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Andy Anderson’s Photoshop® Tips & Techniques®

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with tips, tricks and secrets from Photoshop guru Andy Anderson, author of Adobe Photoshop 7 Creative Workshop and 1001 Adobe Photoshop Tips.

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TO: My fellow Photoshop users
FROM: Andy Anderson

Anybody remember Barney Scan?
And no, he wasn’t the short guy on the Flintstones. About 12 years ago, I came across a radically new program released under the name of Barney Scan. I remember thinking, “Wow, this has INCREDIBLE potential.” Obviously, the folks at Adobe agreed, because they bought it and molded it into the most awesome image-editing program on the planet: Photoshop.

My life and times with Photoshop
After I’d rolled up my sleeves and got busy with Photoshop for about a decade, I decided to share all the tips, tricks and insights I’d learned by writing 1001 Adobe Photoshop Tips. The book just kept growing until it weighed in at over 1,700 pages. Always a glutton for punishment, I followed it by writing Adobe Photoshop 7 Creative Workshop.

I take my show on the road, too, which is what Andy Anderson’s Photoshop® Tips & Techniques is all about. In a single, information-packed day you’ll get the inside scoop on Photoshop’s vast collection of image-editing tools – and you’ll learn design and image-manipulation tips and tricks used by digital masters.

We’ll cover all the cool stuff ...

Plus, find out how to save time and effort – and get far better results

Create graphics that’ll have other designers asking: How did they do that?
Bottom line, no other one-day course gives you so much information about gaining control over Photoshop. So if you’re ready to produce mind-blowing imagery that’ll stand out from the competition – and to work better, smarter and faster in Photoshop – enroll right now. Join me for just one day, and you’ll leave with the skills to rocket your Photoshop images into the stratosphere!

Keep the faith and keep learning ...

Andy Anderson
Your Workshop Leader

P.S. You’ll get more Photoshop knowledge than your brain can hold, real-world tips and tricks you can use immediately, all your questions answered by an expert – and you’ll get to hang out with creative types all day. Doesn’t get much better than this, my friends, so don’t miss it.

What You’ll Learn

  1. Master the use of gradient fills to create the illusion of depth.
  2. Uncover the secrets of Channel Masking for exceptional results.
  3. Take advantage of Photoshop 7’s best new features.
  4. Manage color like a pro for accurate color from monitor to press.
  5. Use the Photoshop/ImageReady connection to create mind-blowing Web graphics.
  6. Solve the mystery of Clipping Paths.
  7. Effortlessly remove wrinkles – and do other amazing things – with the Healing Brush.
  8. Make image restoration a snap using the Patch tool.
  9. Organize complicated multi-layered projects using Photoshop folders.
  10. Create precise spot-color channels with the click of a button.
  11. Discover how History and Snapshots gives you total control over image editing.
  12. Use the Web transparency option to seamlessly blend Web graphics into colored or patterned backgrounds.
  13. Create eye-catching images by the controlled blending of grayscale and color.
  14. Build a set of personalized shortcut keys and save one hour out of every eight.
  15. Create complicated patterns and shapes with ease, using Photoshop’s powerful Shape tools.
  16. Effortlessly correct mistakes using Photoshop’s awesome History palette.
  17. Remove complicated backgrounds using the Extract tool.
  18. Master selection techniques using common, and not-so-common, methods.
  19. Use multiple layers and layer masks to create awesome collages and montages.
  20. Create exotic vector designs using Photoshop’s Shape layers.
  21. Uncover the difference between the transparency and fill layer options, and how to use both to create breathtaking design elements.
  22. Reduce file sizes using enhanced Web output to compress images to their optimum size.
  23. Understand photo restoration secrets used by top professionals in the industry.
  24. Enhance your Web site using the new and improved Web photo gallery.
  25. Make and save complicated patterns using Photoshop’s new Pattern Maker.

Who Should Attend

Software Versions Covered

This workshop covers the latest versions of Photoshop, although owners of earlier versions will greatly benefit from many of the shortcuts, techniques and ideas covered.

Workshop Agenda

Bending Time and Space: Work Smarter and Faster in Photoshop
Discover how to get more accomplished in the same amount of time and achieve better design results ... It’s possible!

Exploring Photoshop: Opening All the Drawers and Cupboards
Designers the world over consider Photoshop their #1 image-editing program. Find out why you will, too!

The Tail Wags This Dog: Begin With the End Result in Mind
Design without the grief and frustration! Discover how to start with the end in mind and make your selections and decisions based on that.

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It’s All About Control: Working With Layers, Channels and Paths
Understanding layers, channels and paths gives you control over Photoshop – and control translates into excellence in design.

Using Rose-Colored Glasses: Photoshop and Color
What color is the sky in your Photoshop world? Color is a strong motivator, one that can tie design elements together – or tear your design apart.

It’s All in Your Head: Using Left and Right Sides of Your Brain
When you learn the left-brain logical side of Photoshop and blend that knowledge with your right-brain creative skills, beautiful things can happen.

It’s a Small World After All: Photoshop, ImageReady and the World Wide Web
Discover how Photoshop and ImageReady help make the creation of images, logos and animations a snap for the Web.

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

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