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Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Photographers with Natasha Calzatti – PAS (2 sessions)
May 31, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 5:15 pm |
This class is held on two consecutive Sunday’s: May 31st and June 7th 11:15am-5pm.
Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Join Photoshop expert Natasha Calzatti for advanced techniques in Photoshop. Natasha will take you through the entire process of creating convincing, well-executed composites. Together we will take the guesswork out of using Photoshop’s more advanced tools, techniques, and menus. You will learn which Photoshop tools are essential, which AI tools to use and which you can ignore. You will also learn beauty retouching skills, how the pros retouch portraits with clean, natural, and realistic looking results. Learn Luminosity masking to achieve beautiful landscape photographs. Natasha will also cover hidden and hard-to-find features and shortcuts that will help you produce higher-quality work in a fraction of the time.
Technical Level: Intermediate
What background color, and camera lighting setups work best for compositing.
Understand the Adobe Sensei – their name for the artificial intelligence technology
How to master selections in Photoshop – even wispy hair!
How to move a subject from one background to another.
Photoshop lighting and shadowing techniques to make it look real.
Also, all of the Photoshop tips, tricks, and special effects you need to pull off a convincing, professional composite.
Learn how to retouch skin while preserving its texture, fix makeup and hair.
Selective color correction, color balance and color grading.
How To Create a Double Exposure Effect.
By the end of this course, you will have professional-level Photoshop skills that will set your work apart from the competition.
What to bring:
Bring your photos, about 25-50 images that you would like to fix or enhanced, on a flash or hard drive. Best if the images were shot in RAW format. JPEG, TIFF and PSD’s are okay. If you don’t have images Natasha will provide them to you.
This class takes place in our state-of-the-art computer lab where each student is assigned an iMac 21.5″ 3.6GHZ equipped with an Intuos graphics tablet. You don’t need to bring a laptop.
Instructor Bio: Upon receiving her BFA in Photography from Otis Parsons School of Design, Natasha Calzatti, a photographer and digital retoucher, went on to shoot award-winning photography for THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE and VIBE, and has been syndicated internationally. Her work is represented in many private collections and has been shown publicly in Los Angeles and more recently in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery, June 2012. Simultaneous to her photography career, Natasha found herself at the cutting edge of imaging as it transitioned from the chemical darkroom to the digital darkroom where her abilities became increasingly in demand for magazine clients TV Guide, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, The Source, and Vibe as well as advertising clients Midas, MCI and Dreyfus. In 2011, Ms. Calzatti was invited to The Getty Center to share her behind the camera experiences of Cuba as she presented an in-gallery exploration of A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now. Today Ms. Calzatti divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging issues both in U.S and abroad. You can see her current work at http://www.calzattifoto.com.
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