Adobe Photoshop Workshop for Beginners | Pittsburgh

About this workshop

Photoshop is the industry standard photo image editing software for print and digital output. In this hands-on introductory workshop, we will walk through Photoshop's basic capabilities and use tools and techniques to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required!

This workshop will help students visualise products and designs using Photoshop and learn some basic visual design tips.

This class will include:

  • introduction to raster and vector graphics, pixels and resolution
  • image size and file types for print and screen
  • grid structure of a page layout
  • white space and hierarchy of information
  • how we read the page
  • the photoshop tool box
  • selection and move tools
  • working in layers, labelling and grouping
  • isolating an object from it's background using masks
  • retouching or extending a background
  • creating gradients, shadows and reflections
  • transforming an object
  • lockups and alignment
  • type, legibility and placeholder text
  • logos on products and mock-ups
  • doing a resize - using transparency to help position and scale an image in context

Prereqs & Preparation

Please attend with your laptop (Mac or PC is fine) and have Adobe Photoshop installed and ready to run before the class commences (you can download a free trial version of Photoshop if you don't have one yet).

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