Friday, July 25, 2008

Team Hoyt

Once in a while , you get to read about something that moves you, touches your heart and makes you close your eyes and thank the lord.

This is one of them.

The son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' too.

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together.

They were called Team Hoyt

and this is their story...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Latest news on my Photoshop Seminars

I'll be teaching Complete Photoshop on DLSU Manila. 6 intensive saturdays of Photoshop heaven, guaranteed learning or your money back! (No, i have not returned any money) Schedule will be on July 26, August 2,9, 16, 23, and 30. If you want to enroll pls call Sheng of DLSU Manila at (632) 526-4247

For students, or any interested individuals, here's the Photoshop Course Outline (pdf 101kb), or just read it below.

Course Description:
Learn basic to advanced course on how to use Photoshop CS2 the indusrtry standard for image enhancement and compositing for print, multimedia and the Web. Duration of the course is 36 hours.

Who should attend:
Anyone who wants to learn computer imaging, even with modest or no background in graphic design. Ideal for photographers, designers, even painters who wants to learn the digital way of design.

At the end of the course the participants will:
1. have knowledge of setting up Photoshop for print and/or web
2. know the basic necessities in understanding the more powerful features of Photoshop CS2
3. know the tricks of the trade in graphic and web design
4. Experience how to create their own imagery in their style.

Basic Computer skills

Course Outline
● Setting up Photoshop
● Working Foundations
● Production Essentials
● Creative Explorations

Setting Up Photoshop (3 hours)
1. Introduction to Photoshop
2. Setting up Photoshop
3. Bridge and History
4. What Photoshop can do

Working Foundations (12 hours)
1. Photoshop's Tools and Palletes
2. Layers ( Concepts and applications)
3. Masks and Channels
4. Using Filters effectively
5. Adjustment Layers
6. Blending Modes
7. Color Management

Production Essentials (9 hours)
1. Resolution Solutions
2. Saving for the Web
3. Optimization
· GIF – graphic interchange format – 256 colors, transparency
· JPEG – joint photographic expert’s group – 16 million colors, no transparency
· PNG – Portable network graphics – transparency and lots of colors
· Keep your psd files as reference
· Demonstration of transparent gifs
· Demonstration of jpeg matte
4. Text Properties
· Text palette
· Text on a path, text on a circle
5. Different Ways of Masking (Knock-outs)
6. Steps in Digital Imaging
· Crop
· Clean
· Tonal Correction
· Color Correction
· Manipulation
· Sharpen
· Convert to CMYK (if for print)

Creative Explorations (12 hours)
1. Photo Restoration
2. Design for the web
3. Customized Color to B&W
4. Soft Portraits
5. Artistic Edges
6. Scan Lines
7. Displacement Maps
8. Actions
9. Droplets
10. Text Effects
11. Create a panorama