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Pacific New Media, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

Adobe Photoshop CS5:
Restoration & Retouching Essentials
April 14, 2011  • $135 • Register Here

In this class we use Photoshop CS5 to explore the some of the essential skills and techniques for retouching images and restoring damaged photographs. Topics include: Correcting extreme exposure errors; Fixing blown-out skies; Object removal; Repair and restoration of antique images, including fixing cracks, torn area and missing portions; Basic portrait retouching, including reducing wrinkles, removing blemishes, enhancing eyes and lips.

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Selections & Masking
April 15, 2011  • $135 • Register Here
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This 1-day hands-on class will focus on essential Photoshop concepts and techniques for creating accurate selections, alpha channels and layer masks for precision control in the modification of photographs. Masks can be used in a variety of situations for many different tasks, including contrast and color correction masks for photographs and intricate masks for compositing multiple images together. In many cases, the beginnings of a mask are already present in your photograph; you just need to know where to look for it and how to modify it to suit your purposes. This class is an excellent companion to my Creative Collage class, which is offered on the weekend.

The Creative Collage with Adobe Photoshop CS5
April 16 – 17, 2011  • $270 • Register Here
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In this weekend workshop, we will be using Adobe Photoshop CS5 to explore the art of the photographic composite. Our explorations will range from simple collages to the creation of surreal, photo-realistic flights of fancy. Topics include: Masking and knockout techniques; Layers and layer groups; Simple collages based on image overlays, blend modes and opacity; Precision collage control with layer masks; Image transformation tools including Free Transform and Warp; Using Smart Objects to preserve flexibility of transformed elements; Creating a collage from different source photos; Multi-exposure composites to control contrast; Matching color and lighting between images.

Seán Duggan is a photographer, author and educator with extensive digital imaging experience that is grounded in a traditional fine art photographic background. He is the co-author of Real World Digital Photography, 3rd Edition (Peachpit Press 2010), The Creative Digital Darkroom (O’Reilly Media, 2008), Photoshop Artistry (New Riders 2006) and Real World Digital Photography, 2nd Edition (Peachpit Press 2004). An Adobe Certified Photoshop expert, he authors and teaches online Photoshop and Imaging for Photographers classes at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University he also provides consulting services, one-on-one training and leads workshops at venues across the country.

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