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Photoshop Basics

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Date: July 18-19, 2013

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

Location: Live online. Click here to go to the LIVE page.

Mark Wallace: LIVE is free to watch during the live broadcast. If you’d like to own a copy of this workshop you can purchase it for downloading and viewing on your computer or portable device.

Price to own: $30 ($19.95 if purchased before or during the live broadcast) Click here to pre-order now!

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The perfect workshop series for Photoshop beginners. This class assumes that you are new to Photoshop and want to learn how to retouch and adjust your images.

This four session workshop is a comprehensive overview of Photoshop. By the end of this workshop you’ll have the skills you need to edit your images using Photoshop.

These sessions are jam packed with hands-on activities which allow you to learn by doing. Sample files will be made available to those who purchase the workshop or for a small fee to those who wish to watch the free sessions. You don’t need the sample files to follow along but it’s highly encouraged.

The first session covers the interface, tools, and menus. The second session explains some more advanced topics including layers, masks, and sharpening. The third session puts all of your new skills to use as you retouch a portrait and scenic photograph. Our final session is open to allow us to dive in to any open questions, finish projects and wrap up the workshop without being rushed.

*Note:* This workshop will be using Photoshop CC but applies to all versions of Photoshop from CS3 and above. To follow along with the sessions you’ll need a copy of Photoshop installed on your home computer. You can download a free trial of photoshop from Adobe by clicking here or going directly to: https://creative.adobe.com/products/photoshop

Session One: July 18 9:00am-12:00pm PDT

  • An overview of Photoshop
  • Opening Files
  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Workspaces
  • Exploring the interface
  • Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Tools Overview
  • Hands On: Selection Tools
  • Using the Navigator
  • Using the History Palette
  • Understanding Bit Depth
  • Understanding Resolution

Session Two: July 18 1:00pm-4:00pm PDT

  • Understanding Layers
  • Using Free Transform
  • Understanding Blending Modes
  • Using Layer Masks
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Non Destructive Editing
  • Sharpening Images

Session Three: July 19 9:00am – 12:00pm PDT

  • Putting it all together:
  • Levels and curves
  • Burn/Dodge
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Healing Brush
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Adding Noise
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Size for output to web/print
  • Sharpening
  • Final touches
  • Print/Save as…
  • Retouching a portrait photograph
  • Retouching a scenic photograph

Session Four: July 19 1:00pm-4:00pm PDT (approximate times based on content and questions)

  • Completing our projects
  • Wrap up student questions
  • Workshop close
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Lightroom 4 Workflow

This workshop is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom 4, perfect for the beginner as well as those who have worked with Lightroom previously. This workshop is everything you ever wanted to know about Lightroom but were afraid to ask. This workshop contains more than 7 hours of content!

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Price: $30USD
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This workshop will give you an overview of Lightroom 4 and show you how to maximize it’s potential by creating a workflow for importing, keywording, adjusting and exporting your images.

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • How Lightroom keeps things organized – the catalog system
  • The Library module: importing, keywording, metadata, organizing and more
  • The Develop module: making global and local adjustments, using the tools, using and creating presets
  • The Map module: organizing your photos geographically, privacy setting
  • The Book module: creating a book from scratch
  • The Slideshow module: creating a slideshow, creating presets, strategies for increasing your income using the slideshow module
  • The Print module: creating prints, managing color, proof sheets for clients
  • The Web module: creating galleries for online viewing

In addition to the modules Mark will be covering:

  • Export options: creating presets for specific jobs
  • Watermarking your images
  • Using Publish Services
  • Integration with Photoshop
  • Tethered shooting

This is an information packed workshop. Don’t miss out!

Here are a few screenshots from the video.

Mark explains the foundation of Lightroom 4.

Mark explains the foundation of Lightroom 4.

A step-by-step explaination of the preferences panel.

A step-by-step explaination of the preferences panel.

Mark dives into the importing process.

Mark dives into the importing process.

Lightroom allows you to embed copyright data upon importing.

