Weekend Intensive

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 beginning- to intermediate-level, hands-on course features in-depth image editing and compositing workflows in Adobe Photoshop Classic 2020. Whether you’ve never touched Photoshop before, or just want to reinvigorate and update skills, this workshop is for you. Everyone meets virtually, at the same days & times, since all class meetings are conducted with the online video conferencing application, Zoom. 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.

WEEKEND INTENSIVE [3 Work Sessions]:
Next Date Range — TBD

•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: $250 suggested

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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!

Since its first release in 1990, Photoshop grew exponentially from being a rather exclusive application for digital photographers to what now robustly serves animators, designers, videographers, web developers, and numerous other users. In this weekend-intensive workshop we will discover and utilize Photoshop as photographers do, to make it a powerful part of an image edit & composite workflow; and then kick that intimidation factor aside.

This three-day, hands-on course features photo imaging software workflow that’s designed for beginning- to intermediate-skill levels. Participants benefit the most by bringing confident computer hardware and software literacy skills and proficiencies. To successfully complete the course, participants are 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.

The instructor presents several demonstrations and participants engage in a wide range of creative, image processing techniques. Perhaps more importantly, we garner a command of Photoshop architecture and the use of its several tools and their behaviors. The depth of the application is revealed in image layers, adjustment layers, and non-destructive masking that makes very precise, local modifications of density, contrast, color, and other image attributes possible. Participants practice several selection tools and techniques, and by the end of the workshop explore advanced image compositing methods that enable constructions to extend personal vision far beyond the boundaries of a camera frame.

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 Calendar2020 Calendar

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