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Photoshop Boot Camp
This is a basic, primer course for novice and intermediate users of Adobe Photoshop. This one day boot camp covers some of the more mission critical aspects of the software which many (even seasoned) practitioners often overlook. Amidst the plethora of confusing updates to the sprawling feature set the software has increasingly offered in recent years - we will guide you through the quagmire and direct you to some of the more powerful features in the software. Use it - don't let it use you! By the end of the day, you'll have your head wrapped around color profiling, doing high quality color corrections, digital color space, selective editing with masks, layers and channels, The instructor for this course is JW Dewdney, Photoshop user since 1986. A photographer with 25 years of experience and nearly 20 years career experience, he taught intermediate and advanced photoshop at the Mac Learning Center in New York City in the 1990s and has been using the software as an artistic, forensic and visualization tool for the the last fifteen years.

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Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: at gallery (click here)
Instructor: JW Dewdney
Duration: full evening (4 hrs)
Cost: $135
Dates: See available sessions at bottom of page.
Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Photoshop CS or beyond

Topics covered in the workshop are:

  • image acquision from cameras, scanners and other strange places
  • pixels vs inches: 'how big can I go?' and avoiding disaster
  • what is a digital photograph? the key to making the difference
  • basic tools: selections and masks
  • channels vs layers
  • using palettes and tools: best practices
  • filters and their usage
  • automation of tedious tasks
  • 'workflow' - what is it and how do I get one?
  • output: exporting images and printing
  • creative uses of the photoshop: are there limitations?
  • alternative uses of photoshop you've never thought of
  • summary and applications
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Space in their workshop will be limited to 12 (twelve) participants. . This is an evening workshop and takes 4 hours. It includes coffee, unhealthy nerd-friendly pastries and other non-alcoholic refreshments of your choosing.   Workshop fee is $135 or $120 for members or participants with credentials or student IDs from recognized educational institutions. There is no lab fee for this workshop. Groups also welcome by prior arrangement. Individual instruction available upon interest. Fee includes printed guides supplied.

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Please see our membership page for additional huge discounts on all workshops and merchandise as well as other goodies.  Students of accredited educational institutions are also eligible to receive a 15% discount on all workshops. Please inquire about multiple workshop discounts too.
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Payment may also be taken by telephone, fax or in perso , or online below.  All workshops must be paid for (or else a deposit left) before 72 hours (three days) from the start of a workshop or else a penalty fee of $50 will apply. Payment may be made online in advance (see below) at a discounted rate.

We accept all major credit cards, cash or cheque. to reserve space by telephone, call:
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C4 Contemporary Art
5647 Hollywood Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA  90028 
e-mail: info@c4gallery.com