Having mastered the basics in the Introduction to Digital Image Editing for Aviation Photographers "fast track" class your learning experience continues to the advanced level in this class. In this session you will explore and learn how to correctly use the advanced techniques available to edit digital images. Emphasis is placed on those commands used to automate tasks and reduce the time and effort required to process images.



Beginner, novice and intermediate aviation photographers who have a desire to improve their digital image editing skills.



Basic skills and familiarity with personal computers and the Windows Operating System. This class does not cover the basic skills required to successfully edit digital images. If you are relatively new to digital image editing it is recommended that you first attend the Introduction to Digital Image Editing for Aviation Photographers class before taking this class. Attending this class without a good understanding and command of the basic editing skills would be a waste of your and the instructor's time!


Course Outline

The topics covered in this class are directed at the more advanced skills often required to successfully edit your aviation photographs. Much of the class is devoted to automating routine tasks allowing you to reduce the time and effort needed to edit your images. Topic covered in this class include the following:


• Photoshop Actions

  Understanding Photoshop Actions
Creating Photoshop Actions
Using Photoshop Actions
Advanced Photo Editing Techniques
  Cloning to remove unwanted objects
Altering backgrounds
Creating montage images from multiple images
Preparing images for publication and printing
  Creating 300 dpi images to specific sizes
Creating large 300 dpi images for printing
Adding text to your print images
Using Photoshop's Automate Command
Instruction Method

The instruction method used for this class is referred to as "Lecture Walkthru." The instructor, using a laptop and display projector, demonstrates the methods and procedures to edit digital images. Instruction is example based with many examples demonstrating the various techniques used. A course handbook containing step-by-step instructions is provided to each attendee.

While it is not possible to provide a PC for each attendee, attendees are encouraged to bring laptops if they have them. Sample images used during the class can be loaded onto the laptop allowing them to follow along with the instructor.

Photoshop V6.0 is used during class for demonstration purposes. This should not preclude anyone from attending simply because they don't use Photoshop (or that exact version) as their image editing tool. Most image editing software programs use similar methods to accomplish the same things only referring to them somewhat differently.



New York / New Jersey Metropolitan Area: Classes are in Paramus, NJ

Outside New York Area: This class is available at locations nationwide providing there are a minimum of 6 students (maximum 10), a suitable location is available, and the instructor's out-of-pocket expenses are covered by the students. If desired a two-day session covering Introduction to Digital Image Editing (day 1) and Advanced Digital Image Editing (day 2) can be scheduled for these locations.


Class Size Limitation

Class size is limited to 6 attendees (maximum of 10 for locations other than the New York / New Jersey Metropolitan area) to insure everyone receives individual attention and all of their concerns are addressed.


Schedule / Cost
Class schedule:
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Arrival coffee and doughnuts
10:00 a.m. - Noon - Instruction
Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (sandwiches provided)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Instruction
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Break (Cookies and soft drinks)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Instruction
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wrap up
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