Speaker: Don Martin PhD - SUBJECT: Post Processing Photographs

Don's talk will start at 7:00pm but please come early to socialize with the other members attending.

This talk is about post processing methods in Photoshop. It will include handouts with details of the Photoshop manipulations of the image. It discusses relatively extreme methods that may upset some purists but are fun to try. You should come away with a new respect for the curves adjustment layer. It is an extremely powerful tool.  Most of these techniques can be duplicated in Photoshop Elements. The talk is in 5 parts.

Part 1 Extreme Sharpening And a minor Color Enhancement trick.
This is an unpublished variation on High Pass Filter sharpening. Typically macro photographs are a little blurred. This method is very useful in bringing out details.  We will also show a two mouse click color enhancement that is very useful.

Part 2 Doing Evil things to Good Photographs
Actually we do some good things as well. This part looks at some of the aspects of photographs that attract the viewers attention. We can use these to direct the viewers attention both towards and away from elements.

Part 3 False Color Part 1
Using curves to create false colors.

Part 4 False Color 2
Using the solarization filter.

Part 5 Reworking the composition
Actually Part 2 is a subtle reworking of the composition. This section takes the sledge hammer approach of reworking the composition as a composite where you move elements. WE will cover some useful tricks in creating composite images.

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  • Stan

    Excellent material and learning. Presentation was slow at times due to equipment he was using.

    July 12, 2013

    • Don M.

      No it was slow because this was the first time I had used Photoshop on this laptop with Windows 8. The palettes were messed up and I had trouble fixing them while trying to give my presentation. My fault for not have solved the problem before the meeting. Sorry.

      July 13, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      stan i agree completely. As a LR user I thought Don's presentation helped me understand CS6 better.

      July 13, 2013

  • Stan

    Now I remember the comments about the challenges of Windows 8, for you and for others. Thank you for a presentation which was so helpful in seeing the processes for transforming and being creative in Photoshop, including techniques you have personally developed. As a Lightroom user who has not yet gotten into Photoshop your presentation was well-organized, eye-opening, and visually and technically sophisticated. This is inspiring me to pursue Photoshop.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • DM W.

    I really am sorry for missing out on this. Hope to catch the next one.

    July 12, 2013

    • Don M.

      I have spare copies of the handout which coners everthing I talked about. You can't get feel for the pictures from the small B&W images. You are welcome to have a copy and if it looks interesting we could get together some time and discuss the content.

      1 · July 12, 2013

    • DM W.

      I would really appreciate that. Please let me know how to get a copy and we can go from there. Thanks again!

      July 13, 2013

  • Shraga E.

    Thanks Don for a great presentation!
    Excellent insight on how to transform mundane pictures to work of art!!

    July 12, 2013

  • Ken E.

    He really knows his subject and it was nice of him to volunteer to try and help us less knowlegable enthusiasts.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Don is a brillant post processor. the handout really helped me. I use Lightroom and NIK a lot, but still am working on CS6. Don's commentary helped. His current work and past work are outstanding.

    July 12, 2013

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