Creative PHOTOSHOP CC for Photographers Levels 1 & 2


Level 1: April 15 / Level 2: April 16, 2017 in Seattle

(details of Ballard area location are sent to enrolled students the week prior)

Attend either workshop, or enjoy a $55 discount for attending both.
Earn an additional $25 off if you enroll for two people at once.**Photoshop work on barn

Harness the unlimited power of Photoshop, Camera Raw, layers and masks to express your vision beyond Lightroom and all other apps.

Many ‘bargain’ workshops are just watch and take notes. That’s a slow way to learn. My workshops are hands on with paced, guided practice, because that’s how people really learn new tools, especially rich toolsets like Photoshop.

These paired workshops are focused towards photographers seeking to transform their single captures into professionally-developed photographs, do expert retouching or create composited works.
Through organized, class-paced demonstrations and follow-along tutorials, participants learn enough to confidently dive into processing,corrections and creative projects. With patient guidance, I’ll help you learn Photoshop in a way that sticks.

Here’s what former students are saying about these workshops:
• “I’ve been using Photoshop for more than ten years, and David really helped me unlock some powerful tools that
I had not yet discovered. Very informative and well presented!  I couldn’t wait to get home and start using what I learned.
I look forward to his next presentation.”  – Adrian B.

• “Dave’s an awesome teacher and made things easy to understand.  I have a great respect for his knowledge and
his ability to communicate it.” – Jen K.

• “Informative, rightly targeted, well paced, entertaining. I learned a lot!” – L. Kenney

• “David Julian is one of the most creative and inspiring presenters. I learn so much from him.” – Bernita M.


Level 1: Saturday, 10am – 4:00pm with health breaks, lunch break and time for Q+A

Here’s what I like to cover:

  • What Photoshop can do to improve your creative life
  • Easy setup for Photoshop’s workspace, color spaces and most important preferences.
  • How to import images into Photoshop, Bridge or Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw interface
  • How to move from Lightroom to Photoshop, and back correctly
  • Adobe Camera Raw: the powerful developing tool within Photoshop
  • Photoshop’s most essential tools for photographers
  • Brushes 101— choosing, feathered, solid, opacity and sizing
  • Choosing colors, saving favorites
  • Basic selections to work on specific areas of a photo or scanned art
  • How to make and use of Photoshop layer masks
  • The Fix: Basic retouching and color balancing tools and skills
  • How to use Adjustment Layers to improve image tones, contrast and color
  • How to convert color to precisely toned B&W or Toned images
  • Essential tips that keep you in the CREATIVE flow, not technical brain freeze
  • Q+A throughout the day

My workshop content is adjusted to class goals, and everyone receives individual guidance.
Students leave with lessons, files and resource tutorial PDFs for use after the workshops, plus one month of free technical assistance!
(All students may receive a discount towards additional guided practice by enrolling in my Mentoring Sessions.)
** Bridge is only discussed if the enough attendees will be using it in lieu of Lightroom or other photo apps.

(See below for registration details)


Level 2: Sunday, 10am – 4:00pm with health breaks, lunch break and time for Q+A

Here’s what I like to cover:

  • Review of student questions
  • The non-destructive workflow vs. changing pixels
  • Review of Adobe Camera Raw: the powerful developing tool within Photoshop
  • Why 16-bit, when and how to use it
  • How to resize and exporting images for any use
  • Using the power of editable Smart Objects from Raw images or layers
  • Making precise selections with the right tools, and saving selections for other uses
  • Using the incredible new Select and Mask tool
  • How to change skies or backgrounds
  • Control tone, color and density in specific areas of an image with efficient precision
  • Blending two RAW captures for that perfect landscape or portrait exposure.
  • B&W and Split-Tone images to emulate classical wet darkroom alternative processes
  • Automatically bring a folder of images into one layered file
  • Fixing perspective distortion common to landscapes images of architecture
  • Repair any image using intelligent Content-Aware retouching tools
  • Add textures to any image, and control precisely where textures appear.
  • Controling Noise and Sharpness the professional way
  • How to shoot objects specifically for compositing
  • How to simulate shallow depth of field! (time permitting)
  • Automate with editable Presets and Actions (time permitting)
  • WACOM! Learn the art of using the WACOM tablet (time permitting)
  • Q+A throughout the day

My workshop content is adjusted to class goals, and everyone receives individual guidance.
Students leave with lessons, files and resource tutorial PDFs for use after the workshops, plus one month of free technical assistance! Students wishing to go deeper into Photoshop can work with me individually.
(All students may receive a discount towards additional guided practice by enrolling in my Mentoring Sessions.)

Added Benefits:
My workshops are limited to just twelve registered participants. Small group means more attention per person.
Workshop content is paced for the class median. Everyone receives individual guidance. Students leave with lessons, files and resource tutorial PDFs for use after the workshops, plus a month of help if you get stuck! (Additional individual study is available, and is discounted if booked within one month of my workshop.)
Bring your working Mac or PC laptop, or desktop computer that you know how to use, loaded with at least Photoshop CS6 or CC. (if you don’t yet own Photoshop CC, it’s well worth $10/mo. You can download the free 30-day trial at Adobe.com ). I provide a USB Thumb Drive for transferring my files to your device. You may bring your own images too.

Workshop Fee: 
$225 either day, or save $55 through February, by registering for both days at just $395. Space is limited.
See drop-down menu below. Full registration below via Paypal or a Check is required to hold your seat and to attend.
**Earn $25 off on your full weekend if you pay for a friend during your registration.
Those preferring to enroll by check can email me for address. Checks must clear before enrollment is complete.

Feel free to email me with any questions. Please read our workshop cancellation policy.


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2 Responses to Creative PHOTOSHOP CC for Photographers Levels 1 & 2

  1. Ellie Sprague says:

    Please send me your address so I can send you a check. I tried Pay Pal, but it didn’t work. Thanks
    Ellie

  2. Ellie Sprague says:

    Please send your address to me so I can send you a check. I tried Pay Pal, but it didn’t work.

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