Photoshop Tutorial One – Friday 18th January 2013

On Friday 18th January 2013, I started off my day by attending a discretionary Adobe Photoshop tutorial. The notes that I took from this are shown below:

Adobe Bridge:

  • Good as a viewing tool
  • Can tag the images to show your favourites (Star)
  • Window – workspace – different view options – film strip
  • Contact sheet
    • Window – workspace – different view options – output (for contact sheet)
    • Drag over images to show them at a larger scale
    • Choose PDF
    • Always have 300ppi for print
    • Change how many photos per sheet
    • Can change text and background colour
    • Tick “View PDF after Save”
    • Clients name and date
    • OR
    • Choose Web Gallery
    • Show one larger image then the rest as thumbnails
    • Needs to have FTP Server details
  • Do as little as possible in bridge
  • Choose Web Gallery
  • Show one larger image then the rest as thumbnails
  • Needs to have FTP Server details
  • JPEG is a condensed version of an image – it has taken information out
  • RAW – if you convert it to a TIFF it still contains all the information
  • Put JPEGS and TIFF’s in different folders

Change camera settings to TIFF and JPEG

Photoshop won’t work with RAW(cr2) – recommend TIFF

Make sure that you are colour managing your end:

  • Grey card – if you are shooting at different times of the day, grey card at intervals
  • Open in camera RAW
  • White balance tool – click on the grey
  • If you don’t have a grey card, move temperature to 5200 (has to be RAW file)
  • Straighten tool
  • Play with exposure – needs to be a good spread on the histogram and make sure the skin tone is okay
  • Play with contrast
  • Shoot a tiny bit darker and push in post-production
  • Save image – TIFF

Don’t open Photoshop when you are working in Bridge


Colour Management

  • Colour profiling – screen matches the printer
  • Three colour spaces
    • Edit – colour settings – colour dialogue box
    • RGB
      • sRGB default (wrong space)
      • Need to be in Adobe RGB (1998)
  • Leave the rest the same
  • Second RGB (under Colour Management Policies)
    • Want Off
    • When you open an image, duplicate it then close the original



Ank Photo: Un-edited - Holly Constantine

Ank Photo: Final Edit - Holly Constantine