Hands-On Computer Labs @ DIMA 2010
DIMA Hands-On Computer Labs use world-renown Adobe trainers – experts on the latest features and techniques for Adobe software. With nearly 24 hours of personalized instruction in 9 classes – there’s just no better value to be found!
These sell out quickly since classes are limited to only 40 people each. Sign up now for these hot hands-on sessions; once they’re full, they’re full.
Tickets for each session are $79 member/$129 nonmember ($69 member/$119 nonmember with the purchase of an All Conference Connection Pass) except where otherwise indicated.
You may share access to an imaging workstation (up to two per workstation).
Creative Portrait Retouching by Jane Conner-Ziser, Jane's Media Art
The whole point of retouching an image is to make it look convincing enough that it doesn’t look retouched at all! This class will address improving skin texture, accentuating eyes, fine-tuning hair, applying digital makeup, and using creative effects to add depth and enhance the personality of subjects. Working with real world examples, learn to apply body lifts and tucks, minimize uneven facial features, remove glass glare, and enhance clothing and backgrounds.
Session: CL1/LAP1, Friday, February 19 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Portrait Photographers by Julieanne Kost, Adobe Systems
In this hands-on session, learn how to use Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® to handle important production tasks, such as importing, managing, developing, and showcasing portrait and wedding images. Specific topics include creating and applying develop settings to one or dozens of images, printing and presenting high-quality contact sheets and large-format prints, and organizing and preparing images for slide shows and web galleries.
Session: CL2/LAP2, Saturday, February 20 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Let the Computer Do the Work! by Michael Ninness, Adobe Systems
This seminar will reveal the multitude of key features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 and Bridge to automate and speed up image processing. Learn more productive and creative techniques to build, customize, and apply Photoshop Actions to many images. Work with Batching, Image Processor, and Image Variables to customize workflow to your needs and to speed up the tedious, yet essential, aspect of processing dozens to hundreds of images a day.
Session: CL3/LAP3, Saturday, February 20 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
The Professional Lightroom Workflow by Kevin Kubota, Kubota Image Tools
This session is an in-depth examination of setting up and implementing a professional imaging workflow with Adobe® Lightroom® to speed up image processing and management. The class will work with various images (from import to output) illustrating wide varieties of imaging challenges. The session will also address essential digital asset management (DAM) issues, including automating backup, managing redundancy, and intelligent expansion strategies.
Session: CL4/LAP4, Sunday, February 21 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Beauty Retouching A-Z by Chris Tarantino, Vaught Studio
Learn the professional retouching workflow used in high-end glamour studios by world-class retouchers. Starting with the camera RAW file, discover how to best process the image in Adobe® Lightroom® and Adobe Camera RAW. Upon critically reviewing the file in Photoshop®, the retouch will be broken into essential components to be tackled one by one. Learn the professional techniques used to color correct; sharpen; and enhance the skin, eye, and body shape seen on every high-end fashion magazine cover today.
Session: CL5/LAP5, Sunday, February 21 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Real-World Beauty Retouching by Carrie Beene, CarrieNYC.com
The greatest challenge for professional fashion and glamour retouchers is to make the model look flawless while concealing the imperfections, wrinkles, and sun damage. Learn the secrets the best retouchers use to create the flawless skin, perfect hair, and amazing makeup seen in magazines and advertisements. This advanced session will address refining body shape, enhancing eyes and lips, and adding subtle sharpening effects for sparkle and pop.
Session: N5/LAPN5, Sunday, February 21 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $69 member/$89 nonmember ($59 member/$79 nonmember with the purchase of an All Conference Connection Pass).
Power-User 10-Channel Image Repair by Lee Varis, Varis Media
This advanced session will explore cutting-edge techniques for image enhancement, going beyond the ordinary to create spectacular improvements to wide varieties of images. Learn how to use insider professional techniques, utilizing individual image channels in multiple color spaces to enhance color, tone, and contrast. Discover the power of image modes: apply image and advanced blending options that allow for extreme adjustments without damaging image detail or banding!
Session: CL6/LAP6, Monday, February 22 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Multi-Shot Photography by Katrin Eismann, School of Visual Arts
Whether you work on a shoestring budget with a pointand- shoot camera or have an unlimited amount of resources and resolution, the best images start in your camera. Learn the essential camera settings, shooting strategies, and recommended equipment to take the best source images for creating high-quality panoramas, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, Helicon Focus and noise-free images, and time-lapse movies. Additionally, learn how to manage and process the source images with Photoshop® CS4 Extended to expand and explore the power and creativity of multishot photography.
Session: CL7/LAP7, Monday, February 22 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Sharpen This! by Lee Varis, Varis Media
Even with the best lenses, images may be in focus, but are they really sharp? This advanced session addresses wide varieties of sharpening strategies and techniques to master the entire sharpening workflow – from image input, to adding creative effects, to perfecting print sharpening. Go beyond the standard sharpening filters and learn advanced deconvulsion, masking, layering, and blending techniques to make images literally jump off the page without looking artificial.
Session: CL8/LAP8, Tuesday, February 23 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.