Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

What You'll Learn

Create stunning, layered compositions like a seasoned professional with Adobe Photoshop, a must-have for your digital design toolkit! Photoshop is the industry standard for color correcting and manipulating photos, crafting marketing materials such as posters and flyers, and producing digital graphics for print, web, and even video!

This in-depth but user-friendly class delivers hands-on exercises to teach you Photoshop's core concepts and features. As the day progresses, you'll learn powerful techniques for non-destructive editing while generating many different types of layered compositions.

This class will cover:

  • The difference between vector and raster graphics
  • Efficient use of layers to composite photographic and other raster images
  • Extracting objects from a background by using editable layer masks
  • Applying adjustment layers to color correct and enhance digital assets
  • Using guides for type and layout graphics
  • Employing smart filters, blending modes, digital painting techniques as well as other special effects into your workflow
  • Exploring the timeline for animated graphics
  • Using the pen tool and its variants to create crisp, clean vector
  • Organizing and saving your files

Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.

What to Expect

  • This is a beginner-level, hands-on course that is perfect for those who are looking to get started with Adobe Photoshop.
  • As Photoshop is a broad program, this class is *not* designed specifically to address the needs of photographers, though the instructor will touch on many tools a photographer would use. This class is designed for a wider audience who needs to use Photoshop for a variety of production tasks. Many of the in-class examples are presented from this multi-use angle. However, the instructor does wish to make clear that *all* tools/processes presented can *also* be used for photography, web, and other purposes and not simply for the uses/techniques they are presented in.
  • BDA *does* host an Adobe Photoshop class JUST for photographers that you can learn more about and register for here.

Who Should Take This

Anyone who wants to deal with pixel-based graphics more efficiently, or learn how to work non-destructively on various graphic design projects. You should learn Photoshop if you want to manipulate digital photographs, create marketing materials, digital illustrations, or use special effects in your own designs. This class is *not* specific towards just photographers, but is open to any digital artist looking to utilize Photoshop's powerful and multi-functional tools.

Presented By Wes Price

Wes Price

Wes Price has over 19 years professional experience producing illustrations and animations with a track record of extraordinary results for more than 20 national and community-based organizations. Expertise in anatomy and physiology illustrations for magazine, textbook and animated teaching modules. Awarded a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration by the Medical College of Georgia, one of only four accredited graduate programs of its kind across North America. Wes received his Certification in Medical Illustration in 2011 and is one of approximately 250 Certified Medical Illustrators in the world. Currently, Wes is a full-time faculty member and Associate Professor teaching within the Media Arts Department at the Art Institute of Colorado.

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$249
BDA Members
$279
Non-Members

Registration:

BDA Members: $249.00

Non-Members: $279.00

Early Registration Discount Applied
You will save $10.00 by registering before midnight on 2/3/2015. Applies to the next scheduled date only.

Available Dates

February 7, 2015 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder

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Location: Boulder (Details)

Boulder
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

May 16, 2015 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder

Register

Location: Boulder (Details)

Boulder
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

August 1, 2015 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder

Register

Location: Boulder (Details)

Boulder
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

Customer Comments

Good overview of Photoshop, very helpful. Tim was great!Andy
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Comments For: Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

Wes was great at focusing on beginner level skills.Brooke on 10/11/2014
The Adobe PS class this weekend was such a great experience! Wes was one of the best instructors on the subject because of his passion for graphic design. I recently subscribed to the Adobe CC cloud and am looking forward to using these concepts.Stephanie on 7/20/2014
The class is advertised as "intermediate" when it can be too fundamental. Survey of students could be perhaps taken at the beginning of each class.anonymous on 3/18/2014
Great examples, fun instructor was extremely knowledgeable, funny, high energyBrenda L. on 9/10/2013
Absolutely of value instructor was helpful, knowledgeable, and went at the perfect pace.Lindsay on 9/10/2013
Instructor was very nice and entertaining, as well as knowledgeable.Ken on 7/13/2013
[The instructor] was excellent.E. Kurtis on 7/13/2013
Great overview of Photoshop, the instructor let us drive the class.Darren on 5/11/2013
I learned a lot & feel like my skills were very refined. Tim was also great!Georgina on 3/16/2013
Appreciated all the shortcuts and the resources. Learned lots!Mimi on 11/19/2012
Learned techniques that I didn't know.Thomas C. on 11/17/2012
Good overview of Photoshop, very helpful. Tim was great!Andy on 5/12/2012
This class put me back in the mode of exploring the different options in Photoshop, learning tools I haven't used before and introduced me to the newest version. The instructor kept us interested, alert and focused.Sara on 5/12/2012
Good intro to the program. Tim was great. I would definitely take more classes with him!Tierney on 5/12/2012
Extremely extensive and applicable. Tim made the class a lot of fun.Pauline on 1/6/2012
Incredible! Best BDA course yet! We covered lots of ground. I'm now much more savvy in Photoshop. Tim was great, knowledgeable and fun.Kevin on 12/10/2011
Great to go in-depth on tools, masks, and vector shapes.Tessa on 8/27/2011
Very valuable information, great breadth.Samir on 8/27/2011
Excellent instructor. Knowledgeable and organized, friendly and helpful.Gary on 6/24/2011
Tons of info, covered many topics and applications. Lots of questions answered.Natalie on 6/24/2011
Tim was great. He kept the pace going nicely and gave loads of helpful info.Diane on 2/4/2011
It covered many skills that I did not know existed the shortcuts are helpful.Shingo Sean on 9/10/2010
Learned lots...Great stuff to practice.Rick on 6/12/2010
Very good pace, easy to ask questions and follow along. Great teacher.Lisa on 6/1/2009
Great class, really enjoyed the instructor and the content. Thanks again!Paul on 12/4/2006
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