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Digital Photo Editing Basics Using Adobe Photoshop Elements  

This is an introductory course on using Photoshop and similar products to edit your digital photos on your computer. It will cover the basic fundamentals of editing your digital images to correct brightness, color, and sharpness using a layers based approach. The difference between RAW and jpg image files will be covered also including converting RAW files. Other techniques covered include: combining images or parts of images, cloning, basic portrait retouching and more. Photoshop CC2015 will be used for all demonstrations. The majority of the techniques taught will also work in later versions of Photoshop Elements (version 12 or later) as well as some other programs. Lightroom and Aperture are not suitable for this approach.

All levels of experience welcome, but it is important to have a basic working knowledge of computers, files, file organization and common program conventions to gain the most benefit. This is not a hands-on computer lab but a live demonstration presentation as the instructor illustrates the techniques. However, selected images used in class will be provided on flash drives should you wish to follow along. Laptops are welcome, but not required.

Required:You should have either Photoshop CS6 (or later) or Photoshop Elements (12 or later). If using another layers based software such as onOne or Corel, the techniques will be similar but assistance in these programs is not available should you have software specific questions.

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What students are saying: 

Great personality and made sure everyone understood before moving on. Found the hands on experience very useful

- Lori Williams, about Digital Photo Editing Basics Using Adobe Photoshop Elements


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