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Photoshop Toolbox III: Bridge, Raw and More

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Join 's Course: Photoshop Toolbox III: Bridge, Raw and More Learn the important lessons for processing Raw files, using the file browser, and creating special effects. Photoshop is an essential image-editing tool for digital and film photographers alike. In this Toolbox course by professional photographer and digital-darkroom specialist Lewis Kemper, learn how to get the most out of your Adobe Photoshop software!
Key Features

  1. File Browser (CS) & The Bridge (CS2,  CS3, CS4)
  2. Camera Raw
  3. Image Processor
  4. Motion and Perspective: create the illusion of motion, learn the Transform Tool
  5. Creating Weather – learn how to make Snow/Rain and Stars
  6. Gradient Editor – Creating Rainbows
  7. Photo Filters Plus –using Photo Filters and Blend Modes for Filters and Tinting
  8. Type – make a business card

  • Master the The Bridge/File Browser
  • Process raw files
  • Create special effects

 

What You Get

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  Benefits:
You get direct feedback on your photos from world-acclaimed, professional photographers. You can learn photography in this way from anywhere in the world.  
 
 
  • Learn at your pace, with structure.
  • Be guided by a real pro instructor.
  • Get your photos critiqued every week.
  • Join students from around the world.
  • Go far beyond any book or DVD.
  • Make great pictures, again and again!

Instructor

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Photography Instructor: Lewis  Kemper Lewis Kemper
Lewis Kemper specializes in nature and wildlife photography, and has taught over 100 workshops and classes on landscape photography and/or the digital darkroom.

He is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer and PC Photo magazines.

His work is represented worldwide by Getty Images, Index Stock Imagery, Stock Connection, AFLO Japan and DRK Photo. Lewis's computer-enhanced images have been used in advertisements, cards, bookmarks and calendars. He is the photographer of Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest, published in 1996.

He also runs a custom digital printing service to create fine art prints for photographers.

Lewis has been honored to be included into Canon’s Explorers of Light program, which recognizes 78 of the country’s most influential photographers.

A Couple of Photos by the Instructor


© Lewis Kemper 

© Lewis Kemper 

A Couple of Student Photos

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View photos by previous students. You can make pictures like this too!

Karen A. Beri
© Karen A. Beri
Karen A. Beri
© Karen A. Beri

Course Outline

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Lesson 1: Bridge
Learn all the features of the Bridge.
Assignment: Create a browser layout and a template.

Lesson 2: Bridge/Camera Raw
Shooting digitally is becoming more and more common. Learn how to process your RAW files to their fullest and gain control of one of digital photography's greatest assets - the RAW file.  Also learn how to integrate the Bridge and Camera Raw to enhance your workflow.
Assignment: Practice with Camera Raw files.

Lesson 3: Image Processor
Receive and learn to use a Script that can save you hours when working with your digital files. Created by Russell Brown of Adobe, Image Processor will process your RAW and jpeg images, and allow you to resize and reformat entire collections with ease.
Assignment: Slide show and processed images.

Lesson 4: Motion and Perspective
Learn to create the illusion of motion to add drama to otherwise static images. And learn the Transform Tool for correcting or distorting perspective.
Assignment: Use Blur and Transform.

Lesson 5: Creating Weather
Learn how to make snow/rain and stars.
Assignment: Use stars and snow/rain.

Lesson 6: Gradient Editor
Create custom gradients and learn how to creating rainbows.
Assignment: Creating rainbow images.

Lesson 7: Photo Filters Plus
Learn to use photo filters and blend modes for filters and tinting.
Assignment: Working with photo filters.

Lesson 8: Type Tool
Master the Type Tool and make a business card.
Assignment: Make a business card.

Review: Voting on Best Work


© Lewis Kemper 

© Lewis Kemper 

Requirements

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  • Photoshop CS2, CS3 or CS4 (no Elements). Please Note: Lessons are supplemented by the instructor with videos on CS4 techniques. 
  • A Mac or Windows-based computer
  • A digital or film-based camera
  • Completion of Exposure & Color Correction Toolbox course suggested, but not required

FAQ

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Is this course intended only for digital photographers or can photographers who use regular, film-based cameras participate as well?
This course is open to any photographer who wants to learn how to use this digital image-editing software.  

What version of Photoshop® is required?
You will need a full version of Photoshop® (no Elements): CS2, CS3, or CS4. But a note on CS4: Lessons are supplemented by the instructor with videos on CS4 techniques. 

