Photoshop Elements

Resizing and Adding a Stroke In Photoshop Elements

for Submission to the Caveman Camera Club

Video tutorial on resizing:   Resize with Elements

Video tutorial on Adding a Stroke:  Add a Stroke

After you’re finished with any post processing (photoshopping) of your image, INCLUDING adding a stroke if desired, you’re ready to resize.

  1. Go to Image and down to Convert Color Profile.  Choose Convert to sRGB.

  2. Go back to Image, down to Resize, then over to Image Size.  Click on it.

  3. Go to Pixel Dimensions.  The image should never be more than 1024 pixels high and  no more than 1024 pixels wide.  For a horizontal image, change the Width to 1024 but don’t change the Height.  For a vertical image, change the Height to 1024 but not the Width.  A square image should be 1024 for both Width and Height, if it is truly square.

  4. Be sure all three boxes near the bottom are checked:  Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions, and Resample Image.

  5. Skip the Document Size This is for printing only.

  6. At the bottom, click Bicubic and scroll down to Bicubic Sharper (best for reduction).    Click

  7. Now go back up to File and down to Save As.

  8. At the top, be sure you are in the Folder that you want to save it in.

  9. Then go to File Name and enter as directed in the www.cavemancameraclub.com website.  For example:  YourName_CAVE_PictureName.jpg or JaneDoe_CAVE_PrettyFlower.jpg.

  10. In the middle, go to Format and click on JPEG (or jpg).

  11. Hit Save.

  12. The screen will then go to another box of JPEG Options.  If the size estimate shows more than 1024 Kb (1Mb), use the slider to decrease the quality until the size is 1024 Kb (1Mb) or less.

  13. Click OK.

When finished, send the image to the Electronic Image Coordinator as directed on the website, including instructions about which category the image is to be in (Assigned or Open).  The official guidelines are at www.cavemancameraclub.com under Learn>Prepare your Photo for Competition>Caveman Camera Club Competition Rules.

Adding a Stroke to your image

A stroke is desirable if your image has dark edges.  The stroke will outline the image to more clearly define the edges against a black projection screen.  Add the stroke BEFORE you resize.

  1. Make sure you are in Expert

  2. Hit Select – All.

  3. You should now see “marching ants” (little dashed lines) around your image.

  4. Hit Edit – Stroke (outline) selection.

  5. A box pops up – Choose the width you want (start with 3 -5 pixels).

  6. Then choose the color. Clicking on the color block brings up a color selector.  Or you can place your mouse anywhere on your image and an eye-dropper appears which allows you to choose an exact color from your image.

  7. Then in the next box, click

  8. You can experiment with the blending modes, but start with Normal 100% (default).

  9. Click OK.

  10. Now go back to Select, but this time choose Deselect. The “marching ants” are gone and your image now has a stroke around it.

  11. Now you can proceed with the resizing of your image.

Lightroom

Resize, Create a Preset & Add a Stroke with Lightroom

for Submission to the Caveman Camera Club

Video Tutorial to Resize & Create a Preset:  Resize with Preset

Video Tutorial to add a Stroke with Lightroom:  Add A Stroke

After you’ve finished post-processing your image, including adding a stroke if desired, you’re ready to resize your image.  If you are adding a stroke (using Photoshop), see the second section below.

In Lightroom you can create a preset to quickly resize your photo in the future.

How to Create A Preset:

1.  Go to File then down to Export

2.  Choose your export locations in the Export to: box on top and in the Export Location

3.  In the File Naming box, Click Rename To: and Choose Custom Name. Enter your name, FirstLast, without spaces.  Then an underscore, CAVE, and another underscore.  For example:  YourName_CAVE_ or JaneDoe_CAVE_  (When creating the preset for the first time, don’t enter the picture name.)

4.  In the File Settings box, Image Format is: jpg; Color Space is:  sRGB.  Then check Limit File Size to:  and enter 1024 Kb (1 Mb).

5. In the Image Sizing box, click Resize to Fit: and choose Width & Height.  Click the Don’t Enlarge box.   For W:  enter 1024 and for H: enter 1024.

