Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

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1. Introduction to Adobe Lightroom (31 March or 24 November 2019)

Photography is so much more than taking a good shot in camera.  Adobe Lightroom opens up a wonderful world of possibilities to enhance your images and unleash your creativity - and it's also great for fixing those little things we didn't quite get right in camera!  And you don't need to be a professional photographer to use Lightroom. Adobe have made it accessible and so easy that you can be up and running with Lightroom in just one day.

o Discover the techniques that professional use to lift their images from ordinary to extra-ordinary.

o Use Lightroom to help you edit, catalogue and manage all your images.

o Hands on learning in a small group, with lots of individual attention and assistance.

 

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2. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (2019 dates yet to be set)

Adobe Photoshop is a brilliant image processing tool.  As the industry standard for professional photographers, it also opens up a world of possibilities for amateur and hobbyist photographers.  But its many menus, functions and terminology can appear baffling.  This introductory workshop aims to remove some of the mystery and complexity of Adobe Photoshop, showcase some of the magic, and give participants the confidence to use the tool to help their images to shine:

o   Understanding how digital images work

o   The digital photography workflow

o   Preferences and settings

o   Palettes and workspace arrangements

o   Key Menu items and Tools

o   Navigating and shortcuts

o   Applying corrections and basic adjustments

o   Introduction to layers and layer masks

o   Sharpening

o   Looking after your digital photographs - cataloguing, naming, storing

The workshop is run over two days.  On Day 1 we cover the basics of digital image processing, global and local adjustments, basic corrections, and you are given a practice assignment.  Everyone returns two weeks later, for Day 2, which includes a review of Day 1 and any questions arising, sharing and reviewing their assignment photographs, then moving on to layers, masking, sharpening and managing digital images.

While not a requirement, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop with a recent version of Photoshop loaded on it.

 

3. Adobe Photoshop - Beyond the Basics (on request)

This workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop workshop, to enable you to take your images to the next level.  Unleash your creative potential, and bring your photographs to life.  Topics include:

o   Using Adobe Camera Raw to pre-process files

o   Different layer types, and how to use them effectively

o   Selections, channels and masks

o   Blend modes

o   How to transform your files, step-by-step

o   A practical Photoshop workflow

o   Photoshop tricks and techniques

o   Advanced sharpening.

The workshop is run over two days.  On Day 1 we cover Adobe Camera Raw, using different layer types, selections and blend modes.  Then we have a practical session using an untouched sample file, which we will work through together, and you are given a practice assignment.  Everyone returns two weeks later, for Day 2, which includes a review of Day 1 and any questions arising, sharing and reviewing their assignment work, then moving on to Photoshop workflow, tricks, techniques and advanced sharpening.

While not a requirement, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop with a recent version of Photoshop loaded on it.  

 

4.  Print like a Professional! (On request)

Are all your photographs languishing on your computer, never to see the light of day?  Do you have a printer at home, but just can’t seem to get the results you want?  Have you been disappointed with the prints you get from chain store processing, but don’t know where else to go?  Have you tried a professional print lab, but couldn’t get past the jargon?

This workshop will give you the know-how to ensure you are able to get the quality you are looking for out of your photographic prints.  And you get to take a 16 x 20 inch print home with you!

This advanced workshop assumes you are comfortable with using Adobe Photoshop – e.g. you have completed at least one of our Photoshop courses. Topics include:

o   Understanding colour management – colour gamuts, calibration

o   Preparing print versions of files – resizing, resolution, sharpening, correcting for printing

o   Soft proofing and test printing

o   Papers

o   Printing options.

You will need to bring your own laptop with a recent version of Photoshop loaded on it – and an image you have already processed in Photoshop, which is ready for print processing.