PHO102B Digital Photographic Imaging - Classroom Schedule Spring 2020
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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-2001 (26375)  NLV - Tu 6:00PM - 9:50PM   Digital Photographic Imaging I       
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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. Constructive opinions are welcome, I am open to opinions that are thought out and expressed appropriately.
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, let me know what you are thinking. send me links to photographers you like, let me know your successes. Please email me at [email protected]
4) TITLEING INFO: please name all files:
Last name_First initial_project.extension
(example) protz_h_retouch.psd
•Files not names properly 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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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•••



Semester Assignments:
•Who Are You
•Layered Canvas (saved as .PSD)
•Retouch (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-with Localized Corrections
•Sharpening
•Female Portrait
•Male Portrait
•Liquify Portrait
•Borders
•PDF Presentatiom
•Final Portfolio


week 1: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Syllabus

Office Hours


Assignment: Who Are You:
Send an email to [email protected] (save this email for future use)

Please fill this out.
Do not send as an attachment - Send in the body of an email. To: [email protected] 
Please use line breaks when filing this out. Not a continuous stream of words.

This is a good guide if you have never thought about sending a professional email.
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/04/16/advice-students-so-they-dont-sound-silly-emails-essay

Full Name (First and Last)
Best Email
Best Phone #
Favorite Photographer
Favorite Website
Favorite Blog
Favorite Podcast
Favorite Book
Favorite Music
Favorite Movie
Favorite Color

Include a self-portrait. Its good to put a face you your name. Be sure to say hi, when you see me in the halls, or stop by my office to meet in person.

What photo classes/workshops have you taken?

DO you have Photoshop? Which version? Do you plan to subscribe?

What camera and lenses do you use?

How long have you been photographing?

Do you have a website or blog? If yes include your URL.

Are you on Instagram? What is your instagram?
Mine is @heatherprotz

Friend me on Facebook: Heather Protz

What do you hope to get out of this class?

Feel free to ask in person or email me any questions about the class or anything I can help you with.


Due: Before Tuesday January 28, 8am for full credit. Do it now. 
Classroom Students: Subject Line: PHO102B Tuesday - Who are you


Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project. UPDATED 3-30-2020
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

 


Introduction to Photoshop
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 pick a tool. color panels, setting up your Photoshop color space for at home.

Set up your color space on your home computer:
Edit – Color Space  : I recommend  North America Prepress 2 and keeping the Adobe RGB (1998) color space. Your color space depends on your output. here at school we are using Inkjet printers and the Adobe RGB (1998) or ProPhoto RGB would be a  good choice.

ColorSettingsColorSettings

Assignment: Layered, New Canvas
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_newcanvas
This will be graded in class TODAY

Macintosh Keyboard PC Keyboard
Command Key    =    Control Key
Option Key    =    Alt Key
Delete Key    =    Backspace Key
Return Key    =    Enter Key

•••Photoshop Tool Panel Overview - PRINT THIS!•••
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/tools.html

Would you like a review of today's class and a little more information about the interface? Watch this video. Terry White, The Interface, 59:09  -The good info starts around 5:50.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ5RSBFHNTw
Be sure to take notes as you are watching.

 

week 2: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

 

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

my scanned images for you to use
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p15412033#h2b55080d

 

week 3: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

 

Due: Retouch 

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

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

 

week 4: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

 

Due: Colorize

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

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

A video from Adobe on sizing
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cc/image-resizing-in-photoshop/

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

 

week 5: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Due: Sizing Images

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

How To: Make a Traditional Duotone Video
https://youtu.be/JlJwhV9Z0PA

Faux Duotone
https://youtu.be/YQ7q-XhgEoY

Batch Rename Files
https://youtu.be/-652XEXlkKU

Contact Sheet
https://youtu.be/bV0ihJ7nFQ8

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

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

Printing in Class today - Be sure to bring paper - Epson 8.5x11 Luster, recommended. 
 


Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project. UPDATED 3-30-2020
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf



week 6:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020  
Tuesday, February 25, 2020  I will meet students at 2PM Hahnemühle Booth
I will be there earlier if you want to meet up. Let me know. Come for extra Credit!!!

We do have class this evening!

 

Due: Duotone/BatchRename/Contact Sheet
Due: Simple Action

Assignment: Levels (Global Correction) Using a Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240_cc1

Download the 6 images images below For Levels correction project.
Click on the link below, see the image, using your mouse, click, hold, drag image to desktop, save to Hard drive
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p661329463
Assignment: Curves: Global Correction and Localized corrections on each image. 
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignmentcc2_curves.pdf
Download the images below.
Click on the link below, see the image, using your mouse, click, hold, drag image to desktop, save to HD

https://www.pixelnrg.com/p963368211/hC424B1DB#hc424b1db

A Quick Video - Image with selective curve edits.
https://youtu.be/1bCL2Y0Cm-s


Assignment: Black and White including Localized Corrections
Black and White and Localized Corrections on each image. 
http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_b-w

week 7: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Due: Levels 
Due: Curves 
Due: B&W

Assignment:  •CC ACR-
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignment-acr1.pdf
Download Images Here

 

week 8: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Due: •CC ACR

Assignment: •CC ACR and More with Localized Corrections -Part 2 ALl images must have localized corrections in Photoshop using Layer Masks
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignment-ccacr2.pdf

A Quick Video ACR1 - All those Tabs and some
https://youtu.be/1bCL2Y0Cm-s




week 9: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
UPDATED 3-17-2020

Due: •CC ACR and More with Localized Corrections -Part 2,

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

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
38) Sharpening Prep/Unsharp Mask
39) LAB Sharpening
40) Luminosty Sharpening
41) Layer Sharpening
42) High Pass Sharpening
43)  Creative/Portion Sharpening    (Localized - Using your Layer Mask Skills)

 

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?


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 10: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UPDATED 3-25-2020 - ADDED VIDEOS TO EACH WEEK BELOW

Keep working -
- Be sure to get caught up and upload any missing assignments this week.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in anyway.



FINAL PORTFOLIO Start planning and making images for your final project.

A final portfolio/series is a number of shoots not just one. What ideas.concepts can you build on?
I am here to bounce ideas off of.

Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project. UPDATED 3-30-2020
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf



week 11: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Due: Sharpening
 

Download this PDF for a workflow strategy - putting it all together

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
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

Lots of videos on line to explore.
Any resource available is ok for this project.
Try to think non-destructive when working. You need to submit layers so if a technique tells you to flatten. Do you really need to? Many times no.

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/032172554

 


SPRING BREAK April 5-12 - We sure need this break - I am still here if you need anything!



week 12: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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
52) Dodge and Burn Vignette
53) Liquify



week 13: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Due:  3 Portraits, Male, Female, Liquify

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
53) Extended Canvas
54) Border and Text
55) Painted Border - Brushes
56) Painted Border 2

week 14: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Due: Borders

Assignment/how to PDF Presentation
Use your own images for this one. Start with images at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_presentation
 

week 15: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Due: PDF Presentation

Work on final projects
 


Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project. UPDATED 3-30-2020
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf



All makeup work must be submitted before May 11, 2020

 

Final Series Due  -Updated 3-30-2020
 Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Work Must be submitted before 6pm

•You must Submit the Final Project on time for credit•

 

 

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