Photoshop 101 (New Dates!)


There are two sessions of this course; please select below to register for your preferred session.


Demystify Photoshop with this step by step intensive, taught by John Dearing, a visiting Photography Professor from Winthrop University.

John will cover the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5 and CS6 and will provide a srong foundation from which you can build upon. You will gain a confident understanding of the basics of the Tools (lasso, move tool, marquee, eyedropper, magic wand, clone stamp, healing brush, etc...), the Palettes (Adjustments, layers, color channels etc...) and Menu functions.  This class is open to beginners as well as students who have generally explored Photoshop and Elements but need a more structured and directed approach to step-by-step problem solving and creative exercises in color correction, touch ups, enhancements, layers and creative design practices and adding text to your images. 



**Students are strongly recommended to bring their personal laptops for this course. We encourage students to download a trial version of Photoshop from Adobe


(NEW! Weeklong Session A)

Dates: M-F August 12-16
Time: 10am-1pm
Instructor: John Dearing
Location: The Light Factory's 2nd floor Darkroom/Classroom
Cost: $225 (click here to register

(Evening Session B)

Dates: Thursdays: Sept 12, 19, 26, & Oct 3, 10
Time: 6pm-9pm
Instructor: John Dearing
Location: The Light Factory's 2nd floor Classroom
Cost: $225 (click here to register)


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Did you know?

The Light Factory is one of only four museums in the United States that promotes the power of image through photography and film.  We offer educational programs that teach people of all ages to communicate using visual mediums.  Since 1972, The Light Factory has served students, artists and the public at large by offering film screenings, photography exhibits, classes and outreach programs that promote media literacy and self expression using the most powerful mediums of our time.


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