PHO102B Digital Photographic Imaging - ONLINE CLASS - Spring 2021

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As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add to or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide.

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PHO  102B - 1001 (22580)  Digital Photographic Imaging I

PHO  102B - 1002 (22597)  Digital Photographic Imaging I

Traditional Online Class Format - Go at your own weekly pace - I am here to help, guide, and answer questions.
 



•••Assignments are in Purple
•••Due Dates are in Green
•••Videos are in Red
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WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW  https://youtu.be/fynj0l8HNSw
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This course will introduce students to the basic Adobe Photoshop techniques such as layers, layer masks, color correction and retouching, directed specifically to how it applies to photography, will be explored. We will be using digital camera images. This course can be taken in the same semester as PHO 101. The student must be familiar with computer navigation, saving files, renaming files and using the internet.
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The Class
1) Work consistently, don’t procrastinate. Things will go wrong. To get the most out of this class you should plan on working in photoshop every day for the next 15 weeks.
1a) OK this is a jam filled class. don’t wait to get started. Start NOW! NOW! NOW!
2) Have fun, explore, share ideas, have an open mind, be respectful or others, work hard, shoot more.
3) Because this class is mainly a technical class you will not be getting much aesthetic criticism from me.  If you have a problem with a project I will let you know how to improve.  Ask questions throughout the week, let me know if you are not understanding the project, the technique. I am here to help - Don't wait - Just ask!

Please email me at [email protected]
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You will need QuickTime installed on your computer to view videos. This is a free download.
Windows http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Mac https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

You will need Java installed on your computer  (it should already be installed, it is also a free download. You may need to update your version if your files do not upload    http://www.java.com/en/
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Book required: No book required
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•••Any Project can be turned in BEFORE the due date•••
I grade projects as a group so if things are submitted early your work will be graded when all are graded.


HANDING IN YOUR WORK and viewing grades:                                                                              
We will work from Canvas for this.

Submit you files through Canvas and look at your grades and comments from me on your projects in Canvas.
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TITLING INFO: Please name files: LastName_FirstInitial_ProjectName.Extension                                                                    
Mary Smith retouch should be turned in as:    Smith_M_retouch.psd                                                                                      

•Files not names properly named will not be accepted.                                                                                                           
I will not know the file belongs to you without your name.                                                                                                     
I will not know the project without the project name included.                                                                                               
Makes sense, right?                                                                                                                                                                
•DO NOT INCLUDE MY NAME IN YOUR FILE!!!

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•ONLY UPLOAD FILES, NOT FOLDERS -do not zip files or folders                                                                                              
•Most files will be submitted at 2160 or 3000 Pixels on the longest side 240ppi, 8bit.                                                                     (ALWAYS READ THE FILE SPECS in the assignment for correct submission guidelines)                                                           
•I want to see Layers in your files!                                                                                                                                  


Semester Assignments:
•Who Are You
•Layered Canvas (saved as .PSD)
•Retouch - Old Photograph (saved as .PSD)
•Colorize  (saved as .PSD)
•Duotone Contact Sheet (this can be turned in as a .PDF or .JPG)
•Simple Action
•Sizing
•CC Levels

•CC Curves -with Localized Corrections
•CC B&W-with Localized Corrections
•CC ACR -Part 1
•CC ACR and More with Localized Corrections -Part 2
•Sharpening - Global
•Sharlening - Localized
•Female Portrait
•Male Portrait
•Liquify Portrait
•Image 4 ways - 3x4
•Borders
•Spark Presentation
•Final Portfolio


week 1: January 19- January 24, 2021
Syllabus

Office Hours


Assignment: Who Are You:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/who-are-you


Turn in by Monday, January 25, 11:59pm for full credit. Do it now. 
Online Students: Subject Line: PHO102B DE - Who are you


Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project.
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

 


Introduction to Photoshop



Setting up Workspaces and Preferences

https://www.pixelnrg.com/setting-up-workspaces-and-preferences

 


 

Assignment: Layered Canvas
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_newcanvas
Tools, Panels, Creating a Canvas.
Today we will explore Photoshop. Open a new canvas, look at panels, play with the tools. This will be an overview of where things are. How to choose a tool. Color panels. Setting up your Photoshop color space for at home.

