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Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Class Announcement - Spring 08

PHOTOSHOP CS3: Forensic Imaging Workflow - 12 Hours
In response to the proliferation of closed circuit television surveillance in both private and public life, law enforcement professionals are now faced with the collection and examination of this type of evidence from crime scenes and national security incidents. This course provides students with an in-depth analysis and hands-on training in the use of Adobe's Photoshop CS3 for the forensic analysis of images from surveillance footage seized as evidence. Participants will not only learn helpful Photoshop techniques, but will understand the reasoning behind their use (both technical and legal).

INSTRUCTOR: A self confessed Photoshop fanatic since version 3 for Mac and author of the popular blog, http://forensicphotoshop.blogspot.com, Jim Hoerricks is an artist/designer and is the Senior Forensic Video Analyst for the Los Angeles Police Department's Scientific Investigation Division. Jim specializes in blending techniques from the design world with the forensic workflow. Always an innovator, Jim established the LAPD's Forensic Video Lab in 2001, has been the lead analyst on many of the LAPD's high-profile cases and helped set the standard by which video evidence will be handled by the department. Jim has worked on loan to many local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and has testified as an expert in Forensic Video Analysis.

NOTE: Bring a laptop for use in class. No rentals though NATIA. A 30-day limited functionality demo version of CS3 is available for download. We recommend it be downloaded and installed prior to the class dates but within the 30 day window to ensure your laptop will run the software. http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshopextended/systemreqs/ 

SEMINAR FEE: US$100.00 (includes course materials and trial software)

The session will be hosted by the Pacific Chapter of NATIA. For more information on becoming a NATIA member, see the NATIA web site.

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