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Photoshop for Photographers – Beginner Fundamentals Course

Photoshop for Photographers Fundamentals is for any photographer with minimal Photoshop skills who is looking to improve the quality of their photographic image editing.

One-on-one Course Training

This course is taught in four one-on-one personalized sessions. You will receive hands on help to establish a good photo editing workflow. You will learn the tools that professionals use to create stunning photographic images. Focus your learning on the tools that you need to take your photography to the next level.

How it works:

  1. Purchase the complete course or parts of it.
  2. Watch your email for a purchase confirmation that includes a link to schedule your sessions.
  3. Click on the email link to view my calendar. Select available times that works best for you.
  4. Watch your email for a booking confirmation and a link to the online conference room.
  5. Click on the email link at the time of your scheduled session. You will need speakers and a microphone.

Complete 4 Session Course: $600.00 (6 hours total)
Individual Session rate: $187.50 per session (1.5 hours each)

Prerequisite: You should have Photoshop CC or Photoshop 6 installed on your computer, and an assortment of photos to work on.

Every session is customized to your specific needs. Outlines are based on the average time required to cover the material. You may progress at a faster or slower rate. The complete course includes 6 total hours of one-on-one coaching. If needed, additional sessions can be purchased separately. If you learn at a faster rate, intermediate content will be added in the last session.

Photoshop for Photographers Fundamentals Session 1

User Interface and Layers

1.5 hours
  • Tool Bar, Panels and Workspaces
  • Working with Layers
  • Layer Stacking Order
  • Background Layer
  • Layer Opacity
  • Layer Transparency
  • Basic Edits with Adjustment Layers
  • Image Resolution

Photoshop for Photographers Fundamentals Session 2

Selections and Masking

1.5 hours
  • What are Selections
  • Why, When, Where and How to use Selections
  • How to effectively use the Marquee, Lasso, Magic Wand and Quick Select Tools
  • Select and Mask Workspace
  • Refine Edge
  • What are Layer Masks
  • Selective Edits with Masked Adjustment Layers

Photoshop for Photographers Fundamentals Session 3

Retouching Fundamentals

1.5 hours
  • Clone Stamping Techniques
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush
  • Patch Tool
  • Nondestructive Retouching
  • Remove Skin Blemishes
  • Remove Power Lines

Photoshop for Photographers Fundamentals Session 4

Photographic Techniques

1.5 hours

  • Black and White Conversions
  • Gradient Map Photographic Toning
  • Spot Color
  • Working with Levels
  • Working with Curves
  • Hue Saturation, White Balance Adjustments
  • Understanding the Histogram
  • Selective Tonal Contrast