Intro to Photoshop with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)

Class Code:
UUU232
Skill Level:
Beginner

Through 8 sessions of hands-on computer use, demonstration, and practice, students will learn the fundamentals of photoshop from Don Polzo, an Adobe Certified instructor.

Software: Photoshop CC

Available Dates

There are currently no upcoming classes.

Students will learn about Adobe Camera Raw, non-destructive editing, Smart Objects, adjustment layers, masks, channels and filters to optimize their own personal creative workflow in Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to use state of the art Apple iMac computers in class. Students should have good computer skills. Experience with Mac computers is not necessary. 

This course is intended to give the student the experience needed to continue with advanced Photoshop techniques.

Practice images will be used for this 8 week class.  However, in order to get the most from this course, students are encouraged to work with their own images during the 8 weeks. Picture taking assignments may be given. By the conclusion of the course, you should have several digital image files and Epson prints. Epson printing papers will be provided in class.

WHAT TO BRING: Each student will need a notebook (paper) and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Thumb drives or external pocket hard drives are all suitable. I would suggest nothing less than 4 gigabyte thumbdrive storage capacity with USB or Firewire connectivity. CD’s and DVD’s are not recommended for transferring digital media to and from class. The fastest storage media is either a thumb drive or pocket hard drive.

PHOTOSHOP LEVEL I COURSE SYLLABUS 

Basics and Introductions 
· Lab Introduction & Rules. 
· Mac Basics, Desktop & Applications. 
· Learning the Photoshop Interface. 
· What’s New in Photoshop CC? 
· Photoshop Preferences & Color Settings. 
· Intro to Adobe Bridge and the Basic Workflow. 

Digital Media Management 
· Transferring Images From Digital Sources (Bridge > Camera Raw > Photoshop) 
· Intro to Camera Raw processing- Histogram Basics. 
· File Formats, Converting File Formats, Smart Objects. 
· Profile Mismatches, Color Mgt, Settings. 
· Saving, Creating & Organizing Files. 

The Histogram & Basic Adjustments 
· Commands Vs. Adjustment Layers. 
· Levels & Eyedroppers. 
· Basic Color Correction. 
· The History Palette. 
· Start Using the Retouching & Cleanup tools. 

Retouching & Repairing 
· Clone Stamp, Healing brushes, Patch Tools. 
· Content Aware. 
· More Selections & Filters. 
· Painting in selections. 

Basic Selection Techniques 
· Using Selection Tools, Refine Edge. 
· Cropping & Transforming. Content Aware Scale. 
· Color Replacement. 
· Puppet Warp. 

Introduction To layers : Celebrity Poker Exercise 
· The Layers Palette & Panels. 
· Modes & Blending. 
· Icon Meaning. 
· Layer Stacking. 
· Smart Filters #1 

Introduction To Adjustment Layers 
· Levels, Hue & Saturation. 
· Intro to Adj. Layer Masks. 
· Selective Adjustment. Painting Masks. 
· Intro to Curves. 

Editing Workflow Review & Practice
· Review & Practice Techniques.
· Start Re-Sizing, Resolution & Sharpening. 
· Epson Printing Demo. 

Introduction To Printing (Epson R2400/R2880 Printers) 
· Re-sizing. 
· Resolution. 
· Stepping Up Resolution. 
· Sharpening Techniques. Filters #2. 
· Soft Proofs. 
· Printer Use.

Unique University® is the highly acclaimed education component of Unique Photo®, NJ’s only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our start-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall. Unique University’s mission is to help our visitors “Create Better Pictures” by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places at the Prudential Center for Nets Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Botanical Gardens, Festival of Ballooning, and much more. Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Linsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places at the Izod Center for Nets Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Botanical Gardens, Ballooning, NYC Skyline Shoots and much more. 

Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more.

FAQ UNIVERSITY

Where are classes held? 
Unless stated otherwise, classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo SuperStore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). 

What should I bring to class? 
You're encouraged to bring your camera and a notebook and pen to most classes. Some classes will require additional equipment, so please check the class descriptions. 

Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted. 

How do I register for a class? 
You can register online, in-store at the concierge, or by phone at either 973-377-6454 or 973-377-2007. Please note that you will need to provide payment information. 

Can I register at the door? 
For most classes, you're free to register at the concierge desk prior to the start of the class. Please note that there are some classes that offer "Early Bird Special" rates and others that have limited seating, so it would be in your best interest to register prior to the dates of such classes. 

I wanted to register for ______ class, but it is now sold out. Is there a waiting list? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email university@uniquephoto.com with the following information: your name, phone number, email address, and the class name and date. 

My question has not been addressed here. Is there someone I can contact? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email university@uniquephoto.com with any additional inquiries. 

Unique University Class Cancellation Policy Unique University Class Cancellation Policy Classes costing less than $99 may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. For classes costing $100 or more, advanced notice of seven days before the class is necessary for a full refund. 
Requests for cancellation made after these deadlines will be awarded store credit in the amount paid for registration towards a future Unique University seminar or workshop. 
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of a class will not be honored and no refund or credit will be given. 
Cancellations of any class utilizing models will be subject to a refund of 50% of the purchased price.

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