Lightroom allows you to embed copyright data upon importing.

The importing screen has many options to streamline your workflow.

The importing screen has many options to streamline your workflow.

Mark demonstrates many ways to assign keywords to your photos for quick sorting.

Mark demonstrates many ways to assign keywords to your photos for quick sorting.

This is one of the views in Lightroom to help compare multiple selected photos.

This is one of the views in Lightroom to help compare multiple selected photos.

Collections are used to prep selected photos for output to books, the web, etc.

Collections are used to prep selected photos for output to books, the web, etc.

Smart collections automatically gather photos with certain keywords, ratings or metadata that you choose.

Smart collections automatically gather photos with certain keywords, ratings or metadata that you choose.

Mark demonstrates how to sort photos in the Library module using different filters.

Mark demonstrates how to sort photos in the Library module using different filters.

The next big part of Lightroom is the Develop module, and Mark explains how to adjust photos.

The next big part of Lightroom is the Develop module, and Mark explains how to adjust photos.

Using the Develop module, Mark saturates the colors and crops this image.

Using the Develop module, Mark saturates the colors and crops this image.

Presets allow you to quickly batch edit photos, and Mark shows you how to create your own.

Presets allow you to quickly batch edit photos, and Mark shows you how to create your own.

Mark walks through using some of the local adjustments that are similar to those in Photoshop.

Mark walks through using some of the local adjustments that are similar to those in Photoshop.

Lightroom creates masks to allow for local adjustments to exposure, contrast, color, and more.

Lightroom creates masks to allow for local adjustments to exposure, contrast, color, and more.

Mark demonstrates how to take a photo from Lightroom and edit it in Photoshop without losing the original.

Mark demonstrates how to take a photo from Lightroom and edit it in Photoshop without losing the original.

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Create your own watermark to use on your images.

Mark shows how to shoot tethered directly into Lightroom.

Mark shows how to shoot tethered directly into Lightroom.

Mark explains the export features.

Mark explains the export features.

Lightroom's Publish Services are powerful tools for exporting photos and keeping them updated with the most recent edit.

Lightroom’s Publish Services are powerful tools for exporting photos and keeping them updated with the most recent edit.

Mark shows how to use the Map module.

Mark shows how to use the Map module.

A quick demonstration of using the Book module.

A quick demonstration of using the Book module.

Mark creates this slideshow from scratch and shows how you can use this to sell more photos.

Mark creates this slideshow from scratch and shows how you can use this to sell more photos.

The print module allows you to print individual images, or complete custom packages.

The print module allows you to print individual images, or complete custom packages.

Finally, Mark makes an entire gallery webpage with just a few clicks in Lightroom.g

Finally, Mark makes an entire gallery webpage with just a few clicks in Lightroom.

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On-Location Light and Lighting

Master outdoor location lighting! In this workshop Mark shows you how to use reflectors, speedlights and studio strobes in an outdoor location setting. Learn how to light for portrait photography outside and in open shade. Mark demonstrates his lighting techniques by shooting several scenarios including a poolside bikini shoot. Scroll down for all the workshop details.

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Here are a few screenshots from the video.

The beautiful location for the workshop.

The beautiful location for the workshop.

Mark starts by demonstrating how to control the ambient light and flash separately.

Mark starts by demonstrating how to control the ambient light and flash separately.

An example of Mark underexposing the background before setting the flash on our model, Jayd.

An example of Mark underexposing the background before setting the flash on our model, Jayd.

A portrait setup with a speedlight in a softbox, with a reflector.

A portrait setup with a speedlight in a softbox, with a reflector.

Mark compares photos where the background exposure changes, but Jayd stays relatively the same.

Mark compares photos where the background exposure changes, but Jayd stays relatively the same.

Heading out into the bright sunlight, Mark demonstrates using shade for better portraits.

Heading out into the bright sunlight, Mark demonstrates using shade for better portraits.

A comparison before and after the shade was added over Jayd.

A comparison before and after the shade was added over Jayd.

