Photoshop for Lightroom Users:
An Online Workshop

Lunar eclipse sequence, April 14th and 15th, 2014, Trona Pinnacles, CA, USA
• August 3-4, 2024 (with a two-hour followup session August 14th)
• Online Workshop
• Focus: Digital Darkroom
• Level: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
• Maximum 12 Participants
• Tuition: $425
Workshop FAQ

This workshop is full!
Please email us to sign up for the waiting list.


Many Lightroom users are intimidated by Photoshop. They feel they “should” use Photoshop, yet find its complexity daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Photoshop isn’t that difficult to learn – with the right guidance to help you concentrate on the tools and techniques most helpful to photographers.

This workshop is designed to help you learn those essential tools so you can take advantage of Photoshop’s power, yet not get lost in Photoshop’s complexities. You’ll learn how to create a solid, flexible, non-destructive workflow in order to avoid problems, and allow you to make future revisions to your images without starting over. You’ll learn how to use the most important tools for photographers – not all the stuff meant for graphic designers. Here’s a partial list of the topics we’ll cover:

• Setting up Photoshop
• Workflow from Lightroom to Photoshop and back
• Using Adjustment Layers, Smart Objects, and Smart Filters to create a flexible, non-destructive workflow
• Basic image processing in Photoshop
• Dodging and burning in Photoshop
• Understanding layer masks
• Using luminosity masks
• Manual exposure blending
• Blending focus stacks
• Shutter speed blends
• Blending Nighttime Photos for Noise Reduction
• Retouching in Photoshop
• Stretching, warping, and perspective corrections
• Expanding the canvas
• Basic Compositing
• Using plugins from Photoshop
• Print sharpening and preparation

I think most people learn best by doing, so I’ll give participants sample files they can use to follow along with me as I demonstrate the various techniques we’ll cover.

You don’t need any previous Photoshop for experience for this class, but you do need to have a solid working knowledge of Lightroom Classic, as we won’t be covering Lightroom. The workshop is designed for Lightroom users with beginner or intermediate Photoshop skills.

The workshop takes place over two days, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to around 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We’ll also do a two-hour followup session about ten days later (Wednesday, August 14th) to give participants a chance to work on their own images in Photoshop and ask questions about any issues they encounter. This will be a live, interactive workshop, conducted through Zoom. Sessions will be recorded so participants can view them later.

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