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    Default Photoshop for Newbies

    Lost among the technical jargons while spending hours trying to understand a Photoshop guide?

    Ever want to enhance photos with Photoshop but donít know how to begin and effectively improve them?

    Photoshop for Newbies!


    My friend and I intend to start a course on Photoshop for photography enthusiasts who are new to the software tool and are keen to pick up image processing skills to apply to their photos. Learn to create wonder with your photos such as these:





    More Photoshop applied images can be viewed at the following link:

    Course Details
    The course comprises 3 lessons, 2 hours each. An introductory fee of $100 per student is offered for the first course; $80 per student for two who sign up together. The details for the lessons are as follows:

    Dates: 19 Sep 2006, Tuesday (Session 1)
    22 Sep 2006, Friday (Session 2)
    26 Sep 2006, Tueday (Session 3)

    Time: 730pm to 930pm

    Venue: Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre
    (Next to Clark Quay MRT Station)

    The dates and time are subjected to the availability of classrooms, and may change.

    Students are to bring their laptops with Photoshop installed. (30-day trial versions of Photoshop for Windows and Mac OS are available at for those without the software.) Laptops may be provided for those without the equipment. But this is subjected to availability.

    Digital images will be provided at the training. Students are also encouraged to bring their own digital photos that they want to edit.

    What to Expect at the Course
    a. Immediately and effectively apply Photoshop image-processing tools for digital photographs commonly encountered in amateur photographic situations.

    b. Acquire key concepts and their associated jargon to being to read and understand the enormous amount of material on Photoshop available in print and on the web.

    c. Learn and experiment with new tools and techniques, and make discoveries for oneself.

    Lesson Plan
    Session 1 - Tonal Adjustments:
    Layers, Adjustments, Blending, Masking, Levels and Curves

    Session 2 - Selections:
    Magic Wand, Lasso, Magnetic Knife, Drawing Pen, Colour Range and Clipping Masks

    Session 3 - Portraitures:
    Shadow & highlight, Cloning, Patching, Softening, B&W Conversion via Channel Mixer, Montages

    Profile of Instructor
    A retired engineer, the instructor has been a photographer for more than 20 years and has dabbled in Photoshop ever since turning digital some 5 years ago. He has conducted informal Photoshop courses for newbies and it was these experiences that motivated the creation and conduct of this course. He has also organized photo exhibitions at a local cafe and photo competitions online. A glimpse of his works can be seen on Flickr ( ).

    A deposit of $40 is required to secure a place in the course. The remaining amount will be collected at the first lesson. The payment method for the deposit will be provided upon registration.

    Please register at, providing your name, email address and contact no. Please indicate if you do not have a laptop for the course.

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    To add on, the closing date for registration is 10th Sep 2006 (Sunday).

    If you have queries, do email me at or post it here. =)

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    On queries about the class size, it would be small, around 8 persons. Hence, do sign up soon!

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    Default Change of venue and time

    Hi all,

    There is a change of venue and time. The dates remain unchanged. The new location and time are as follows.

    Venue: Jurong Regional Library (Near Jurong East MRT Station)

    Time: 7pm - 9pm

    For those who have already signed up for the course, do check your mailbox for course updates. Apologies to any inconvenience caused by the changes. We love to have your feedback too.

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    The registration will close in 2 weeks time (10th Sep 2006, Sunday). Don't miss this opportunity to join us for a fun and interactive Photoshop course! To sign up, send your name, contact no and email address to

    19 Sep 2006, Tuesday (Session 1)
    21 Sep 2006, Thursday (Session 2)*
    26 Sep 2006, Tueday (Session 3)

    Venue: Jurong Regional Library (Near Jurong East MRT Station)

    Time: 7pm - 9pm

    * Session 2 has been changed to 21 Sep 2006, Thursday.

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    We have decided to end the registration early as the class is full. We will put those who sign up with us but can't get into this class on a waiting list. Thank you for your interest!

    Don't be dismay if you miss this course because we are planning for Photoshop Course for Newbies II! For the next course, we will be scheduling the lessons over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

    If you are interested in Photoshop Course for Newbies II and other future courses, please email and we will post you with updates. Just indicate your interest, name and contact no. in your email.

    Feel free to email us your enquiries.


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