We thank our president, Lee Peters, who held his very first
workshop for the Euclid Art Association on Saturday, April
1st. And this was no April Fool's joke!
The workshop covered the basics of Photoshop Elements . . .
a subject that Lee knows in depth. Lee set up an
interesting working arrangement - three workstations, each
with a very large screen, a keyboard, and a mouse, connected
via a Window's tablet which contained a version of
Photoshop. Two to three participants shared each
workstation and were able to get "hands-on" experience
throughout the class.
Lee explained how the most current version of Photoshop
Elements, Ver. 15, works only on Windows 64-bit machines,
and no longer works on the older 32-bit systems, as earlier
versions of Photoshop did, so individuals with older
computers can no longer get a licensed copy of PSE.
Lee covered a wide variety of topics, from using the spot
healing tool, and the various brushes, to histograms and
layers. He showed us how to take a very dark image,
and using the various tools and techniques available, bring
out the details embedded within the image itself . . . and
Most of us, unfamiliar with Photoshop Elements, learned new
skills and techniques, though the material was challenging.
Lee's suggestion . . . the best way to learn is to play with
the various images and Photoshop tools to see what the
software can do . . . and then play some more!