Photoshop for Beginners
(See below for Eric's instructions for July 24 meeting:)
We reached 19 at our last meeting, but have dropped back to 13 for this meeting. The temps should not be but around 70-75 (great!)...so we're moving back to the Focus Room. In the future, if we see we hit near 20...especially if it's fairly warm, we'll make the move to the Down Under.
We're quickly becoming a post-processing group for all levels...but we still continue to learn basics. We're going to be starting layers (several meetings of this as this is big, something we all need to know!)
Bring your laptops and be sure to download Eric's link: ttp://us.fotolia.com/id/510106...
This picture is the one that is used in the tutorial we will be walking through together.
Also, I'll have copies of the lesson for the meeting. I can't download the 17 page tutorial, but this is page 1, and there is more than just what you see on this page...Most members in this group are learning Photoshop basics (using various versions of PS on their computers). Some members of the group have Elements and a few "other". Once this group gets their feet on the ground, soon..., other post-processing basics will be tackled.
The idea for this group is to get people "started" with Photoshop, providing them the ability to maneuver throughout the application and learn on their own. Each program will be taught...slow and with a lot of patience.
Once the groups have gone thru their basic "training", the Focus Group will change course, and become a time for evaluating, critiquing, discussing various processes used while changing a picture's appearance...for the better (let's hope!) or to make it more artistic, etc.
Eric Scott Miller has very graciously offered to work with us to get us up and running. He will be posting on the Facebook IMUPC page site. Others in the club with any level of skill in Photoshop, Lightroom, and/or Elements are asked to le myself or Eric know so we can have a group of teachers/leaders.
A variety of media will be used: videos, handouts, tutorials. 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).
We meet every other Wednesday evening at 7 pm for 90 minutes in the Focus Room of the Attic.
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: https://www.facebook.com/photoshoproadmap and a variety of other tutorials being found to help and inspire.