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Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Professionals

3-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

This 3-day course builds upon skills learned in Introduction to Adobe Photoshop for the Forensic Professional or experienced Photoshop users in the field of law enforcement and digital graphic forensic sciences. The course provides training on Photoshop skills, techniques, and tools necessary to enhance, identify, compare, analyze, and clarify images. This course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

Who Should Attend?

This course is exclusively designed for professionals working in law enforcement and digital graphic forensic analysis. Photoshop is often a prerequisite for many other software programs and assists forensic professionals in image enhancement, clarification, identification, comparison, authentication, and analysis. Photoshop is the one program that everyone in every area of digital media and analysis should know.


Upcoming Courses:

Advanced Adobe Photoshop Techniques for Forensic Professionals | Starts on 05/17/2023


Advanced Adobe Photoshop Techniques for Forensic Professionals | Starts on 07/19/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: Working in Adobe Bridge

  • Adobe Bridge Workspace
  • Navigating in Bridge
  • Using Metadata
  • Working with Camera RAW Files
  • Creating Contact Sheets
  • Creating PDF Presentations

Lesson 2: Analyzing Image Properties

  • Resolution
  • Image size
  • Color Modes
  • Bit Depth
  • Histograms

Lesson 3: Blur

  • Identify Causes of Blur
  • Motion Blur
  • Lens Blur
  • Camera Blur
  • Resolution and Blur
  • Partially Blurred Images

Lesson 4: Sharpening and Deconvolution

  • What is convolution?
  • Using Non-Destructive Sharpening
  • Sharpening and Deconvolution Methods
  • Unsharp Mask Technique 
  • The Smart Sharpen Filter
  • Photographic Sharpening 
  • Camera RAW as a Filter

Lesson 5: Noise

  • Image Noise Basics
  • Luminance vs. Color Noise
  • The Reduce Noise Filter
  • Using the Median Filter Technique 
  • Using Camera RAW as a Filter to Remove Noise
Lesson 6: Image and Canvas Size

Lesson 13: Pattern Removal

  • Fast Fourier Transform Basics
  • FFT Filters and Usage
  • Software Choices
  • Channel Subtraction Followed by FFT

Lesson 14: Video in Photoshop

  • Pixels and Converting Video to Still Images
  • Interlaced, Aspect Ration, and Resolution Issues
  • Correcting Aspect Ratio Issues 
  • Removing Interlacing 
  • Using Frame Averaging

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