The length of this course is about five hours depending upon questions
asked. The class starts at 6:00 pm and the class ends at approximately
8:00 pm for two nights. The class cost $60, payable at Henley's Photo,
2000 H Street, Bakersfield, California.
Check with Henley's for the next available class: 661-324-9484.
In this course you will gain an understanding of the tools and
techniques used in computer programs to improve the quality of digital
images. You may use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop or Elements but the basic
ideas are the same. The goal is to properly use software functions to
add to the quality of the image.
Individual instruction in this subject is always available. The next
class will be conducted at Henley's Photo, 2000 H Street, Bakersfield
(661-324-9484). For additional information, you may contact Henley's at:
661-324-9484 or email the instructor (Ed Ruth) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bring your laptop if you wish but a pad and pen for note taking may
be more practical
- Class is informal, dress is casual
- Cost is $60 per student payable at Henley's.
- Email me for further information: email@example.com
Photoshop is powerful because of layers and the ability to combine them
in any number of ways. Adobe Photoshop is an indispensable marketing
Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop or Elements can be used to add POP to your
The goal of photography is often to communicate using shapes, color and
the position of the subject of interest. The steps used to achieve this
are not difficult.
In this course we will examine the software tools that are used to
correct color, exposure, saturation, contrast and sharpness.
Once you learn a few basic concepts regarding exposure, image tonal
values and contrast, it becomes easy to fine tune any digital image.
Topics covered in a Post-production class vary according to
student needs but often include:
- Selecting a color space & color settings (Assign vs. convert)
- Graphic card options
- Rulers and guides
- Image size and resolution
- Printing proof settings
- Bit depth (8 vs. 16) choices
- Use of nondestructive adjustment layers
- The Curves adjustment layer
- The Levels adjustment layer
- The Sharpening filter
- Preparing Internet images
- Use of the Brush tool
- Selection options, including "feathering"
- File format options
- Color and White balance adjustments
- Saturation and contrast adjustments
- Perspective and lens adjustments
- Chromatic Aberration adjustment
- The Content-aware Fill command
- Proper use of type & typography
- And...much more