The Essentials of Photoshop

And only the essentials!

The use of Photoshop is often regarded as the tool of the professional and too complicated and unwieldy for many photographers to consider. This is understandable with so many image editing software platforms out there on offer, some are even free!
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Let's keep it simple

The aim of this short workshop is to eliminate all but the essential functionality of Photoshop and cherry-pick the essential tools needed for a simple but incredibly useful workflow. We fully embrace the use of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, but alone they are deficient in some highly useful methods that, even to this day, are only available in Photoshop itself.

A complimentary toolbox 

​​We are by no means intending to explore the highly technical approaches often seen on You Tube videos from around the world, but enlighten you to the wonderfully complimentary tools that we use side by side with Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw to bring about subtle but powerful improvements to your finished photographs. 
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Powerful tools

If after all these years of Photoshop, if you still view it as ‘over the top’ or unnecessary, then this workshop will teach you a intro essential set of tools and techniques that have been simplified over many years and many thousands of images.

What you can get

23 videos to explain how to navigate and understand Photoshop
Other supporting learning material
Learn at your own pace
Tuition from two master landscape photographers
Access to a private community group
Option to include 1 to 1 tuition via ZOOM
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The Essentials of Photoshop

Course Content

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The Essentials of Photoshop

Gain an understanding of the complimentary tools in Photoshop that will compliment Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.
Your Instructors
Author of 4 books and with over 30 years experience photographing the great outdoors you are in good hands.  Paul is an acclaimed black and white photographer and has translated the best of dark room practices into the digital world.
Paul gallagher
Author, photography press columnist, and principal lecturer for the Epson Print Academy, Michael has been a professional landscape photographer for over a decade. He is regarded as a Master Printer and sought after speaker.
michael pilkington

Some feedback from people who have already taken the course

The Essentials of Photoshop online workshop was a great experience. Very well thought out and presented and packed with spot on target, relevant information. The videos are just the right length to learn about their subject.
The course videos where well produced and instructive and I learned a lot of techniques and methods of working through Photoshop that had previously eluded me. Also, I still have the online course work to
look up and refresh the memory.

I now have the confidence and know how to amongst other things use layers and curves to make localised adjustments on images and to use content aware fill to remove distractions from images. Also, I can straighten horizons, remove halos and use layer masks. Money well spent.

The Essentials of Photoshop

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