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Basic Photoshop Workflow Workshop


Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Basic Photoshop Workflow Workshop

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Basic Photoshop Workflow Workshop

An introduction to getting the most out of Photoshop

Interested in learning Photoshop but have no idea where to start? Our Basic Photoshop Workflow Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to equip you with the essential Photoshop knowledge to get your creative juices flowing. The interactive workshop will be led by Steve Rovery, an information architect + interactive designer at Saforian and Billy French, an interactive designer at Saforian. Lunch will be provided!


Photoshop Basics

--  Learning how to set up a file for screen or print

--  Intro Layer Organization

--  Tool Panel Walk Through

--  Drawing Tools (Pen, Brush, Shape)

--  Selection and Transformation Tools

--  Using Guides, Rulers, and Alignment Tools

--  Actions and Automated Processes

--- Raster VS Vector

--- Using Vector Tools (Shape combination tools included)

--- Smart Objects & their uses

--- Masking + Clipping Masks 


Designing for Developers

--- File organization + structure, color coding, etc

--- Using layer comps to show interactivity 

--- Using layer styles and shape attributes (and smart objects connectivity)

Linking Photoshop + Illustrator

--- Using the strengths of both programs, together

*We suggest bringing a laptop and downloading a 30 day trial of the Creative Suite if you do not have it installed on your computer. 


Billy French

Billy French is a dyanmic, engaging speaker with a passion for clean, well-communicated design. He holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has taken him to New York City, Savannah, Minneapolis, Virginia, and the depths of Hong Kong. Working in a wide range of mediums, his creativity has spanned many diverse projects ranging from massive multiplayer Facebook and iPhone games, modern sculpture, and the published documentation of the district of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. 

Check out his work here - www.billyfrench.com 

Steve Rovery

Hailing from New York, Steve is a recent transplant to Virginia. He brings eight years of interactive agency experience to Saforian. A graduate of Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor's degree in Technology, his experience has given him the opportunity to work with a variety of clients including Chase, Showtime, The Met Opera, Food Network and several hit Broadway shows. He is fluent in the Adobe CS Suite and has an in depth knowledge of both interactive and print design. With a clear understanding of programming language capabilities (HTML, HTML5, CSS, Javascript and JQuery), Steven considers development while designing and focuses on a smooth transition in hand-off to developers. 

Check out his work here - http://rivalbk.com/

Have questions about Basic Photoshop Workflow Workshop? Contact Saforian

When & Where

Saforian Headquarters
9408 Grant Ave
Manassas, VA 20110

Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Saforian is doing a series of events on all things digital. Please keep an eye out for each event.  We are keeping these workshops small, in order to have a more intimate and educational experience. 

We believe in the power of design, the strength of strategy, and the ability of technology to transform businesses and lives.

Founded on the belief of creating incredible end-user experiences — stylish and strategic, innovative yet easy to use — we design content that consumers connect to, engage with and believe in. We are passionate about what we do, the organizations we work with and the consumers and causes we design for. It's our difference, and we dig it.

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