Here are my notes for the SLO Bytes Photo Group meeting of August 21, 2016
The focus of the August 21st meeting of the Digital Photography Group was Using the Tools of Photoshop Elements
For this session, we tried something different. Members brought a laptop and used Photoshop Elements to improve the sample images provided.
(See http://www.visualsteps.com/photovideoediting/practice.php for these sample images)
Ralph Sutter began the meeting following up on Don Jones' recommendation of using the Blend mode. Sutter provided several related links
Photoshop Blending Modes; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vL3R94f9hc
and Ralph's chart on blending modes Blending Modes Chart; http://www.slobytes.org/digital/August%202016%20Photo%20SIG/Photoshop%20Blending%20Modes.docx
Ralph then demonstrated how to display metadata when viewing images in Irfanview. Simply open the image in that program and hit the e
key on the keyboard.
Sutter then mentioned the Photoshop Elements add-on, Elements+
and gave a quick demo of how to use it to display metadata as a graphic on an image.
Learn more about Elements+ at http://elementsplus.net/
Members then found a comfortable work surface and each edited selected images. After about 45 minutes, we viewed our handiwork with each member commenting on what steps he or she took to modify the originals.
The next meeting of the Photo Group will take place on September 11th at 4:00 pm
, two hours later than usual
. It will also meet at a different location, the ocean end of Pier Avenue in Shell Beach
. The assembled members will then go on a live photo shoot, photographing scenes of their own choosing. We will compare our images when our meeting returns to the home of Ralph and Connie Sutter on October 9th at 2:00 pm.
You will find Notes to previous sessions by clicking on the Notes tab at the top of this page or by navigating directly to www.slobytes.org/digital/notes.htmlRalph Sutter