MY MOVIES FOR YOU:
Create a New Canvas:  https://youtu.be/-S3ExgrdRHQ

     If you did not do this earlier set up your color workspace and preferences now.
Photoshop Preferences: https://youtu.be/cY8P-EfGSiA
Marquee Tools: https://youtu.be/D2_Uy7isgg4
Lasso Tools: https://youtu.be/hnD7G2dKBFY
Gradient Layer: https://youtu.be/waJdKX8SC2o
One Last VIDEO  - Rename, Moving Layers, and more info
to complete the assignment https://youtu.be/WLKfGRIh07U

Photoshop Tools - https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-tools-toolbar-overview/


week 2: January 25 - January 31, 2021

Due: Layered Canvas, Monday, January 25, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to: Retouch (an old photograph)
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_retouch

My scanned images for you to use -
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LARGE IMAGE  - the long side will be 2400 pixels - YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS TWICE
Click on the link below. Choose the image you want. Click on the image to make it large. In the top left of the image look for menu, then download the original size. This will save to your HD. Most likely your downloads folder unless you have a different destination designated.
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p15412033#h2b55080d

My Movies, For the Retouch Project:

•••How to download a file from the PixelNRG website  https://youtu.be/P0MG5hjSMU4
Open a file with a missing Profile. https://youtu.be/1jIOJ8hN2Vc
How To Straighten Crop a Photograph in Adobe Photoshop CC - https://youtu.be/7NI-rnWjJ1Y
Video - How to make your image grayscale. https://youtu.be/RwswYEPYD5w
Make a duplicate layer of the background.  https://youtu.be/U-Cor30wgaE
Locating the Tools, plus a quick look at the Navigator Panel - https://youtu.be/7kwXjCaIyPo
Overview of the Image - Things to think about while getting started - https://youtu.be/Xa06jj_BiSY
How To use the Healing Brush.     https://youtu.be/PoBHSXD9Uyg
How To use the Clone Stamp.   https://youtu.be/fuqwvhQAriw
How To use the Spot Healing Brush, Patch Tool and a bonus, Re-aligning the layers.     https://youtu.be/GAYyylfv578
How to use a Rectangular Marquee to define your cloning edge https://youtu.be/8cU-S5vPRi0
How to use the History Panel.  https://youtu.be/gDTr0PBBvdk
Did a part of your correction not look as great as you had hoped? If so you can copy the old bad to the new bad and start again. No need to redo the entire image. Here is how to do thathttps://youtu.be/nuKQdVgk0uE
In this last video I just spend some time retouching an image using what we explored in the earlier videos.
•Bonus use the paint brush to draw a line.
Draw a straight line. Where you want your line to start click once. Move the curser to where you want the line to end. Hold the shift key and click the mouse, a straight line is drawn.   https://youtu.be/4mGhtv1HEpM
How to Re-Align your layers if skewed.  https://youtu.be/VPWDqyMdtVM

How to copy the Original Bad to the retouched worse. Only a part. https://youtu.be/M5FX0wLrZz0


week 3: February 1 - February 7, 2021

Due: Retouch, Monday, February 1, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to: Colorize
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_colorize

My scanned images for you to use

Click on the link below. Choose the image you want. Click on the image to make it large. In the top left of the image look for menu, then download the original size. This will save to your HD. Most likely your downloads folder unless you have a different destination designated.
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p394342675#h624913e3

This video will help understand panels and workspaces - Photoshop Workspaces, Panels and more https://youtu.be/UokG8Pwokq8
Here we explore saving and backing up files - https://youtu.be/rYOeg9HihdA

My Movies for the Colorize Project:
RGB to Grayscale and back to RGB. https://youtu.be/fw24yKQtj-4
METHOD #1  https://youtu.be/iou3rWDS0Tc - Only use this method for 3 - 5 layers

Fully understanding the layer masks with this project will set you up for success for the rest of the semester.
15-18 layers using these next 2 methods. Don't forget the opacity and blend mode exploration.

