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Learn creative and artistic Photoshop techniques in the comfort of your own home delivered through the Virtual Classroom.
Adobe Photoshop is considered the gold standard for creative photographers. With its vast range of tools, menus, panels and buttons, it can appear overwhelming. Using prepared examples and “Recipe Cards” Celia Henderson LRPS, a Flower photography specialist has adapted her face to face workshops to work in a Zoom based distance teaching environment.
Module 2 Photoshop, flowers and the Arty Stuff is for those who are familiar with Photoshop fundamentals (see Module 1) and are now looking for a creativity boost – using selections, layers, filters and masks (individually or in combination) this series of workshops explores techniques for creating floaty impressionistic photographic art.
Workshop 2.1: Selections and Blur Filters – Sunday at 10:00 am
- The canvas
- Selection tools – marquees, magic wand
- Refining selections
- Filling selections with colour and content aware
- Blur Filter – Radial blur
Workshop 2.2: Working with Layers and Filters – Tuesday at 10:00 am
- Duplicating and working with layers
- Gaussian Blur and Lens Blur
- Selection tools and properties
- Introduction to Layer Blend modes
- Brush tool and settings
Workshop 2.3: Layers, Filters and Masks – Thursday at 10:00 am
- Blur Filter gallery – Path Blur
- Hide and Reveal Masks
- Painting on Layer masks
- Working with multiple layers
- Transforming Layers
And with Module 2 under your belt, now you are ready for Module 3 where more arty stuff happens. Module 3 looks in depth at working with Filters, Layer blends and Smart objects and Smart Filter tools for working non-destructively as well as some interesting ways of working with colour and creating a colour palette of swatches from your image.
Each module consists of three 75 minute workshops.
For more information download our Module and Workshop outlines and Questionnaire to check your current Photoshop knowledge
Celia Henderson LRPS
Between 2009 and 2013 Celia worked with Sony as one of their Advocate Photographers and ran workshops and presented lectures on flower photography at the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards in Somerset House, London, the Edinburgh University Photographic Society and demonstrated the Sony Alpha camera range over several years at “Focus on Imaging” show at the NEC Birmingham and at RHS Wisley. Celia is an IT Lecturer and has combined her love of photography with that of teaching to deliver workshops where you will be inspired, motivated, entertained and shown techniques and tools that will provide you with the skills for the Art of Flower Photography.
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