10 Things to Know in Photoshop as a Creative Professional

, Founder of Ganske Eugenics

Photoshop is one of the most important tools at an artist’s disposal.  It is also a very complicated piece of software with dozens of features that are hidden to all but the most advanced user.  It is also a true sandbox with a dozen ways to accomplish any given task.  As an Adobe Design Award winner in digital imaging, and someone who has been using Photoshop since 1994, I have developed a number of very effective techniques for getting the most out of my photographic imagery.

This class will go over techniques to enhance one’s photos for a variety of uses such as: 

Source Imagery – Working from a photograph can be frustrating because we often start with poor quality imagery found on the web, or because we are not the best photographer.  I will demonstrate how to squeeze the most detail out of your images so that working from the photo is as easy as possible.

Presentation—Have you ever noticed that some peoples work always looks better in a photo than in real life?  Let me show you why that is, and how you can improve the presentation of your work online, in print, or when projected.  Also, I will try to explain some of the basics of formatting your digital photography and what terms such like “DPI” mean and why it’s stupid that they mention it at all for online submissions.

General Use—Okay, who doesn’t want to their facebook profile pic to look better?  I’ll show you some less specialized tips to just make your pictures look their best. 

This will be a fun and very valuable class for anyone looking to learn Photoshop a little more, but essential to anyone that depends on the photograph for the creation of their artwork.  All this, and you’ll look better on Facebook.  

  • 10 Things to Know in Photoshop as a Creative Professional

    Wills Building (Artist's Studio)

    43-01 21st Street Studio #224B
    Long Island City, NY

    Sat, March 31st, 2012

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

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Micah Ganske

Founder of Ganske Eugenics
I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. Before you ask me if I surf, let me just get it out of the way; no, I don’t surf. I was, strictly speaking, an indoor kid and spent all my time in the art room and on the computer. Good deal for you, because now I can teach you all the nerdy stuff I learned in the process. I got my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and my MFA from the Yale School of Art in Painting. In 2005 I won an Adobe Design Award for Digital Imaging for a series of first-person photographs. After school I was picked up by Deitch Projects NYC and had my first solo show there in 2007. After Deitch’s closing, I started showing with RH Gallery in Tribeca.
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