Introduction to the digital camera and PhotoShop
Date: 27th April 13 - 28th April 13
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: RPS, Bath
Postcode: BA2 3AH
Phone: 01225 325 733
Members Rate: £155.00
Type: Education Workshops
Are you shooting only in auto button mode?
Do you want to get more creative with your camera and understand its buttons and menu functions, but too busy to commit to a less compact and convenient photography courses or read a camera manual?
After taking your digital photos do you want to understand how to edit and share them online?
Would you like to know the difference between the various file types available on your camera?
Having difficulty finding your images within your ever increasing photo library?
Want to learn a few basic retouch editing techniques to improve your images?
Need to understand the important issue of pixel resolution for screen and print?
Digital photography isn't just about taking images with a compact or DSLR camera; it’s also about editing and enhancing them. Learning how to use image-editing software will not only improve your photos, but can also be used to manage and organise them through an efficient digital workflow.
Suitable for the creative amateur who uses or would like to use Photoshop on a professional basis.
Please note that this course is specifically designed for DSLR cameras, however should you wish to use a compact digital camera then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Experiment with and investigate the more complex functions of your digital camera with help from a professional tutor.
Here you will gain experience with F-stops, shutter speeds, ISO settings, digital image types, metering modes, depth of field and basic composition.
Out and About
Transfer your developed knowledge into hands-on practise as you go out and about in Bath, photographing with your tutor.
Image review using Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw
- Using Bridge to sort, rate and organise your workflow
- Introduction to the Adobe Camera Raw Plugin
- Understanding your work area
- Straighten and crop your image
- Batch correct images
- Batch rename images
- Jpegs, Tiffs and PSD file formats explained
- Create PDFs and Panoramic (from multiple files) with basic automation
Introduction to Photoshop
- Getting images into PhotoShop
- Understanding your work area
- Rotating, resizing and cropping
- Navigation in a document
- Image Editing
- Saving your image and understanding file formats for print or web
- Standard brush tools
- Retouching images
- Clone stamp
- Healing brush
- Undoing and history
- Creating and using layers
- Managing layers
- Levels, colour balance and Channel mixer
- Make a Black and White image and then adding areas of colour
- Creating and modifying selections
- Marquee and lasso tools
- Magic wand tool
- Selecting a colour range
- Saving selections with Alpha channels
- Adding type
- Type on a path
- Using filters
- Gaussian and lens blurs
- Smart Sharpen and Unsharp mask
- Setting up your monitor for colour management
- Colour modes
- How to print on your home printer
This course is suitable for those with limited or no experience of Photoshop.
Please note that The Royal Photographic Society is currently using Photoshop CS5, but most tutorials covered are relevant to PhotoShop 7 and above.
Delegates should have a good understanding of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
What to bring
Digital camera, your camera manual, USB lead or USB card reader, a blank CD-R or USB pen for your notes (provided in PDF format) and a foolscap wallet for your photos. Please empty your cameras memory card before attending the course.
Bring a packed lunch or use local facilities. Drinks provided. You will need to have appropriate clothing for walking and weather conditions.
The above course will be certificated.
On applicable workshops the RPS uses an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer