Learning to shoot portraits with artificial lighting and how to process digital images using Adobe Photoshop are the subjects of a pair of non-credit community education classes to be offered this summer at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Digital Image Processing will be offered June 25-28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the House Room of the John F. Gibson University Center.  Cost of the class is $80. The class will cover a variety of topics ranging from basic Photoshop operations to more advanced techniques, such as working with layers and layer masks.  Some creative techniques, including adding effects and portrait enhancement, will be covered.  RAW image processing with ADOBE Camera Raw will also be discussed. The material will be equally applicable to CS4, CS5, and CS6 versions of Photoshop.  The class is for serious amateurs to aspiring professionals.  Students should have a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw installed.  If you do not own a copy of Photoshop but would like to take the class, a free one-month trial version is available for download from the Adobe website.

Shooting Portraits with Artificial Lighting will be offered July 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., also in the House Room of the University Center. Cost of the class is $80. The class will provide students extensive hands-on experience with the use of artificial lighting in shooting portraiture, both indoors and out.  Fundamental concepts in photographic lighting will be covered and students will learn to use a variety of lights ranging from electronic flash to studio lighting.  Students will also be able to practice in class with a live model.  Persons taking the class should have a camera with manual shooting capabilities and a hot-shoe for attaching an external flash.  A $20 model fee is to be paid on the first day of class.

For more information, contact Memorie Dickson, coordinator of Community Education, at (870) 460-1027.