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    Hi guys,

    I am considering starting a Photoshop CS2 beginners course and I am looking for 2 pairs of photographers (4 in total) to help me test drive the syllabus at a very low introductory price of $80 for 4 x 2hr sessions.

    Please note that images used here are for illustration purposes only and might not be used as examples during the course itself.

    Who this course is catered to?
    Specially catered for photographers who have a limited knowledge of photoshop and want to learn how to use it to improve their digital images.

    What to expect from the course?
    Small groups (2 people per group)
    Straight forward techniques & tips
    Everything you need to know to get you started

    Course Syllabus (~2hrs per Session):

    Session 1 – Introduction
    1 - “Dirty” monitor calibration technique
    2 - CS2 & Bridge Interface (Knowing your way around)
    3 - Understanding photoshop’s fundamental rules
    4 - Understanding your digital photo

    Session 2 – Tweaking Your First Photograph
    1 - Colour adjustment techniques
    2 - Tonal adjustment techniques
    3 - Using adjustment layers
    4 - Simple effects (converting to B&W, sepia, cross processed, etc)
    5 - Advantages of shooting in RAW


    using adjustment layers to bring out the maximum potential in your photograph

    Session 3 – Manipulating Your First Photograph
    1 - Transforming, distorting, rotating etc
    2 - Using the Liquify Tool
    3 - Using the brush tools, healing brush & stamp tools
    4 - Blurring and sharpening


    using the healing brush & stamp tools to remove/fix elements in a photograph (see foot in lower left)


    using brush tools to fix otherwise difficult to photograph objects

    Session 4 – Compositing Techniques
    1 - Masking techniques
    2 - Layer effects & Blending options
    3 - Adding text and text effects
    4 - Where to go from here?


    using masking techniques to make convincing compositions


    example of more advanced composition

    Location
    Courses will be held in my studio at 6A Lim Tua Tow Road (near Serangoon MRT).

    Please note that only 1 computer will be provided from which I will teach from, I would prefer not for students to bring their own laptops as I have taught some classes in which the students were too engrossed in playing with their own laptops that they stopped listening to me.

    Also, I am not a believer of issuing notes, so students are encouraged to bring some paper to jot down notes for reference.

    Timing
    Weekday Evenings from 7pm - 9pm

    Mode of Payment
    Upon signing up, a deposit of $30 is to be made to secure the place, the remaining $50 is to be paid at the end of the first session. Please PM me for details on where to make the $30 deposit to.

    Signing up
    There will only be 2 classes, so which ever 2 days gets filled up first the class will begin on the following week.

    Monday
    1.
    2.

    Tuesday
    1.
    2.

    Wednesday
    1.
    2.

    Thursday
    1.
    2.

    Friday
    1.
    2.

    Yups, please feel free to PM me if you have any queries about the course.

    Thanks!
    Ervine

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    Hi, I would like to sign up. Prefer Mondays, but can do other days too.
    Best regards.

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    neat!! interesting....i will call u soon abt it.

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    Monday
    1. kutu67 (tenatative)
    2.

    Tuesday
    1.
    2.

    Wednesday
    1. l******e (tentative)
    2.

    Thursday
    1.
    2.

    Friday
    1.
    2.

    Anyone willing to slot into the Monday & Wednesday slots let me know... once 2 names are filled in a day I will PM both parties more details.

    Thanks again!
    Ervine

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    hi, sounds good - pls sign me up as well for monday

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    Default Re: Beginners Photoshop CS2 Course - Introductory Price

    just like to clarify, 4 X 2 hr lesons,
    so the 4 lessons are every mon for 4 weeks or in 4 consecutive days ?

    thanks
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    Hello Ervine! I am keen to attend your course as well. My preference is for a Mon slot but I think both are taken up already. If no one backs out/changes their slot, please sign me up for either a Tue or Thurs slot. Thank you!

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    Hi guys.

    A bit overwhelming response so to play fair I will base the slots on those who replied or contacted me first (some people PMed me) and have formed 2 people in the same day. I have also opened up another class due to the response.

    If they back out then the next ones on the list will get it. Here's the list thus far:

    Monday
    1. kutu67 (tenatative)
    2. sharpion (tentative)

    Tuesday
    1. wil*****g (tentative)
    2. d******8 (tentative)

    Thursday
    1. Joh**** & Friend (tentative)

    I have recieved some queries here and there so here are the answers:

    1. I can't cater for individuals at other timings but can consider if a pair signs up at other timings
    2. There are no hidden costs whatsoever unless you count your own transport as a hidden cost
    3. The lessons run on subsequent weeks, meaning 4 mondays in a row etc(unless arrangements are made for changes within the group)
    4. I will teach techniques but not necessarily walk thru step by step on how to achieve some of the things I did in the sample images (eg. the last image took me 10hrs-12hrs to edit)

    I will stop taking in students for now, will post this up again after I run this introductory course.

    Thanks everyone!
    Ervine

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    Hi guys,

    Below is the list thus far:

    Monday: 14, 21, 28 Nov, & 5 Dec
    1. kutu67 (confirmed)
    2. sharpion (confirmed)

    Tuesday: 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec
    1. wil*****g (tentative)
    2. d******8 (tentative)

    Thursday: 17, 24 Nov and 1, 8 Dec
    1. Joh**** & Friend (tentative)

    To be fair to the rest I will keep the deadline for the initial payment to be this coming saturday night. Will re-open the slots should payment not be made by then.

