Saturday September 8, 2018
10am -12pm at the Technology Engagement Center
This class is an introduction to the Photoshop tools and techniques I use to make professional-quality files.
We’ll look at fundamental tools and workflows that will help you create great files that express and share your vision on screen and on print.
This workshop is unique in that it is for both beginner and advanced students. Students new to Photoshop will gain a solid foundation to build upon, while advanced students will be exposed to techniques that will refine their craft and dispel common misconceptions.
In our two hours together I’ll demonstrate key techniques, and then you will practice those technique yourself as I help with problems and questions. The TEC has laptops with Photoshop available, or you can bring your own.
My goal for this class is to get your feet wet, try out new techniques, and inspire you for more advanced Photoshop classes.
To reserve a spot, please email workshops (at) richseiling.com
This class is full. If you'd like to be added to the wait list or are interested in another session, please email me and let me know!
A lot of people ask me why I use Photoshop instead of Lightroom, so I made this video to try and answer that. This image is a great example because of it's extensive use of masking and individual adjustments for each layer. Photoshop's masks let me take control of any area with great precision and make it very easy to modify my masks should I change my mind. Being able to use a different curve with each mask lets me carefully control contrast. And it's very easy to make layers and masks work together and not against each other. Once you learn how to do this, it's a quick, easy, and fluid process. I find that important because the ease helps me express my creativity with less effort which makes it easier to be more creative. Do you know how to make changes like this in your photo software of choice? Tell me what you think!
Rich Seiling is a pioneer of Fine Art Printmaking, having worked on thousands of prints for leading photographers.