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Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti - PAS

Samys Photo School Pasadena

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti - PAS

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In this intensive one day hands on computer workshop, longtime Photoshop instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity in Photoshop and help you to master it as a photographic tool.   Natasha will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners are wanting to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed in mind for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user.

 Topics Covered:

• Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can process multiple camera raw images at once, resize, rate, and label thumbnails; quickly review images in Slideshow mode, and search metadata.

• Adobe Camera Raw processing, enjoy automatic adjustments of exposure, shadows, and brightness and contrast; and much more.

Note Lightroom users:  The two topics above will be part of your Lightroom workflow.

  • How to remove blemishes or ‘touch up’ a portrait (using the Spot Healing Tool)
  • Working with Layers and Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Masks
  • How to Crop
  • How to adjust exposure and fix colour-cast problems (using the Camera RAW filter)
  • How to remove an object from a photo (using Content Aware Fill)
  • How to move an object in a photo (using Content Aware Move) and duplicate/transform content
  • How to remove a subject from a photo and place it on a new background (using Smart Select and Refine Edge)
  • How to add text
  • How to save your photos in both editable and sharable formats

This class takes place in our state of the art computer lab where each student is assigned a 27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5.  You do not need to bring a laptop.

Experience Level:
Beginner to Intermediate: Attendee should be Mac or PC computer literate and understand basic computer short cut keys (control, option, command etc.). Mac computers are used in our lab. You may email any questions to edu@samys.com.


  • Students are encouraged but not required to bring their own images 25-50 images, several of the same subject. All files should be RAW or JPEG. Bring a flash drive to hold the images above.
  • Adobe Photoshop version CS5 / CS6 /CC ( Can be downloaded as a free trial from www.adobe.com)


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When & Where

Samys Camera Pasadena
1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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