PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP BEGINNERS
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
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(1 DAY GROUP COURSE)
TIME: 9.30 – 16.30
£200.00

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Course Requirements:
This is a thorough introduction to Photoshop for photographers who wish to learn the most frequently used commands and techniques, to improve images and to utilise some of the more creative effects. At Focus Hub we use Apple Mac computers, but Photoshop is nearly identical in Macs or PCs. The first 15 minutes of the session is used to familiarise users to Mac commands. This course will be even more beneficial if you have external access to a computer with Photoshop to practice the skills you will learn.

At the end of the day’s course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Course content
• An overview of the course
• The Photoshop workspace
• Tools
• Opening files
• Navigating through folders
• Navigating within a document
• Basic Image Adjustments – Tone
• Basic Image Adjustments – Colour
• Ways of undoing
• Cropping & rotating
• Saving files, file formats & their different uses
• File compression
• Image size, canvas size & resolution
• File sizes and interpolation
• Setting preferences and colour settings
• Saving workspaces
• Local correction & retouching
• Basic selections
• Saving & loading selections and channels
• Basic concept of layers and compositing
• Sharpening
• Printing

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LEARN TO RETOUCH LIKE A PRO…CERTIFICATE
LEVEL: ADVANCED
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: ON BOOKING LINK BELOW (2 DAY COURSE)
TIME: 9.30 – 16.30
£400.00

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Course Requirements:
This course is aimed at photographers/retouchers who require a pro level retouching skill set, to enable you to earn more. All techniques taught are the same as those used in professional retouching companies (who retouch images within the industries reflected in the main Focus Hub courses), so your images will have a high professional finish. This will set you on your way to producing high quality images.

At the end of the 2-day course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Please note that you cannot learn Photoshop in its entirety in 2 days, but when you complete the course you will be the same level as a junior retoucher – this course will be even more beneficial if you have external access to a computer with Photoshop to practice the skills you will learn.

DAY ONE
• The importance of proper monitor setup and calibration including a demonstration using the
colorimeter
• Understanding the relationship between digital camera exposure and image tonality
• The 16 bit advantage and the improved Adobe Camera Raw dialogue
• Applying Camera Raw technology to TIFF and JPEG files
• Using the Histogram palette to assess and protect tonality
• The enhanced Brightness/Contrast command
• Correcting contrast and colour with the Levels command
• Advanced corrections using the improved Curves command
• The Parametric Curves command in Adobe Camera Raw
• Rescuing extreme exposure problems with the Shadow/Highlight Command
• Incorporating the correction into the layer stack using the Smart Objects/Filters feature
• Enhancing colours using Hue/Saturation, Colour Balance and Photo Filter adjustment layers
• Using Blending Modes to increasing contrast without increasing saturation
• Lightening or darkening images using Blending Modes

DAY TWO
• Achieving smart saturation in the Adobe Camera Raw dialogue using the new “Vibrance” setting
• Using the LAB colour space to boost the latent colours in your images
• Luminance Masking – extend image latitude using differently exposed scans from the same
transparency, or using different RAW developments of the same digital file.
• Constructing High Dynamic Range (32 bit per channel HDR) images out of multiple 8 or 16 bit
images
• The correct use of the Exposure command in HDR imaging
• Overview of standard black and white conversion techniques including Channel Mixing and LAB
conversion
• Using the fabulous new Black and White adjustment layer
• Colour toning with Duotones, Tritones, Gradient Maps, “Blend if” command and the new intuitive Split Toning feature in the Adobe Camera Raw dialogue
• Preserving colour tones at output – simulate printed images on screen with Soft Proofing.  
• Using the Convert to Profile command to optimize your conversion from RGB to CMYK for press output

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