Entering my second year as a Skillshare teacher, I’ve been preparing several new photo/ video editing classes- until those go out, I wanted to let any interested people know my previous Lightroom-focused classes are still available on my channel!
Retouching Portraits With Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom
In any portrait photography, it’s a give that there will be some facial retouching to make your subjects look their best. We cover the basics of both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for retouching skin, enhancing eyes, color correction and more! Sign up is here!
How To Use Adobe Lightroom For Video
Lightroom is generally thought of as a still photography program but here are a few neat tricks you can do, especially if you are just starting to work with videos, need to capture stills from your videos, or want to keep a consistent style between your existing photographic library and your video work. You’ll be able to have unique looking footage that you can piece together in your video editor such as Adobe Premiere or iMovie.
Sign up for this class is here!
Speed Up Your Workflow In Adobe Lightroom
In this class I’ll show how to speed up your editing process in Adobe Lightroom, taking your workflow time from hours down to mere minutes. We cover syncing and auto syncing your actions, creating your own preset filters and brushes, effectively utilizing virtual copies and collections, and more. Sign up is over here!
See you in class!
New year, new Skillshare classes up! “Working With Titles + Credits In Adobe Premiere Pro” is my second new class this year, one of several Adobe Premiere courses I have in the pipeline.
Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful video editing tool which also allows you the ability to design titles and credit sequences. This class is meant for the beginning video editor or filmmaker who wants to create title/ credit sequences and templates. We’ll also cover some of the design elements that go into an effective placement of text in our videos.
Sign up here!
My final shoot of 2016 was in Sacramento with model Alina Lee aka Thumbelina. We did 3 video pieces, the first of which is “Versions”, about as surrealist and minimalist as we could get!
Anyone interested in learning about Surrealist video editing please check out my tutorial on Skillshare!
In honor of my favorite haunted holiday, I’ve made a bunch of free enrollment coupons for the Adobe courses on my Skillshare channel. This lets people who are not Skillshare members be able to view the course without registering or paying even the .99 trial membership.
There are around 5 free enrollments each at the time of this writing! Click the course title to claim the free coupon.
Speed Up Your Workflow in Adobe Lightroom
How To Use Adobe Lightroom For Video
Bring Out the Details In Your Photos with Tone Mapping in Adobe Photoshop
Get Surreal In Adobe Premiere
The Surrealists of the early 20th Century have always been huge influences on my work- I think when I first learned about Man Ray in my photography class, I thought “…friend!” in that pseudo-horror movie way. As I graduated into making video work I wanted to express myself in a similar way as my photography, and learned a handful of techniques that are not too dissimilar from what those Surrealist innovators were doing when they dipped their hands on filmmaking.
“Get Surreal In Adobe Premiere” is a Skillshare class I created that shows how to emulate the Surrealists using Premiere’s tools. The trailer is above, and the full class is over here! I’m proud to be part of Skillshare’s phalanx of amazing teachers creating small, project-oriented online classes.
Just posted a brand new Skillshare class, “Clean Up Your Voice!” This one covers editing a voice in Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere. Great for singers, podcasters, tutorial teachers, etc!
This class (and my other ones on Skillshare) free for the first 25 signups- no need to be a Skillshare member.
Last year I was determined to grow as an artist in new directions- I was able to upgrade my computer and imaging gear, pay for the Adobe Creative Cloud and use all their programs beyond the photographic ones, and I traveled outside of my normal LA/ Seattle/ Arizona loop.
With new directions come new learning curves, and the tutorial site that has helped me the most by far is Skillshare. I used it to get my business in order, learn Adobe Illustrator and After Effects and InDesign, learned graphic design of posters, and more.
Beyond that, I’ve been able to bring the stuff I teach locally in the Phoenix Metro to a worldwide audience. Currently my classes involve photography (Mixed Media Image Transfer + Capturing the Great Outdoors + Speed Up Your Workflow In Lightroom) , videography (Get Surreal With Adobe Premiere), sculpture (Create A Caricature in Clay Without A Studio), and graphic design (Build Your Creative Cloud Library With Adobe Capture). I’m prepping classes on Creative Photographic Portraiture, Voice Editing for Adobe Premiere and Audition, and Making Motion Comics, all of which will be up before the summer ends.
In the meantime, anyone out there who wants to try out Skillshare, here’s a lovely referral code for a 3 month trial for .99!