This is an intensive, hands-on and above all fun underwater-specific workshop. The beginning session is suitable for Photoshop newbies, or anyone wanting to review or renew their Photoshop chops. To get the most out of the workshop, you’ll need a laptop running the most recent version of Photoshop CC that your OS can handle, and at least 1 external hard drive (preferably 2), all with the appropriate power sources and cables. Make sure your laptop is functioning well and you can open Photoshop CC. There’s a lot of information to cover, and we won’t have time to fix computer problems. goaskerin,go,ask,erin,lightroom,class,seminar,monterey,photoshop,adobe

GoAskErin Intensive Photoshop for Beginners - Monterey, CA - November 1-3, 2019

Lightroom is an amazing application, but underwater photographers will eventually find the need to jump to Photoshop. The spot removal tool in Lightroom just doesn’t cut it for removing backscatter, and although its new Range Masking tools rock, they can’t compete with Photoshop’s superpowers. Take your editing techniques to the next level by learning to use the most powerful editing software on the planet. Limited class size (Max. 12) This class will be held at Backscatter HQ in Monterey, CA.6:30-9:30 PM Fri Nov 1 (optional)10AM-6PM Sat & Sun Nov 2 & 3$395RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOWFRIDAY NOV 1ST In the optional Friday night class, we’ll check out system setup (computer, software configuration, external drives) and Photoshop Preferences to make sure everything’s ready to go. I’ll also introduce the most important concepts that we’ll be covering in more detail on Saturday and Sunday. 6:30-9:30PMIntro and Tour of the interface:ToolsLayersLayer MasksAdjustment LayersFiltersTransformSATURDAY, NOV 2ND On Saturday, we’ll start with Photoshop’s most basic building blocks – Layers and Layer Masks. By the end of the day, you’ll have learned a ton of great solutions (and some dirty tricks) for many of the most difficult problems underwater photographers face. 10AM-1PMLayers/Layer Masks in DepthBackscatter removal tools and techniquesBurn and DodgeSelective SharpeningLR-PS Roundtrip1PM-2:30 PMLunch2:30-6PMAdjustment LayersContent-Aware FillAdding Image SpaceTransform and WarpCompositingSUNDAY NOV 3RD10AM-1PMSmart ObjectsCamera Raw Smart FilterSmart Object Workflow from LightroomLiquifyPuppet WarpBlurs, Spins, and Zooms1PM-2:30 PMLunch2:30-6PMGroup Work SessionReview You’ll need your laptop in good working order and at least one external drive. Also bring at least 5 of your own images to work on, power cables, dongles, and chargers. Know your passwords! This workshop requires a good understanding of your computer’s operating system. If you haven’t looked into it already, I recommend checking out Adobe’s Photography Package for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC. It’s a dynamite deal and the way of the future, like it or not. GET ADOBE PHOTOSHOPLocation: Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo 225 Cannery Row Monterey, California 93940 USAErin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters. Erin writes the Imaging Techniques column in Scuba Diving Magazine and teaches imaging workshops worldwide. Erin is a member of the Boston Sea Rovers, Ocean Artists Society, and the Women Divers Hall of Fame. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW .


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