Spend the most time with methods 2 and 3.
If you feel comfortable with the Layer Masks you will be ahead of the game for the rest of the semester.
METHOD #2 https://youtu.be/JbURFcKelNs -  
METHOD #3   https://youtu.be/M-WrRJ8TrGc
Make a more realistic image by using 2 or more like colors.  https://youtu.be/_CgBExadA7E
How to reproduce a color and save it in the Swatches Panel.  https://youtu.be/LYDiFr5IOVI
In this video I take you through the layers of a completed colorize project.    https://youtu.be/_QsjUyzZvzk

Photoshop shortcuts
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html


week 4: February 8 - February 14, 2021

Due: Colorize, Monday, February 8, 11:59PM

Assignment: Sizing Images
https://www.pixelnrg.com/sizingimages2018.pdf

My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p372430237#hb3484d05

My Videos for You:
How to: Sizing https://youtu.be/ZUjNlGgDkDg

How to: Cropping  https://youtu.be/KLRB_uH0Sek

Resolution Explained:
https://improvephotography.com/48332/photoshop-resolution-setting-a-complete-guide-and-cheat-sheet/


week 5: February 15 - February 21, 2021

Due: Sizing, Monday, February 15, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to: Duotone/BatchRename/Contact Sheet
Use your own images for this one. Bring in a full resolution image to use for this project. Do not download an image from social media. Start with an image at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.

http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_duotone_contactsheet

Traditional Duotone  VIDEO - https://youtu.be/JlJwhV9Z0PA

Create a Faux Duotone - VIDEO - https://youtu.be/YQ7q-XhgEoY

Explore some Adobe Bridge Basics to get Started - VIDEO.    https://youtu.be/BtviBcn9Mfw

How to Batch Rename Files within Bridge:  Video. https://youtu.be/-652XEXlkKU

Create a Contact Sheet - Video - https://youtu.be/bV0ihJ7nFQ8

Assignment Simple Actions
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignment_simple-actiona.pdf

How To Video: Create a Simple Action 
https://youtu.be/JcXG8lEY2HY

How To Video: Saving an Action in Adobe Photoshop
https://youtu.be/s8CV-5P_2OA


Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project.
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf



week 6: February 22 - February 28, 2021

Due: Duotone/BatchRename/Contact Sheet, Monday, February 22, 11:59PM
Due: Simple Action, Monday, February 22, 11:59PM

Assignment: Levels (Global Correction)
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignmentcc1_levels.pdf

My Images for you to use:
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p661329463
Download the 6 images to color correct using levels.

My Movies on Levels and Curves Adjustment Layers
*006 Setting the Eyedropper points in the Levels and Curves Adjustment Panels.  https://youtu.be/u6rUa5x8aGo

002 Levels Adjustment Panel, The White Eyedropper. https://youtu.be/yva9G4lb-dE

003 Levels Adjustment Panel - Gray Eyedropper.  https://youtu.be/Dg1EjqCq3Pw

004 Levels Panel Precise Adjustmenthttps://youtu.be/MoLqn8YFmQ8

005 Levels Adjustment Panel Sliders. https://youtu.be/0KfKs1KW618 

006 Two Quick Tips. https://youtu.be/5rAWd0iPCqU

007 Use the White Eyedropper in the Levels Adjustment Panel to correct the color cast in this image.
https://youtu.be/MWLNqposUow

008 Explore the Vibrance/Saturation Adjustment Panel in Adobe Photoshop. https://youtu.be/Pur-pKECISw

009 Photo Filter Adjustment Panel in Adobe Photoshop. https://youtu.be/32x01k3eEUY

010 Color Balance Adjustment Panel and Levels RGB Adjustments.  https://youtu.be/HEYeS0a2cM8
 

 

Assignment: Curves: Global Correction and Localized corrections on each image. 
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignmentcc2_curves.pdf

My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p963368211/hC424B1DB#hc424b1db

A Quick Video - Image with selective curve edits.
Hi Everyone. In June 2020 Adobe changed the ACR interface. Everything is still there but it looks totally different. Next week we are introduced to the new interface. In the video below you see the old interface. Just fiolow along with the concepts of selective edits.
https://youtu.be/1bCL2Y0Cm-s


001 Introduction to the Curves Panel   https://youtu.be/ghgiHux4r3Y
002 Assignment Curves: Demo Edit   https://youtu.be/Bw3R4jwopV0
003 Editing an image using Curves and a Black and White Adjustment Layer    https://youtu.be/3Q-oKWdZmxs
004 Curves and a little black paint on a transparent layer    https://youtu.be/1HB687SvG8M
005 Movie: Object Selection Tool    https://youtu.be/lkSx96gj3cs

