Photo by Ed Freeman
Masking in Photoshop with Ed Freeman (In-Person Learning – One Session)
- September 18, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
In-Person Learning Class at LACP
Simply put, masking is the heart and soul of Photoshop. Masking allows you to make incredibly subtle and complex selections with ease, which in turn opens up a world of image correction, retouching and compositing.
One of the principle functions of Photoshop is to adjust images. Adjustments are relatively easy to learn; knowing where and how to apply them is a function of masking. Compositing is a technique that is basic to Photoshop; the way into the world of compositing is masking. Masking does nothing in itself, but it makes everything else possible.
We’ll spend class time working with a variety of pictures and masking techniques. Students should come away with a whole new understanding of the near-limitless power and possibilities of Photoshop.
This course will be taught in LACP’s digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27-inch iMac computer loaded with Photoshop CC. Bamboo Pen & Touch digital tablets will be available if needed. Although participants will be learning using Photoshop CC, the skills taught are cross-platform to earlier versions of Photoshop.
Ed Freeman (https://www.edfreeman.com/) is an educator and award-winning fine art and commercial photographer. He uses Photoshop as his primary creative tool, creating unique images from ordinary photographs. He has exhibited widely in the United Sates and Europe and has hundreds of articles and magazine covers to his credit. A book of his erotic nudes, Work, was published in 2000 by Bruno Gmunder in Germany. His first book of computer enhanced landscapes, Desert Realty, was published in spring 2007 by Chronicle Books. Equally at home in the studio and on location, Ed is a committed generalist. He is represented by Getty Images.
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing. By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
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