Studio Workshops  –  Live and Interactive via ZOOM
•  13-14 July 2024 (AEST)  9.30am to 1.00pm
•  14-15 December 2024 (AEDT)  9.30am to 1.00pm

This workshop can also be time-shifted for anyone unable to attend on the days it is presented, or time zone is too offset to comfortably attend in real time.

Photoshop, though often characterised as a confusing, confidence sapping, overwhelmingly complex and even at times a fearful experience, in the right-hands is also capable of realising truly stunning images capable of inflicting the deepest feelings, revelations and associations. This advanced Master Class showcases sophisticated Photoshop techniques, logical production strategies and creative visual problem solving. It is designed for enthusiasts and professional photographers, artists and designers who want to appreciate, understand and apply Photoshop to profoundly enhance their images post their initial RAW file processing (in Lightroom or other RAW processor). The aim is to answer all your questions while inspiring and facilitating your creative outcomes. Specific topics that have been covered in this Master Class include:

Advancing Photoshop
• Making it believable – illusions and lies
• Colour Models versus Colour Gamuts
• Photoshop strengths and weaknesses
• The famous five colour and density correction fundamentals

Befriending Photoshop
• Prioritizing the right tools – curves, sliders and blending modes
• RGB colour: Editing errors and curves that don’t work
• LAB colour: The advantages and disadvantages of working in CIE LAB
• The famous five colour and density correction fundamentals

Conceiving Photoshop
• Drawing (relational) Composition
• Tonal (drama) and Colour (mood) Compositions
• Sharpening and Shaping – darken/lighten, deconvolution, distortion
• Separating luminosity and chromaticity strategies

Imagining Photoshop
• Intensification and reduction controls – Lighten, Darken, Screen, Multiply
• Tone and colour controls – Color, Hue, Saturation, Luminosity
• Variable contrast controls – Soft Light, Overlay, Hard Light
• Stacking and alignment controls – Difference, Subtract, Add

Focusing Photoshop
• Curves Tool masks – visual masking
• Luminosity and chromaticity masks – brightness and intensity masking
• Layer Styles masks – hue masking
• Reverse Overlay masks – tone equalization masking

Performing Photoshop
• Toning and staining images – harmony
• Portrait retouching – volume
• Substituting Luminosity – presence
• Restoring the ‘missing’ 3rd dimension – staging

The Master Class commences with your current understanding of Photoshop along with your aims and objectives. We then ensure you are working with the most appropriate tools, workflow, critical distinctions, and skills required for the significant enhancement of your images. Our video conferencing and remote desktop software allow us to intimately and comprehensively work together to resolve and perfect your files, especially those that best illustrate your interests or issues. And while a working knowledge of Photoshop is assumed, these outcomes can be successfully applied to any intermediate to advanced workflow.

The Master Class is also supported by a resource rich website including detailed course notes, videos, and Photoshop Actions.

Venue: Interactive Broadcast from Les Walkling’s Studio, Melbourne
Duration: 7+ hours from 9.30am – 1.00pm Saturday & Sunday (AEST/AEDT)
Support: Extensive notes, videos, test forms and workshop HD video recordings
Class Size: Average class size of 6
Cost: AUS $330 including GST per person
More Information: See FAQ (Education)
Bookings: Email

Updated 06 December 2023