Lisa Cuchara, Phd., Cr. Photog, HonNEC
Photoshop: Selective Editing to Create Photographs with more Impact
PPA & PPANE Members $49 - Non-Members $79
Learn about adjustment layer and masking. Expand your post-processing capabilities by learning about LAYERS, the heart of Photoshop, and MASKS, the soul of Photoshop. “White Reveals, Black Conceals: Masking Your Way to a Better Photograph”. Selective editing will make your photographs POP! Adjustment layers and filters can be applied to an entire image at full or reduced opacity, but sometimes you just want to tweak a particular part of an image, which is where masks come in. The advantage of using layer masks is that you can refine both the effect and the area being affected at any point (even after you save and re-open an image). Lisa will demonstrate “non-destructive” editing in Photoshop and will show you how to use layers and masks to enhance your images. Selective editing can be used for making adjustments to exposure and contrast, for non-destructive dodging and burning, for blurring the background, for selective coloring, focus, or sharpening, and for head swapping. This program will focus on the concept of layers and masks and the application of masks to enhance your photographs. White reveals, black conceals, and shades of gray provide a variety of opacities -- masking is essential for anyone using the digital darkroom to enhance their images! Depending upon the pace of the attendees we will end the day with applying textures (layers) to images using blend modes.
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