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Photoshop Selections, Adjustment Layers, Tone and Color


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Photographers & Photoshop Series:

When:  April 6-7, 2019

Second Session: April 27-28, 2019

Where: Stephen Johnson Studios & Gallery

Address: 1220-C Linda Mar Boulevard

Pacifica, CA, 94044 United States

Regular Tuition: $450

Bring your own laptop, new fee structure, what can you afford? New Set Your Tuition Experiment*

Think Photoshop is too hard? Do you think it is not needed to really finesse your photo processing? Let me help. The precision and control you can exercise with your photographs in Photoshop can rise to the passion you bring to your photography. Let me help. A photographer’s straight forward path through Photoshop need not be wide, deep or overly complicated. It can be exactly the liberation your Photograph needs to put the biases of your camera and the limitations of raw aside and set your photographic aspirations free to hold the wonder you see.

As I've been using Photoshop since 1989 (as Barenyscan XP) and teaching it since 1991, the opportunity to make a real difference for you is clear to me. And I can make a difference in overcoming fear and help build Photoshop finesse.

This workshop is part of a series of classes concentrating on the tools within Photoshop critical to Photographers. It is a great chance to explore digital photographic editing with Steve. Demonstrations of his use of editing tools, executed with restraint and finesse, will benefit all of your digital photography work. This class is designed to break down the steps to really understand the processes, and to work through difficult images.

These two days will be spent exploring the tools really needed by photographers for fundamental image control and finishing. Color correction, careful tonal control, and preserving options into archive versions of your files will be our primary concerns. Software concentration will be mainly on Adobe Photoshop. A number of images with various challenges will be worked through to satisfaction during the course of the workshop. Lab access is provided with access to color management tools. This seminar is not about compositing or faking photographs. Some previous exploration of Photoshop is recommended.


Email for Set Your Tuition Experiment or Sign Up by Phone: 650 355-7507

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Topics Include

  • Selection Tools

  • Masks

  • Adjustment Layers

  • Curves and Tonal Editing

  • Color Correction

  • Image Aesthetics

* In certain classes where individual printers or workstations do not need to be provided, our overhead and class size limitations are not as restricted. We have long considered how to make such classes as inexpensive as possible. Consequently we are experimenting with a new fee structure of paying whatever tuition you can afford with a traditional fee listed. This seminar style class is offered under this experiment. Minimum enrollment numbers will still have to be met to run the class.

There is one scholarship spot in this class.


Overnight Accommodations near Stephen Johnson Photography in Pacifica, California.




Earlier Event: April 20
De-mystifying Color Management