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Mission Statement — Quatrain ƒotographic Workshops is dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, and providing a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images. QƒW offers high-quality educational experiences with industry standard tools & techniques to unleash creativity and offer connections to a community of people that share similar artistic passions. Quatrain ƒotographic is... seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.

This hands-on course features photo-imaging software workflow that’s designed for Photoshop beginners. Participants benefit the most by bringing confident computer hardware and software literacy skills and proficiencies, and required to have a computer with adequate storage capacity on board that supports the installation and operation of the most current version of Adobe Photoshop and Zoom Video Conferencing software. This technology enables very interactive learning possibilities with screen sharing and other robust instructional tools.

Regardless of whether you’re a DSLR, mirrorless, iPhone or Android camera user, doesn’t matter; you can benefit from joining this software-driven workshop! To successfully complete the course, participants are required to have a computer with adequate Random Access Memory [RAM], Central Processing Unit [CPU], and storage capacity to support Adobe Photoshop.

UP & RUNNING FORMAT [1 Work Session]:
SAT 20 MARCH 1:00-5:00PM

•MAC or PC + Recent OS | 20GB Storage
•2GHz+ CPU w/64-bit | 4GB RAM | Graphics Card
•High-Speed Internet Connection
•Zoom Video Conferencing App. [free]
•Photoshop Classic 2020 [free, trial available]
•Previous versions of Photoshop welcome!

CAPACITY: 8 Participants

TUITION: $75 | Sliding Scale

Introduction to Adobe® Photoshop® | Darkroom Detroit


COURSE DESCRIPTION — Adobe Photoshop is the world standard image editing software application that has an intimidating reputation of incredible complexity and impenetrable depth. It hasn’t always been that way, and there’s no reason for that myth to exist today because Photoshop can be learned as being an integral part of a much greater workflow. If you are a proficient Adobe Lightroom user that’s been wondering about what the next step in your software life needs to be, then this workshop is for you!

As photographers we must understand pixel processing just like writers must understanding word processing, and learning Photoshop is great way to do that. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of common photo file formats, color modes, bit depth, and color spaces. Several hands-on demonstrations offer strategies to learn the language of image processing, and perhaps more importantly, garner a command of Photoshop architecture and use of some basic tools and their behaviors.

We also learn how to manage an image’s size and change its dimensions while preserving quality; with and without the crop tool. With those basics in hand we explore the dynamics of layers, layer masks, and making selections to perform more precise, local image corrections to density, contrast, and color. Time is allocated to examine specific questions and problems brought to the workshop by participants, which makes this a very interactive learning experience.

What does "synchronous online format" mean? Synchronous online learning uses video-conferencing technology [Zoom] to create real-time learning environments. The private, virtual classroom allows participants and instructor to dynamically interact with Photoshop demonstrations via screen sharing, enabling anyone to literally point to things they have questions about, and to get instant answers. Synchronous online learning requires all participants to show up at the same days and times posted, instead of watching pre-recorded videos.

Adobe® and Photoshop® are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc. in the United States and other countries. Adobe Photoshop screenshot reproduced with permission from Adobe Inc.

Workshop Calendar2021 Calendar

Up & Running
Lightroom for Beginners
SAT 20 FEB 1:00-5:00PM
Weekend Intensive
Adobe Lightroom Unmasked
Next Date Range — TBD
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Introduction to Photoshop
SAT 20 MARCH 1:00-5:00PM
Online Tutor & Consultant
Workflow | Exhibit | Custom
Offered Year-Round


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