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Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 2 Days


This course is designed to help you simulate organic film developing techniques and apply them to digital images. Enhance your photographs with natural effects, lighting techniques and also create special effects unique to digital imaging.


or equivalent knowledge or experience is mandatory.

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Course Outline

  • Basic Colour Introduction and Review
    • Working with transparency and definitions for blending mode effects
    • RGB, CMYK, Lab colour modes
    • Working with the greyscale mode
    • Working with Smart Objects
  • Tonal and Colour Effects
    • Comparing greyscale conversion techniques
    • Creating true dutones for printing effects
    • Creating simulated duotones
    • Adjusting colour in distinct areas of an image
  • Simulated Camera Techniques and Image Techniques
    • Soft focus
    • Creating composite files with auto stack, align and blend (depth of field)
    • Working with motion and movement blurs
    • Creating a panorama from multiple files
    • Working with Lens Correction and Adaptive Wide Angle
  • Layer Effects (Layer Styles)
    • About layer styles
    • Drop shadow and inner shadow
    • Outer and inner glows
    • Pattern and colour overlays
    • Managing layer styles effectively
  • Blur and Sharpen
    • Applying blurs
    • Sharpening for detail
    • Sharpening for effect
    • Noise and pixilation
  • The Filter Gallery
    • Working with various filters in the Filter Gallery
    • Blending and editing multiple filters together
  • Lighting Effects
    • High-key and low-key lighting effects
    • Simulating artistic lighting effects Chiaroscuro
    • Lens flare and non-destructive lighting and vignette techniques
  • Artistic Effects
    • Watercolour and painting effects
    • Working with a Wacom Tablet with Photoshop Brushes
    • Using the new Bristle Brushes
  • Natural Effects
    • Adding water droplets
    • Adding a rainbow
  • Simulated Development Techniques
    • Adding film grain
    • Simulating the cross-processing effect
    • Creating a hand tinted colour image

Private training is available for this course.

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