What Photoshop skills should I know for this course?
Since this is not an introductory class, you should be somewhat familiar with the program. Actually if you can create adjustment layers, layer masks and know what the tools on the tool bar are, you should do fine. I am only concentrating on teaching you the best methods for dealing with exposure and color correction. We are not going to cover the tools for cloning, sizing, etc. This class is designed for the person who has been using Photoshop for the digital darkroom and want to expand their knowledge so that they will be become masters of advanced techniques. So if you want to harness the real power of Photoshop®, then this class is for you!  

Are there any other requirements? Do I need particular computer equipment, for example?
No. All you need is Internet access (which you have if you are reading this on the Web). Whether you use Mac, Windows XP or another operating system, you will be fine.  


© Lewis Kemper 

© Lewis Kemper 

Do I have to be online at any specific time?
No, you do not need to be online at any specific time. The lessons are sent to your email and you are also provided the Campus Square - where you interact with your classmates and instructor. This is also where you upload your photos to be critiqued by your instructor. The instructors are very punctual and respond quickly.

Will I have access to the instructor to ask questions during the photo course?
Absolutely! Students can ask questions in the special Q&A forum set up in the course's Campus Square, or can ask the instructor via email.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We are confident that you will fully enjoy our courses. All the same, for our 8-week classes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent out. If for any reason, you are not satisfied and let us know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent, you will be promptly refunded.

For our 4-week courses, we offer a 100% money back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent out from BetterPhoto. If for any reason you are not satisfied and you let the ordering department know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent, you will be refunded within 7 days. After the second lesson has been sent out, no refunds will be given.

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BetterPhoto Member Toby Drye
Toby Drye
member since: 8/12/2010
This is a great class! Lewis Kemper is a delight and a true professional! His insight and knowledge is taught in a easy to understand way. He critiques are always constructive and timely. I can't recommend this class enough for anyone looking to take their Photoshop skills to the next level.

- 12/15/2010 2:36:29 PM


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Carol DuBois
member since: 9/8/2006
Lewis Kemper is an outstanding teacher. He really knows what he is teaching and provides clear handouts with real-life examples.

He answers all questions in a timely manner and is always there to answer our questions.

Thanks, Lewis, and Better Photo for another great class.

Carol DuBois

- 11/30/2007 5:40:02 PM


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BetterPhoto Member Terri Beloit
Terri Beloit
member since: 1/22/2004
I can't recommend Lewis' classes enough...he is so knowledgeable about Photoshop and is a great instructor! I've learned so much and increased my knowledge of PS thanks to Lewis! He's always there to answer our questions and quick to critique assignments. No question is out of line or considered dumb...he's great about helping you understand and learn the features and techniques from the assignments! AWESOME!

- 5/29/2007 12:56:20 PM


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BetterPhoto Member Stefania Barbier
Stefania Barbier
member since: 9/1/2006
I started with Toolbox 3, even though I know very little of PS. It's an OUTSTANDING course, easy to follow and understand. Lewis exaplains each lesson going step by step on each process, making it easy to understand, even for beginners. I'm looking forward to his Toolboxes 1 & 2! Thank you Lewis!!!

- 5/23/2007 1:20:09 PM


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Lucila de Avila
member since: 10/27/2001
I enjoyed the course very much. The other two courses (toolbox 1 and 2) were more useful to me. Lewis Kemper is a very good teacher, no doubt. I look forward to his next course.

- 3/16/2007 4:18:00 PM


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"I have taken all 3 of the Toolbox courses, and I cannot tell you how it has both changed and helped my editing. I have learned so much, and it has been very enjoyable. Lewis brings humor and a sensible workable approach to his methods, and I wish there were 3 more to take!" -Janice Wieser 

"What can I say about these 3 courses!!! The quality of my images have increased exponentially thanks to Lewis... I can HIGHLY recommend these courses to anyone that wants to delve into Photoshop. You will not be sorry. Lewis is great - and with all my questions, (he's) extremely patient too. Thanks bringing me up to a new level in Photoshop, and my photography in general." -Michael Eisenberg 

"I highly recommend taking all 3 Toolbox kits! I have taken all 3 and started out with very little working knowledge of Photoshop. I am amazed at how far I have come since I started... He is a patient, kind and considerate teacher. He is very prompt in critiquing your work and answering your questions, often the same day you send them. This is extremely important in the learning process when your work and questions are still very fresh in your mind... Thanks, Lewis!!" -Lorie Giebel 

"I have taken all three of your Toolbox courses and have thoroughly enjoyed them! I am using many of the things you coverd in each course every day. My final images are very much improved and I feel I have a much better overall understanding of Photoshop. ... Thanks for all you critiques and comments - they were all very helpful!" -Jack Ingold 

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