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Introduction to Photoshop for photographers 8/30/2023
Introduction to Photoshop for photographers 8/30/2023

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Date: August 30, 2023
Time: 6pm-7:30pm

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23052 Lake Forest Dr Ste D-1
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

This course is designed to offer an introduction to the features of Adobe photoshop enabling one to get the most from their photography experience.

Meeting once a week for ninety minutes, this five week course will cover the salient features of Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, and Photoshop.

Topics will include: Downloading, organizing and navigating files on your computer/hard drive utilizing Bridge.

Performing preliminary editing/processing of Raw files using Adobe Camera Raw editor.

Understanding basic concepts of editing photographs and advancing to a more structured workflow with Photoshop.

The main emphasis of this course will work on the premise that every photograph requires some editing/processing in order to optimize to the fullest of what one’s camera is capable of producing.

Week 1) An introduction to Photoshop for photographers. Downloading photographs from the camera/memory card to the computer. While there are a number of ways to do this, we will feature Adobe Bridge’s Photo downloader option.

An introduction to the Bridge interface-customization options. How to organize files. Navigate, rank, label and sort files. Opening files in ACR (Adobe camera raw).

Topics for discussion: camera settings with respect to quality, bit depth and color space.

Week 2) An in depth demonstration of ACR. Advantages of using ACR for initial edits. The concept behind Non-destructive edits.

Week 3) Advance edits using ACR. Opening edited files in photoshop. The photoshop workspace. The toolbar, options bar, layers panel, history states. Undertaking a structured workflow.

Week 4) Advanced editing options within photoshop. Understanding layers, masking and AI options.

Week 5) Arriving at a finished image. Saving options. Preparing an image for print and or social media.

*Participants are best prepared with the following: A digital camera (not a cell phone), a laptop computer, an adobe Photoshop subscription, memory card reader.

Instructors Biography

Rudy Vega is an artist/photographer, educator and writer currently residing in Irvine Ca.

He has taught classes related to photography continuously since 1994 and has taught courses in Photoshop since 2002. He currently teaches at UC Irvine where he also manages the photography facilities. He has taught photography classes at Art Center College of Art and Design as well as, at Otis College of Art and Design. Vega has an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design, a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Media from UCSD and an MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine. He is a contributing editor to the Photobook Journal writing book reviews.

Vega has exhibited widely and continues to be active in the photography community.

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