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Photo Finish
Post-Processing your Photos for Professional Results

Did you know that probably 99% of professional photographers post-process their photos? Post-processing has dramatically changed over the years. Back in the non-digital age, post-processing meant taking a photo into the darkroom and adjusting exposure, color, contrast and more to get the best photo possible. In the digital world, post-processing means uploading your photos to a computer, opening them in a post-processing program and adjusting little sliders to get AMAZING results! Little changes can have the biggest impact!

In this class, you will learn how to upload any digital photo into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and adjust it to get the perfect exposure, color, white balance and more. You'll learn many post-processing tricks such as smoothing skin, swapping heads, getting the best black-and-white effect, adding texture, creating vignettes, preparing a photo for printing and much more. There will also be a few bonus tips for users of Adobe Lightroom.

What this class is NOT: This class is not a digital scrapbooking, hybrid scrapbooking, or graphic design class. The functions of Photoshop are endless and could not possibly be taught in just four weeks. We will stick strictly to processing photos and discussing the basic elements that are important to photography.

Elisha is a professional photographer in Farmington, Utah who worked for Digital Scrapbooking Magazine (a subsidiary of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine), helping to write several books and special issues on post-processing photos and digital design. Over the last few years, she has streamlined her own process of editing photos to make it quick and easy with stellar results. In this class, she’ll show you exactly how to do the same thing. You’ll be able to take literally hundreds of photos and transform each of them into amazing works of art.

Elisha Snow




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Listen to Elisha's introduction of Photo Finish:

Elisha's class includes:

  • Pre-class assignment, available to you immediately upon registration for class
  • A class syllabus, detailing everything we will be learning during the four weeks of class
  • Welcome note from Elisha in the classroom
  • Supply list with live links to product resources
  • Inspirational emails showing a before/after post-processing examples and tips
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Weekly downloadable PDF handouts with instructions and full-color screenshots
  • Weekly bonus handouts
  • Bonus screencasts, where you can watch Elisha demonstrate post-processing techniques on her own computer
  • Class blog
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Email access to Elisha
Taught by: Elisha Snow
Class Duration: 4 Weeks
Start Date: November 7, 2013
End Date: December 4, 2013
Price: $59.00
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Registration End: Registration will close November 13, 2013 at 10:00pm.
Required Supplies:

Before class begins, please make sure that you have a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements on your computer. You do NOT need to have both of these programs (just one or the other), nor do you need to have Adobe Lightroom. You can get a free trial version of Photoshop here.


Elisha has created this class using Photoshop CS5, and Photoshop Elements 9. Most of the instructions are easily converted to different versions of the programs. If you have a different version, Elisha will do her best to answer your questions on the Message Board.


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