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Photoshop and Lightroom are invaluable tools to today's photographer - if you know how to use them. Though there are countless YouTube tutorials, it can be difficult (and intimidating) to learn without a hands on approach. In this class, you'll be editing your own photos as I walk you through the process, making sure to answer any questions you might have along the way. 

We'll cover: 

- Photoshop Essentials

  • Using existing shortcuts
  • Creating your own shortcuts
  • Categorization methods for better record keeping
  • Additional tools to cut editing time in half
  • Batch and group edit

- Finding a style all your own

  • Reading other images to cultivate editing preference
  • Applying those preferences to your own images

- Overview of various tools and adjustments, and how to properly use them

  • Curves, Hue/Saturation, Contrast/Brightness, Levels and many more
  • How to adjust them without destroying color data in your original photo
  • Working with layer masks

- Correct color toning

  • Creating a custom white balance
  • Color grading an image to match a particular color palette 
  • Creating gradients to simulate additional light
  • Adjusting shadows and highlights for dramatic effect

- Skin retouching that keeps texture and doesn't result in that "plastic-y" look

  • Frequency Separation
  • Methods of dodging and burning
  • Contouring using shadow and light
  • Accentuating specific features, like eyes or lips


Break for lunch - I'm buying!

-  Working with black & white images

  • Expanding your tonal range
  • Warming or cooling your B/W photos

- Print and screen display

  • How large can you print?
  • Resizing without losing detail
  • Image sharpening
  • Formatting for online display

-  Compositing

  • Layering 
  • Dropping in skies, sunsets and different backgrounds
  • In-depth uses of free transform
  • Matching color tones & shadows to produce realistic composites

-  Working with textures & overlays

  • Blending modes
  • Creating your own textures/overlays


If you have anything specific you'd like to see covered, email me and I might be able to fit it in ;). 


Cost of the class is $225

Sign up before May 1st and the cost is $199!

Bring a friend and the cost is $179 for both of you!

Travel & class Location

This class will be held on Sunday, June 7th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Kim & Eddy's, located downtown at 2413 Montana Ave, Billings, MT. 

If you're flying from out of town, I highly recommend checking for flights. They only fly on Fridays and Monday's but they're incredibly cheap!


Due to the intimate, interactive nature of the class there are a VERY limited number of seats. Make sure to register before seats fill up!