Lisa Snider dropped us a note to announce a series of very inexpensive trainings for both Photoshop and Lightroom. Following is the info.
NOTE: creativeLIVE.com classes are free to watch through your web browser while it's live, Feb. 24-28. Videos can be purchased for an affordable fee after the live workshops are over; once purchased you can choose to download videos (in standard or high-def) or stream them to your computer. You also get all the exercise files so you can follow along.
I'll be teaching the following, 90-minute classes on Thursday, Feb. 27, beginning at 9:00 am PT through 4:00 pm (in this order):
Photoshop Creative Effects
Mastering Photoshop Filters
Sharpening Savvy in Photoshop and Lightroom
Moving and Removing Objects in Photoshop
Learn how to remove a person from one background and put them into another one!
As a teaser to Photoshop week, I put together a very detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to place a person onto another background. The good folks at creativeLIVE.com put it on their blog: Click here to read the column and/or watch the video.
This tutorial includes screenshots, so you can follow along no matter what your skill level is. Also, the technique is *not* specific to the latest version of Photoshop. Scroll down to the bottom of the column and you'll also find a video, for your viewing pleasure.
Learn the essential differences between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and how to use Elements' three editing modes: Guided, Quick, and Expert. You'll also learn how to perform a slew of practical editing techniques such as replacing backgrounds, cropping and resizing without losing important objects, removing blemishes and objects, correcting colors, lightening teeth & eyes, moving and cloning objects, colorizing black-and-white images and artistically converting color images to black-and-white, stitching a panorama, adding a dark edge vignette, placing text behind an object and placing a photo inside text, tinting an image, fading images together for a collage, adding creative edges, and intelligent sharpening.
Learn all the essential techniques to get the most value from Lightroom, quickly. Part 1 provides an overview of what Lightroom is and isn't, and how it compares to Photoshop. Then we dive into the organization of the program, so you'll know how to set up your Lightroom world, and where to find its various parts. In Part 2, you'll learn how to edit your photos like a pro, including enhancing specific areas and applying creative effects. Part 3 takes you through working with Lightroom and an external image editor such as Photoshop, as well as how to export and share photos, create printed photo books, make slideshows, Web galleries, and print packages.
At the end of each book is a cheat sheet of useful keyboard shortcuts. The books are available in EPUB and PDF formats compatible with various book readers from Kindle to iBooks that you can read on a computer, tablet or even a smart phone.
My 30 workshops include several Photoshop deep dives (a finely focused day covering a specific task or tool, such as blend modes or Smart Objects), as well as Graphic Design for Everyone (3 days), How to Make Money Shooting Stock (1 day), Photoshop Elements (2 day, includes a full workbook), Lightroom Essentials (3 days, includes full workbook), and more! All classes include layered exercise files so you can follow along.
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