These projects will show you how to fix common errors in photos.

1. Correct lighting problems.

Lighting problems with photos can mean that the picture is too dark or light, the picture lacks contrast or the picture has some places where the image is too dark or light.  Follow the steps below to learn how Photoshop can correct these issues.  

  1. Download the photos used in these examples here http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixPhotos01.zip 
  2. Add the corrected versions of the photo to this Power Point file http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixingPhotos01.pptx 
  3. Watch the video lessons at Vimeo or YouTube or the M: drive at Westview High School

1.1 Levels and Contrast

1.2 Double Layer and Multiply

1.3 Dodge and Burn

1.4 Combine Exposures

 

 

2. Correct color problems

Color problems with photos can mean that the overall hue of the picture is not natural or is boring.  Follow the steps below to learn how Photoshop can correct these issues.  

  1. Download the photos used in these examples here http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixPhotos02.zip  
  2. Add the corrected versions of the photo to this Power Point file http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixingPhotos02.pptx 
  3. Watch the video lessons at Vimeo or YouTube or on the M: drive at school

2.1 Color Balance

2.2 Curves

2.3 Filters

2.4 Black and White

2.5 Sky Improvements

 

 

3. Correct photographer errors

Photographer errors with photos can mean that the picture is crooked, framed wrong, blurry or has things in the picture that don't belong there.  Follow the steps below to learn how Photoshop can correct these issues.  

  1. Download the photos used in these examples here http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixPhotos03.zip  
  2. Add the corrected versions of the photo to this Power Point file http://www.studyoffice.org/images/FixingPhotos03.pptx 
  3. Watch the video lessons at Vimeo or YouTube

3.1 Straighten to Fix Crooked Horizon

3.2 Sharpen to Improve Fuzzy Images

3.3 Remove Dust Specks with the Clone Stamp tool

3.4 Crop to Improve Composition

 

 4. Fake Reality

Create items that are not really there such as add a rainbow to an empty sky, make it snow, turn brown eyes to blue, put yourself on a muscle building plan and much more.

At Tolleson Union High School district the lessons for these are found on the M: drive.

For those of you who follow along at home, see good tutorials for this type of work at Blue Lightning TV.