Photoshop Workflow

1. Crop if necessary - 9.5 in X 6.333 in / 180 resolution

OR resize - Image / Image Size - largest side = 9.5 inches (other side to 6.333 in) / Resolution = 180

2. Duplicate background layer (Command - J)

3. Image / Adjustments / Levels (Command - L) / Red (then Green, then Blue) - Drag the black and white triangles to the base of the mountain

4. Image / Adjustments / Shadow Highlight (don't overdo it)

5. Image / Adjustments / Hue/Saturation (Command - U)

- try individual colours

- try reducing Saturation to -100 to see image in Black and White

6. Filter / Sharpen / Unsharp Mask (try 100%, 1.5, 3 OR 150%, 0.8, 3)

7. Image / Adjustments / Brightness/Contrast

8. Layer / Flatten Image (Command - E)

OPTIONAL STEP - Vignette - see below

9. Command-A to Select All / Command-C to Copy

10. Open the wide or tall frame template (should already be copied to your Desktop from my Hand In folder)

11. Command-V to paste (back to Step #1 if it's not the correct size)

12. File / Save As (Shift - Command - S) / Change from Photoshop format to JPG / Save to a Desktop folder using correct naming

Naming Example: PrenskyR_AssignmentName1.jpg

13. Delete the picture layer from the frame if you're going to frame another OR close the frame without saving it

OPTIONAL - Vignette - see below

Shift-Command-N (new layer)

Select the elliptical (rounded) Marquee tool (M)

Change the Feather option to 100

Drag from top-left to bottom-right to create an elliptical selection

Shift-Command-i (Inverts selection)

Select the Paint Bucket tool (below eraser)

Choose black as the foreground colour in the colour picker

Click anywhere in the selection to fill with black

Drag the Opacity slider for the vignette layer to an amount that looks good (try 25% to start)

Don't forget to go to Layer / Flatten Image before copying to the frame