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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
Hey welcome! My name is Chris Orwig and I'll be with you on this creative trip and you know, sometimes in order to be creative, you really have to take a risk or two, kind of like with Steve. Steve was a high school teacher and he liked teaching but he had a passion for writing and he wanted to write a novel. So he worked on his first novel, he worked on it for months and months, yet he thought it was horrible, so he threw it in the trash and his wife, one day happened to walk into his office and see the manuscript in the trash can.
Picked it up and read the whole thing and it was almost complete and she said Steve, I think this has potential. I think you should finish this off. I think you should continue writing and so he did and he published his first novel and it went really well. It was a bestseller and he continued to publish a number of bestsellers and Steven King as we know him now has become one of the world's best authors. Now I'm not necessarily interested in his genre of literature but I'm very interested in that idea, that in order to be creative you have or take risks and you have to have people believe in you, right.
As we began to work in Photoshop and take these creative risks and begin to think about how you create things and work with layers and adjustment layers and what not and begin to come up with images that you couldn't have otherwise come up with. You may be thinking, you know what I'm just an amateur, I need to stick to my day job. This isn't that interesting, but here is what I think you really need to do. I think you need to find someone who believes in you, like I have this one friend whose name is Elvin. He thinks I'm cool and I don't know why he does, but he does and I think he is cool. So when we hang out, when we share ideas, we come up with really good ideas. Now Elvin will also shoot straight with me right. He will say, you know what? That idea is horrible Chris, lose it. But he will also say, I think that idea you threw in the trashcan, I think it has potential. He believes in who I'm and what I do.
So here is my encouragement for you, is to find some people like that. Maybe you have a few friends like that, maybe you don't, maybe you need to discover some of those friends, but either way, it's an important aspect of becoming a better photographer, becoming better at Photoshop, becoming better creatively. Because hey, you never know what will happen. You know the sky is the limit with this stuff. Some of the things you have learned here, they are absolutely, absolutely amazing. They are pretty interesting. You can come up with some pretty stunning results. So begin to share what you are doing with others.
All right, well I hope you enjoyed this creative trip. I'm out, I'm going to go explore up here because it's such a beautiful place. Bye for now. See you.
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