Jim's teaching style is all about helping you achieve the ultimate in creative photography using Photoshop's remarkable tools. In this workshop, Jim starts at the beginning, assuming you know nothing, and he shares his workflow with you, suggests how to setup your palettes for maximum efficiency, and talks about how to process RAW files. He then delves into the heart of the creative process -- understanding layers, channels, selections, compositing images, replacing the skies, blend modes, and solving photographic problems within Photoshop. In addition, Jim shares with you his favorite plugins, shows you how to turn photos into paintings, and he gives you the confidence that with photography, anything is possible.
What you will get in this workshop
Jim's simplified workflow
Important tools in processing RAW files
Best desktop layout for efficiency
Short cuts with the action palette
Introduction to fundamental commands
Replacing the sky
Making believable composites
Layers and layer masks
Importance of opacity and drop shadows
Creative ways of using the clone tool
Manipulating color and contrast
Blend modes (add moon, fireworks)
Liquify's powerful and creative tools
Black and white and hand coloring
Plugins -- Flood, Filter Forge, Topaz, more
Making selections with hair and feathers
Creating realistic bokeh (soft backgrounds)
Making skin look younger
Using lighting effects
When you sign up, you'll receive a link to GoToMeeting for online screen sharing and a time to sign in. The once-per-week session on Sunday mornings will span four weeks (plus a bonus 5th week solely for critiques). Each session will be two to three hours. Jim will answer questions any time during the presentation. You can even send him photos you'd like to work on and ask his advice as to which tools to use to create the effect you want, and how to solve a particular photographic problem with Photoshop. There will be homework assignments and critiques on submitted work. Take this opportunity to learn from a master of creative photography.
After each week's Photoshop workshop session, you will receive a link to the video file of the workshop so you can replay it at your leisure. In this way, if you forget something Jim covered, you can review the material and become proficient with all the techniques Jim demonstrates with his beautiful pictures.
Your investment for the 4-week workshop is $299. Click on the BUTTON below to register.