Photoshop changed the way photography was captured, stored, shared and disseminated. Physical medium was replaced by electronic signals and photographic editing shifted from being accessible only by the well trained and experienced, to just about anyone with a computer and some software…. But to truely get wonderful results, to be able to visualise the image and determine what is required takes practice and skill. Understanding some of the principles and fundamentals of Photoshop is the best place to start.
Building the image
Global corrections & local adjustments
Click the link below to view this video on Lynda.com.
REMEMBER – You MUST already be logged into Lynda.com through RMIT University Library to access this video.
Photoshop CC 2015 for Photographers: Fundamentals
This course is 5 hours long! Depending on your level of Photoshop knowledge and experience, we suggest you look through each of the chapters and check to see if you need to watch them. If you are new to Photoshop, we suggest you take the following modules as a minimum;
- Strategies for learning Photoshop
- Where Photoshop fits in
- Setting up Photoshop
- Getting started with Photoshop
- Viewing your images
- Resizing your images the correct way
- Cropping your Photographs
- Nondestructive editing with Layers
- Improving exposure
- Advanced Adjustments with Masking
- Retouching tools
- Basic portrait retouching
Remember you can watch the lessons at a higher speed than normal (I like x1.25 as a minimum).
Image Credit: Shane Hulbert Spud’s Roadhouse, 2009 105 x 135cm, Archival pigment print [www.shanehulbert.com]