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    Monday: 14, 21, 28 Nov, & 5 Dec
    1. kutu67 (confirmed)
    2. sharpion (confirmed)

    Tuesday: 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec
    1. wil*****g (tentative)
    2. d******8 (confirmed)

    Thursday: 17, 24 Nov and 1, 8 Dec
    1. Joh**** & Friend (tentative)

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    Monday: 14, 21, 28 Nov, & 5 Dec
    1. kutu67 (confirmed)
    2. sharpion (confirmed)

    Tuesday: 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec
    1. wil*****g (confirmed)
    2. d******8 (confirmed)

    Thursday: 17, 24 Nov and 1, 8 Dec
    1. Joh**** & Friend (tentative)

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    Not a bad course to attend.......for a mere $80.00

    Upppzzzz.....

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    Great Stuff....and good course !!!

    rgds,
    sulhan

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    1. kutu67 (confirmed)
    2. sharpion (confirmed)

    Tuesday: 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec
    1. wil*****g (confirmed)
    2. d******8 (confirmed)

    Thursday: 17, 24 Nov and 1, 8 Dec
    1. Joh**** & Friend (confirmed)

    All slots have been filled. Thanks for all the replies and PMs, will let you guys know if I open another course after I am done with this round.

    Thanks,
    Ervine

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    Just finshed the course. Thumbs up for a good and well-planned course and a great instructor! Benefitted alot.

    Willl encourage other beginners in PS to join in future.

    Ervine - keep me informed of future courses!

    Cheers

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    Really gald you benifited... remember to practice..

    For the people who have PMed me I might start the next course in the week of 19th Dec as I still have 2 more classes to complete but I will be away for 2 weeks for a shoot from christmas till the week of new year so no classes then.

    HOWEVER, like I mentioned the 1st batch of students were given an introductory price, the revised pricing is $140 for the same 4 x 2hr+ sessions. I have to increase price because it is simply not economical to charge so little, hope you guys understand.

    I already have a waiting list of the following people (in chronological order, 1st person given priority), hope you guys don't mind me putting your nicks up:

    Yazzy
    musiclai
    iazybone
    mm63
    vince123123
    fotoboy
    919956g
    engkeow
    watsupgungho
    wainism
    erictan8888
    esmondng
    click
    k3nn3th03
    DTan
    juzMoo

    As mentioned the above people will be given priority, but the same thing applies and will still give a class with 2 confirmed seats overiding priority. Please sign up below if you are still interested given the price increase:

    Monday 19 Dec, 9th Jan, 16th Jan, 23rd Jan
    1.
    2.

    Tuesday 20 Dec, 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Wednesday 21 Dec, 11th Jan, 18th Jan, 25th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Thursday 22 Dec, 12th Jan, 19th Jan, 26th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Friday 23 Dec, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Payment wise I will require a $40 deposit to book the slot and the rest to be paid at the end of the first lesson.

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    Also, I have revised the syllabus as follows:

    Session 1 – Introduction
    1 – Golden Advice
    2 – Colour Management & “Dirty” Monitor Calibration Techniques
    3 - Bridge Interface & Understanding Photoshop’s fundamental rules
    4 – Photoshop CS2 Interface
    5 - Understanding your digital photo

    Session 2 – Tweaking Your First Photograph
    1 – Image Adjustment Options & Using Adjustment Layers
    2 - Tonal Correction/adjustment techniques
    3 – Colour Correction/adjustment techniques
    4 - Simple effects (converting to B&W, sepia, cross processed, etc)
    5 - Advantages of shooting in RAW
    6 – Practical Session

    Session 3 – Manipulating Your First Photograph
    1 – Transformation Tools (Scale, Rotate, Distort, etc)
    2 - Using the Vanishing Point & Lens Correction Filters
    3 - Using the Brush Tool (with simple custom brushes)
    4 – Stamp Tool Techniques
    5 – Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, Patch Tools Techniques
    6 – Practical Session

    Session 4 – Compositing Your First Photograph
    1 – Masking Techniques
    2 – Blurring Photos
    3 – Noise Reduction w/o plug-ins
    4 – Sharpening Photos
    5 – Layer & Text Effects
    6 – Practical Session
    7 – Golden Advice Revisited
    8 – Where to go from here?

    Yup thanks for reading!

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    I still have 1 more lesson to go next wk. but for this course.

    Its useful for those who really dont know PS, or those who knows abit but wants to learn more.

    wah we, the 1st batch was lucky to get Intro price!

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    The current list is as follows:

    Monday 19 Dec, 9th Jan, 16th Jan, 23rd Jan
    1.
    2.

    Tuesday 20 Dec, 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan
    1. k3nn3th03 & Friend

    Wednesday 21 Dec, 11th Jan, 18th Jan, 25th Jan
    1. happy1
    2.

    Thursday 22 Dec, 12th Jan, 19th Jan, 26th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Friday 23 Dec, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Payment wise I will require a $40 deposit to book the slot and the rest to be paid at the end of the first lesson.[/QUOTE]

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    Filling up the slots fast!

    upzz for you.




    Quote Originally Posted by enivre
    The current list is as follows:

    Monday 19 Dec, 9th Jan, 16th Jan, 23rd Jan
    1.
    2.

    Tuesday 20 Dec, 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan
    1. k3nn3th03 & Friend

    Wednesday 21 Dec, 11th Jan, 18th Jan, 25th Jan
    1. happy1
    2.

    Thursday 22 Dec, 12th Jan, 19th Jan, 26th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Friday 23 Dec, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan
    1.
    2.

    Payment wise I will require a $40 deposit to book the slot and the rest to be paid at the end of the first lesson.
    [/QUOTE]

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