Learn the Basics of Photoshop + My Favorite Techniques

15 hours of LIVE  instruction + all recorded sessions,  interactive dialogue, Q&A, and "study hall sessions!


BONUS 1:  Participants get access to our "Focus Your Art" Community Discussion Forum -- an exclusive discussion forum for participants!  


BONUS 2:  Every session is recorded for 24/7 access


This is designed for the beginner who needs support and really helpful instruction in a low-stress environment! 


•  I will teach you the basics of Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC)  in a way is simple, avoid overwhelming you, and makes it fun.

•  Through a series of interactive, online, live webinars, you will learn how to start using Photoshop (with my favorite techniques included) 

•  We will  cover creative uses for these tools to help improve your image quality through examples and real-time editing

•  You will be a part of my weekly "study hall group," allowing you to ask your questions from each lesson in the live study hall for answers and demos


"If you don't understand Photoshop skills like Masks and Layering, I make it make sense!  I've yet to have someone in over 350  participants leave without understanding layers and masking well!"

--Lisa Langell

 ---- All sessions are recorded for 24/7 access! ----


January 18, 2021 - February  17, 2021 Series

Meets 5pm EST / 4pm CST / 3pm MST & AZ / 2pm PST

Class: Mon, Jan 18 
Study Hall:  Wed, Jan 20

Class:  Mon, Jan 25
Study Hall:  Wed., Jan 27 

Class:  Mon, Feb 1
Study Hall:  Wed, Feb 3

Class:  Mon, Feb 8
Study Hall:   Wed Feb 10

Class:  Mon, Feb 15
Study Hall:  Wed , Feb 17

CAN'T ATTEND  A SESSION?  All live sessions are recorded for 24/7 access!


Prepping for class--what you need:

•  Current version of Photoshop 2021 Creative Cloud (You can get a free trial  here). I teach using Photoshop Creative Cloud  (Not Elements or Lightroom).

•  Adobe Camera Raw (Comes with your Photoshop subscription), but you will need to install it.  If you have Lightroom, you can use that, but I will teach using Camera Raw (it's very similar).  

Adobe Bridge (Comes with your Photoshop subscription), but you will need to install it.

•  This is helpful, but not required-- some people like to watch on one screen while following along on another.  If you have a 2nd monitor, or a tablet to view the webinar while you work in Photoshop, it may make the learning process easier.

•  You will always receive recordings of every session. Have about  3 gigs of space for which to store images and recordings from your ten, 90-minute sessions.


Agenda:

Getting Started: Part 1 (90 min)  

•  How to bring an image directly into Photoshop from your computer’s hard drive

•  How to use Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop together Introduction to a basic workflow, including making exposure, contrast and color adjustments

•  Guidance to avoid over-processing an image Introduction essential editing tools:

•  Learn why and how to dodge and burn

•  Using RAW, JPG, TIFF and PSD file types

•  Best practices for working with and saving your image

•  I will show you examples of each skill and how I use them in my workflow to process my images

•  Optional assignment

•  LIVE STUDY HALL (Optional):  Review skills taught, ask questions, get helpful support.  


Getting Started: Part II (90 min)

•  An introduction to “layers” and how to use them for special enhancements

•  Using an adjustment brush in Adobe Camera Raw to create my effects

•  Using basic brush types, how to switch brushes, how to change their opacity, hardness and softness and the effects of doing so

•  Saturation versus vibrance adjustments—how they differ and the pro’s/cons of using them

•  Learn Clone and Healing Brush to remove objects

•  Selection tools: Making edits on specific portions of an image

•  I will show you examples of each skill and how I use them in my workflow to process my images

•  Optional assignment

•  LIVE STUDY HALL (Optional): Review skills taught, ask questions, get helpful support.  


Getting Started: Part III (90 min)

•  Using levels, curve and exposure tools

•  Introduction to Filters and how to use them

•  Using Smart Objects

•  Selecting objects and adding them to a new layer (basic compositing)

•  I will show you examples of each skill and how I use them in my workflow to process my images

•  Optional assignment

•  LIVE STUDY HALL: (Optional):  Review skills taught, ask questions, get helpful support.  


Getting Started: Part IV (90 min)

•  Adding and manipulating Text

•  Alternatives to Dodge and Burn tools—and why

•  Noise reduction options within Photoshop

•  Changing color and hue 

• Masking

•  Selective color adjustments

•  Using Blending Modes and Layer styles (Drop shadow and bevel)  

•  Optional assignment

•  I will show you examples of each skill and how I use them in my workflow to process my images

•  LIVE STUDY HALL (Optional): Review skills taught, ask questions, get helpful support.  


Getting Started: Part V (90 min) 

•  Adding Canvas Content Aware fill

•  Resizing images

•  Adding atmosphere to images

•  Several of Lisa's creative techniques using these tools from Steps 1-5 to get inspired looks

•  Optional assignment

•  LIVE STUDY HALL (Optional): Review skills taught, ask questions, get helpful support.  



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