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  1. Intro to Editing A Workflow Overview

  2. Know • Evaluating your photographs • Ranking and sorting in Bridge • Photo Editing Workflow • Show • Rank and sort last project in Bridge • Create file management structure in S: drive • Level of Thinking • Apply Objective

  3. Digital Workflow Step by Step

  4. Tasks are typically divided up into steps, steps that can be communicated to another so they can perform the task the same. • For instance, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You may have a process – steps – how to make one. This process works for you. It eliminates problems you have encountered from previous attempts. Digital Workflow

  5. In digital photo this process is called workflow – a series of steps used to accomplish something. In our case, managing and editing digital photographs. • Most photographers will have their own unique workflow, but most of them are variations of the following steps. Digital Workflow

  6. Capture Photographs • Check lens is clean • Battery is charged • Memory card ready • Settings are the way you want them Step One

  7. Store and Organize • Transfer to computer or other storage device • Organize in folders • Rename files Step Two

  8. Select and Edit Photographs • Sort out “good ones” • Adjust exposure, tones, sharpness, etc. Step Three

  9. Display and Share • Print • Email • Social Networks • Photo sharing sites Step Four

  10. Archive and Back Up • In our case, remove from your S: drive to a flash drive or external • Save final images for your Portfolio! Step Five

  11. Evaluating your Photographs Good, Better, Best

  12. Technical • Exposure • Depth of Field • Motion Blur • Creative • Composition • Use of technical to aide composition Evaluating Your Photographs

  13. It doesn’t matter how great the composition is if you don’t get the exposure right.

  14. It doesn’t matter how perfect the exposure is if the composition doesn’t work.

  15. Everyone has their own “system” • I like to: • Sort out the ones that appeal to me compositionally first • Examine these for technical issues and get rid of those • Depending on how many exposures you have versus how many you need, you can be harder or more open with what you include in your first sorts Rank and Sort

  16. Try it Out Rank and Sort

  17. Open Bridge • Navigate to the Shutter Speed project images • Pick out the ones you like the best • Examine for: • Focus • Exposure • Noise Rank and Sort

  18. Sort out the images you like the best compositionally Mark them somehow – either with a color or stars (THIS WON’T SAVE AT SCHOOL) • Change the view to only see those images • Examine them more closely and weed out images with technical issues (exposure, camera shake, unintended blur, focus issues) Rank and Sort

  19. Put your final “selections” in a folder inside your project folder named “To Edit” • Create another folder called “Edited” that we will use next class Rank and Sort

  20. Editing Workflow Overview Step by Step

  21. Exposure • Contrast • B&W Conversion OR color correction • Lens Cor./Crop • Enhance • Save Layered File • Resize & Sharpen for Output Editing Workflow - .JPEG

  22. Exposure Adjustment Layers & Non Destructive Editing

  23. Know • Exposure • Levels Panel • Histograms • Non Destructive Editing • Show • Use the Levels panel and Histogram Panel to adjust the exposure and contrast of an image nondestructively. • Level of Thinking • Apply Objective

  24. Destructive: Alters the actual pixels of an image. Not reversible – permanent change. • Non-Destructive: Changes are made on different layers. Reversible and alterable. You can go back and adjust this kind of change. Non Destructive Editing

  25. Adjustment layers are non-destructive edits. Adjustment Layer

  26. Each adjustment layer is added as a new layer in the Layers Panel. • It automatically has a Layer Mask. Adjustment Layers

  27. Adjust settings in the Properties panel. • Double click on an adjustment layer icon to display the panel for that layer. Properties Panel

  28. Select the Exposure Adjustment Layer. • Notice a new layer appears in the Layers Panel. Try it Out

  29. Exposure: Adjusts highlights • Offset: Adjusts shadows • Gamma: Adjust midtones ExposureAdjustment Layer

  30. Tip: This adjustment layer is meant primarily for HDR images, not regular 8-bit images. • Hold Ctrl when your mouse is over the number field to make less drastic adjustments. ExposureAdjustment Layer

  31. Next Up… A better way to adjust exposure.

  32. A histogram looks a lot like a bar graph because they are very closely related. • A histogram is a special type of bar graph. • While a bar graph typically shows quantity, a histogram shows frequency, or how often something happens. • One big difference you may notice in how they look is that all the bars are smooshed together until they touch each other. Histograms

  33. When we are looking at a histogram for a photograph, it is showing us the frequency of all the tones from black to white. There are 256 values.

  34. …is a result of capturing or processing an image where the intensity in a certain area falls outside the minimum and maximum intensity which can be represented. • In other words, tones that should be distinct all look black (0) or all look white (255) • The tones are “clipped” Clipped

  35. Histogram PanelExpanded View

  36. One way to adjust the histogram in Photoshop is to use a levels adjustment layer. Levels Adjustment Layer

  37. Presets • Color Channels • Auto Settings • White, black, and gray point samplers • White, black, and gamma point arrows • Set output points Levels Adjustment Layer

  38. Clipping Mask • Previous state • Reset • Visibility • Delete Levels Adjustment Layer

  39. Adjusting Arrows

  40. Working in the Levels panel also adjusts the contrast of an image. • Contrast is the difference between the brightest and the darkest areas of an image. Contrast

  41. High Contrast

  42. Low Contrast

  43. Moving the black point and white point closer together raises the brightest and lowers the darkest parts of the picture – increasing the contrast. • Lower contrast by adjusting the output slider. Move the black point up, to make the darkest parts lighter. Move the white point down, to make the lightest parts darker. Contrast & Levels

  44. Curves Tonal balance and contrast

  45. Know • Curves Panel • Contrast • Show • Adjust the tones and contrast of an image using Curves. • Level • Apply Objective

  46. Tonal Range: Range from dark to light • Curves panel lets you adjust tones within that range – make them darker or lighter • It is all about INPUT versus OUTPUT Curves Adjustment Layers