Photoshop 101

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Price: $129.00 /per person
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If you want to adjust and process your images, Adobe Photoshop is a great software. But it is a big program that can be overwhelming. This class will cover the basics to get you started and give you a foundation to grow from. Your camera settings are only the first half of exposure. How you develop an image is the rest. Learn how to get the most out of your digital images using Adobe Photoshop, a digital darkroom.

To ensure that class can begin promptly at it's start time, please have a fully installed and working version of Photoshop on your laptop. If you have a desktop computer, you can simply take notes. See the "Required Equipment" section below for more information.

Topics Covered
How the tool bar works
The secrets to zooming in on and moving an image quickly and easily
Where the mini menu is for each tool
Taking things out of a photograph using the clone tool
Creating layers
How to do the Alt/Option dance to select for cloning
How to soften wrinkles and get rid of blemishes using the healing brush
Using opacity to choose how much wrinkles show
Saving images
Viewing multiple images
Using the Liquify filter to make people slimmer
How to setup the History Pallet for forgiveness when you make a mistake
Resizing brushes and adjusting softness
Removing the glare from flash photos
This workshop is geared towards beginners who want to learn the basics of Photoshop and how to adjust their images using it.

Required Equipment
A computer with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements installed and working. (Those without a laptop often come and just take notes.)
A notepad or device for note-taking.
Schedule and Format
This is a hands-on class where we work on images, importing them, rating them, adding keywords, flags and much more. This workshop is three-hours long with a break around the midway point.

About the Instructor
Scott is a photographer based out of Cedar Park, Texas. He has a studio in his home and runs Scott D Photography with his wife, Jennifer. Scott fell in love with photography about 10 years ago while working in Chicago and began the long journey of learning all he could. His favorite subject continues to be the concept of "urban decay" and his business focuses on family and children portraiture.

Scott loves two things about photography. First, you can never learn it all. Second, the industry is brimming with other professionals willing and enthusiastic about guiding you through your next photographic adventure. Teaching has always been a passion for Scott, and he's thrilled to continue that passion.