Unlocking the Magic of Photoshop
with Mickie DeVries
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS MAY 14
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Have you ever heard photographers talk about frequency separation, cloning, changing a shirt color, replacing skies, etc., and wondered how in the world they do that?? If so this tips & tricks class is perfect for you!
During this 4 week class we will explore and unlock the magic of Photoshop with comprehensive step by step pdfs and videos. These materials are perfect for a beginner all the way through to someone that has been using Photoshop for years without fully diving into the program. You will walk away from this class knowing how to achieve your vision in post processing using techniques that push past your normal workflow and allow you to enhance and manipulate images. Mickie will record video critiques for each FP participant each week. The video critiques will allow Mickie to not only tell you what she loves about your photo, but also show you some tips specific to your image.
Photoshop creative cloud software - Photoshop Elements will not work for this class, you must have the full version of Photoshop.
what you’ll get
1 pdf + several helper videos that help to jump start our 4 weeks together. Please check the forum for this to be posted 1-2 weeks prior to the class start date.
4 weekly lessons (formatted for print or on screen viewing); sample images are also included to practice with the concepts if you don't have images of your own that work with the concepts taught.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
50+ videos that correspond to the weekly lessons; Extra videos are quite often added if students are having trouble with certain concepts to further the learning environment.
LIVE Q&A SESSIONS
Full participation students will be able to participate in two Live Q&A Sessions where images can be submitted for editing. Study along students will be able to download and view the recorded sessions.
Troubleshooting guide; sky overlays, light overlay, snow & rain overlays.
Welcome & Preassignment
Finding Hidden Tools in Toolbar
Saving in PS and LR (if you use LR)
Navigating the Class Forum
Watch videos on layers and masking and any optional videos that may apply. Post introduction in the introduction thread.
How to install actions
Making your own actions
Modifying an existing action
Saving your own actions
Creating a watermark brush
Clipping masks with templates
Clipping mask without templates
Make your own action or modify an existing one to see if you have any issues and post about the process.
Pick one or more concepts from this week’s lesson and edit one photo using the concepts and post.
Content aware fill
Extending the canvas with content aware
Extending the canvas with content aware scale
Content aware move
Spot healing brush
Flipping one side of the frame to the other
Post an image where you used a cloning method to strengthen your photo.
Optional: Post an image where you swapped heads.
Toning an image
Fixing neon grass
Changing the color of an object
Post a before and after of an image where you manipulated the tones of the image. Please let us know what method you used OR Post a before and after image where you corrected a problem area in your image such as neon grass, a color cast, or changed the color of an object in your image.
Adding in the sun
Adding in light rays
Adding lens flare
Adding a texture
Post a photo that you replaced the sky in. Also post the sooc for this shot. OR Post a photo that uses a filter, light overlay, rays, sun, texture, or warp to enhance the shot, please include the sooc.
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Mickie DeVries Mickie DeVries is a hobbyist photographer living in West Michigan. She is the mother of two, and a wife to her husband Luke. Mickie concentrates on capturing her everyday, along with environmental portraits of her two children. The main focus of her artistic intent is centered around capturing children being children. Beyond photography she can be found reading, camping, volunteering at school, and sipping on Diet Coke.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week. They also have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.