Computer-active start to November around Torrance

November 1, 2013 by  

Anyone who has ever wanted to delve into using Adobe Photoshop software can take their first steps with a three-part introduction class beginning next week at the General Assembly La in Santa Monica.

Session one of the collection will teach users the basic interface, how to make selections, masking, and the use of brushes and the gradient tool on the photo editing platform.

The second session covers editing a photograph, retouching, color corrections, the clone stamp, red eye removal, and the healing brush. The series will conclude by going over the liquefy tool, painting with Photoshop, type, advanced masking, and effects and filters.

No prior experience is needed, but students need to bring a laptop (preferably a Mac) with version CS4 or higher of Adobe Photoshop installed.

All classes will be taught by Michele Weisbart and, afterwards, participants could show off what they have learned and have their designs professionally printed at a local printing company.
The first session is on Monday, November 4, and will continue on November 11 and 18. All classes begin a 7:00 pm.

People can also find out how to promote designs at a digital marketing information session, also at 7:00 pm on Monday at the Launchpad La, 1520 Second Street in Santa Monica, less than 30 minutes from Torrance. Participants will learn how to create a marketing campaign, develop realistic goals for the business, and build a unique brand.

An essential part of marketing is having professional looking publicity materials, which can be created by a stationery printer.