September 8, 2020: Education & Training – Understanding Photoshop Layers with Jim Sinsheimer

(View or download a PDF copy of Jim’s Presentation slides below.)

As we all know, Photoshop is an awesome editing tool for photographers. It has many choices with regard to tools that provide virtually unlimited editing possibilities. One of the most versatile capabilities is use of layers in the workflow process. In Jim’s presentation, he will review what a layer is, the different types of layers, what basic editing can be done with them, and discuss masking, which unlocks the full potential of Photoshop layers. The presentation will be live (Jim will do actual editing). However, don’t feel you’ll need to take copious notes for he has prepared a PowerPoint file of the editing to be posted on the NVPS website.

Jim’s introduction to photography was at around 7 years old when his Dad converted a coal bin into his darkroom. His interest really took off in college. Jim has been a member of NVPS for two years, having moved to Virginia from Southern California to be with his grandson and his family. Jim’s work has been published in Black and White Magazine, LensWork, and will be soon featured again in LensWork’s “Our Magnificent Planet.” He’s had showings at the California Department of Transportation Headquarters, the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles and currently in a large digital wall at the 71 South Wacker building in Chicago. For several years, his images have won awards at the Orange County (CA) fair.

Jim has been a Canon shooter forever – he still has his FTB, TL and F1 cameras as “museum” pieces. Travel photography to Finland for the Northern Lights was planned, but is now on hold due to the pandemic.

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