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Studio Workshops Online – Live and Interactive
•  03 July 2022
•  17 July 2022
•  04 December 2022

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 one day 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:

Tone and Colour Correction
•  Integrating Lightroom and Photoshop into a seamless workflow
•  Processing in Lightroom and Editing in 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
•  Separating luminosity and chromaticity strategies

Creative Image Editing
•  Making it believable – illusions and lies
•  Photorealistic – image capture and extraction
•  Advanced selection and processing techniques
•  Advanced sharpening – darken/lighten, wavelet, and deconvolution
•  Real time editing of large image files via low resolution proxies
•  Smart Filters – adjustment filter layers

Blending Mode Power Editing
•  Understanding Photoshop’s Blending Modes
•  Intensification and reduction – Lighten, Darken, Screen, Multiply
•  Editing tone and colour – Color, Hue, Saturation, Luminosity
•  Variable contrast controls – Soft Light, Overlay, Hard Light
•  Layer stacking and alignment – Difference, Subtract, Add
•  Combing blending modes

Masking and Compositing
•  Luminosity and chromaticity masks – fine detail masking
•  Curves Tool masks – visual masking
•  Layer Styles masks – split luminosity masking
•  Blending Mode masks – tone equalization masking
•  Photographic masks – subtractive and additive masking
•  Calculations/Apply Image masks – colour contrast masking

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: 10.00am – 5.00pm – Australian Eastern Standard Time
Class Size:
Average class size of 5
 $330 including GST per person
 Email or Phone +61 4 38 59 00 93

Updated 27 June 2022