INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP 1-DAY COURSE
Classes are restricted to 4 students
Proof of double-vaccination required
Saturday 23rd April 2022 10.30am - 5.00pm. Lunch is not included
Photoshop is the King of photo-manipulation for a reason: its toolset is unparalleled in terms of quality and diversity. It does things that other programs simply cannot.
Yet it has the reputation of being complicated and difficult to understand. This is nonsense and I created this 1-day introduction to Photoshop specifically with the intention of showing people how easy it is to use.
(Please note we will take a 30-minute break for lunch but lunch is not included)
Photoshop is a LARGE program, having many tools that befit its status as the core program at the centre of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of 30+ programs. Virtually all of these programs use Photoshop as part of their workflow, so naturally Photoshop has tools that are very specific to each of them.
For a photographer the first step is hiding what you don’t need and revealing what you do. Thankfully, with a completely customisable interface, Photoshop makes it very easy to do this.
UNDERSTAND EDITING CONCEPTS/ CHOOSE THE CORRECT TOOL
You need to be able to assess what needs doing to an image before you even consider picking up a tool to do it. This requires an understanding of core editing concepts.
I’ll introduce and explain the concepts you need to understand – including shaping with light, recomposing an image, applying colour theory - to redefine and improve your photos.
I’ll then take you through the various tools Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop gives you to do this.
We will edit several different types of image from scratch. These images are chosen specifically to introduce the various tools and concepts mentioned above so you can discover exactly why you would choose one tool or technique over another for different types of images.
USING LAYERS, ADJUSTMENT TOOLS AND MASKS IN UNISON
Once you understand the tools available, utilising them with Photoshop’s powerful layer system can give you a degree of control unequalled in any other software. We will use layers and the different adjustment modes they allow to transform images in many different ways.
You will finish the day with:
- a clear understanding of how Photoshop works and knowledge of how to prioritise the interface to your needs;
- knowledge of how to assess your images for improvement along with confidence in choosing the correct tools to enable you to do this;
- The ability to build up certain effects using layers for clear control over individual areas of any image
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO THE COURSE?
- Knowledge of how to operate your computer proficiently
- A subscription to the Adobe Photography plan
- A LAPTOP capable of running Lightroom with the program installed
BOOK YOUR COURSE
10.30am-5.00pm Saturday April 23rd April 2022.
At my home in Richmond Road, Brighton.
Please pay for the course using the link below. You can pay with paypal or any credit/debit card.
Please read the cancellation and refund policy below
Cancellations must be received via email in advance of the event.
The following cancellation charges apply:
- 6+ weeks notice from start date: Full refund
- 4-6 weeks notice from start date: 40% refund
- 0-4 weeks notice from start date: No refund
- Failure to attend from start date: No refund
If you are unable to attend the course someone else may attend in your place at no additional cost.
All requests for substitutions must be received via email at least 24 hours before the course begins with the name, contact email and telephone number for the replacement student.
Courses cannot be deferred to a later date.