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Sam H.

Sam H.

I have been working with Photoshop for over 5 years. Getting started with this program is as easy as understanding layers. Once you understand the basics of Photoshop, we can move on to more functions and tools inside the program. You will learn about file sizes, image types, color correcting, and editing "tricks". Some of my students personal favorite lessons include "basic compositing", "spot color correction" and "changing the background". Once you have a solid understanding of the basic tools, you can start to explore; and let your creativity take you wherever you want. My lessons are paced based on your learning style and speed, and are geared towards a stress-free experience. I will show you the ins and outs of creating digital art with this exciting program. The possibilities are endless! If you have an idea or certain type of image you want to work on, we absolutely can! Please note, I am not a graphic designer. I teach Photoshop for primarily image editing purposes. Logos and graphic illustrations are not my forté. NOTE: I teach the current Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud and as old as CS5. I do not teach Photoshop Elements, that is an entirely separate program.
/45 mins
Kirk A.

Kirk A.

I teach Photoshop skills ranging from basic adjustments and color grading to full photo manipulation and digital art. I can teach drawing and painting using photoshop as well as it is one of the best tools for digital illustration and creating digital art. You will learn the workspace and tools as we develop a workflow that suits your style of editing and creating. As you advance you will learn about masking and layering techniques using blend modes. You will be able to cut out portions of a photo or add elements to a photo that look natural and as if the camera had taken the picture that way. If your interests are in digital art, you will learn all of the same drawing concepts of traditional drawing plus digital painting techniques and color theory. I can also give you the tools and understanding to create your own digital brushes to use on your future art projects. If you are a more advanced student, we can dive into more directed areas of study all incorporating dynamic compositions and lighting to tell a story. Again, if you are more interested in digital art, this will include painting techniques and color theory. I love teaching and I'm so happy I can continue to share my passions with those willing to try something new and challenging!
/30 mins
Junia M.

Junia M.

Whether you’re a local wedding photographer looking to enhance your final images, a graphic designer working for a major advertising firm, or just someone who’s interested in sharpening up some old family photos, Adobe Photoshop can get the job done. But like any tool, Photoshop is only as effective as its user. If you understand the ins and outs of this powerful editing suite, you’ll be able to perform magic on photos and videos alike. Without this knowledge, however, even opening a file correctly may be a struggle. That’s why my Photoshop class is essential for anyone who wants to know how to use Adobe’s premiere image editing software effectively. Whether you’re a complete newcomer or someone who merely needs to brush up on some of its more powerful (and complicated) features, this class will offer everything you need to take your Photoshop game to the next level. And since this class breaks everything down into simple, easy-to-find categories, you can even treat it like a comprehensive reference guide. Do you need to learn how to retouch a flawed photo? Remove red eye? Work with layers and special effects? It’s all here and easily accessible. This is the perfect class for… Amateurs and hobbyists who are interested in editing with Photoshop but have no experience whatsoever. Students who have the basic down but want to take their knowledge and experience up a notch. Graphic designers who want to master the industry’s leading photo editor and get a leg up in their career. Portrait, landscape, wedding, and fashion photographers who are hoping to build an unparalleled portfolio - and increase interest from clients. Anyone who’s interested in learning any aspect of Photoshop and how it interfaces with the rest of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. In other words, no matter where you are right now, this class can help you push your editing skills forward. All you need to get started is Adobe Photoshop. And though many of the skills you’ll learn will transfer to previous editions, you’ll get the most out of the class by taking full advantage of the latest Adobe CC version. So, how do you know that I can help you? Simple. I have hundreds of Photoshop students that have built and refined their image editing skills over the past 8 years. I’ve worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and experience levels. And together, we’ve helped them achieve the skills they’ve always wanted. I’m not just interested in throwing a lot of information at you. I want to guide you from your current skill and experience level to the place where you’ve always dreamed of being. A place where working in Photoshop becomes intuitive - like an expert chef in a well-designed kitchen. I’ll teach you the tools, techniques, and tips you need to become a Photoshop pro. So, are you ready to put the things you’ve been imagining onto the screen? If so, then let’s get started…
/30 mins
Priscilla L.

Priscilla L.

The first thing I do before the first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy, technical, and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period through the questionnaire. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. I incorporate technology all the time. I'm also inclusive driven because I believe everyone can learn no matter their capabilities or background, I also engage with my students by catering to their interests, and I embrace my dualities and share them with my students.
/60 mins
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Luis (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

very knowledgable and creative. Takes the time to explain. Would absolutely recommend.

Bryce (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

Very, very helpful. Ensured my specific needs were met from the start. Took time to understand my immediate needs.

Steve (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

It was great Etana was so knowledgeable and help! Can’t wait for next lesson.

Jeff (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

The best instructor in the world i would highly recommend ALWAYS!

Luis (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

very knowledgable and creative. Takes the time to explain. Would absolutely recommend.

Bryce (Adobe Photoshop lessons with Etana H.)

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