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Creative Techniques in Photoshop - John Humphrey FRPS

Event info

Limited to 8 places.

This is a practical workshop to demonstrate the tools and techniques in Photoshop for producing images that are genuinely distinctive and personal. John Humphrey shows a range of approaches that enable you to apply your creative vision to photographs. Starting with the essential Photoshop tools, John demonstrates how they can be used, often in combination, to produce ‘photographic art’. Basic familiarity with Photoshop will be assumed, although advanced knowledge is not required.

The workshop includes:

  • Layer masks, blend modes and layer styles
  • Tips and tricks for effective use of artistic filters
  • Using filters in combination
  • Combining pictures and applying textures
  • Creative toning and split toning
  • Blurring and mirroring to produce abstract and impressionist images
  • Image edges and borders

Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who has basic familiarity with Photoshop but is looking for new ideas, a wider range of techniques, and the ability to use Photoshop to develop a personal style.


  • Bring your own laptop loaded with a version of Photoshop (not Elements)
  • Ideally bring a computer mouse and mouse mat, to make fine adjustment of images easier
  • Feel comfortable working in Photoshop Layers
  • Be able to use Photoshop Layer Masks
  • Be able to make Selections in a Photoshop image and Feather a Selection

Please bring your own lunch.

What happens on the course?
The course is a combination of presentations and demonstrations together with exercises to ensure that delegates are able to put the techniques into practice. Delegates will need to bring their own laptop computer equipped with a version of Photoshop. John will provide image files to download for the exercises. If you would like to apply the techniques to your own images, ensure that some of your own image files are installed on your computer.

Delegates are welcome to bring any photographs they would like to show and discuss. Please be aware that there might not be time to look at everyone’s images.

Tutor Profile:

This workshop is run by John Humphrey. John is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He is an established lecturer and writer who specialises in close-up and creative photography. His work can be viewed on


Image © John Humphrey

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Lunch included - please let us know if you have any special dietary needs

Parking available

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


Amersham Studios

Rear of 31, The Penningtons

Chestnut Lane