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Adobe Photoshop Classes

One on One Custom Photoshop Training

Photoshop Classes

Custom classes for small groups or one on one are our passion. We start with the basics and assess your current skill level. We can use classroom files or your files or usually a combination of both to customize your training to fit your specific needs. Learn tips and tricks and speed up your workflow.

We also offer standard classes for beginners and intermediate Photoshop users. We use the Adobe Classroom in a Book series supplimented with custom lessons to teach the basics.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop - 2 days

Prerequisite: None.

Please use a mouse or similar device or a Wacom tablet (not a track pad on a laptop).

Learn the basics of Photoshop CC 2015 in this quick paced class for beginners. Get to know the work area and tools, how to make selections and work with layers. You will learn how to make selections, basic photo edits including basic color corrections, removing blemishes and basic retouching techniques. We quickly move through the basics and get into introducing more advanced topics, layer masks, clipping masks and channels preparing you for advanced photo editing techniques. We discuss the basics of camera raw and adjustments layers, what's new in Photoshop and more. While this class is a must for beginners, even seasoned users find it invaluable for tips and techniques and find they have been doing things the hard way for years and never knew what they never knew. If you are self taught, this class is a great place to start. You'll discover all sorts of hidden gems and shortcuts.

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers -1 day

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop or equivalent experience

Are you a photographer wanting to streamline your worflow? Wondering what camera raw is all about? This class will delve deep into camera raw, mastering curves and color corrections and other essential techniques for photographers. You’ll learn tips and tricks to speed up your workflow. This class is live, instructor – led online training. Join your Adobe Certified Instructor in and online classroom for live instruction. You will actively participate in creating a series of projects to expand your knowledge and proficiency in Photoshop. This is hands-on, live training environment.

Photoshop for Web Design and UI

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop or equivalent experience

Learn how to use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design, without wasting time on functionality that focuses on photo retouching or print design. You’ll learn modern techniques, including new features added to Photoshop CC 2014 and CC 2015. Learn to turn wireframes into finished designs. Understand how to design responsive website layouts that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. You’ll design on grids, extract image assets, create hi-res 2x graphics, and so much more. This is the ultimate Photoshop for web/UI course. In addition to learning key features and techniques, we’ll cover important workflow tips and tricks. Learn to efficiently create professional designs that are easier for developers to code!

Advanced Photoshop - 2 days

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop or equivalent experience

This class is for Photoshop users looking to deepen their knowledge, speed up their workflow and fill in the gaps. “If it takes more than 5 minutes in Photoshop, you’re doing it wrong.” This is a quote that floats around in the Photoshop World. If you feel this is you, jump into this class and learn how to quickly and efficiently get your work done. Masking, clipping, paths and channels making your head spin? This class is for you.

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop - 2 days

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop and Advanced Photoshop or equivalent experience

A Wacom tablet is not necessary, but highly recommended. Painting with a mouse can be frustrating. We will explore brushes, filters and mixed media painting and drawing techniques in this unique, one of a kind class.

Learn how retouch portraits to prepare them for painting, start with a blank canvas, create your own custom brushes and more. You don't have to be an artists or know how to draw or paint to take this class. Some of the things we cover in this class are: Drawing in Photoshop Using filters Explore brushes, how to use them and create your own Using Photoshop for mixed media, chalk, pastel, pencil, charcoal, crayon, water colors, acrylics and oil paints Create textures and backgrounds

Digital Mastery I - 2 days

Prerequisite: Advanced Photoshop or equivalent experience

Looking to master the art of collage? Learn to create beautiful images by combing different images to look like they are one. It's harder than it sounds and requires quite a bit of Photoshop skill to master. We'll explore the different skills needed and master each to put it all together all the while making you into an expert Photoshop user.

Digital Mastery II - 2days

Prerequisite: Advanced Photoshop or equivalent experience

This Photoshop class is for intermediate to advanced Photoshop users who are comfortable with the tools, interface and general knowledge of how to do basic image editing and retouching. This is an advanced Photoshop class for users looking to master Photoshop. This class will take your skills to the next level. We will focus on correcting tone, exposure and color. You will learn essential restoration, how to repair images and rebuild techniques. We will also cover portrait and glamour retouching.

Testimonials

Very useful to see things being done, learning multiple methods and keyboard shortcuts. Melissa is an excellent, experienced professional teacher.

I learned many new basic features that will help tremendously. It was great hands-on experience.

I enjoyed the small class size. Melissa was able to provide very focused training.

Melissa is very knowledgeable and helpful, understanding the student and answering questions.

It was awesome. I learned the basics and had never used Photoshop before. I felt comfortable and relaxed, Melissa was wonderful.

Good Teacher. Good Stuff

Melissa’s knowledge and ability to show multiple methods is what makes this class useful."

I would recommend this training to any one interested in pursuing a career in graphic design, etc.

Great workshop, I knew nothing and now I feel confident to do more.

Instruction was simply outstanding.
Photoshop - Lenwood

Loved it. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about the Adobe Photoshop suite. I can see why she is certified. Ben - Photoshop

Melissa was very helpful, what a great instructor!
Josh - Photoshop

Made it all seem easy.
Ann Marie - Photoshop

Melissa was phenomenal all three days! Extremely personable, professional, and truly one of the best instructors I've ever had.
Chris - Photoshop

I would recommend this class but specifically the instructor Melissa Piccone is the most excellent teacher I have had. She is knowledgeable about the Adobe suite of products and is very good at communicating alternative ways of accomplishing the same task. AWSOME TEACHER!!! -
Cristina - Photoshop