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Beginning Photoshop for Artists
(or "PS, I Love You")
with Sarah Meehan

1-Day Workshop on Saturday, September 22, 2012
in Studio CRESCENDOh

So, you invested in Photoshop and installed it on your computer ... now what?

Join CRESCENDOh's resident tech and marketing expert, Sarah Meehan, as she gives you a one-day crash course in the nuts and bolts of Adobe Photoshop. Starting with the very basics, Sarah will introduce you to some of the most useful tools offered within Photoshop. After attending this workshop, you will be able to optimize your photos for use on your blog or website, perform basic color correction on images, add text and use various font effects, work with multiple layers, create and use clipping masks, add special effects like outlines and drop shadows, and more! Whether you are interested in enhancing your photographs to make your blog pop, looking to add impact to product images for your Etsy shop, or simply want to gain a better understanding of Photoshop, this is the workshop for you.

Bonus: An original workbook and resource guide developed by Sarah will be provided for every class participant.


  • Getting to know your toolbar
  • Adding text to your images
  • Understanding layers
  • Prepping images for use on the web
  • Color-correcting your photographs
  • Creating and using clipping masks for shaped photos
  • Easy special effects for text, images, and more
  • Installing and using brushes
  • Photoshop best practices
  • And much, much more!


  • Arrive & Settle: 8:30 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in, and grab a cup of coffee.
  • Class Segment A: 9:00-12:00 :: Sarah will provide instruction for the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like The Gypsy Den, or Lola Gaspar.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Sarah will providei instruction for the 2nd part of class.
  • Open Q&A Session & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


  • Your favorite writing instrument for taking lots of notes (a workbook/resource guide will be provided)
  • A laptop equipped with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Note: If you don't have either software installed on a laptop, you are still welcome to attend, however you won't be able to actively participate in the in-class exercises. You can also install a 30-day free trial of Photoshop 6 through Adobe.


  • The class will be focusing on basic principles that will generally apply to any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Sarah Meehan is CRESCENDOh's Director of Web and Marketing. Learn more about her at

SATURDAY, September 22, 2012
Price :: 120


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