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111 BYOD: Using Artificial Intelligence in Photoshop to Make Life Easy

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, April 20

Tracks: Video & Media

Series: BYOD

It seems with every new release of Adobe Photoshop, there is a new layer of amazing features. However, many people in the eLearning profession don’t have the time or motivation to learn them. This means if there’s a faster or better way to do something, practitioners miss out on these time-saving features. There are also new filters and functions that can quickly fix flawed images.

This session will quickly introduce you to some amazing new features. We will start with some of the features that were introduced earlier and show several different ways of selecting your subject. Participants will also learn some quick techniques of fixing blank corners after rotating a tilted image. We will look at making the image look totally different by replacing the sky and altering the landscape to match the new sky. Participants will also explore the true 3-D space inside of Photoshop. Finally, we will look at a new technique that allows you to alter a stock photo to meet your needs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to select the subject automatically
  • How to select a subject using a brush tool
  • How to place the selected subject on a new masked layer
  • How to replace the sky in an image
  • How to alter the color and saturation to match the new sky
  • How to extrude a 2-D image to 3-D
  • How to create a 3-D globe in Photoshop
  • How to apply new filters to alter stock photo images

Participant technology requirements:

Participants will need either a Mac or PC laptop with Adobe Photoshop 2021 loaded (trial version will work). The laptop will need Wi-Fi capability to download the sample files and workbook.

Phil Cowcill

Senior eLearning Specialist

PJ Rules

Phil Cowcill is senior eLearning specialist at PJ Rules. He started his career in 1983 when he was hired as a technologist at a local college. In 1985 he joined a team to develop Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc. He started teaching part-time in 1989, moving to full-time in 1995. He led his class to build one of the first news websites that streamed video in 1996. In 2011 he launched the very first dedicated mobile application development program. Phil retired from full-time teaching in 2015 and moved to working as a contractor with the Department of National Defence as a senior eLearning specialist.