Assignment: Black and White including Localized Corrections
Black and White Adjustment Layer with Localized Corrections (Levels, Curves, Or) on each image. 
http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_b-w

My Movies for you:

001 Black and White Adjustment Layer in Adobe Photoshop - With a few selective edits: https://youtu.be/vjFpSCceYsg
002 Black and White Adjustment Layer in Adobe Photoshop:   https://youtu.be/-RqO3HcgSfU

week 7: March 1 - March 7, 2021

Due: Color Correction Levels, Monday, March 1, 11:59PM
Due: Color Correction Curves, Monday, March 1, 11:59PM - Looking for localized corrctions on each file
Due: B&W, Monday, March 1, 11:59PM - these would be helped with localized corrections. use your layer masks

What file formats can open into ACR from the Bridge   https://youtu.be/4ZfflataAsw

Assignment:  •CC ACR -Part 1
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignment-acr1.pdf
My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p785758266#h61a65ac1
 

Adobe, Introduction to Camera Raw: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/using/introduction-camera-raw.html

New 2020 ACR Short Videos (I will be adding additional short videos about ACR)
YouTube Playlist: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeAfR9hZHymOmaVR2gNvCzFQegi2SCBzK

00001 Intro to ACR Image dialog box:    
00002 Opening RAW, Jpg and TIFF files: 
00003 Introduction to the DNG
00004 Introduction to ACR Interface June 2020 Release: https://youtu.be/qCxtDN8o6Aw
00005 Using The Basics Panel in ACR: https://youtu.be/ax9AuY0DDFM
00006 Open, Done, Save: https://youtu.be/kNNCpjZK_ko
00007 Working an image using the Basics Panel and a little Color mixer panelhttps://youtu.be/-UzctFXeBz4
00008 Using the Texture and Saturation Sliders:  https://youtu.be/OLiJWxKL3NE
00009 Resetting an Image to Camera RAW defaults:   https://youtu.be/2JU7Rm_UJIM
00010 ACR - Bridge File Icons:  https://youtu.be/Fooud_sF-6Y
00011 White Balance Tool more in depth:  https://youtu.be/sVSMCxf9jhE
00012 Using the Crop Tool and Straighten Tool:   https://youtu.be/AcHqAVSeztM
00013 Using the Geometry Panel:  https://youtu.be/5S8jEr0Y2as
00014 Using the Adjustment Brush:   https://youtu.be/NXowvcKtVf4
00015 Using the Color Mixer Panel (Hue/Saturation/Luminance)  https://youtu.be/7fOI30X0Gio
00016 Making a BW using the Saturation Slider:  https://youtu.be/9iYmnCDvBxc
00017 Making a BW using Profiles in ACR:  https://youtu.be/VPRN4gCHcGE
00018 Exploring the Split Tone Tab while making a Sepia Toned image and more:  https://youtu.be/iheATvwqrBE

week 8: March 8 - March 14, 2021
Due: ACR1, Monday, March 8, 11:59PM

Assignment: •CC ACR and More with Localized Corrections -Part 2
Use your own RAW images for this Project
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignment-ccacr2.pdf

36C) Using a Smart Filter and The Camera RAW Filter in PS  https://youtu.be/T72YsJRTy4o
Be sure to explore these Tools and Panels in ACR
Graduated Filter
Radial Filter
Spot Removal Tool
Snapshots

Presets
Effects Panel in ACR
Curve Panel in ACR
Detail Panelin ACR


week 9: March 15 - March 21, 2021

Due: •CC ACR -Part 2, Monday, March 15, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to: Sharpening (Global and Localized)
Use your own images for this one. Start with an image at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.
http://pixelnrg.com/classes/pho-240/assignment-sharpening

My Movies on Sharpening

Watch this video first 
36D) What is a Master File: https://youtu.be/JosAvEbw-uA

001 Sharpening Prep/Unsharp Mask:   https://youtu.be/LnQtJ81D0HA
002 LAB Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/sRGcgm9YgRo
003 Luminosity Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/7cio7kI9vzQ
004 Layer Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/T-TymWGqKOg
005 High Pass Sharpening:  https://youtu.be/Z2dpt4-IxfU
006  Localized  Sharpening:  https://youtu.be/3m8J3vdhLbI

