Introduction to Adobe Photoshop®

Are you frustrated with trying to enhance your images in Photoshop? Not sure which route to take to make your shots have the look of a professional? Then come learn how Professional Photographers enhance their images with even the most basic of skills in this introductory class! Quickly learn the fastest ways to bring out the professional quality you want your images to have.

This course is targeted towards beginners who have some familiarity with the program, as well as beginners with little experience working inside Photoshop. This course is designed to teach how to get the most out of RAW images and a majority of the time will be spent in Adobe Camera Raw, correcting and enhancing images therein.

(Note: This class is taught using Photoshop Creative Suite, NOT Photoshop Elements.)

Class Content:

  • Adobe Camera Raw: The Gateway to Photoshop
  • What a Histogram tells us
  • Correcting White Balance
  • Cropping and Straightening
  • Black and White Conversion
  • Creative Adjusting Techniques
  • Advanced Sharpening
  • Batch Processing
  • Photomerging

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Instructor: Scott Donschikowski

Scott Donschikowski is a professional photographer, speaker and instructor of photographic arts and digital darkroom techniques. He is a master of the digital workflow, is an Adobe Certified Expert and has taught and lectured all over California about the benefits of becoming proficient in the digital darkroom.

Scott is a versatile photographer, specializing in architecture, lifestyle and landscapes but also having completed work in weddings, editorials, events and product photography. He has worked extensively covering events for the City of San Jose and has contracted his work out to a number of local businesses providing them with his own unique style of photographic imagery.

A tech geek at heart, when Scott is not out taking pictures in his native California, he spends his time writing for numerous blogs, maintaining several websites, reviewing photography gear, and refining his digital darkroom craft. He is also an avid astrophotographer and when the available light runs out, he brings out his telescope and captures images of the heavens above.


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