Creative Techniques in Photoshop

15 October 2019

10:00 - 16:30

Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons,
Chestnut Lane
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

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Non RPS Member£104.00 
RPS Member£78.00 
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Creative Techniques in Photoshop      Tutor: John Humphrey FRPS

This is a practical workshop to demonstrate the tools and techniques in Photoshop for producing images that are genuinely distinctive and personal. John Humphrey shows a range of approaches that enable you to apply your creative vision to photographs. Starting with the essential Photoshop tools, John demonstrates how they can be used, often in combination, to produce ‘photographic art’. Basic familiarity with Photoshop will be assumed, although advanced knowledge is not required.

The workshop includes:

  • Layer masks, blend modes and layer styles
  • Tips and tricks for effective use of artistic filters
  • Using filters in combination
  • Combining pictures and applying textures
  • Creative toning and split toning
  • Blurring and mirroring to produce abstract and impressionist images
  • Image edges and borders

Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who has basic familiarity with Photoshop but is looking for new ideas, a wider range of techniques, and the ability to use Photoshop to develop a personal style.

Delegates should:

  • Bring their own laptop loaded with a version of Photoshop (not Elements)
  • Ideally bring a computer mouse and mouse mat, to make fine adjustment of images easier
  • Feel comfortable working in Photoshop Layers
  • Be able to use Photoshop Layer Masks
  • Be able to make Selections in a Photoshop image and Feather a Selection

What happens on the course?
The course is a combination of presentations and demonstrations together with exercises to ensure that delegates are able to put the techniques into practice. Delegates will need to bring their own laptop computer equipped with a version of Photoshop. John will provide image files to download for the exercises. If you would like to apply the techniques to your own images, ensure that some of your own image files are installed on your computer.

Delegates are welcome to bring any photographs they would like to show and discuss. Please be aware that there might not be time to look at everyone’s images.

Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs.

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons,
Chestnut Lane,
Tel +44 (78) 25621916
Parking: There is parking outside the studio


Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

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