Digicam intermediate course
By the end of this course students should be able to use Photoshop to adjust, enhance and create montages of pictures including text and create appropriate output files. They should also be able to approach taking photographs and editing them with an attitude that takes in to account other photographic styles. Each lesson will include a short project where a photographer's style shall be used as a starting point and students will take pictures, download them to their pc and edit them accordingly. Where possible a group discussion shall take place regarding the photographs produced either within the class or via the internet.
Look at and emulate the photographer Martin Parr
Revision of previous course including:
Introduction to the "lock down" technique.
The toolbox and its sections
The options toolbar.
Using TAB, Using F key, Using shift and TAB
The different palette windows > moving them around and switching them in to groups.
Defining a custom workspace
Creating a new file - basic
Defining how big the "canvas is" and changing the Canvas size later
Selecting the basic drawing tools
Using the magnifying class to zoom in
Double clicking on the hand and magnifying glass icons to change the view
Undo and history
Saving the image at different points by using "Save
Understanding different file types - intermediate level
Erasing and the link with the background colour - The erase tool should be thought of a brush that uses the background colour.
Dealing with RED EYE problems including flash settings
and Photoshop techniques
Printing optimisation for printing
Optimisation for multimedia display, e-mail and the Internet.
Brushes - advanced
Clone, healing and patch tool
Undo and history - history and art history brush