Adobe Photoshop I

Learn about the Fundamental Features of Photoshop in two 7-hour sessions

Quick Details

This 14-hour, 2-session beginner course taught by Photoshop expert Elody Crimi will teach you all the fundamental features of Photoshop so that you can create great looking, creative images. Topics include: how to navigate Photoshop and Bridge, organize and customize your workspace, use essential Photoshop tools to edit, modify and repair images, refine your images by creating adjustment layers and layer masks, and how to manage your files in a production workflow (importing, exporting, organizing and saving images). Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom Bootcamp (or comparable experience) is recommended, but not mandatory.

Course Topics

Session One (Saturday, July 20th)

· Overview of the Photoshop and Bridge tools and panels
· How to establish a good workflow
· Basic editing tools for retouching and color correction (both Raw and JPEG)
· Cropping and rotating
· How to use and make selections (various options)
· Discovering layers (creating, naming, adjustments)
· Importing, exporting and organizing files
· How to move between Lightroom and Photoshop

Session Two (Sunday, July 21st)

· Review of prior session – tools, selections and layers
· How to use the brushes (change settings, etc.)
· Using the clone stamp and healing tools
· Working with adjustment layers and layer masks
· Refining images using advanced tools
· Managing your files (importing, exporting, organizing, and saving images)

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Your laptop (either Mac or PC) with Photoshop installed (preferably the latest version, but prior versions greater than CS6 are OK) prior to the workshop (and tested ahead of time to be sure it is functional). Adobe does offer a free 30-day trial on their website if you want to try out the software before buying.
    • Pen and paper
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Suite 211, Rockville, MD 20852

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • Elody is an award-winning photographer and instructor, specializing in landscape and fine art photography. Davanti Photo, her studio at Artists and Makers 2 in Rockville, MD, offers both photographic services and workshops for the digital camera, as well as Photoshop, HDR, Smartphone photography and private instruction. She is also the Photo Curator in the Archives Dept. at Washington National Cathedral, and the co-author of Jewels of Light, the guide to the stained-glass windows at the Cathedral. She has a BA in Art from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received her certificate in Professional Photography from the Washington School of Photography. In addition, she was with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for 37 years in the Creative Services Division in various managerial and financial roles.