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Learn the basics of image editing in Photoshop.

This introductory course will deliver a broad understanding of Photoshop as a tool for image adjustment. Photoshop is a large and complex program, but this class will keep it simple by focusing on one tool and technique at a time. Getting a solid grounding in the basics will help each student reach for more complex techniques in the future.

From lassos to healing brushes, and histograms to crop tools, this specially designed course will introduce students to the image-editing power (and fun) of Photoshop. The course will deliver a broad understanding of the core tools in Photoshop along with important introductions to digital imaging concepts like pixels, resolution, resampling, jpegs, color.

We will cover the basics of the Tool Bar with hands-on exercises as well as tackle color correction, contrast, basic black & white conversions, histograms, and fun-with-filters. Students will come away from the course with a good handle on how to use Photoshop for a variety of practices.

  • 10 digital images (from camera or film scans)
  • 2.5" Hard drive (60GB or more of free space)

transparent_jones_headshot_125pxJeff Shaffer has been a commercial/advertising photographer and video producer for over 25 years. Together with his wife and business partner, photographer Dawn Smith, he has produced award-winning advertising and editorial imagery for clients such as Bon Appetit, Family Circle, Guinness, Heineken, Neiman-Marcus, Poland Spring, and Smirnoff. A desire to share this experience and knowledge has led to a second career as an educator and trainer. For more than 15 years, in both higher education and training facilities, Jeff has developed and taught many courses in digital photography, studio lighting and software. He has trained a wide variety of corporate, higher education, and government employees, as well as many individuals of all ages, careers and interests.

  • Getting to know the tool bar
  • Digital imaging concepts (pixels, resolution, resampling, file formats)
  • Color correction and contrast control
  • Making selections for local corrections
  • Hands-on exercises to reinforce key concepts
  • Computer Editing
  • Demonstrations
  • Lecture
Who's it for?

This workshop is for digital photographers and analog photographers with scanned negatives who seek a comprehensive introduction to using Photoshop for image adjustment. Students must have a basic knowledge of using Mac computers.

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  • Non-members: $450.00
  • Members: $405.00


5 session class
3 hours per session