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6323 7911

Timing: 9am – 6pm
Duration: 3 days
Course Fee (excluding GST) $750
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $52.50
Nett Fee Payable (inclusive of GST) $802.50

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Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography & Post-Production


In this Internet age, “shooting digital” has become the catchphrase for an increasing number of traditional photographers to achieving the ideal of the “perfect” shot, even though you still have to get out of the car!

This 3-day course will give participants insights into the techniques used in the industry and studios for professional photographic post-production. The course has been designed to take into account Photoshop’s improved toolset and the new breed of photographer – s/he who has “gone digital”.

Participants will learn to make informed hardware decisions for digitizing photos; use Bridge and the improved Camera RAW effectively; maximize layers for better workflow; use masks and masking techniques; make image and tonal adjustments; shoot in and use HDRI; use filters creatively and employ a range of professional photographic and corrective techniques.



Module 1: Equipment & Setup
  • Equipment considerations
  • Digital darkroom setup
  • Colour Management
Module 2: Bridge & Camera RAW
  • Bridge
  • Camera RAW
Module 3: Perfect Selections
  • Knowing the selection tools
  • Luminance Masking
  • Calculations – the Dark Arts of selecting
  • Matting & Defringing
Module 4: Layers & Masks
  • Working with Layers
  • Blending options & modes
  • Masking
Module 5: Channel Techniques
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Replacing a Defective/Damaged Channel
  • Channel manipulations
Module 6: High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
  • HDRI –an overview
  • Shooting for HDRI
  • Creating HDR images
Module 7: Adjustments
  • The Adjustments Panel
  • Making Adjustments – Destructive vs. non-destructive (adjustment layer)
  • Adjustment techniques
  • Cross processing
  • Simulating Infra-red photography
Module 8: Filters for the Photographer
  • Applying Filters
  • Better Blurring & Sharpening
  • Specialty Filters
  • Displacement mapping
  • Removing Distortion – Lens Correction & Adaptive Wide Angle
Module 9: Photographic Techniques
  • Black-and-White conversion methods
  • Creating a Soft Focus effect
  • Setting Depth-of-field (“DOF”)
  • Selective (“Popping”) Colour
  • Creating reflections & motion
  • Simulating graduated filters
  • Panoramas
  • Content-aware (CA) Transforms: CA Scale, Fill, Move & Patch. Perspective Warp
Module 10: Corrective Techniques
  • Resolving colour casts
  • Improving Exposure/Contrast
  • Strategies for red-eye removal
  • Brightening eyes & whitening teeth
  • Age-defying tricks



Learners must be familiar with Photoshop at the base level – working with the program, layers and selections; or they will have taken a basic/foundation course in Photoshop.
Learners are also expected to demonstrate familiarity with the computer – such as the opening and saving of files, navigating the Windows operating system and mouse usage.


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