Scheme of works for using a scanner, digital camera and Photoshop Course spring 2004



Lesson 6

Group photography using a digital camera


Group pictures, a problem of resolution? If you need the details of peoples faces your camera may not be able to capture such fine details. Always set your resolution to as high as possible for group pictures. It might be worth using a higher quality file format such as TIFF or RAW for important group shots.

If you use low resolution settings the individual faces may appear blocky when you zoom in to look at them


To see the other group photos taken during this lesson click here

Reminder: Creating a safe haven for your photos on your hard drive. Making files read only. Learning to save a version of a picture as soon as you bring it out of your "Safe haven" folder.


Photoshop section


The Dock

Opening files the normal way and then using the file browser (basic) and then using the drag and drop technique

Selection techniques


Selection menu

Selection techniques using the selection drop down menu

Inverse selection,

Quick masks

The free transform function

Copy and paste

Using hue, saturation, contrast, brightness and levels with a selection,


Using a digital camera section


Extra for previous term's students


Selecting a background

Saving and loading a selection


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