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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 4, January 23, 2022, Article 27

ANA COURSE: NUMISMATIC DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING

A mini-seminar taught by Michael Kodysz at the 2022 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs will cover the basics of digital image editing for numismatists. -Editor

ana_summer-seminar-2022 Digital Image Editing for Numismatics: Getting Your Obverses & Reverses Together is a new six-hour mini-seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association at the 2022 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The mini-seminar course will cover the basics of digital image editing for collectors, dealers, authors, and researchers. While the course is geared primarily toward novices unfamiliar with the relevant software, all experience levels are welcome.

Attendees will learn how to organize, edit, and modify coin and paper money images for the purposes of print and web publishing, cataloging, personal reference, and exhibiting. Topics covered will include an overview of software options and the basics of Adobe Photoshop®; best practices for file organization, formatting, and image resolution; and a discussion of ethical guidelines.

Demonstrations will include the basics of color correction, how to add or remove backgrounds from images, and how to create special effects such as drop shadows and reflections. Students will gain hands-on practice in combining separate obverse and reverse photos of the same coin into a single seamless composite image. It is recommended that students bring their own digital images for hands-on practice, but practice images will also be provided by the instructor. It is highly recommended that students bring their own laptop with bring their own laptop with Adobe Photoshop® to familiarize themselves with the software.

Skills in digital image editing are essential for anyone interested in digital numismatic photography. The mini-seminar is held on Sunday and Monday evenings during Week II of Summer Seminar, so it can be taken in conjunction with the Advanced Digital Numismatic Photography for Collectors course held during the day.

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Kodysz, visual communication instructor and numismatic exhibitor

Session Two – Sun & Mon, July 5 & 6 Two Nights – 6 hours total 3 hours each night (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Tuition: $79

Here are some examples of the types of things students will learn to do.

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  color-correction_example photo-composite_example
  papermoney_example papermoney_example

The 2022 Summer Seminar course catalog is available in PDF format directly from the ANA website here:
https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/6180285/Summer%20Seminar
%202022/Summer%20Seminar%202022%20Course%20Catalog.pdf

Online registration is available here:
https://www.money.org/summer-seminar/register

For a preview of what you can learn, see this video on the ANA's YouTube channel:
ANA eLearning Academy - Digital Image Editing for Numismatics (https://youtu.be/Vmi-uXovqcc)

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