ON-LINE: The Magic of Photoshop CC for Lightroom Users
This interactive 6-week online course is designed for photographers who already use
Lightroom and not only want to learn the basics of Photoshop CC but also learn how
to make creative, artistic and compelling images.
Over the last couple of years, Adobe has added tools to Photoshop that make it easier
to use. This course will introduce you to the key concepts in Photoshop such as layers,
blending modes, masking and selections. Then we’ll go beyond the basics and show
you how to use the new tools in Photoshop to more easily make artistic images and fix
problem photos. This includes: making composites and using textures, advanced coloring
techniques using LAB mode, how to realistically (and easily) replace skies and
how to make people look younger and slimmer.
Each class will demonstrate different aspects of Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of images
such as landscapes, travel photos, people, flowers, food, sunrises/sunsets and
still life to demonstrate basic techniques for creating amazing images that go beyond
Lightroom. After the first class, you will have the opportunity to upload your own photos
that we’ll use for demonstration and work on in class together. After each class,
you will be provided with the Photoshop edited example images we use in the class so
you can analyze and see exactly what was done and why.
What you will learn:
• How to roundtrip from Lightroom Classic CC to Photoshop and back.
• The magic of Layers - adjustment layers, blending modes and blending options.
• Techniques for making Masks and Selections.
• Using textures to make creative and artistic images.
• Essential techniques in portrait retouching and making people look their best.
• How to make realistic composite images.
• How to use retouching tools to fix problems in photos.
• The use of plug-ins in layers to enhance your images quickly and easily
• And much, much more…
All class sessions will be conducted on the ZOOM video conferencing platform. Each
session will be recorded so you can download it afterwards and watch the class again.
This makes learning online even better than face-to-face classes!
Comments from former participants:
“Bob knows his material and is very adept at Photoshop. I enjoyed seeing what
could be accomplished and watching Bob go through the lessons in real time.”
“Opened the door on how I might utilize Photoshop in the future.”
Login instructions will be sent via email to each participant prior to the
lesson. After each class, the lesson PSD edited photos and the recorded session will
be made available for download.
Requirements: Adobe Creative Cloud Photographers subscription with the latest versions
of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC downloaded on a computer.