A demonstration about how a long lens can get better full-body portraits, even in a small space.

A demonstration about how a long lens can get better full-body portraits, even in a small space.

Mark's next setup will use shade with a studio strobe for balanced outdoor portraits.

Mark’s next setup will use shade with a studio strobe for balanced outdoor portraits.

The left photo is just the ambient light. The photo on the right is with a strobe added.

The left photo is just the ambient light. The photo on the right is with a strobe added.

Mark adds a softbox on the strobe to soften the light.

Mark adds a softbox on the strobe to soften the light.

Adding a reflector made a huge difference in the left side of the photo. Notice how Jayd's hair and shoulder now have separation from the background.

Adding a reflector made a huge difference in the left side of the photo. Notice how Jayd’s hair and shoulder now have separation from the background.

Mark's final setup is a bikini shoot by the pool using a ringflash.

Mark’s final setup is a bikini shoot by the pool using a ringflash.

First Mark shoots with no flash to demonstrate how changing your angle can make a much better photo.

First Mark shoots with no flash to demonstrate how changing your angle can make a much better photo.

A comparison of the photos taken straight on versus the one taken on a step ladder.

A comparison of the photos taken straight on versus the one taken on a step ladder.

Mark's assistant gives him shade behind-the-scenes.

Mark’s assistant gives him shade behind-the-scenes.

Here Mark has attached the ringflash to his camera and added the white umbrella for shade.

Here Mark has attached the ringflash to his camera and added the white umbrella for shade.

A comparison of the photos using the ringflash, but the left photo has no shade and the right one does.

A comparison of the photos using the ringflash, but the left photo has no shade and the right one does.

A comparison of where Mark started (straight angle, harsh light) and the final image that he got (no harsh shadows, better angle).

A comparison of where Mark started (straight angle, harsh light) and the final image that he got (no harsh shadows, better angle).

To wrap things up, Mark shoots without any flash for shallow depth of field.

To wrap things up, Mark shoots without any flash for shallow depth of field.

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The Three-Light Setup

Get ready to master the 3-light setup with Mark Wallace! In this episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, Mark teaches the basics of a 3-light setup that includes the key light, fill light, and kicker light. He builds the setup one light at a time so you can see how each one impacts the photograph. Then, Mark shows you different ways to modify the setup with reflectors, grids and additional lights, and even shows the 3-light setup using speedlights. During the entire workshop, Mark teaches you how to meter for proper exposure and ratios with his Sekonic lightmeter.

This workshop is more than 3 hours of information that is great for beginners and pros alike, as it teaches great techniques for lighting portraits.

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Here are a few screenshots from the video.

By looking at shadows, you'll learn to position your lights.

By looking at shadows, you’ll learn to position your lights.

Mark shows different metering techniques throughout the workshop.

Mark shows different metering techniques throughout the workshop.

Our model - Sam Kozuch!

Our model – Sam Kozuch!

You'll learn different ways of triggering your strobes and speedlights.

You’ll learn different ways of triggering your strobes and speedlights.

Mark uses an umbrella to soften the light.

Mark uses an umbrella to soften the light.

You'll see Mark's live results, like this comparison of the light without and with the umbrella.

You’ll see Mark’s live results, like this comparison of the light without and with the umbrella.

The third light is added to the setup.

The third light is added to the setup.

Mark talks about placement of light and how to avoid lens flare.

Mark talks about placement of light and how to avoid lens flare.

An example of adjusting the kicker light so it's not too bright.

An example of adjusting the kicker light so it’s not too bright.

Mark demonstrates other light modifiers, like this snoot.

Mark demonstrates other light modifiers, like this snoot.

In this workshop, Mark uses grids to restrict the light.

In this workshop, Mark uses grids to restrict the light.

Stunt pig drops in for a demo on how to get a solid white background in your photos.

Stunt pig drops in for a demo on how to get a solid white background in your photos.

An example of a white background while still having detail in your subject.

An example of a white background while still having detail in your subject.

We switch to speedlights to show a different type of 3-light setup.

