Learn Lightroom and Photoshop
Would you like to know the basics of how Lightroom and Photoshop work, so that you can process your photos and create attractive graphics for invitation, flyers etc? This one day course will take you through a simple workflow starting in Lightroom to make image enhancements, then over to Photoshop for more complex retouching and layer work.
This workshop covers:
LIGHTROOM - the Develop Module
- lens corrections, jpeg/RAW, cropping, white balance, the histogram, tone, clarity, sharpening, effects such as vignette and grain, local adjustments, dodging and burning, split toning, exporting files
- file formats and documents, layers, colour, retouching, blend modes, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks, filters, combining images
- When: Monday 16th October 9am until 3pm
- Where: Collaroy, Sydney
- Cost: $110 - $50 deposit to secure your place
- What to bring: lunch, if you have a laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop, please bring it.
- Afternoon tea is included
- Maximum of 5 participants
If you are interested in coming, please phone Bernadette on 0432 731 488 and I'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have.
Starting with a single photo, you can use Lightroom to develop that image in many different ways. The options are endless; light and airy, soft, HDR, strong, saturated, dark and moody as well as black and white. Unlike using filters such as those in Instagram, you have complete control over every aspect of your image developing. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to develop an image with several different looks.
If you shoot RAW, the images come out of the camera fairly dull and lifeless. Just a little bit of work in Lightroom with white balance, exposure, tone and colour grading can completely change the feel of a photo.
No matter how hard we try to eliminate unnecessary elements, sometimes there are distracting things in our photos, such as the power cable and it's shadow on the ground here, which need removing. We will look at several of Photoshop's retouching tools and Content Aware Fill options.
Of course, Photoshop is the only way to create extra layers and information for images.
Layers are one of the most powerful aspects of Photoshop. You will learn about layers, masking and adjustment layers.
And Blend Modes are a lot of fun too! We will cover the most popular blend modes - when and how to use them.
Although Photoshop is not as ideal as Illustrator or InDesign for designing layouts, it is still very useful.
During this workshop, you will learn how to add layers, clipping masks, arrange text and pick colours.
Unless you are a photo-journalist, there is no reason that the image out of camera has to stay true. I used Lightroom to lighten shadows and desaturate this photo, then took it into Photoshop to add the blur to the edges, a light flare and colour using gradient maps.
If you would like to learn more about how to work in Lightroom and Photoshop - join me at the next workshop.