Hi everyone! This is just a reminder that my Photoshop for Photographers: The Essentials online class kicks off tomorrow at 9 am PST and runs for three days. As with all creativeLIVE classes, it’s totally free to watch while it’s live. If you want the class to watch later (and get the bonus material), you can purchase it while it’s live for a discounted price.
So what will you learn? Here’s the class description:
Overwhelmed by Photoshop? Ready to start editing your photos more efficiently? Join creativeLIVE for a three-day course that will give you an in-depth understanding of the Photoshop skills every photographer should know.
Award-winning photographer Ben Willmore has taught hundreds of thousands of photographers worldwide how to harness the power of Photoshop, and he’s ready to share his unique insights and style with you. You’ll learn about optimizing images, sharpening, retouching, black and white conversion, directing the viewer’s eye, and much more. Ben will take the guesswork out of Photoshop by covering which menus and tools are essential — and which you’re better off ignoring.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the core, everyday Photoshop skills that every photographer needs to produce professional-grade work.
If you do choose to purchase the class, you’ll get the course handbook, which is a pdf that Karen is creating that will review all the techniques I cover.
Find out more info and enroll for free HERE. (You get my “5 Tips for Making your Images POP” pdf just for enrolling.)
Thank you for your Creative Live Photoshop Essentials broadcast. You are really great and I am learning a lot. My wife and I are big fans of yours from your books to a Portland show you put on some years ago. We still have the course handout. Is there any way I might be able to purchase the current course handout without buying the whole video? You could be paid by paypal from my account to yours. Thank you again. Walter
Hi Walter, I’s so glad you’ve been enjoying the training, and thanks so much for your kind words! Unfortunately, since the handbook is made for creativeLIVE, the distribution of it is up to them, so we’re unable to sell it apart from the course. I’m sorry about that 🙁
Hi. I can attest to the value of the PDF handbooks that accompany your Creativelive courses. In fact it is what keeps me coming back to purchasing your seminars at Creativelive. However I have not been able to find links for either the PDF companion guide or the image files and my email to Creativelive has gone unanswered. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks again for your seminars. You make things make sense.
Karen here! I figured I’ll reply to your note, as I’m responsible for the handbooks. I am finishing up the last details this morning, actually. I do them while they’re live but there are always holes to fill in, screen shots to include and just general editing to do afterwards. As soon as I wrap up, I’ll shoot it over to Ben so he can read it and then it will go to creativeLIVE. Sorry for the delay! And I’m so happy to hear you like them! 🙂
I just finished your Photoshop Essentials course. It had me glued to the screen for 3 days. Thank you for lunch breaks or I may not have eaten anything!!! I could write a book on what I didn’t know about PS. FANTASTIC course! I wanted to get “Ben’s Top 10 Tips for Photoshop”, but it looks like I can only get that if I “like” you on Facebook. Well I LIKE you but having been in computer security for 20 years before I retired, I have refused to go on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. Guess I am a bit paranoid about my privacy. Is there any way I can get that PDF?
On another subject – you are a full-timer RV guy. How great. You got one more year on me. I bought my rig (Winnebago Suncruiser Class A 35′ with slideout) in 2007. Traveled all over BC and decided to put roots down on Vancouver Island last year. I’m getting itchy feet again though. I’m single, so I may just pack up and go, but heading into my 70th year I have to think carefully about doing that. Used to travel for work a lot, so the travel bug should be gone – not!
I love landscape photography, have done some wildlife and I am just now exploring the macro world. Self published my 1st book this December – family only but it wasn’t too bad. First camera was a little Kodak in 1955, graduated to an unknown 35mm SLR then to a Nikon FE SLR in 1978 and kept using that until I got my first DSLR in 2005 – Nikon D100. This year I bought a Nikon D7000 and took John Greengo’s Fast Start course through C8 Lv. I am looking forward to April as I have already enrolled for your follow up course.
All the best on your trip… yeah, I am envious.
Hi Chris! Karen here! Ben is in travel-mode, heading back from creativeLIVE but I will make sure he gets this message! We’re so glad you’ve been enjoying the training! I know the amount of information can be a little overwhelming, but in a good way 🙂 That is awesome that you’re a fellow-full-timer! I hope we cross paths with you one of these days. We know that “hitch itch” feeling all too well! And cheers to being a Nikon shooter! I am too… I love my D7000.