Kevin Oskow

Kevin O.

San Diego, CA

Lesson Details

Adobe Photoshop

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I will work with you to make your dreams come to life in Photoshop, by learning photo manipulation and photo composite techniques.

Beginners will cover the tools and interface during the first lesson with resources given at the end of that lesson to get up to speed. We will also create our first finished piece usually within the first hour of working together.

Intermediate and advanced Photoshop users will usually have all the knowledge to move right into composition, so we will do a quick assessment and then move right into workflows, resources and creation.

I recommend a drawing tablet like the Wacom Intous or a Cintiq - although there are many acceptable brands. Also, I will recommend a plugin set (which is optional) which I find instrumental in finishing layer groupings or the final project. The plugin will speed up the process, but we don't need it.

This course is great for people trying to increase their skills on the job, become a freelancer or just for fun.
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About

Kevin passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1998

Hi All! My name is Kevin and I live in beautiful San Diego, California. (Although I’m a Midwest native). With my 25 years of Photoshop experience, I am well beyond proficient, and now, I’m into creating photo manipulation with the goal of making fanciful, fun, beautiful, composite art.

I started my journey into composite work about 5 years ago, after seeing some other artists’ work online. I was drawn to the general aesthetic of the surreal landscapes and characters. I love that the only limit is one’s imagination.
After wading through a myriad of different tutorials and speed paintings over the past few years, I was able to master the different tools that allow me to create the kind of art that you see in my profile. If you would like to learn how to create these types of images, I would love to share what I’ve learned with you and help you achieve your creative ambitions.

Essentially, I am here to offer you a direct approach- no need to wade through fragmented videos or look in different places for help with different skills; I am your one-stop-shop. Simply contact me, and depending on your skill level with Photoshop, we can create an outline of lessons that will work for you. I will also share resources I have used over the years and offer my tips and shortcuts, so you can expand your skill base and increase your skill level, fast.

I hope we get a chance to work together!

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Experience

Principal
Feb 2015 - Present
Digital Style

Education

Graphic Design
Sep 1997 - Jun 1998
Moorhead Sate University
Graphic Design
Sep 1995 - Jun 1997
Perpich Center for the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Luis C. Oct 20, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · In studio

Kevin’s photoshop skills are only rivaled by his unusual imagination. His mind lives outside the box and his solutions to any challenge—whether it be a photomanipulation, textures, brush uses or any other art/design problem—blew my mind. Watching him teach and explain things to myself as well as to young artists/designers was not only fun but very easy to follow and understand. I can not recommend Kevin enough.

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Pam C. Oct 18, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · In home

Kevin is the perfect TECH teacher: patient, creative, and invested in your success. Photoshop can be intimidating. So can trying to learn it from an expert. Kevin breaks it down for you so your choices become intuitive. I never felt he was talking down to me. Kevin only ever encouraged. He provided a great balance of tech know-how and creative inspiration. He has given me the confidence to express myself!

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