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FOCUS GROUP: Beginner's Photoshop

  • Sep 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • The "Down Under" (Propylaeum)


Photoshop for Beginners

Green Screen with Photoshop this meeting.

Eventually, this will become a Focus Group for all Post-Processing. When a poll was taken several months ago, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements...were the top three requested.  Photoshop won out...but...we don't want to leave others out.

Most members in this group are learning Photoshop basics (using various versions of PS on their computers). Some members of the group have Elements, Lightroom, and a few "other applications".  We've gotten off the ground with Photoshop, but still moving slow to make sure everyone understands and all can achieve basically the same end results...with whatever tool is available on "their" program.  Bring your laptop and an extension cord (we may not have enough to go around).  If you don't have Photoshop, we'll see what your program does have to accomplish the same end result.

Photoshop is what we started with and will stay with as our base program.  In the not-to-far future, we'll be taking all this post-processing to another level...and call it "Photo-Art/Photo-Graphics".  Yes, we will branch out, but continue on with our post-processing and Eric will continue to lead our groups.  We'll bring in Loren Elks, Jim Wallace, and John Loban (all graphic artists in their own fields) and they will help us take this to a higher level.

If there is enough interest shown, we could branch into an additional focus group for "just" Photo-Art/Photo-Graphics...or have it as a part of the Post-Processing.   That's in the future and those decisions will be decided as we move forward and we can see the amount of interest shown.

Critiquing, which is a part of post-processing and other groups, might be a part of one of our occasional monthly educational meetings.  Again, only time can tell exactly where that will go.

As far as teaching these, each program will be taught/led...slow and with a lot of patience... for those who need it.  We will not rush anything.

Eric Scott Miller has very graciously offered to work with us, to share his knowledge, to get us up and running; then to carry us on with a lot of fun and exciting classes.  He will be posting on the Facebook IMUPC page site from time to time.

A variety of media will be used: videos, handouts, tutorials, etc. , etc. Everyone is expected to bring their own laptop. The Focus Room is set up with U-verse and will accomodate up to 20 max at 5 tables (4/table).   But, it is preferred if we hit 15, that we move to the Down Under, where we will have more space.

We meet every other Tuesday evening at 7 pm for 90 minutes in the Focus Room of the Attic....or the Down Under of the Propylaeum (if 15 or more in attendance).

Any questions, contact me: [masked]; or Eric (click on his picture in the Member section of this website).

In the meantime, go to the Facebook page (IMUPC) and check out: Photoshop Roadmap: and a variety of other tutorials being found to help and inspire.


Eric posted a website ( for you to go to and asked that you download them for the meeting on Tuesday.  Eric posts frequently on our Facebook site (it's our "chat" site).



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  • - Gaynel -

    Awesome class - easy to follow - good instructions - class practice - Eric was incredibly patient! I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting! Eric you are very patient.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very very good meeting tonight thank you Eric. Now I just need to apply what I learned tonight and post some great pics

    September 4, 2013

  • Carol T

    Eric has the patience of a Saint! Eric, you are sooo good with all our questions! Thank you sooo much!!!

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric did a great job teaching the class tonight. I look forward to experimenting with the green screen technique. I've enjoyed all of the Photoshop classes so far. Thank you!

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a service dog

    September 1, 2013

  • Eric Scott M.

    For those of you planning to attend Tuesday's Post-Processing group session, please download the sample images in the Files section we will be using for the green screen tutorial.

    And if you haven't RSVP'd yet, please be sure to do so.

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the green screen lesson.

    August 26, 2013

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