Wildly powerful and widely misunderstood, Adobe Photoshop has become a household name. However, just because you use Photoshop doesn’t mean your images have to look like it. The right tools, combined with your creative inspiration and the proper guidance, can challenge your artistic potential and take your images to a new level.
Over the course of two intensive days, Luke guides participants through digital workflow using Photoshop, from concept to completion. Utilizing a non-destructive workflow, he details the strategies, techniques, and mindsets employed in contemporary image-making, from representational photography to complex collage work.
Together we examine essential Photoshop concepts, including (but not limited to) selections, blending modes, and history. After reviewing and practicing the basics, we dive into a detailed overview of layers, and the infinite possibilities they offer to the photographer. You are also introduced to the program's cutting-edge tools for color correction/grading, manipulation of photographic elements, and advanced retouching.
Combining hands-on demonstrations with step-by-step instruction, Luke provides practical photographic applications for working with Photoshop, collaborating with participants as a group as well as offering one-on-one tutoring. As you master the fundamentals of this innovative software, you lay a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors, on your way to wielding complete control over the photographic process.