Digital Arsenal, with Larry Becker

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.

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:34)

An introduction to the course from instructor Larry Becker

Lesson 2: Red Eye and Golden Eye (Duration 06:50)

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?

Lesson 3: Fill Flash (Duration 04:03)

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.

Lesson 4: Color Correction (Duration 07:30)

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?

Lesson 5: Noise Reduction (Duration 09:30)

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.

Lesson 6: Over and Under Exposed (Duration 02:10)

Some of the most common mistakes with digital shooting have to do with exposure. Here are a few ways to fix things in Photoshop.

Lesson 7: Dodge and Burn (Duration 04:32)

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!

Lesson 8: Blending Repaired Layers (Duration 05:09)

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.

Lesson 9: Lens Distortion Repair (Duration 08:35)

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.

Lesson 10: Too Much Flash (Duration 09:04)

Want to tone down a hot flash. Check this out.

Lesson 11: Removing Unwanted Objects (Duration 12:17)

It would be a beautiful landscape if we could just get rid of that street sign.

Lesson 12: Cropping (Duration 13:54)

One of the most overlooked ways to fix your image can be the easiest. But there are a few cool cropping extras too.

Lesson 13: Sharpening (Duration 12:15)

Save this for last. Do all your fixes, then make sure your image looks crisp.

Lesson 14: Improve Almost Any Clouds (Duration 11:45)

Sharpening a cloud sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. This modified sharpening technique will help all your clouds look punchier!

Lesson 15: Black and White, Part 1 (Duration 07:17)

There are LOTS of ways to convert color to black and white. So many in fact, that it takes two parts.

Lesson 16: Black and White, Part 2 (Duration 10:18)

More insights to making the best black and white conversions possible.

Lesson 17: Conclusion (Duration 00:52)

Thanks for joining me. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: Larry Becker

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…

1 Comment

  1. Excellent class! The teacher used examples of photos I could relate to. He also did not speed through his explanations under the assumption that I already knew what to do. I learned a great deal from his presentation. I hope Mr. Becker will do more classes for Kelby Training. He's great!

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