SFW Online

The Essentials: A Guide to Adobe Photoshop

with Zach Taylor

April 20 - 30, 2021

Tuesdays and Fridays; 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $295.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Adobe Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool for artists of all mediums, and especially for photographers. This is an entry-level, lecture-format online workshop teaches you the fundamental skills to be proficient with this essential software and is the perfect first step to build your confidence using Photoshop to complement your photographic workflow and creative practices.

An accomplished photographer and an expert in using and teaching Adobe Photoshop, Zach Taylor guides you on a technically based journey using step-by-step tutorials that are fun and easy to understand as you apply this important tool to your own image-making.

During each of the four group sessions, Zach demonstrates the foundational tools of Photoshop for photographers and explains their various applications. Zach focuses on selections, blending modes, masking, layers, and how Photoshop technically manages your images. By the end of this course, you master the fundamentals of this innovative software and lay a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors on your way to wielding complete control over the photographic process.

Each group session consists of a 90-minute lecture, followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers. You can also contact Zach outside of class time regarding more specific questions you may be experiencing.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Beginners, Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of the computer.

Special Notes:

This lecture format class will meet 6:00-8:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting April 20 and ending April 30 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.


Webinar software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.


View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.


Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


Please Note: During the online registration process you will be asked about housing and meals. Answer no to both questions.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Tuition INFO:

Includes tax.

Categories
Applications, Foundation, Technical
about
Zach Taylor

Zach Taylor received his B.A. in studio art and creative writing from DePauw University in 2018. Previously employed as the SFW Digital Lab and Online Learning Manager, he is now perusing his Masters in Fine Art Photography. Currently working as a freelance artist and educator, he specializes in Adobe Software, portfolio critique, and basics of digital photography.

For years he has constructed fantasy worlds that discuss power, violence, and wealth as ingrained human instincts. Mainly exploring the topic of advertising and identity, his work is humorous yet powerful in its willingness to discuss the taboo of human nature. During his time in New Mexico, he has exhibited work in galleries including Ellsworth Gallery, Gold Leaf Gallery, and Racecar Factory.

Instagram: @zachtaylor.art

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