More Useful Photoshop®

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This Workshop is designed to carry on from the concepts taught in the Useful Photoshop®workshop and take your skills and knowledge to the next level.  You will learn in-depth procedures for making selections and masks and then you will learn how to utilize them in practical exercises.  Creating composite images will be covered as will combining registered images.  This workshop will also cover reproducible techniques to use in your portrait photography.


Building on the topics covered in the workshop Useful Photoshop®  we will move on to more advanced features and expand upon the techniques and learning already presented.  This workshop will focus on hands-on learning and is designed to ensure that you leave with new knowledge and skills.  As with all of the workshops, Jim will remain available after training to help with any techniques that were covered.  While not an exhaustive list, the key learning areas will include:

Masks and Selections

This workshop will provide a solid grounding in the concept of masks and how to generate them.  We will examine the Channels Panel and how it can be used to create and modify masks.  We will look at the use of selections and their conversion into masks and vice versa.  Clipping  masks will also be explained and used in making local adjustments.  This learning will be fully integrated into the follow on parts of the workshop including portrait retouching and composite images.

Portrait Retouching

Making realistic changes to portraits requires the use of many tools and techniques.  We will learn how to correct issues with the skin, eyes and teeth.  We will cover approaches to softening the skin without the loss of skin texture and how to add light to eyes to bring them to life.  You will have a full toolbox for dealing with portrait issues.

Making Document Changes

Frequently there are requirements to change the size of an image or the size of a document.  If done incorrectly, this can lead to image degradation or changes in aspect ratio that were unintended.  We will learn how to do it correctly.


Photoshop® is quite adept at adding text to an image.  Whether it is for adding a watermark or adding a greeting to a holiday card, Photoshop® has the tools to get it done.  We will not spend much time on this activity, but you will learn how to add and manipulate text on a document.

Panoramic Images

We often see very beautiful and expansive panoramic images.  These are often created in Photoshop®.  We will learn how to “stitch” the source images together and then how to deal with the inevitable gaps and holes that you find around the periphery of your new panoramic.

Combining Images

It is often desirable to combine similar (registered) images to take the best part from one image and the best parts from another.  This could include two images shot of the same subject but at different exposures.  We will learn how to use layers, layer masks, and a host of other tools to blend multiple images together in a convincing fashion.

Composite Photography

This is a discipline in Photoshop® and many professional artists do it for a living.  We will introduce the concept and cover several techniques that are used to make an object look like it was shot in the original location.  Most of the techniques covered in this workshop will be employed to generate a composite image.


After all of the techniques have been introduced and practiced, we will end the day with practical  exercises to consolidate what you have learned.

This course involves using Photoshop®  and includes time for each individual to try the techniques to reinforce learning.  While a computer with Photoshop® installed is not required, it will greatly assist in learning during the practical portions of the workshop.

1.  Laptop (MAC or PC) with Photoshop® (optional)

2.  Images on a memory card

3.  Lunch

If you would like suggestions or information on the purchase and installation of Photoshop® software prior to the workshop, simply contact us.

Location  – Valley, Nova Scotia.  Exact details will be sent to registered participants.
This workshop will be held on the following dates:

None Scheduled


The cost of this full day workshop:


$75.00 (Image Makers members)


Please arrive no later that 8:30 am for a 9:00 am start.  We will continue until at least 5:00 pm.

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Each Workshop is limited to 12 people, and seats are filled in the order that registration is received.  We do maintain a wait list for each Workshop in case there is a cancellation.  Indicate on the form if you would like to be placed on a wait list if the Workshop is full.

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