Past Meetup

Photoshop Adjustments: The State of the Art in 2017

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In the beginning, we had a few adjustments in the Adjustments menu, but these were always destructive and hard to reverse. Then, in 1996, the team gave us Adjustment Layers in Photoshop 4, but few found them until seven versions later with CS4’s Adjustment panel in 2008. We now have "Smart Objects", which offer even more approaches, subtle and powerful, and interesting combinations, all having advantages and challenges.

In this presentation, we’ll look at those advantages, discuss the challenges, and celebrate the breadth of choices we now have to creatively adjust our imagery. Prepare to be surprised!

About the speaker

Steve Laskevitch is the founder and lead instructor of Luminous Works, the region’s only Adobe Authorized Training Center, serving Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and more. He’s written several books on Photoshop and helped build several of Adobe’s Certified Expert exams. His background in physics and photography help explain his love of endeavors both geeky


creative. His love of teaching may explain the awards he’s received at the colleges at which he’s taught. You can learn more about both Steve and the classes offered at Luminous Works at:

Luminous Works, LLC
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1406 NW 53rd St, Suite 3A,

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