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The BIG Photoshop Weekender

August 13th to 16th 2020

Near Maidstone, Kent

Just 8 places in total

 

How well do you know Photoshop?

Photoshop should surely be one of the photographer’s best friends. And, like all best friends, you need to get to know it really well to understand it properly. Four days away with the most popular editing software in the world, and a trainer who can take you through it step-by-step - you will be amazed how much you can learn!

Your trainer

Andrew, has all the right credentials to teach you what you need to know; he began with Photoshop in 1994 and has been using it ever since. 25 years working with this powerful piece of software and a proven track record in training means you will be getting one of the best and fastest hands-on learning experiences available - in just four days. Andrew’s method of teaching is based on the premise that you need to know why you are doing something in order for it to sink in and become intuitive. Learning in this way enables you to understand the process and, just as important, how to work it out faster when something unexpected happens!

Your learning

So, what is Andrew’s approach? There’s a logic to the order in which he teaches, building up from the basics over the four days. On some workshops out there, you go through the various tools Photoshop has to offer and then work up an image up from scratch; on others, you start with the finished image and re-wind back to the original. Both methods are valid. That’s why we use both. This two-way strategy covers all the bases and really helps you deepen your knowledge of the language, tools and features of this comprehensive piece of software.

Secondly, because your learning is packed strategically into 4 days to cover a broad range of skills, you will learn plenty while working at a pace which is manageable. As you return to tools, actions and processes again and again, you’ll become more and more familiar with them. There will be constant support from Andrew and his assistant but if you feel some of the concepts covered need a bit of additional reinforcement, we’ve got that covered too. On Days 1 and 2, you are invited to an early-evening catch up session to iron out any fuzzy areas and get them firmly embedded in your brain. The whole course is designed to make sure that everyone can get the most out of each day. And in the evening, enjoy a meal with like-minded people; share your thoughts - or maybe just relax in readiness for the following day.

Day 1 - Intros and the basics

Session 1 Introductions
Importing Images from Lightroom and Bridge
Session 2 Understanding Adobe Camera RAW and the Lightroom Classic Develop module.
Setting up Photoshop
Photoshop Workspaces
LUNCH
Session 3 Essential short cut keys
File formats and exporting
Colour Profiles & Soft Proofing
Session 4 Changing image and canvas size
Plugins
Session 5 Evening catch-up for those that need it

Day 2 - Layers, masks and selections

Session 1 Layers and masks
  Basic selections
Session 2 Advance Selections
  Select and mask
LUNCH  
Session 3 Luminosity masking
  Removing objects with content aware fill, healing brush and the clone tools
Session 4 Creating and running actions
  Lens profiles
Session 5 Evening catch-up for those that need it

 

Day 3 - Retouching people

Session 1 Removing creases in backdrops and clothing
  3 ways to dodge and burn
Session 2 Sharpening
  Stretching and reshaping with liquify, transform and puppet warp
LUNCH  
Session 3 3 methods to smooth skin
  An easy way to fix red blotches on skin
Session 4 Beauty retouch including hair, skin and eyes

 

Day 4 - Projects

Session 1 Colour grading - 4 different methods
  Adding texture
  Adding sun flare and rays
Session 2 Project one
LUNCH  
Session 3 Project two
Session 4 Project three
Close  

 

You will need a Windows or Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6 or later.

If you are bringing a desktop as opposed to a laptop please let us know in advance to ensure you have enough room.

If you have a graphics tablet please bring that.

A notepad and pen

You will be provided with all the working files and actions that are needed. Some of the filters and plugins we will be using can be downloaded from the internet prior to the course as limited time free trials. You will be advised of these before the course.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available at the hotel and you have a choice of single occupancy or double occupancy rooms.

Lunch is included with the course but evening meals are an additional cost.

We have arranged a discounted hotel rate at the Mercure Maidstone for delegates attending the course. Please contact training@andrewappleton.com for the discount code and book direct with the hotel.

Booking on this event confirms your agreement to our Terms and Conditions which you can view HERE

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1RE, United Kingdom

Description:

Hotel details

On 26 acres of landscaped grounds with a lake, this informal hotel is 5 miles from the Archbishop’s Palace and 15 miles from the Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded quarters add Nespresso machines. Some have 4-poster bed and/or lake views.

An informal brasserie serves international cuisine. There’s a health club with a heated indoor pool, a gym, a sauna and a hot tub, plus wellness treatments for a fee. Additional amenities include a bar, a croquet lawn, tennis courts and 13 conference rooms. Parking is available.

  • 4 Day Photoshop Workshop Maidstone
    August 13, 2020 - August 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Earlybird: Workshop only inc lunchshow details +

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£595.00 (GBP)   Expired
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