A selection of tutorials to get you learning how to post process your images.
(These open in a new window)
Working with Layers in Photoshop CS5 – Part 1 Beginners
Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop Layer Masks
Lesson 2 – Part 2: Introduction to Adjustment Layers
Tips on hyper-focal distance focusing (by photographer Chris Weston)
Tips on getting the right depth of field (by photographer Chris Weston)
(These open in this window, just re-click Hints & Tips on the menu to get back to this page)
Adobe’s own tutorials
A Learning Community for Photographers
All you need to know about photographing and processing night sky shots
Documents – Hints and tips (these open in a new window)
Basic colour management (pdf)
Converting images to B&W (pdf)
Colour Checker (image)
Shooting Stars (pdf) Ford’s hand out on photographing the night sky
NPF rule for sharp stars. A more accurate way of determining max exposure time.
Camera basics Understanding exposure (PDF) by Alan Kennedy.
For the Powerpoint presentation of Alan’s work click Here
An introduction to the key elements of a frame, information about each aspect and the tools used in association with them.
Having cut a sheet of mount board to size, this takes you through the process of marking up and cutting a single mount.
This illustrates a method of attaching 2D artwork to a mount system. It explains why you might choose this type of mount system and its benefits. The sheet then provides step by step instructions on how to make a hinge mount, from scratch.
This shows you how to decide on the dimensions of the piece of mount board, from which you could go on to cut a simple mount.