Dennis Chamberlain

This presentation focuses on the many creative and practical uses of Photoshop techniques that you may or may not be aware of. There are tools and techniques that many users avoid because they feel it would take too much time to learn. This presentation will demonstrate the fact that they are not as difficult as they might seem. Other tools are simple enough and are used by most of us, but their full potential isn’t being utilized. This presentation will expand your thinking to show the additional uses for these wonderful tools.

The presentation will include many specific examples with “live demonstrations”, including some of the ways these tools helped Dennis achieve his Master Photographer and Master Artist degrees.

Specific Examples of Some of the Tools and Techniques that will be covered:

The many creative uses for “Free Transform”, and especially the “warp” option within it.

The keys to one of the easiest and most underused techniques – the “Blend If” Sliders

The Pen tool. So simple, and yet only about 2% of Photoshop users employ it.

The “De-Haze” filter – creative uses of sliding it “both ways”.

Saving images with poor mid-day light with two approaches – the mixer brush and textures.

Skies – the best ways to shoot them, alter them, and change them out.

Stretching pixels – Don’t be shy about it.

The Tree generator.

Lightroom is your friend. If you don’t use it, now is the time to learn it.

Taking two photos some time apart of the same scene – an underused compositing idea.

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