Photographs play an important role in my art practice. They are the way I record my inspirations and allow me to test out designs and ideas. I use Adobe's Photoshop Elements software and have basically found my way around the program by trial and error and with a bit of help from Mr Google!!!
I recently discovered a series of online classes run by Kris Sazaki and Deb Cashatt ... the Pixeladies and enrolled in Photoshop Elements Essentials 1
I've just completed the first week of classes and have to say this is one of the best investments I have made in my tech knowledge. The class is structured around an excellent series of video lesson with follow up notes and homework.
Already I have learned a much better way of resizing my images .. an increasingly frequent task for website/blog and submissions for exhibitions and shows and one which will have real benefits for the loading speeds on my website.
Discovered the Camera Distortion Filter so I can now straighten images like this one.....
I sometimes like to photograph work lying flat to really highlight the stitching but often find the image is a bit distorted by the angles ... no longer!!
and I've learned how to add a watermark to an image .....
Next week ....... planning quilting lines, testing cut fabrics and auditioning colors are on the list. I can't wait !!!
I would highly recommend these classes if you want to learn more about working with your photos and Photoshop Elements!!
What tech classes do you recommend???
Thanks for dropping by ....CC