Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysts

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Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with the Adobe Photoshop software installed. The laptop should be utilizing a 64 bit operating system. A trial version of the Adobe Photoshop software is available from the Adobe website. For more information contact 

Photoshop can be a powerful resource in the forensic video analysis workflow. Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysts is a 4-day class that is designed to introduce and build upon image processing techniques for the Forensic Video Analyst. This thorough workshop is recommended for analysts with limited experience using Adobe Photoshop, those using previous versions, or for those wishing to learn the new powerful features of Adobe Photoshop CC. 

General Information

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
9900 Norwalk Blvd, Suite 150A
Norwalk, CA 90670

Dates: September 16 - 19, 2019

Hours: 7:00AM - 3:00PM

Cost: $895

Class Outline

In the first two-days, you will be introduced to the key features of Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge for use in the Forensic Video Analysis process. You will discover best practices for image processing by learning:

  • The basics of digital imaging theory
  • Export settings from Forensic Video computer systems to maximize the quality of images
  • An efficient workflow for processing images from video evidence
  • Pixel aspect ratio correction techniques, de-interlace options, and basic image adjustments
  • Preparation techniques for printing processed images

Topics Include: 
Best Practices for working with Copies and Originals 
Digital Imaging Workflow 
Basics of Digital Imaging Theory 
Exporting Sequences & Still Images 
Setting-up the Computer, Monitor & Photoshop 
Adobe Bridge Setup and Navigation 
Working with Duplicates 
Pixel Aspect Ratio 
De-Interlacing (Basic) 
Basic Image Adjustments (Brightness, Contrast & Color) 
Removing Noise on Single Frames 
Sharpening Images 
Printing Images 
Placing Images in Reports 
Importing Images back to Video 

The third and fourth days focus on the application of the tools available in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge for Forensic Image Analysis. You will explore more advanced tools used in the forensic video analysis workflow including:

  • Using sophisticated automations and actions to process images from video evidence
  • Employing custom filters for de-blurring, sharpening and pattern elimination techniques
  • Applying color isolation processes for image clarification
  • Employing layer modes to build image processing levels

Topics Include: 
Best Practices for Digital Imaging Workflow 
Photoshop Actions 
De-Interlacing (Advanced) 
Demultiplexing in Bridge 
Color Isolation Techniques 
Frame Averaging 
De-blurring & Sharpening 
Fast Fourier Transform 
Working by the Numbers 


Computer Skills 
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training. 

Class participation is encouraged. Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels. 

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles—Norwalk
13111 Sycamore Drive
Norwalk, CA 90650


Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Buena Park
7621 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620




George Reis is the President and owner of Imaging Forensics, Inc. and has been providing training and expert witness services in forensic image analysis, forensic video analysis, and forensic and technical photography since 1995.

Reis worked from 1989 to 2004 at a southern California police department, as a forensic photographer, image analyst, crime scene investigator, and latent fingerprint examiner. He introduced digital imaging to that agency in 1992, making them one of the first law enforcement agencies to utilize this technology.

Reis is certified in forensic photography and imaging by the International Association for Identification, and is the current Chair of the Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification board of that organization.

Reis is author of the book, Photoshop CS3 for Forensic Professionals, published by Sybex. He also authored a white paper on the integrity of digital images, and numerous articles for publications including Evidence Technology magazine and Law Enforcement Technology magazine.

September 16th, 2019 7:00 AM   through   September 19th, 2019 3:00 PM
9900 Norwalk Blvd, Suite 150A
Norwalk, CA 90670
United States
Phone: 7037597803
Event Registration $ 895.00

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