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FREE online Photoshop Week: Feb. 25-March 2

February 20, 2013 by

Want proof that 2013 is a lucky year? For the first time ever, thirteen of the planet's best Photoshop instructors are all converging in the creativeLIVE studios from Feb. 25-March 2 for Photoshop Week... and it's all 100% FREE! You can watch in your pajamas or Star Trek best from your home or office via any web browser. We'll be broadcasting two channels for six straight days, featuring over 40 workshops. You can enroll and see the full schedule at this link: http://lesa.in/1kkzVT2

If you want a rewind button, you can purchase the entire course of videos for a very affordable price. You can also interact with the instructors by asking questions in a live chatroom. If that all sounds a little complicated, don't worry, instructions will be given at the beginning of each class by the creativeLIVE moderators. Aside from being excited about my own classes, I get to learn from good friends Ben Willmore, Jack Davis, and Dave Cross, along with a slew of other folks that I've not yet had the pleasure of seeing live. What an incredible treat!

Here's what I have lined up for you; each class is 90 minutes in length:

Practical Video Editing in Photoshop
Photoshop CS6 standard edition lets you edit video easily and efficiently. In this class, you'll learn how to import, trim, and split video clips as well as apply adjustment layers for color correction or creative color effects. Get the scoop on creating intros and outros, animating stills, text and other objects to make compelling videos. You'll also learn how to import and control multiple audio tracks. You won't believe how much fun video editing can be, and how much new business you can attract by posting them on your web site. 

Conquering Content-Aware
Photoshop includes a slew of tools that sport Content-Aware technology for analyzing your images, and CS6 added even more. In this class you'll learn practical, everyday uses for all of these tools including Content-Aware Scale, Content-Aware Fill, Content-Aware Move, and Content-Aware Patch. You'll glean the secrets for using these tools non-destructively plus you'll learn how to use alpha channels to get the most out of Content-Aware Scale. Tune in and be amazed!

Practical Creative Effects
Get the scoop on turning your photos into unique pieces of art in this super creative yet practical session. You'll learn how to apply creative color to your images to produce partial color effects, duotones, and color overlays. You'll also learn how to use Photoshop's blur filters to produce gorgeous shallow depth of field and tilt-shift effects. Learn how to easily add spectacular edges to your images and more! This session is ideal for anyone who wants to learn practical yet non-destructive creative techniques. 

Combining Photos & Vectors
Learn how to easily combine illustrations with photography in this super creative session that pairs "real" with "surreal". Glean the secret to importing vectors into your document so you can experiment with them as backgrounds, artful embellishments, ornamental photo frames, and more — all without losing an ounce of quality! This session is perfect for designers as well as photographers who want to add sellable products to their business.

Editing Habits to Break
Each version of Photoshop comes with new features that let you work faster and more efficiently, and CS6 is no exception. Unfortunately, old editing habits can be hard to break. In this session you'll learn when to use adjustment layers in place of pixel-based or duplicate layers, when to use Shape tools and vector masks in place of selection marquees and pixel-based masks, how to handle repeating elements, how to run filters non-destructively and more. By the end of this session, you'll be working more smarter instead of harder!

Excited yet? I sure hope so. Pass this info around so more folks can enjoy this amazing opportunity. Until then, may the creative force be with you all!