If you are a Canon shooter what lens do you shoot with? Is it a pro lens?
If not check out a pro lens from CSN and make a sharpness comparison.
It is worth the money to buy a pro lens?

week 10: March 22 - March 28, 2021

Due: Global Sharpening, Monday, March 22, 11:59PM
Due: Localized Sharpening, Monday, March 22, 11:59PM
(Must have layer masks to reveal the selective sharpening on each file for the localized sharpening)

Assignment/how to: Female Portrait
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_portrait

Assignment/how to: Male Portrait
http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102b_male-portrait

Assignment/how to: Liquify
http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102b_retouch_liquify

How to: Portrait Retouching Techniques - At the end of this page you will find a workflow guide.
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_portraittechniques

My Movies on portrait retouching
44) Intro to Portraits- Base Retouch
45) Clone, Opacity, Blend
46) The Mouth-Teeth

47) Eye and Teeth Whitening
48) Hair Coloring
49) Wrinkle Reduction
50) Selective Sharpening
51) Luminance Masking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMdl4133Bow

If you can see something in a portrait you would like to fix, do it - Google additional portrait videos. There are a ton of good ones out there. At this point you should have a grasp of the tools, and vocabulary to look explore and try. Go For It!

A great book
Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Retouching-Techniques-Photographers-Photoshop/dp/0321725549

Don’t want to change the skin tones much with an adjustment layer, change the blend mode to luminosity



Assignment - Work in Progress - The Final
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE GRADED.
Submit 5-10 images In Canvas

-These do not need to be edited just an example of the direction you are heading.
-All images for your final must be shot for your final not pulled from past assignments or past years.

-Include a short written statement of your concept also through Canvas.
-Tell me your concept and how you plan to accomplish your idea.

Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project.
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf



Spring Break March 28 - April 4, 2021



week 11: April 5 - April 11, 2021

Due: Female Retouch, Monday, April 5, 11:59PM

Due: Work in Progress - The Final - Monday, April 5, 11:59PM
- NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE GRADED.
I am happy to look at the work and help guide you at any time with your final project

Portrait Continued:
We will continue working on the portrait assignment. Practice is how you become a photoshop guru… Remember not every technique is appropriate for every image, working on a second image will give you a chance to practice techniques you did not use on the first portrait. If you started with a woman your next portrait could be a man, child, push yourself.
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_portraittech2

More of my my movies on portrait retouching.

51) Male Retouch
52) Male Sharpening
53) Dodge and Burn Vignette

 

week 12: April 12 - April 18, 2021

Due: Male Retouch, Monday,  April 12, 11:59PM
Due: Liquify Retouch, Monday, April 12, 11:59PM


Assignment: 3 images 4 ways
Use your own images for this one.

https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_3x4way.pdf

 

week 13: April 19 - April 25, 2021
Due: 3 Images 4 Ways, Monday
, April 19, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to: Borders
Use your own images for this one. Start with images at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.

http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_borders

My Movies on borders and vignetting

52) Simple Stroke https://youtu.be/rZTolaoXBuM
53) Extended Canvas https://youtu.be/zWcI50LIKeY
54) Border and Text  https://youtu.be/DAJh_2sI-H4
55) Painted Border 1 - Brushes  https://youtu.be/mU14c068IFw
56) Painted Border 2 - Alternative process look - https://youtu.be/mNpEcmPoE8c

week 14: April 26 - May 2, 2021
Due: Borders, Monday
, April 26, 11:59PM
Assignment/how to: Spark Page
Use your own images for this one. Images should be sized 2048-3000 pixels on the lingest side 72PPI

https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_assignment_spark.pdf

week 15: May 3 - May 9, 2021
Due: Spark Page, Monday
, May 3, 11:59PM
All late projects or re-submissions are Due by Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 11:59PM

week 16: FINALS

Final Project Due -Monday, May 10, 2021 11:59pm
 •You must Submit the Final Project on time for credit•

Final Portfolio: 
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

 

As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add too or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide.