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Special Tutorials Given During Meetings in 2013

Give Your Picture a 3 Dimensional Look with Out of Bounds Processing- Tom Hughes explains the steps to transform a photo into looking like it is coming out of the frame, using Photoshop. This tutorial was presented during a January 2013 meeting.

How to Transform a Photo into a Pen and Ink Drawing- Tom Hughes explains the steps to transform a photo into a "Pen and Ink Drawing" first utilizing Photoshop CS5 and then using Akvis Sketch software. He includes the option of blending back in some color for a "Line drawing with water color effect". This tutorial was presented at the January 24, 2013 meeting.

Using Alpha Channel Masking to turn a Grey Sky into a Fair Weather Sky- Lou-Anne Curtis explains and simplifies how to use the magic of Alpha Channel Masking to turn a grey sky into a fair weather sky using Photoshop. This tutorial was presented at the February 28, 2013 meeting.

Learn How to Use and Create Brushes in Photoshop- Tom Hughes explains the Basics of using Brushes in Photoshop and then shows how to create your own brushes. Presented at the March 14, 2013 meeting.

How to Use Overlays Textures and Drop Shadows in Photoshop- Bernie Hynes shows a quick and easy way to add Overlays, Textures and Drop Shadows to your images in Photoshop. Presented at the March 28, 2013 meeting.

Tutorials Given in Previous Years

Image File Formats- The format of a file defines the way the data is structured and saved to your disk.  Four common formats (.tif, .jpg, .gif, and .png) are discussed.

Processing Digital Images - Seven basic steps that should be followed after uploading digital images to your computer are discussed.

Resolution - The term, resolution, can refer to two different aspects of digital images: the total number of pixels or pixel count, and the number of pixels per unit length or pixel density.  Each of these aspects are discussed.

Resizing Images Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (Rev 1) - This article, written by Tom Zinneman, discusses how to effectively use the Image Size dialog box in Adobe's Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  Resizing images is necessary when e-mailing images, posting images on the web, or when printing images.  Changing the aspect ratio of an image and optimal settings for printing images is also discussed.  The file is stored in the .pdf format, so the Adobe Reader is needed to view the article.

Slideshow Mini-manual - Personal Use Slideshow Using ProShowGold 3.00 - This manual, written by Carol MacDougall, shows a user step-by-step how to create a slideshow using Photodex's ProShowGold program.  The file is stored in the .pdf format, so the Adobe Reader is needed to view the article.

Punta Gorda Murals - This is a listing of the murals that can be found on various buildings in Punta Gorda.  The file is stored in the .pdf format, so the Adobe Reader is needed to view the article.

Mounting and Framing Pictures - This pdf file, written by John Livernois, lists the steps necessary to mount and frame prints.





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