Creative Photoshop Mentoring

One to One or Small Group

girl in a boat in a room as an example of multi image photoshop work

Over the last few years I have spent far too many hours, days, weeks of my life lost in the world of Photoshop – but there is good reason for that. I absolutely love it. If getting to grips with Photoshop is something that you would like to incorporate into your workflow then let me share my accumulated knowledge and short-cut some of the research process for you.

Are You…

  • a photographer (amateur or professional) wanting to introduce some photoshop into your workflow
  • an artist wanting to learn photoshop to tweak graphics for your website or marketing materials
  • feeling overwhelmed by PS and don’t know where to start
  • struggling to find the right video to master a specific task and wish someone would just show you how
  • can’t quite get the hang of something but feel sure there must be an easier way
  • or just short on time to teach yourself…

…then I’d love to help speed up your journey and perhaps save you some frustration along the way. Photoshop is an incredible piece of software and vast in its capabilities and it doesn’t have to be all frustration and no fun.

Listed below is a selection techniques grouped into Everyday and Advanced but this list is by no means exhaustive so please do get in touch if you have a specific need.

Everyday Photoshop Techniques

  • find your way around & set up your work window
  • identify the everyday PS tools and what they can do for you
  • keyboard shortcuts – cut your edit time in half!
  • commonly used photo corrections
    • colour
    • exposure
    • healing & cloning
    • dodging & burning
    • sharpening
    • adding vignettes
  • masking techniques
  • adjustement layers (e.g. curves, hue/saturation)
  • groups
  • blend modes

Advanced Photoshop Techniques

  • compositing – this is a huge area and is my broadest area of expertise (if you would like to learn how to shoot for composite work see my composite photography training)
  • advanced masking – channels, clipping masks & handy tricks
  • layer styles & blend if
  • smart objects
  • working with large files (PSB files)
  • advanced colour work (toning, matching, blending, changing)
  • making brushes
  • advanced transform (liquify filter, puppet warp)

photoshop screenshot creating Old Rose by Kirsteen Titchener

Why Work With Me?

I am an award winning photographic artist (see here for details) and self confessed Photoshop geek. I know, from what has sometimes been bitter experience, it can be a frustrating to find your way through photoshop. There have been times my computer has nearly left the building through the nearest open window – does that sound familiar? I’d love to share my years of collected Photoshop trials, errors and successes with you.

How does it work?

My minimum session time is two hours but I’m happy to do longer and/or full day sessions according to your requirements.

If you don’t know how long you might need just pop your query in the contact box below and I’ll contact you and talk  through your requirements and work out a time estimate for you.

Groups – no problem – if there are several (up to 3) who would like to learn similar things and each have access to a laptop/mac/pc with access to adobe photoshop then why not :)

Travel – I am happy to travel and will cover the whole of the South West (UK) up to the Bristol area. Travel further than 20 miles from my home in Newton Abbot, Devon will incur an additional charge.

Hourly rates start at just £35 per hour.

Booking Enquiry

If you have any questions or you’d like to book a session simply fill out the form below with a few rough details, preferred contact details and good contact times. I’ll get back to you to chat through which kind of sessions will work best for your end goal.  Save

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