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Adobe Photoshop for Cultural Institutions: A Skillshare for Beginners

This skillshare is for digital humanists who plan to work with digital images or contemporary objects as well as those who work in collaboration with imaging staff. Understanding the fundamental techniques of image manipulation and recording metadata can be extremely empowering for digital humanists. After watching this skillshare, you could easily add images you’ve gathered for your project to your online platform, archive the description, location, and rights information for easy retrieval, and much more.

This skillshare will cover editing black and white and color images with minimal pixel loss, embedding metadata, resizing images for the web, and creating batch actions. It was created by Jennifer A. Ferretti for LIS 657 Digital Humanities course, instructed by Dr. Chris Sula at Pratt Institute.

Adobe Photoshop for Cultural Institutions: A Skillshare for Beginners from DHSkillshare on Vimeo.

Editing Book Images with Photoshop

Photoshop skills are an important aspect of every DHer’s toolkit, and are even more crucial for those that rely on in-house photography. Almost all raw image files of artifacts must be edited in some way or another.  This SkillShare shows the novice Photoshop user a few skills to enhance his or her repertoire through editing fairly simple objects — books.

This skillshare is intended for those projects focused on displaying a collection of book images online or through print. It can be especially useful to small archives, museums, libraries, or collectors that are in the process of creating an online repository of their collection. Additionally, the skills learned in this video may also be used to edit and enhance other raw images of items and artifacts aside from books.