Lightroom is an amazing application, but underwater photographers will eventually find the need to jump to Photoshop. The spot removal tool in Lightroom just doesn’t cut it for removing backscatter, and although its new Range Masking tools rock, they can’t compete with Photoshop’s superpowers. Take your editing techniques to the next level by learning to use the most powerful editing software on the planet.
Limited class size (Max. 12)
6:30-9:30 PM Fri Nov 1 (optional)
10AM-6PM Sat & Sun Nov 2 & 3
In the optional Friday night class, we’ll check out system setup (computer, software configuration, external drives) and Photoshop Preferences to make sure everything’s ready to go. I’ll also introduce the most important concepts that we’ll be covering in more detail on Saturday and Sunday.
FRIDAY NOV 1 6:30-9:30PM
Intro and Tour of the interface:
On Saturday, we’ll start with Photoshop’s most basic building blocks – Layers and Layer Masks. By the end of the day, you’ll have learned a ton of great solutions (and some dirty tricks) for many of the most difficult problems underwater photographers face.
SATURDAY NOV 2 10AM-1PM
Layers/Layer Masks in Depth
Backscatter removal tools and techniques
Burn and Dodge
Content Aware Fill
Adding Image Space
Transform and Warp
SUNDAY NOV 3 10AM-1PM
Camera Raw Smart Filter
Smart Object Workflow from Lightroom
Blurs, Spins, and Zooms
Group Work Session
You’ll need your laptop in good working order and at least one external drive. Also bring at least 5 of your own images to work on, power cables, dongles, and chargers. Know your passwords!
This workshop requires a good understanding of your computer’s operating system.
Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters. Erin writes the Imaging Techniques column in Scuba Diving Magazine and teaches imaging workshops worldwide. Erin is a member of the Boston Sea Rovers, Ocean Artists Society, and the Women Divers Hall of Fame.