Saturdays, July 22, 29, and August 5. 9am-12pm (three sessions)
Instructor: David Ulrich
You will need access to a personal computer, laptop or desktop, with Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom loaded. Handouts are provided in advance through Google Drive or Dropbox.Participants use their own images and you will need a small selection of jpg and Camera RAW images if possible. Class is taught using Zoom software. You do not need to install Zoom. Participants will receive simple instructions on how to connect to Zoom prior to the class.
You may sign up for a trial version of Photoshop and Lightroom if you do not have it.
Learn the digital imaging workflow for managing and editing images. Explore Raw processing through Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw; learn to build your database and manage your files in Lightroom or Adobe Bridge; and explore the powerful pixel processing tools of Photoshop.
Managing images: browsers, keywords, and metadata
When to use Raw processing and when to employ pixel editing
Use of RAW processors in Lightroom/Camera RAW and pixel editing Photoshop
Color correction, tonal enhancement, and local image controls (on part of an image)
Use of Photoshop layers, Smart Objects, and layer masks
Sharpening and Retouching
File formats, size, resolution, and output to print or web
Learn which tools you need among the array of Adobe programs: Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge, and Photoshop. Leave with a working understanding of Adobe powerful image management and processing tools.
Class is taught with training files provided by the instructor and delivered through Dropbox or Google Drive.
Prerequisite: Ability to navigate the computer desktop.
David Ulrich is a professor and co-director of Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography. His most recent books are The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera and Oceano: An Elegy for the Earth. www.creativeguide.com
No prior experience with Lightroom or Photoshop is necessary.