This class aims to answer common questions from digital photographers who are new to Photoshop, including some of the things you should know about improving pictures and fixing problems to get started on the right foot. You will find interesting, new techniques mixed in with tried and true repairs for a collection of stuff every shooter should know.
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An introduction to the course from instructor Larry Becker
Sure, there is a red-eye tool and you should know where it is and how to use it. But you know it does not work on pets because they have gold or green eyes. What then?
Cameras measure all the light coming into the frame and if your subject is in the foreground and the background is bright, it can mess up your picture. But you can usually fix it when you're shooting or in Photoshop.
Sure, you'll learn how to correct a slight cast, but what happens when you shoot your picture through colored glass and everything is really crazy colors?
Usually a little digital static (noise) is in every picture. But when it gets bad you need to know if things can be saved. Here are a few cool techniques and insights.
Some of the most common mistakes with digital shooting have to do with exposure. Here are a few ways to fix things in Photoshop.
Back in the darkroom days we used to change part of an exposure while creating the print. These days you can do the same thing but since it's Photoshop, you can make the changes on a layer for amazing flexibility!
Problem: 2 layers. Part of each layer looks good. How do you keep the good from each layer and throw out the bad? Try blending.
It isn't just fisheye lenses than bend straight lines and distort images, all lenses do. Photoshop can help you fix even the most subtle distortions.
Want to tone down a hot flash. Check this out.
It would be a beautiful landscape if we could just get rid of that street sign.
One of the most overlooked ways to fix your image can be the easiest. But there are a few cool cropping extras too.
Save this for last. Do all your fixes, then make sure your image looks crisp.
Sharpening a cloud sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. This modified sharpening technique will help all your clouds look punchier!
There are LOTS of ways to convert color to black and white. So many in fact, that it takes two parts.
More insights to making the best black and white conversions possible.
Thanks for joining me. Hope you learned a lot
Larry Becker is the guy behind the inexpensive photography solutions and DIYs featured on DTownTV. That's about all you really need to know, but if you're still curious about the…