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Photoshop Effects for Fun and Profit

Photoshop Effects for Fun and Profit

Prerequisites: Success in this course depends on students having this knowledge before beginning this class.

All skill levels are welcomed. The event can be tailored to address an audience that is already expert in the use of Photoshop or that is completely new and has never touched Photoshop before.
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In Tracks:

This course is part of the following workflow-oriented and product- or technology-oriented learning tracks: Graphic Design, Personal Growth, Photography, Photoshop

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We make every train­ing class fun, but our unique Effects for Fun and Profit events are a re­al blast! They’re all about cool ef­fects and fun, cre­ative tech­niques. Each event is a se­ries of tu­to­ri­als that take you through recreating–and hav­ing fun with–creative Photoshop ef­fects you can use on the job or at home on per­son­al projects. Every at­tendee has a good time and learns some­thing new, no mat­ter how ad­vanced your pre-existing knowl­edge.

As a class or as a lec­ture, Photoshop Effects for Fun and Profit is ide­al for…

  • Corporate par­ties
  • Employee re­wards and mo­ti­va­tion
  • Celebrations
  • Capping off stan­dard train­ing cours­es and re­in­forc­ing pri­or days’ ed­u­ca­tion

Photoshop Effects for Fun and Profit is a hands-on, instructor-led ses­sion that can be adapt­ed to fit your timetable. It’s min­i­mum length is 1 hour and can go up to 2 full days or any length in be­tween.

The be­low are just some of the ef­fects and tech­niques you can learn in Photoshop Effects for Fun and Profit. We have hun­dreds more hands-on ef­fects recipes ready and wait­ing for you!

  • Warped and per­spec­tive text
  • One-click re­moval of blem­ish­es, scars, and pierc­ings (a par­ent fa­vorite sub­ject)
  • Opening up squin­ty eyes or lack­lus­tre smiles
  • Lose 10 lbs in 10 sec­onds!
  • Paint in wa­ter
  • Typing made of wa­ter
  • Jelly and glass text
  • 3D text
  • Extreme light­ing
  • Instant pho­to ag­ing
  • Turn any pho­to in­to a paint­ing in­stant­ly
  • Warm an over­cast day in­to a sun­ny one
  • Make the col­or in any pho­to pop
  • Remove ex­es from pho­tos
  • Remove pow­er lines and oth­er un­de­sir­able ob­jects from out­door pho­tos
  • Make your own mo­ti­va­tion­al (or de­mo­ti­va­tion­al) posters
  • Remove back­grounds
  • Fill text with im­agery
  • Make gold, sil­ver, or cop­per text
  • Create a live let­ter­press text ef­fect
  • Make text from stone, wood, mar­ble, or met­al
  • Distress type and shapes
  • Change the col­or of any ar­ti­cle of cloth­ing, piece of fur­ni­ture, or any­thing!

Note that the length you se­lect for the course will al­ter the num­ber of tech­niques presented–the longer the course, the more tech­niques you will learn.