Photoshop: Master File Creation and Workflow

  • April 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Photographic Arts Building - Balboa Park

Master File Creation and Proper Workflow should be essential elements in how you approach and use Photoshop, regardless of the version.

Creating a Master File is NOT for every image: it’s for those images that you want to spend time with, doing all that’s necessary to make your image “pretty”. Here’s where you pour your artistic “blood, sweat and tears” into your image (more on Master File Creation here on my webpage) ...

It’s also important to standardize your Workflow: adjusting your contrast should be done before color correction, cropping should be done before sharpening, and so on.

So here's what we'll do: I'll spend time creating about a half-dozen of YOUR Master Files from start to finish, using a standardized workflow.  Those who RSVP are encouraged to pre-submit one RAW file - Although we'll probably only get to 6 or 7 of these files,  we'll use them throughout the seminar to put what we've learned into practice.  Please submit by Friday, 04/04/14, via my webpage upload ...  RAW FILES ONLY, PLEASE!  (You do not need to send your .xmp file, if you have one)

The cost to attend is $5 for this 90 minute Meetup, payable when you RSVP online.  A useful handout will be provided. Please note that in the interest of time, the focus will be on Master File Creation and Workflow, rather than other mechanics, functions, and tools of Photoshop.

This low-cost workshop is designed primarily for those fairly new to Photoshop, but it is also a good "refresher" course in the basics for those with a bit more experience.  As this presentation is in a “seminar” format (via a digital projector), bringing your laptop is NOT recommended, due to limited space and time (tablets OK). Questions encouraged - I'll provide bottled water - Let's have some fun!

RSVP early, as we need to limit this to 40 people - We should finish by 8:30 PM - See you there!

John Watts :-)

Watts Digital Imaging

PS - If you have my Photoshop Book (also available as a downloadable PDF, as well as at the Meetup), you should bring it with you (rather than the provided notes), as we'll be working from sections within the book - and the pictures are in color in the book!

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  • Terry C.

    Very helpful

    April 10

  • Elizabeth S.

    Learned a lot. Especially how to create, organize a Master file .

    April 10

  • Richard D. C.


    April 10

  • Richard C.

    Levels is working well for me. I am curious though, what corrections,if any, do you apply when opening the image in Adobe Camera Raw?

    April 2

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