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Calling Photographers and Designers of all levels; Hobbyists to Professional. You deserve a day where you learn what you REALLY need. Learn how to work smart and fast while getting the most out of your photographs easily. One of the most accomplished Photoshop Gurus in the world is coming to your city to share his secrets for a full day. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. For one day only, Colin will roll up his sleeves and take you on an insider's journey through Photoshop. It doesn't matter if you're experienced or a total beginner, there's something for everyone. There has never been a tour like this. You have the opportunity to not only get a solid grasp on Photoshop, but also a rare look into the hottest technologies and techniques like HDR, Panoramic Photography and working with video and your still camera. And, it's all in plain English, imagine learning the technical without the boring technical jargon.

There will be plenty of opportunity to meet Colin and ask your Photoshop questions that have always bugged you.

(We are considering adding other cities, so send us an email and get your requests in).
What you will Learn:(This will be updated soon for an even better schedule!)

9:00am - 10:00
Registration and check in

10:00am - 11:00
Checking out the road ahead, new in CS6 beta
CS6 beta is here and it’s a big country to explore! Check out the new interface and revised layers panel in Photoshop. See all the new features and exactly how to use them. Discover insider secrets and hidden tips to make the most of all that Photoshop CS6 has to offer. Discover new workflows and how to improve existing workflows. Discover all the things you may have been missing. This one hour power session will get you up to speed and introduce you to the features that we will be diving deeper into throughout your action-packed day of discovery, learning and fun.


11:15am - 12:15
Under the hood; Layers, Masks and Channels Deep Dive

Unleash the power of Layers, Masks and Channels. Big CS6 beta changes in Layers and masks and you are about to become one of the first in the world to understand and master them! First of all, a foundation will be laid that will enable you to clearly understand how these tools work for yourself. You will learn new and fast ways of working in the "Cockpit" of Photoshop. This session will get you comfortable using the most powerful tools in Photoshop. You're not going to just learn to use these tools, you will discover workflows you never thought of and love the secret shortcuts and tips that will put you ahead of the pack. This is your key to understanding what's really going on and it will open a window to you that will allow you to work smarter, faster and with much better quality.

    Layer types
    Layer Filters (new)
    Masks, both regular and vector
    Smart Objects and Smart Filters
    RAW files as Smart Objects

12:15 - 1:15 :: Pit stop: Lunch


Don’t be Road Kill; make your Photographs Rock in Photoshop CS6 beta

Why is it that some peoples photographs look crisp, clear and engaging, and others’ look flat and boring? It’s because of correct post processing from an artist that understands where they are going with their adjustments. Their trained eye looks at the Photograph and immediately knows what to do and how much to do. Everyone need to adjust photos, because every photo needs adjustment. The problem is there are so many tools in photoshop. Which to use? Become a rock star at Image adjustments.  There are all these adjustments in Photoshop, and Camera Raw and Lightroom. We will cut through the confusion and show you when and how to use each.

You will learn some basic principles that will allow you to instinctively choose the correct adjustment for you image. You will also learn which are the essential adjustments to use. You will also learn the latest workflows so that you can have confidence that you are working correctly, quickly and getting the most out of your photos without making them look retouched. Working with the right combination of adjustments will enable you to make your photos look beautiful every time. And learning how to use these tools correctly, will shave hours of your post-processing time.

    How to visually analyze an image
    Adjustment layers
        Dodging and burning
    Contrast Adjustment
    ACR and LR adjustments
    Content aware tools
    Color correction
    Color Enhancements
    Different Looks


2:30pm - 3:45
Make it move with Video

It's a game-changer and you can't ignore it! Modern Photographers and designers are EXPECTED to be able to shoot video on their DSLR's. This is easier than you thought, because you already possess a lot of the knowledge. Colin will show you how to use what you already know and reveal the fastest way for you to jump into video. Discover the basic rules for shooting video vs. still photos. This will be a video crash-course for Photographers, using photographer's language, not complex video jargon. You will then see how fun and easy it is to work with your video in Photoshop to add different cinematic effects. You will learn to add 3D and the "Ken Burns Effect" to your animated stills, like you have seen on TV. You will learn the basics of using the completely overhauled video engine in Photoshop CS6 beta. Learn to cut and edit your video. Add transitions and titles. Also learn how to output for web, iPhone, YouTube or DVD.

    Video features. Editing a short video with the new CS6 tools
    Creating titling effects
    Video looks using Photoshop and Lightroom 4 new Video styles


4:00pm - 5:00
Photoshop Secrets; Recipes for the road
This session will be like dessert at the end of the day. Learn some of the best-kept secrets for amazing image results. Learn the very best and most in-demand techniques that will make your work look current and cutting-edge. This session will send you on your way with a full tank of creative juice.  You will learn some great techniques that will shave hours off the way you have done things in the past as well as opening up a world of creative expression. Don't worry, all these techniques are as practical as they are eye-popping.

    Tilt shift and Bokeh effects using new CS6 options
    Various different effects, making use of existing and new features.
    Faux Painted Effects
    Special Effects
    Various styles including Toy Camera, split tone, B&W, Sepia, Vintage etc.



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Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Aug 17, 2012 10AM - 5PM

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