Lightroom and Photoshop Training

This workshop is located in Weybridge, Surrey.

Lightroom Skills: Monday, 18th November 2019 THREE PLACES REMAINING

Next Steps Lightroom: New 2020 date coming soon

Next Steps Photoshop: New 2020 date coming soon

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Lightroom and Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom was introduced in 2007 and quickly became the industry standard for editing RAW files. It is also the key to a streamlined digital workflow. Meanwhile, Photoshop allows editing at a much deeper level.  We are delighted to have Adrian Beasley on board to teach our Lightroom and Photoshop courses. Adrian has been teaching photography for 15 years and digital editing for 10 years. Adrian is an Adobe Certified Expert and has a deep understanding of the software with a patient and engaging teaching style. Rachael will also be on hand to lend her advice and experience.

Lightroom skills

In the morning, you will learn all the elements of the Library module to enable you to import, organise, search and export your images. We will show you from start to finish how to organise your images efficiently. You will learn how the various features of the Library module work together with the aim of being able to find your favourite images in the fastest possible way.

The afternoon is devoted to Lightroom's Develop module. We will teach you how to develop your own RAW images, taking complete control of your photographs. We will explore every aspect of the Develop module, including adjusting white balance, cropping, adjusting exposure, tonal alterations, mastering shadows and highlights, handling noise, using the adjustment brush, cloning, healing, and sharpening. Your post processing workflow will gain a streamlined approach and you will be amazed at what can be achieved in Lightroom without ever having to open Photoshop.

Next steps Lightroom and Mobile

On this workshop, we will delve much deeper into Lightroom’s organisational and editing capabilities.  This day is ideal as a follow-on from the introduction day, or you can jump straight in if you have mastered the basics, including creating and using collections, smart collections and keywords.

In the morning, we will look more closely at how your system is organised and where all your images are stored.  We will look at, and perform, some re-organisation to allow your system to grow with ease, including using external disks.  We will show you how to use Lightroom on more than one computer so that you travel with a Lightroom system and synchronise to your desktop system.  We will also show you how to find missing images and folders and how to re-connect to them. There will also be lots of tips and tricks along the way.

In the afternoon, we will focus on global and local editing, including ways to adapt the gradient and radial adjustments and creative uses of the HSL and B&W panels.  We will use the new reference mode and look at how to make adjustments to multiple images.  We will also touch on using other software with Lightroom, such as Photoshop and Nik.

Next Steps Photoshop

Photoshop is literally the mother of all image editors. It’s seemingly impenetrable 1980’s interface can be daunting to the uninitiated. While Lightroom excels at organisation, batch processing and intuitive editing, Photoshop allows editing at a much deeper level. Fortunately, Adobe has created an integrated solution allowing Lightroom users to use Photoshop as part of their workflow. Photoshop used to be prohibitively expensive but, now, the Adobe Photography monthly subscription provides cost effective access to both, so why not get your money’s worth!

This workshop is an introduction to using Photoshop’s power within Lightroom and you will discover some of the reasons why Photoshop is still used today by professional photographers for retouching their images. We will look at

  • The difference between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Configuring Lightroom settings for Photoshop
  • Inside Photoshop, the tools and layers
  • Editing examples, including, but not limited to:
    • The power of selections and local adjustments
    • Using layers for non-destructive editing
    • Content aware fill and move
    • Luminosity masking and blending
    • Sharpening without halos
    • Focus Stacking
    • Actions

Who Should Attend and what to bring

The Lightroom Skills workshop is ideal for new Lightroom users and for those who've been using it for a while but feel they'd like to have a more thorough grounding in the software.

The Next Steps Lightroom workshop is a suitable follow-on for people who've completed our Lightroom Skills workshop and for more experienced Lightroom users looking to extend their skills even further.

The Next Steps Photoshop workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to extend their post processing skills.  An ideal follow-on from our Lightroom Skills workshop but also suitable for Photoshop users looking to extend their skills. 

Each course comes with a substantial supporting booklet so you can concentrate on doing the practical steps in class and scribble notes to follow when you get home.

What you will need

These are hands-on workshops where you will learn by doing so you will need to bring your own computer with Lightroom Classic CC and, for the Photoshop day, Photoshop CC already installed. Ideally you will bring a laptop, but your desktop can be accommodated with prior notice. If you don’t already have the relevant software, please download the 7-day trial version shortly before the course. You will need a copy on your computer on the day. You should be reasonably confident in using your computer so we avoid too many IT issues.

The cost of each workshop is £195 per day and it includes an 80-page workbook, coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival and at breaks during the day and a sandwich lunch.

To secure your place on the workshop, we take an £80 deposit payable now which you can pay by clicking the PayPal link below (no PayPal account needed). 

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Four weeks before the day of the workshop, we require the balance which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions by email.