Getting The Most From Your Digital Files
With Christopher Smith
Sorry – This Series Has Been Cancelled
Most photographers learn a few basic techniques in Photoshop and let it go at that. But there's a world of capabilities built in to this most powerful of image processing programs. Join Adobe Certified Photoshop instructor Chris Smith and Michael Reichmann for one, two or all three day-long sessions devoted to uncovering the tools and techniques built into Photoshop, and how successful photographers use them.
These day-long seminars will focus of hands-on technique rather than theory. Those attending are urged to bring their laptop computers so as to be able to work along with the instructors.
Each seminar is limited to just 20 participants. Sessions will run from 9am to 4pm. Lunch at the studio is included in the tuition fee, as are refreshments throughout the day.
November 18th 2007 - Photoshop CS2 to CS3
How CS3's new features differ from CS2
– Which Photoshop is for you? CS3 or CS3 Extended
– Highlighting the changes in CS3
– Where PS's built-in tools fail and succeed
– Exploring, editing and controlling the different types of masks for accurate selections (Layer, Channel, Vector)
– Aligning layers with auto align and auto blend
– Organizing layers
– Shortcuts for working faster
November 24th 2007 - Digital B&W and Printing
B&W conversions in PS3
– Dissecting the multitude of B&W techniques including the new B&W Adjustment tool
– Sharpening for the print and screen
– Determining your screens true resolution
– Luminosity vs. Lab sharpening
– Layer based sharpening
– Creative sharpening
Defining and dealing with artifacts
– Reducing noise in PS3
– Using 3rd party apps such as Noise Ninja
– Reducing noise in camera at the time of exposure
– Adding layer based noise
– Reducing digital camera blooming
– Getting rid of digital Moiré
– Correcting Chromatic Aberrations
Printing in B&W
– printer choices, tools and techniques
– toning in Lightroom
– toning in the printer driver
November 25th 2007 - Colour Management and Printing
– Profiling vs. Calibration
– Calibrating digital cameras
– Profiling monitors
– Profiling Printers
– Printer Drivers (Epson, HP, Canon)
– Printing from Photoshop (CS2 and CS3)
– Printing from Lightroom
– RIPS – an overview
These three one day seminars will take place at The Luminous Landscape Gallery, 270 Carlaw Ave, Toronto. Each seminar is limited to just 20 participants, ensuring plenty of opportunity for personal interaction and questions and answers.
The cost of each one day seminar is US $250 (our online store is designed to accept $US.) This fee includes lunch at the gallery as well as refreshments throughout the day.
If you wish to sign up for all three seminars, a special discount price of $650 is available, a saving of $100.
Out-of-town participants will be directed to one of several good quality yet moderately priced hotels near to downtown (under CDN $150 / night). These hotels are about a $5 – $7 taxi ride from the gallery / studio.
If you are unable to attend after registering and making payment online, a refund of $150 will be possible up to Oct 1, 2007. After that date a refund of that amount may still be possible, but only if your place can be re-filled. If we have to cancel this seminar for any reason, a full refund will be made.
About Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith is an accomplished digital artist who is passionate about photography. He has worked with some of the top photographers and art directors in Canada for clients such as Telus, Labatt's, Absolut, General Motors, Pepsi, Nikon and Sony. Smitty’s work has been featured on the cover of Applied Arts Magazine's “Design and Advertising Awards Annual”. He has contributed digitally to innumerable award-winning advertising campaigns such as the Telus "Frog in Jar". He is an energetic educator who has guest-lectured for various institutions such as Sheridan College and the International Academy of Design and Technology. Through the week, Smitty teaches at Seneca College, Humber College and Guelph/Humber University. His work has been seen throughout North and South America, but you can see some of it here at his website.
About Michael Reichmann
Michael Reichmann is the publisher and primary author of this site. He has been a photographer for more than four decades and is the published author of more than 300 magazine and web articles about photography and photographic technique. Michael is a Contributing Editor to Photo Techniques magazine and a regular columnist for American Photo magazine.
Michael teaches workshops and conducts photographic expeditions around the world, and is a consultant to several of the leading equipment manufacturers in Europe and Asia. He is also an invited speaker to conferences worldwide. His landscape and nature photographs are in private and public collections in both North America and Europe.