September 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Dan Ferguson, M.Photog.Cr, CPP

Developing Merit Worthy Photoshop Skills

Developing Merit Worthy Photoshop Skills


What makes an image "Merit Worthy?"


Merit scores are often more than capturing a good exposure of interesting subjects and props. Almost all images need some finishing or "polishing" to reach the Deserving of Merit and higher Score. 


That means you've got to have some tools in your toolbox especially considering the new 2017 IPC Rules. Photoshop is your best tool, and it can be your friend and companion on your journey or it can be a battle of the wills. 


It's often about understanding what makes a Merit image - the Twelve Elements. Not all the elements can be affected positively by Photoshop, but "bad" technique can negatively affect the score. 


By the way, there's no single ”do this and you'll get a Merit score" technique, but there are steps you can take to give your images their best chance of reaching or exceeding the Deserving of Merit Score.


Join us as we present and discuss some Photoshop techniques that can hopefully help get your images into the Merit and above range.

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