• Course Level: Beginners

  • Dates and Time: See below ⇊

  • Duration: 4h

  • Min Participants: 2

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Conversational Language: English, Swiss German, Italian

  • Location: Zurich/Geneva

  • Course Type: Classroom

  • Eligible for discount: Yes (see our Community Membership Scheme).

UPCOMING DATES & TIMES ZURICH

UPCOMING DATES & TIMES GENEVA

Course Description

Adobe Lightroom contains about 1000 menu items and about 3000 buttons, switches and sliders. If you spend on explaining each element for at least one minute, the duration of such lecture would be 8 working days without a break for lunch. Studying yourself and trying all the options in practice will take much more time.

Starting with Photoshop is pretty much like learning to drive a car. In the beginning, you are scared of the number of buttons, commands and tools. After learning the first instruments, fear goes away, but you start to get confused with them. When you get used to settings, here is the next question: "And what tool to apply to this particular picture?"

How to learn post-processing for a reasonable time and money? The answer is simple: you need to get to know the most necessary steps, that will lead to an immediate result. The rest will be built on the top or easily be learnt as a result of the deeper learning.

The main benefit of live classes is that teacher is always there for you. If something doesn't work, you can immediately ask a question, and immediately receive an answer from an experienced instructor. And the simpler the explanation is, the better. We know how to explain complicated things simply.

The best way to learn all the commands and tool is by practising and doing the same actions all over again. After learning the fundamentals of post-processing you can master your skills at our exclusive Post-processing Practice Workshop 3h where you will post-process your own photos and polish your knowledge with hands on practice of step by step post-processing commands.

You will learn:

  • File types – learn the difference between RAW, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc. and when to use them.

  • Image resolution – learn the difference between DPI, PPI, resolution count, printing resolution, etc.

  • Image optimisation – understand how to optimise images for different purposes, online use or printing.

  • Image compression – discuss compression in depth so you understand how to do make your images very light without compromising their sharpness.

  • Problems fixing - learn noise reduction, spot removal, lens distortion fixing, and other tools.

  • Brushes and tools – explore the many different tools of Photoshop including healing, cropping, and contrast and luminosity.

  • Watermark – we’ll show you how to watermark your images with your name or brand.

  • Workflow - Productive and time-saving tips and shortcuts

  • Layers and masks - pushing the creative potential of photograph.

  • External Plugins - explore more creative possibilities with filters, rendering and photography retouching tools to create stunning images.

  • Troubleshooting - tips and problem-solving.

  • Understanding of the whole Lightroom, Photoshop and Luminar workflow, from importing and editing to exporting.

  • How to import your photos into Lightroom.

  • How to organize your photo archive to instantly find what you need.

  • How to optimize your work and speed it up by several times.

  • How to customise your workflow.

  • Understanding virtual copies and smart previews.

  • How to make the right Cloud backup and Second Hard Drive backup systems, so you never lose anything.

  • Understanding Lightroom Catalog.

  • Understanding images formats (RAW, JPEG, TIFF, DNG).

  • Understanding the purpose of all the basic controls and menus in Lightroom.

  • How to work with curves in Lightroom.

  • How to achieve any style and colour.

  • How to change individual colors.

  • How to set the correct white balance.

  • Understanding of filters, profiles and presets.

  • How to synchronize and use Lightroom Mobile.

  • Understanding of advances techniques like HDR, Panorama and HDR+Panorama.

  • How to correct photos imperfections

  • How to export your photos.

Requirements:

  • No or average experience required: We will teach you everything.

  • Your laptop.

  • Lightroom & Photoshop Classic CC installed on your laptop (you can download a FREE trial here or buy it here for CHF11.85/month).

    P.S. Lightroom Classic CC is coming in a package with Photoshop CC, which is exactly what you need. We recommend you subscription for CHF11.85/month.

  • Luminar (Use our special school discount code SSP and get extra 10$ off)

  • Aurora HDR (Use our special school discount code SSP and get extra 10$ off)

  • Notebook/tablet for notes taking.

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

UPCOMING DATES & TIMES ZURICH

UPCOMING DATES & TIMES GENEVA