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Suitable for all levels
Date: You Choose
Time: 3 Hours or 6 Hours
Location: Skype, or Glasgow (if in person)
Subject: Photoshop, Lightroom, or Both (save 10%)


Lightroom & Photoshop Classes

The retouching & post editing process is undoubtedly essential for increasing the quality of your work as a photographer, and correct editing skills can make or break an image. I have spent many years refining my retouching process for editing my own work, and also have worked as a retoucher for photographers & magazines outsourcing their work.
Learn with me 1-on-1 about how to use Photoshop & Lightroom in person at my studio or via Skype.

Your learning can be tailored to you

Classes will last either 3 hours or 6 hours. We will have a brief conversation after you book to find out what stage you are at, and a basic structure is listed below for each type of class.


3 options for 1-on 1 Learning


Option 1:
2-Hour Class for Adobe Lightroom
Option 2: 3-Hour Class for Adobe Photoshop
Option 3: 5-Hour Class for Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
(More details below)


Option 1: 2-Hour Class for Adobe Lightroom - £175

Suitable for beginners to Lightroom - In Person or Skype
By the end of the class you will be able to know how to edit images using Adobe Lightroom, make better selects, troubleshoot problems, and export images appropriately.
During this class we will learn the software by breaking down it’s functions into manageable sections for better understanding.
We will edit either one of my images or yours in order to learn and practice.

We will cover the following topics -
- Software overview
- Importing images
- File/folder management workflow
- About RAW Image files
- Image selection and culling best practices
- Learn about all the section & sliders for editing
- Exposure/Contrast tips
- Using LR heal/clone brush
- Local and Global Adjustments
- Colour Grading
- Using Curves
- Before/After
- Tips for keeping consistency in your work
- Importing and using presets
- Saving your own presets
- Using Metadata correctly
- Exporting images appropriately for different uses
- Open Q&A on Lightroom
- PDF of class notes
- Includes 50% Discount code for my M-Presets

 

Option 2: 3-Hour Class for Photoshop - £195

Suitable for all Levels - In Person or Skype
This class can be tailored to your needs, but will by default relate to retouching of fashion, portrait & beauty type images. After booking I will be in contact with you to discuss what level you are at should we need to tailor the class for you.
During this class we will learn the software by breaking down it’s functions into manageable sections for better understanding.
We will edit either one of my images or yours in order to learn and practice.

We will cover the following topics -
- Using ACR
- How layers work
- Highlighting issues to work on before we begin editing
- The power of adjustment layers
- Using masks
- Using groups for better workflow
- Essential shortcut keys for faster workflow
- Tips on the most important tools to master
- Using brushes
- Working with Curves
- Colour Grading your images
- Tips for editing skin
- Clone/Healing Brush
- Liquify Tool
- Matching Skin tones
- Frequency separation
- Dodging and burning
- Sharpening methods
- Exporting images appropriately for different uses
- Open Q&A on Photoshop
- PDF of class notes
- Includes 50% Discount code for my M-Presets

 

Option 3: 5-Hour Class for Lightroom & Photoshop - £329 (Saving 10%)

Suitable for all Levels - In Person or Skype

This class will cover everything listed above in the separate Lightroom & Photoshop classes.
I recommend this class as it will give you all the essential requirements for using Lightroom & Photoshop.

Both pieces of software are built to work side-by-side, and I will show you my workflow and my process I use in my own work.
- Includes 50% Discount code for my M-Presets
This class can be split up into 2 x parts on separate days if required. (2 hours for Lightroom + 3 hours for Photoshop)

 

Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to book your class.


Essential Info for 1-on-1 Classes

How do I book and pay for a 1-on-1 class?

Once you decide which class you would like please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page. I will email you within 24 hours to suggest some dates/times, a Paypal link for payment will be provided.
The booking will only be confirmed once full payment is made, please see below regarding refunds.
You can also email me direct at matt@mattmarcusphoto.com

 

When will the class take place?

When you contact me to book a class I will offer suggestions for dates and times, all within the upcoming 1 week to 4 weeks. The booking will only be confirmed once full payment is made.
Weekdays, evenings and weekends are all possible for booking.

 

What equipment will you need?

For the Lightroom only class (option 1)
- You will need Lightroom to be installed on your computer.
- For a Skype Class you will need a reasonably fast and stable internet connection

For the Photoshop only class (option 2)
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You will need Photoshop to be installed on your computer.
- For a Skype Class you will need a reasonably fast and stable internet connection.
- A drawing tablet is recommended for retouching, but not essential. (see my Recommended Gear Section for suggestions)

For the Lightroom & Photoshop class (option 3)
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You will need Photoshop to be installed on your computer.
- For a Skype Class you will need a reasonably fast and stable internet connection.
- A drawing tablet is recommended for retouching, but not essential. (see my Recommended Gear Section for suggestions)

 

How to I learn Via Skype?

Once you book and pay for your chosen class I will contact you via email with detailed instruction for learning via Skype in order for me to share my screen with you, and I will also send you essential files.

 

Learning in Person

The best and easiest method for learning is in person at my studio, the address is -
15 Hope Street, Floor 3, Glasgow G2 6AB
(Please note there is only stairs access to the 3rd floor, there is no lift in the building. Please consider this before booking your place)

I can also travel within UK, travel costs will apply - Please contact me about this at matt@mattmarcusphoto.com

 

Refunds
No refunds possible within 14 days of the agreed class date, although we can discuss allocating to a future or alternative date/time instead if we are made aware more than 5 days of the class date. If you do not show up on the day you will not be refunded. Technical difficulties will be taken into consideration and we can offer alternative dates.
You can contact me direct at matt@mattmarcusphoto.com to discuss potential issues with an agreed class date.

 

READY TO BOOK YOUR 1-ON-1 CLASS?

Payment is made after enquiry, I will email you a Paypal link once a date in decided upon for the class. Booking is only confirmed once full payment has been made.

Name *
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Which days/times would usual suit best *
I will suggest dates & times based on this. You can choose multiple options.
Not essential Please note any special requests for learning for additional info.