6. In the Output Sharpening box, Click Sharpen For: and choose Screen.  Choose Amount:  Standard is OK.

7. In the Metadata, Watermarking, and Post-Processing boxes, make your choices.

8. Now go to the bottom left side and click ADD.  A box will pop up titled New Preset.  In Preset Name: Enter a name you will recognize as your Caveman Camera Club resize settings.  In Folder:  choose User Presets.  Click Create.  This will create a preset you can use to resize your photos in the future without having to enter all the choices.  You should see your new preset on the upper left under User Presets.

9. Click Export at the bottom right.

10. When finished,send the image to the Electronic Image Coordinator as directed on the website, including instructions about which category the image is to be in (Assigned or Open).  The official guidelines are at cavemancameraclub.com – under Learn>Prepare your Photo for Competition>Caveman Camera Club Competition Rules.

In the future, when you are ready to resize, just go to File: then down to Export: and click your UserPreset name.

Add the picture name (without spaces) to your preset custom name (example: YourName_CAVE_RaceCar or JaneDoe_CAVE_PrettyFlower.

Click Export and you’re all done.

To see your image on a black background, hit “L” twice.  L is for “lights out”.  Hitting “L” twice again brings you back to the edit page.

Add a Stroke using Photoshop Editor:

A stroke is desirable if your image has dark edges.  The stroke will outline the image to more clearly define the edges against a black projection screen.

  1.  Start from Library in Lightroom.
  2.  Go to Photo then drop down and click Edit In: Choose Photoshop.
  3.  Choose the first one – Edit a copy with Lightroom Adjustments. Then click Edit.
  4.  You are now in Photoshop.
  5.  Hit Select – All.
  6.  You should now see “marching ants” (little dashed lines) around your image.
  7.  Hit Edit – Stroke (outline) selection.
  8.  A box pops up – Choose the width you want (start with 3 -5 pixels).
  9.  Then choose the color. Clicking on the color block brings up a color selector.  Or you can place your cursor anywhere on your image and an eye-dropper appears which allows you to choose an exact color from your image.
  10.  Then in the next box, click
  11. You can experiment with the blending modes, but start with Normal 100% (default).
  12. Click OK.
  13. Now go back to Select, but this time choose Deselect. The “marching ants” are gone and your image now has a stroke around it.
  14. Now click File and Save (not Save As). Do not change or add anything to the name of the image.
  15. Go back to Lightroom. Your image should appear with the stroke on it.
  16.  Proceed with resizing in Lightroom using the instructions above.

 

4C’s QEID Competitions

4C’s Quarterly Electronic Image Competition

 

The 4C’s has a quarterly Electronic Image Comptetion for individuals.  You must enter the competition yourself.

You can enter up to 4 total entries in any of combination of the Traditional, Creative and Monochrome Categories and the judging will be done by a different club each quarter.

It is also helpful if you put the quarterly (spring, winter, etc.) QEID Entry in the Subject Line of the email as we use email filters to identify the entries.  (i.e.  Summer QEID Entry)

This is an individual competition which is open to 4Cs club members free of charge.  Send your entry images as email attachments to eidquarterly@columbiacameraclubs.org before the quarterly deadline.

If you are using a Mac computer please zip your entries and attached the zip file to email. More about that is addressed in the attached check list and is also listed on the 4Cs web site.

 
Columbia Council of Camera Clubs
QEID Entry Check List

To Avoid Your Entries From Being Rejected Please Read This:

Given the large number of entries in the QEID Competition, e.g. 250 plus , it is important that our competition photographers pay particular attention to the rules before entering their entries. It is very time consuming for volunteers to change file names and to communicate back and forth with photographers regarding image files that are the wrong size, or don’t provide required information, etc. Because of this issue, it is possible that your entries will be rejected and you may not get notice of this until after the closing date for the competition. It might make sense to keep a copy of the following check list near your computer to help make the QEID entry process smooth.

