The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.

2014 Class Schedule

Here you'll find a complete listing of my live classes and webinars. I'm also available for hire for corporate training and special events, and can tailor training to suit your group's specific needs. Just click the Contact Me link above and be sure to include the date, location, size of group, length, and type of training you'd like to receive in the form.

Geek Girl Tech Conference
06/21/2014 - 3:00pm

I'm thrilled to be teaching all day on image editing, image management, taking better photos, and graphic design. http://sandiego.geekgirltechcon.com/
Get 20% off with code PhotoLesa14

Photoshop sessions at HOW Design Live: save 15%
05/12/2014 - 3:00pm to 05/14/2014 - 10:00pm

I'm teaching four sessions and a full-day workshop on Photoshop! Here's the scoop:

"Creative Cloud Essentials" FREE on creativeLIVE
03/31/2014 - 3:00pm to 04/02/2014 - 10:00pm

Are you ready to take advantage of all the benefits of Adobe's Creative Cloud? Join me March 31–April 2 for "Creative Cloud Essentials", a comprehensive 3-day immersion into how it can enhance your business.

Whether you're spending $10/month on Adobe's "Photoshop Photography Program", or $50/month on a membership to the Whole Enchilada, you can't afford to miss this class!

FREE Moving and Removing Objects in Photoshop (at creativeLIVE's Photoshop Week)
02/27/2014 - 9:45pm to 11:15pm

Photoshop sports a slew of tools that you can use to remove items from your images. Whether it’s a blemish, under-eye bags, strands of hair, whole people or objects, this session will help you master which tool to use when. You’ll also learn how to scoot people and objects closer together, as well as move whole objects to a new position so you’ve got room for text. At the end of this session, you’ll have the power to turn the image you have into the image you need.

FREE Sharpening Savvy in Photoshop and Lightroom (at creativeLIVE's Photoshop Week)
02/27/2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Sharpening can make or break an image. With at least seven ways of getting it done in in Photoshop, which one should you use? In this session you’ll master the art of sharpening and learn exactly how the process works, as well as which method to use when. Glean the secrets to safe sharpening, both globally and selectively, while dealing with multiple layers. You’ll also learn exactly how to sharpen with the Camera Raw filter as well as Photoshop Lightroom.

FREE Mastering Photoshop Filters (at creativeLIVE's Photoshop Week)
02/27/2014 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

Photoshop’s filters are incredibly powerful and useful, but there’s a trick to using them safely. In this 90-minute session you’ll learn how to use them non-destructively to produce a gorgeous shallow depth of field and tilt-shift effect, how to create a painting and hide the effect from portions of your image, how to use the Liquify filter to push a portrait's pixels into perfection, how to add motion for visual interest, and control where the viewer’s eye enters your photo by using Camera Raw’s Radial filter. This session is key for anyone who wants to get the most out of Photoshop.

FREE Photoshop Creative Effects (at creativeLIVE's Photoshop Week)
02/27/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Get the scoop on turning your photos into unique pieces of art in this super creative yet practical 90-minute session. You'll learn how to create a triptych, add color tints, create a gorgeous yet subtle glamour glow, how to create a pencil sketch from a photo, how to add spectacular edges, vignettes, and more. Not only can you use these techniques in your daily workflow, they're great for adding sellable products to your photography business.

Lightroom Essentials
01/06/2014 - 4:00pm to 01/08/2014 - 11:00pm

January 6-8, 9:00am - 4:00 pm PT
Ready to take control of your photo library once and for all? Ready to actually enjoy image processing? Join image-editing and stock expert, Lesa Snider (author of the best-selling Photoshop: Missing Manual book series), for a comprehensive yet entertaining three-day immersion into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.