Monday, 30 December 2019

Introduction to Photoshop Elements - By Paul Lack

Introduction to Photoshop Elements (this is not a BPC event)
Malvern Library
Thursdays January 16th – March 26th
10am – 12noon
£100 for the whole course

Photoshop is a very powerful programme – but very difficult to teach yourself.  

This 10 week course covers the basic edits on the ‘simplified’  version called Photoshop Elements, and then dives into selections and layers – the bits that allow you to change parts of the picture and get really creative.  Then we look at removing and adding elements, combining pictures, panoramas, text design, art effects – the sky is the limit (oh yes, we swap skies around too!).  

Computers are supplied or bring your own.  Basic competence on a computer is needed but nothing more – we start from the beginning.  If you can handle a ‘Word’ document or similar, then you’re fine.  

It’s a small, friendly group, with a maximum of 10 people, which allows Paul to support everyone individually.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

HDR software - for free!

Aurora HDR 2018

If you have yet to reach page 72 of Digital Camera (issue 212) you're missing out on a free download.

Aurora HDR 2018 is perfect for your HDR images!

Raw or Jpeg, it shuffles your bracketed shots, aligning them as it goes and even deals with any ghosting that may have occurred.

Lots of presets to choose from and can be used as a plug in with Adobe LR, PS and Elements as well as Luminar and many other key brands doing the rounds.

Visit - you'll need your name and email address, but that's all they ask for.  Simply copy and paste the access code and away you go!

After watching the tutorial and half an hour playing with the presents, filters, layers etc. a total novice turned the top picture into the bottom one - not a work of art, but easily done and an improvement on the rather dull original.