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Since 1941

Edward Westwood, M. Photog.

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Ultimate Photoshop Tips

Photoshop TNT

Get blown away by some of the deep dark secrets of Photoshop!
Ed will share tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and how to setup PS for faster workflow.

Topics that will be covered:

  • ·         Setting up PS preferences to make your workspace more efficient
  • ·         Tips and Tricks, creating and saving tool preset and keyboard shortcuts, using grids
  • and guides.
  • ·         Liquify tool, moving beyond bug eyes and pig noses!!!!
  • ·         Delve into the scary world of Camera Raw
  • ·         Adjustment layers (including Camera Raw filter as the ultimate adjustment layer) and clipping masks

At the end of class, you have everything you need to know to setup your computer
and PS to do basic portrait retouching.

More From Ed Westwood

Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My father was an avid shutterbug, taking photos of holidays, vacations, just about everything our family did.  Every couple of months, we would all get together, pull out the slide projector, and spend the evening looking at photos old and new.  I learned early on the importance of preserving memories with photography.  When I was 12 I had my first darkroom under the basement stairs.  At 14, I received my first SLR camera for Christmas.  My only thought for a career was to be a photographer, and in 2021 I will be celebrating 40 years as a professional photographer. In that time I have been lucky to work with some of the top studios in the Metro Detroit area.

In 1994 I was hired as a contract photographer for General Motors.  Interesting work, but the best part was that we were on the cutting edge of digital photography.  Photoshop 2.5 (before layers!) and a Kodak DCS420 camera were my tools back then. My computer geekdom and my passion for photography were a perfect fit! I also discovered that I love to share what I know with my fellow photographers and started teaching Photoshop in 1999. In 2012 I started working with my wife, Julie Proudfoot, at our studio, Wally Spice Photography/WSP Seniors. Julie and I met at a PPM convention 10 years ago, and our mutual love of photography soon turned into relationship that changed our lives forever when we got married in 2013.  I earned my Master of Photography in 2010. I am currently a Professional Photographers of America Councilor and serve on the Detroit Professional Photographers Association Board of Directors, and a Past President of Professional Photographers of Michigan.


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