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PHOTOSHOP COURSES



I have over seventeen years of experience working with Photoshop, and while I do not profess to know everything about this wonderful program, I am willing to share my knowledge, skill and secrets with you!

  • BASIC PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Designed for photographers who want to get more from their hard-captured images.    This course can also be completed in two hour time blocks over multiple days if this suits you better.

Over a period of two days we cover  the fundamental features of this amazing program. 
Learn about shortcuts, workflow, and editing techniques that enable you to transform images from this:
                    to this:






We look at the lay-out and functions of Photoshop, then progress onto the Adobe Camera Raw (the built in raw image converter) facility - the first step towards manipulating your image into something breath-taking.

From here we start looking at basic editing techniques - the utilization of layers and adjustment layers and the implementation of masks so that you can control on your image where you wish the effect to be applied.  By doing this we are able to apply effects in both a global manner and locally (where you decide).

All methods and techniques are non-destructive so you will always have your original image to refer back to and build upon.  If you don't like an effect you have applied to your image, simply turn it off! 

Techniques are emphasised by applying them to images in exercise form, so you gain practical experience as well as theory.

Once you have learnt (and mastered) the basics we will turn a real person's face into a mask hanging upon a wall!

The course includes a workbook you can take home to refer back to at a later stage, images to work with, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Courses occur in typically small groups and are largely paced to suit your requirements.  You receive a minimum of 12 hours tuition - all you need to bring with you is a laptop with Photoshop CS 5 upwards and a willingness to learn.

Total Cost:  NZ$495

Please use the Contacts page to contact me for further information and dates available, thank you!

  •  PHOTOSHOP MODULES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

The subjects listed below are delivered in modular form, each typically take 1 - 2 hours to go through.  You need a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop to be able to complete these, as it is assumed that you understand and use the basics of this fabulous program. 

These are further tools to add to your repertoire.

  • Sharpening methods/Removing white halo lines
  • Drop shadows                                                              
  • Luminosity masks
  • Panoramic images
  • Black and white conversion techniques

Learn how to turn a bland image like this:


into a masterpiece like this:




Use a luminosity mask to turn this:










into a piece of fine art like this:







These modules include notes you can take home to refer back to at a later stage and images to work with.

The modules are designed so that you get one-on-one tuition and are largely paced to suit your requirements.  All you need to bring with you is a laptop with Photoshop CS5 upward and a willingness to learn.

Total Cost:  NZ$125 per topic.

More than one topic can be booked in at once. 

 If you have completed my Basic Photoshop for Photographers course then you will receive a substantial discount on your first module.

Please use the Contacts page to contact me for further information and dates available, thank you!