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Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysis

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

September 30th – October 3rd, 2024

LEVA membership is not required to attend.

Course Overview:

This four-day workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 students. The course begins with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge, developing best practices, and then using this tool in a Forensic Video Analysis workflow including initial analysis, clarification, on-screen comparison techniques, and creating demonstrative evidence exhibits. Exercises will include working with still images and working directly with video files with Adobe Photoshop.

Throughout the entire workshop, recommended best practices will be used and non-destructive processes employed whenever possible.

Equipment Requirements:

You must bring your own laptop computer to the workshop. Windows or Mac are both fine.

Software Requirements:

Please make sure you have Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, and Image-J pre-installed.

A free 7-day trial of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge is available at the following URL:    http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html

The download will install Creative Cloud on your computer and automatically begin the download and installation of Adobe Photoshop. Once the Adobe Photoshop installation is complete, install Adobe Bridge from the list of available programs. Note that this is a 7-day trial, and therefore should not be installed until Friday evening, September 27, or later.

If you already have other versions of Adobe Photoshop installed on your laptop they should not interfere with the trial version of Photoshop CC.

ImageJ is available for download at the following URL:


Start Time:

Class begins each day at 0800 Pacific Time.  Barring an emergency, please do not request to depart early. 100% participation is required, so early departure, missed classes or being late for a class will automatically result in course termination for that student.


George Reis provides training and consulting services in forensic photography, photographic and video analysis through his company, Imaging Forensics. He worked for the Newport Beach Police Department from 1989 through 2004 as a Forensic Photographer and Crime Scene Investigator, and introduced that agency to digital imaging in 1992. He is an established author and globally recognized expert on Photoshop. George is certified in Forensic Video Analysis through LEVA, is a member of the certification committee in Forensic Photography and Imaging with the IAI, and is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Forensic Identification.


$1,500 must be paid by August 30th, 2024 unless prior agreement made with LEVA.

Credits and Certificate:

LEVA will issue a certificate to each student.

Successful completion of this course results in 32 hours credit under the Image/Video Training requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications and renewals.

Tuition payment / Refund policy



Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 32-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving a certification from any one LEVA course and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding this course, contact Troy Lawrence


September 30 @ 8:00 am
October 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Troy Lawrence
(817) 247-0448


Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. – Biscailuz Center Training Academy
1060 N Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063 United States