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Photoshop CC ONE-DAY / ALL-DAY Photoshop Workshop - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

  • February 12 · 9:00 AM
  • Robert DiTommaso Photography Studio and Training Center

ORIGINALLY, this workshop was scheduled over 3 separate Sundays.  We are merging the 3 workshop into a 1-day / All-Day workshop to make it more convenient for participants.  I will be serving lunch during a short break in the middle of the class.

I have had a lot of people asking for Photoshop CC instruction. If you are a Lightroom CC subscriber you also have access to Photoshop CC.

I use Photoshop less and less as Lightroom gets additional functionality. For the vast bulk of my images I can make all the adjustment I want within Lightroom. Photoshop is reserved for my high-end portrait editing, composite building, instances when I need to add text, essentially the things I can't do in Lightroom.

The first part of the day is the first and most basic. I will go slow and cover the very basic operations of the program, so if you know your way around Photoshop already, this may be too basic for you. If you have never opened Photoshop, this is for you. Don't skip this class and expect to join in later, you will most likely feel overwhelmed without understanding the basics.


I will discuss and demonstrate:

• When and why I use Photoshop.

• Getting your photo from Lightroom to Photoshop and back again.

• The Photoshop interface.

• The tool palette.

• See more than on image at a time.

• Workspaces, picking a preset, or creating your own.

• Zooming in and out, moving around while zoomed in and more.

• Basic photo edits

• I suspect just understanding the interface basics will take most of the evening. I will cover more... as time and participants allow.


The second portion of the day builds from the most basic aspects of Photoshop. 

I will discuss and demonstrate:

• When and why I use Photoshop.

• Layers

• How to add layers

• Why you want to work with layers

• How to "mask" part of a layer so you can selectively apply adjustments

• Editing a portrait

• I will take an image with acne and other challenges and demonstrate how I go about retouching away the blemishes, shine, etc.

• As part of this I will discuss each tool that I use, I will explain how it works, and how to set it up to work for you...then I will show you how to create a tool preset, so you don't have to set it up ever again.

• Designing a collage

• Sizing your workspace

• Using guides to align your images

• Working with text

• Please send your requests for topics to cover. The more I know in advance the better I can do to answer your questions.

You can bring a computer and follow along, or you are welcome to just sit back and observe. Some people learn better by participating, while others get caught up in their own world and lose track of what I am doing. You know which is best for your personal learning style.

The 3rd portion of the workshop is the more advanced skills.

I will discuss and demonstrate:

• When and why I use Photoshop.

• Head Swap - replace a person from a group photo with their head from another, presumable better looking image.

• Removing lens glare from eye-glasses

• Working with 3rd Party Templates

• How to repurpose layers

• Using "digital paper" to design interesting layouts

• I buy templates if they are a good value and will save me time

• Editing an HDR Image with people

• I will take an HDR image with people and show you how to make them look realistic verses cartoonish, which can often happen to people within HDR

• Making selections and masking

• Selections and masking are the mainstays of Photoshop functionality

• We will look at the various tools for selecting, creating and refining your masks

• For all that we do, I will discuss each tool that I use, I will explain how it works, and how to set it up to work for you...then I will show you how to create a tool preset, so you don't have to set it up ever again

• Please send your requests for topics to cover. The more I know in advance the better I can do to answer your questions.

You can bring a computer and follow along, or you are welcome to just sit back and observe. Some people learn better by participating, while others get caught up in their own world and lose track of what I am doing. You know which is best for your personal learning style.

Bring your questions. If they are appropriate for the beginner audience I will address them, otherwise I will note them to cover in future sessions.

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  • Donna D.

    Bob's class is an excellent introduction and it is very helpful to me to get that overview and tips. I have also come to realize that with Photoshop in particular that I needed to also follow up after the class and run through each point to ensure I understood it. When I practiced on Sunday night after the class I also searched google or youtube for specific topics and then took an old photo practiced each of the topics.
    I want to encourage those who find Photoshop a bit of a challenge - to hang in there....you will conquer.

    In addition to the PhotoShop Layers book by Matt Kloskowski - I checked my closet and also found a 'Classroom in a book' Photoshop CC (they have them for all versions though). This book comes with practice pictures used in exercises throughout the book. It is the official training workbook from Adobe.

    1 · February 14

  • Donna D.

    Good solid class on Photoshop - information packed day. Appreciate the extra tips always included in Bob's classes. Nice class.

    2 · February 13

  • Rajat D.

    In class please explain how to center the picture while using Photoshop.

    February 8

  • Cheryl

    Bob,
    I don't have photoshop cc but I do have photoshop cs6. Will this class be specific to cc or will I be able to do the techniques you're demonstrating using my version?

    January 25

    • Juliann Power D.

      Cheryl, That vast majority of the information would be the same. There shouldn't be a significant difference from CS6 to CC to inhibit your learning in the class. Juliann DiTommaso[masked]

      January 25

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