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Photoshop CC Level 2 for Photography

Skill Level 2

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. Note that we regularly add more classes to our schedule. Custom training and consulting are available, too. Contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

I will recommend this class because it is a fun learning environment constantly open for changing and shifting due to who is in the class and the questions asked. It is really helpful to be able to bring the class content home for further experimentation. I learned a lot of useful information for my job, but also for my personal photography. I am really excited to use Camera Raw now!
Photoshop Photo Tools student

Most photographers today import, organize, and do some development of their images in programs like Adobe's Lightroom. But Photoshop offers an array of features that let you go beyond the capabilities of Lightroom and other "RAW processors". In this class, you'll learn the most effective strategies to move from Lightroom to Photoshop and back, if desired. Once in Photoshop, we'll delve into the features that makes it great for tasks like retouching, compositing, and extremely precise adjustments to just the parts of the image that need it.

We recommend learning Adobe Lightroom for image import, managing large image libraries, and most photographic development tasks. However, this class will discuss using RAW processing environments like Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw to prepare images for panoramics, HDR, and other composite imagery.

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Development, continued
  • Reminder: Why Raw is great
  • How to preserve your Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) edits in Photoshop
  • Best practices for moving from Lightroom to Photoshop
Image Refinements
  • smoothing skin tones
  • removing unwanted content
  • create inspiring black & white images
  • professional retouching tools
  • correct perspective issues
  • change aspect ratio without distortion
  • create a special look that you can use in any image
Isolate complex areas of images for adjustment or compositing
  • selecting by color or tone
  • selecting by edges
  • fine-tuning selection edges: Refine Edge and other tools
Attain pro-level control of Curves and other adjustments
  • go from guesswork to high-speed
  • using key shortcuts to achieve targeted color results
  • separate tone from color for more accurate corrections
  • adjustment vs correction: interpretation as well as accuracy
  • saving and sharing settings files
HDR, Panoramics, and other composites
  • tips for both shooting and processing
  • post-processing cleanup

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This is a "Level 2" class

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

Not currently scheduled. Note that we regularly add more classes to our schedule. Custom training and consulting are available, too. Contact us for rates and information.


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