The San Francisco Photoshop User Group, a new group dedicated to production level Adobe Photoshop training and discussion, will meet tomorrow, October 16, at 7:00 pm at dvGarage in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will offer discussions and “mini-training” sessions.
dvGarage is a company dedicated to “building the next generation of visual media artists.” They make such products as the Composite Toolkit, which teaches production level keying and compositing techniques to the masses.
One session at tomorrow’s meeting will show how to take a photograph that’s been digitized, remove discrete objects from the scene and add new ones. In Wednesday night’s example, a fireplace scene will be taken and ripped apart. Attendees will be shown how to remove elements like a chair and desk to make way for new elements by using smudging/cloning. Then new patterns will be added.
dvGarage’s Alex Lindsay will be discussing the finer points of Convolution Kernels and how they relate to the underpinnings of Sharpen, Blur and other filters Photoshop users use everyday. In addition, he’ll show how to build your own Unsharp Mask from scratch — and why you would want to. More information can be found the dvGarage Web site.