HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Artistic Adventures in Adobe Photoshop

WRK8 Workshops Track

Hill Country B


Adobe Photoshop is a veritable Swiss Army knife for producing digital media. From editing photography to creating animation, Photoshop is a flexible tool for Web professionals. A follow-up to last year’s successful “More Photoshop Secrets for the Web” this half-day workshop gives designers the tools for building inventive websites, editing photos, and producing unique multimedia. This workshop provides step-by-step methods for everything from designing simple graphics to perfecting video footage with Photoshop. A few of the topics we will cover: • Adobe Camera Raw for photo editing • The benefits and limitations of Smart Objects • The power of adjustment layers and masks • Photoshop blend modes and filters, including lens correction and liquify • Panorama and HDR photography from Adobe Bridge • Animation and video correction tools.  This session will not dwell on technical abstractions—instead we’ll explore the power of Photoshop with simple demonstrations and examples. While helpful to anyone who prepares photos for the Web, this workshop is most relevant to those already familiar with the basic functionality of Adobe Photoshop.