshopped@yahoo.com for details on how to make this deposit.

    COURSE FEES

    The course fees is $120. The remaining $80 is to be paid at the beginning of the first session.

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