Flowers and Photoshop Creative Photography Series 7 Part 2

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Using prepared examples and “Recipe Cards” Celia Henderson LRPS, a Flower photography fanatic and distance teaching specialist has adapted her face to face workshops to work in a Zoom based distance teaching environment. Following on from the successful modules 1-3, we are offering three additional modules as a single programme, each module focuses on specific functions or topics and is delivered through three mini 75 minute  workshops. The price is for all three modules and includes materials and sample images, as well as access to the Zoom recordings of each session to enable you to go through the material at your own pace.

Photoshop is a very flexible and powerful application, seen as the gold standard for creative photographers for over twenty years. At first sight it can be overwhelming and impenetrable. Using prepared examples and “Recipe Cards” Celia Henderson LRPS, a Flower photography specialist who teaches Office applications using distance teaching methods has adapted her face to face workshops to work in a Zoom based distance teaching environment.

Photoshop is a wonderful workspace for creativity.  In order to get the best from this application you need to join a workshop that is right for you and targeted at your level of experience and expertise.  You need to make sure you have the fundamental skills in order to master the more advanced concepts. 


The project examples used in our workshops are from our Flower Photography workshops, however, the skills and topics are transferable to all genres of creative photography.


Module 4:  Extending your skill set Extending your abilities with advanced selection tools, colour ranges, select and mask, layout guides and smart objects.

Workshop 4.1: Grid-Locked Creating and aligning composites in Photoshop; Placing and embedding images and working with smart objects; Adjustment layers and blend modes.

Workshop 4.2: Feeling edgy Masks with soft and hard edges, refine edges, manual masking and using the blur tool to soften edges

Workshop 4.3 Down on the Colour Range: Color Picker and gradual transition of colours, colour replacements, selecting colour ranges and understanding fuzziness 


Module 5Bringing out the artist in you – create your own textured backgrounds and create an oil painting and a water colour

Workshop 5.1 Creating textures and backgrounds: Art filters, layer styles, effects and blend modes, placing images and blending with textures and backgrounds

Workshop 5.2 Creating an Oil painting: Oil paint filter, introduction to brushes and mixer brushes, isolating a selection by creating a saved selection

Workshop 5.3 Creating a watercolour painting: art filters, brushes painting in blending modes, creating a water colour.


Module 6The Finishing touches; gradients and metal sparkle, layer styles and effects, captions and borders.

Workshop 6.1 Metal Magic; Image gradient maps, applying multiple gradient maps, duo and split toning

Workshop 6.2 Type and clipping masks; Combining text, working with type, using clipping masks and colour swatches, painting a colour palette board.

Workshop 6.3 The finishing touches: Putting it all together, layout guides, blend modes, borders, preparing images for presentation.

Understanding which selection tools to use for working with parts of an image and why layers are so important when working in the digital darkroom. The workshop will also cover the basics of the tonal range with levels, curves and colou


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.


Each Module in the series will be structured in the same way and run as three modules over a week as follows:

Workshop 1 runs on a Sunday starting at 10:00

Workshop 2 runs on a Tuesday starting at 10:00

Workshop 3 runs on a Thursday starting at 10:00

Materials and Zoom invitations are sent out prior to each Module to enable participants to load and review the contents.


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Event Organiser

John Gough


Cancellation policy

Where participants are obliged to cancel their participation in a particular workshop, RPS South East Region may offer the following refunds:

Cancellation, more than four weeks before the event or workshop - Full refund.

Cancellation, less than four weeks before the event or workshop  -  No refund is possible, although contacting the workshop organiser immediately may enable the place to be transferred to someone else if the demand is present.

Cancellation once the programme has started, no refund is possible



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