Please use the following check lists before sending your entries via email:
* Image file size doesn’t exceed 500k
* Vertical Measurement (top to bottom) doesn’t exceed 768 pixels
* Horizontal Measurement (side to side) doesn’t exceed 1024 pixels
* File Name doesn’t contain any spaces
* File Name doesn’t contain any hyphens “-“
* There is No Entry Number at the beginning or end of the file
* File Name is in correct naming format, e.g. FirstNameLastName_CLUB_NameOfImage_T  Note the last letter should be T for Traditional, C for Creative or M for Monochrome Categories
* If I am sending entries from a MAC computer, I have zipped the files before attaching them.
General Information:
* The images must be in jpg (jpeg) format.
* All image files must be clearly identified with the following file naming format:
A)Traditional category file names:
         i) FirstnameLastname_ClubInitials_Title_T.jpg
         (example: JohnDoe_BMPC_PrettyFlower_T.jpg)
B) Creative category file names:
         i) FirstnameLastname_ClubInitials_Title_C.jpg
         (example: JohnDoe_BMPC_PrettyFlower_C.jpg)
C) Monochrome category file names:
         i) FirstnameLastname_ClubInitials_Title_M.jpg
         (example: JohnDoe_BMPC_PrettyFlower_M.jpg)

Revised April 4, 2016

 

Constitution & ByLaws

CONSTITUTION

Article I

Name
The name of this organization shall be Caveman Camera Club. 

Article II

Purpose
The objectives and purposes of the club are to exchange knowledge and information among members, promote the overall field of photography, provide opportunity for practical photographic group activities, study advanced techniques and equipment in the field, offer training and experience in photography, and to provide an opportunity for display, recognition and evaluation of individual members through competitions.

Article III

Membership
Any person interested in photography may become a member of this club as provided in the Bylaws.

Article IV

Officers
The officers of this club shall be: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Their duties shall be those usually pertaining to these offices. The elected officers shall form the Executive Committee with other members as provided in the Bylaws.

Article V

Vacancies
Section 1: If the office of the President should become vacant for any reason, the Vice President shall assume that office for the remainder of the term. Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, then the office may be declared open by a majority vote of the Executive Committee and a special election may then be called to fill the office for the remainder of the term.

Section 2: If any other office than the President should become vacant, it shall be filled by appointment by the President, for the remainder of the term.

Article VI

Meetings
Section 1: Regular meetings of the club shall be held each month, except for the months of July and August. The day and place of the meeting shall be selected by the Executive Committee.

Section 2: Special meetings may be called by the President at any time.

Article VII

Amendments
Amendments to the Constitution may be made at any time by a two thirds affirmative vote of the members present, and in good standing. The vote can be taken at a regular or special meeting of this club, providing the members present constitutes a quorum, defined hereinafter.

Article VIII

Bylaws
Bylaws for the transaction of the business of the club may be adopted, revoked, or amended at any time by a majority affirmative vote of members in good standing at a regular or special meeting of this club.

BYLAWS

Article I

Membership
Any person of good character may take application for membership in this club. The annual dues should accompany the application. Dues may be prorated for persons joining during the club year.

Article II

Dues
Expenses for operating the club may be examined at any meeting of the Executive Committee so that an appropriate dues amount may be proposed for acceptance by the club membership at the next regular or special meeting.

Article III

Election of Officers
Section 1: At least two months in advance of the annual business meeting in May of each year, the President shall appoint the nominating committee. The nominating committee shall nominate a slate of officers for the ensuing year and shall present that slate at the April meeting. Election of officers will be held in the May Meeting.
Section 2: At the Annual Business Meeting in May, the Nominations Chairman shall present the list of officers again. Nominations from the floor shall also be solicited. If there is a quorum present, the President shall appoint tellers to pass out the ballots, collect them and count them. Those receiving the highest vote for each office shall be declared elected and shall be installed at the Annual Awards Ceremony in June.

Article IV

Quorum
One third of the members in good standing present at the meeting shall constitute a Quorum, providing this number is not less than five.

Article V

Order of Business
All meetings of the club shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s “Rules of Order”.

Article VI

Committees
Section 1: The day to day operation of the club shall be accomplished by the Executive Committee (or Board). The Executive Committee shall consist of the elective officers and all interested club members in good standing who are attending the board meeting. This Committee shall be chaired by the President.
Section 2: The various phases of the club activity shall be in the hands of standing or special committees, the chairman of which shall be appointed by the President. These chairmen shall, with the President’s approval, appoint the additional members of their committees.

Article VII

Amendments
Any change may be made in these Bylaws by a majority affirmation vote of at least a Quorum of members present at any regular or special meeting called by the President.

Certification of Amendment
These amended Bylaws were approved by a majority vote of members present at the regular monthly meeting on March 3, 1997

Dick Miller, President