Photoshop Tutorials for Photo I Course

As promised.. Here are a few intro lessons I created for my Photography I course.

Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Time: 1-2 days {One day dedicated to class demo and practice editing} 
Grade: 9-12 
Objective: Develop a basic understanding of Photoshop Processing
Materials: Photoshop & Sample images provided by teacher or students

I typically introduce my photoshop basic editing tutorials in the following sequence:
  • Intro to Color correction
  • Intro to Basic Color Edit
  • Color Selection
  • Dodge and Burn

Lesson: Intro to Black and White editing in photoshop
1. Go to layers palette--> Duplicate layer
2. Go to --> "Black and white cookie" -Adjust LEVELS
3. Go to --> "Black and white cookie"Adjust COLOR BALANCE
4. Go to --> "Black and white cookie"Adjust Brightness and Contrast
   *You can modify adjustment layer by painting on it with a black brush.
5. Dodge and Burn {only if needed}






Lesson: Intro to Color selection or "color pop"
1. Command+J
2. Create a black and white mask above you duplicated image
3. Using a black paintbrush, paint on the layer mask {the areas you want to come back in color}
4. If you mess up you can use a white brush to bring it back.





Lesson: Intro to Hue and Saturation adjustment layer 
1. Go to layers palette--> Duplicate layer
2. Go to --> "Black and white cookie" -Adjust Levels
3. Go to --> "Black and white cookie"Adjust Hue and Saturatoin
4. Go to --> "Black and white cookie"Adjust Brightness and Contrast
   *You can modify adjustment layer by painting on it with a black brush.
5. Dodge and Burn {only if needed}





Lesson:  Intro to Dodging and Burning
1. Go to Layers palette-->Duplicate layer by hitting -->Command + J
2. Go to--Layer-->New Layer
3. Select Overlay {CHECK OFF, fill with 50 grey}
4. Dodge and Burn on the new layer

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