October 24, 2011

Photoshop Basics: $40

{$40: Saturday, November 12th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Tools to toss in your bag: notebook and pen (and recommended but not required:) laptop with Photoshop installed...you can download a free trial from Adobe!}
This course is designed for beginner to moderately experienced Photoshoppers. Whether you’ve never worked in Photoshop or you’ve been tinkering for a while, this will be a great learning experience. It’s widely known there are over 200 ways to achieve one effect in Photoshop. Emilie show you her favorite techniques. Here are the concepts she will be teaching…

1. Her Quick Step Workflow - an image from start to finish; how she keeps everything organized.
2. How she like to fix an image that is too dark or too light.
3. How she fixes blemishes.
4. How to create collages, cards & add text to an image.
5. How she likes to switch heads & faces.
6. How to use textures & how to make your own.

Plan to stay a touch longer & she’ll teach the tricks to using the Photo By Emilie Action Set & Eye Action.

Computers are not required, but recommended. The class will be doing very little hands on work, however, it’s helpful to be able to look at your screen and find the buttons as she’s teaching. Either way be sure to bring lots of note paper.

Emilie Decker, Photo By Emilie,  is a self-taught photographer who specializes in portraiture, event, and wedding photography. She has a special talent for capturing the unique essence of children and passing her knowledge along to others. Her award-winning work can be found on the walls of Utah’s trendiest homes, businesses and has been published in local magazines.

Growing up in St. George, Utah, Emilie pored over magazines, art, and took an active interest in her mother’s scrapbooking business. She loved preserving images of people and remembers being fascinated by capturing an exact moment in time – particularly one that can never be repeated.

Emilie’s transformation from photo hobbyist to full-fledged professional photographer was not part of a pre-planned career path. Always the “ham,” Emilie’s interest in being in and taking photos started at a young age, a hobby that she cultivated while attending the University of Utah and serving as Student Body Vice President her senior year. To record her adventures, she took literally hundreds of photographs.

It wasn’t until her first nephew, Tyler, was born years ago that she began snapping in earnest, observing and learning to appreciate the different qualities of a quick eye and natural light. As friends and family began requesting her services more frequently, Emilie’s flirtation with photography quickly grew into a passionate embrace for the medium and launched a new career. It wasn’t long before Emilie handed her tiny point and shoot digital camera to her little sister, Ali, and purchased professional-grade Nikon equipment.

Photography is a perfect match for Emilie’s talents and personality. She has always had the ability to make other smile and giggle. Further, her style for capturing the details and emotion of life’s breathtaking moments makes her one of the most sought-after local photographers and teacher for up-and-coming photographers.