Total cost: £195, including 80-page booklet, refreshments and lunch.
This workshop is in Weybridge, Surrey.
COVID-19: Please note that due to the current health crisis, we are running our upcoming Lightroom Skills workshop with two groups of 4 (maximum) rather than our usual group of 8. The classroom is spacious (more than 500 square feet) and airy with a row of bi-fold doors and windows that will be kept open. Your workspaces will be more than 2m apart, the bathroom facilities are equipped with paper towels, wipes and copious amounts of soap and there will be antibacterial gel available throughout. We will ask that you bring a mask, just in case, but if you don’t have one, you will be able to buy one for a nominal fee. We will also email all participants 24 hours before the workshop to ask that they confirm they are symptom free. Lunch will be provided in separate containers and eaten in the garden if the weather allows. On the upside, you will get even more individual attention with an exceptional tutor to student ratio. Please feel free to email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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
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 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 the latest version of 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.