We switch to speedlights to show a different type of 3-light setup.

Left photo is speedlight on camera, right photo is a 3-light setup.

Left photo is speedlight on camera, right photo is a 3-light setup.

Mark builds a "superhero" look with two lights as kickers.

Mark builds a “superhero” look with two lights as kickers.

Mark meters the light hitting the back of Sam's head.

Mark meters the light hitting the back of Sam’s head.

The work-in-progress superhero photo.

The work-in-progress superhero photo.

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Photography Basics

In this episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, we discuss everything you need to know about photography basics. Understanding exposure, controlling motion and getting everything in focus are the pillars of this workshop. Mark explains aperture, ISO, shutter speed, camera modes, focus points, depth of field and more. He also touches on some more advanced topics like white balance, exposure lock and lens distortion. This workshop is more than 3 hours of information that is a perfect workshop for beginner photographers, or anyone wanting to brush up on the cornerstones of digital photography.

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Price: $30USD

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Here are a few screenshots from the video.

Mark introduces the model, Carissa, and the volunteers.

Mark discusses three different pillars of a photo: exposure, depth of field and motion.

Matt the camera man gets a cameo!

Using an older lens, Mark demonstrates the aperture.

Learn about the different modes on your camera.

Showing examples of depth of field with our model Carissa.

Mark uses Lightroom during the workshop to show the differences in aperture values, shutter speeds, white balance and more.

Learn about what an f-stop is and how it impacts your photos.

Using white and black panels, Mark explains how your camera’s meter can sometimes get the exposure wrong.

Mark shoots photos of his guitar to demonstrate shallow depth of field.

Mark is famous for his goofy demos! In this example he and Charles create the camera frame around Carissa, and Josh plays the role of the sun.

Learn how to get shallow depth of field, like the photo on the right.

These squares are called focus points and are used to determine what spot in your frame is supposed to be in focus.

Mark tackles a viewer question about extremely shallow depth of field.

Mark uses this fan to demonstrate shutter speed.

Examples of slow shutter speeds (blurry fan blades) vs. fast shutter speeds (frozen fan blades).

Mark demonstrates his ribbon dancing skills!

The ribbon is an example of shooting moving objects like children, pets or sports.

Mark explains that while one lens looks longer, the amount it can zoom is less than the short lens.

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Understanding Light and Light Modifiers

In the second episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, Mark takes an in-depth look at light. He explains shadows, effective size, direction of light and more while explaining how they impact your photography. Using both speedlights and studio strobes, Mark demonstrates how to get various looks with lights and light modifiers of all shapes and sizes. This workshop is over 3 hours of information that is great for beginners and intermediate shooters.
This workshop is available for download now!
Price: $30USD

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Here are a few screenshots from the video.

Mark starts the show by describing light and how it creates shadows.

Our model catches on fire during a dramatization of the effective size of the sun.

An explanation of specular highlights – the reflection of the light source that you can see in things like eyes, glass, etc.

Shannon and Marissa join us again to take questions from the live viewers.

Mark gives a visual explanation of the Inverse Square Law and how it applies to working with lights.

This demo teaches you where to position your light in relation to your camera and subject.

You’ll learn the trick to getting rid of reflections in eyeglasses while shooting portraits.

The workshop moves right along into a thorough description of color temperature and getting the right white balance in your photos.

In response to a viewer question, Mark shows the easiest way to take a group picture on a solid white background.

Mark starts to describe different modifiers, including umbrellas.

Mark demonstrates the construction of a softbox.

Using the 4×6′ softbox, Mark demonstrates how the position of the light impacts your photo.

You’ll see Mark’s results right from his computer!

Using some supplies from an art store, Mark shows you how to build a bookend (also known as a V-flat).

Mark switches to speedlights to answer a view question about lens flare.

After shooting with the speedlights, Mark does some quick post-production in Lightroom.

The Rogue FlashBender is a great way to soften the light from a speedlight.

Mark shows off his favorite lighting tool – the grid.

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