Photoshop® and Graphics Classes in South Florida!





Photoshop® is truly the 800 pound gorilla of the graphics world, with a very deep and broad interface. We start at the beginning, even if you have no Photoshop experience, and walk you through the basics. Many of these elementary photo imaging principles apply both to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, an excellent program for the hobbyist. It is recommended however, that you have a basic understanding of computing and your operating system, either Windows or Mac, first. 


The beginnings topics I cover include The Work Area, Tools, Navigating, Using the Bridge (File Browser), Making Selections, (Tools & Methods), Layer Basics, Layer Styles (FX), Resolution, Resizing, File Size, Image Adjustments & Basic Photo Corrections.  


After the basics, I can continue on with topics such as Retouching & Repairing Photos, Masks, Channels, Painting, Editing, Paths, Pen Tools, Shapes,Type, Advanced Layer Techniques, Filters, Special Effects, Optimizing, Saving for Web, Printing & Collages. 


One of the cornerstones of my classes is my belief that they must be tailored to the needs and goals of the students. Many adults come to these classes with tremendous variation in their experience and skills; it is my primary job to first as certain what my students need and how best to proceed to attain their goals.   


I strive to promote a low pressure and welcoming atmosphere, geared to the needs and goals of adult students. I use discussions, demonstrations, videos, hand outs, and other materials to demystify  Photoshop   and help students to discover its endless creative possibilities for personal expression.    

Photoshop Fundamentals Course # CWO0245


It’s GREAT to be back! Due to an unexpected health issue, I will be teaching this course beginning Oct. 31, 2022 (and not in September) at Palm Beach State College on the Lake Worth Campus (4200 Congress Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33461 ) IN PERSON! To register use the link below. Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns about the course. call: 561-432-4633 or email sue@suoakesart.com

Teach Yourself Visually: Photoshop CC 

by Mike Wooldridge & Brianna Stuart

 ISBN-13: 978-1118643648

ISBN-10: 9781118643648 


Recommended books: 

 Available at Amazon or other online retailers.

Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature by Matt Kloskowski

 ISBN-13: 978-1118643648

ISBN-10: 9781118643648  

Or, if a class is not your preferred method of instruction, I also do private tutoring in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, InDesign and Illustrator for either personal or business users. To schedule an upcoming class for your group or for general information about classes or private tutoring, 

call: 561-432-4633 or email sue@suoakesart.com

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