The Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton will be continuing to offer its classes on Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 this summer. “Photoshop Elements is the most popular of all the photo editing software programs available to the photographic enthusiast today,” says Bill Gordon, the instructor for the new classes. “This program is the best way to elevate your photography to the next level,” he adds.
Mr. Gordon received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, and has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has taken many classes and attended numerous seminars on Photoshop in addition to working with the program on a daily basis for 15 years. He and his wife Mary own Photomaker Studios in Port Clinton.
“Full Photoshop is a big, complicated and expensive program that can be very intimidating to the new user,” says Gordon. “That’s where Photoshop Elements really shines. It is user friendly, contains 95% of the features of full Photoshop and is much less expensive. In my humble opinion, the best way to start learning about Photoshop Elements is to attend this series of free classes at the new, state-of-the-art computer classrooms at the Ida Rupp Public Library.”
These classes will be offered, progressing in difficulty from introductory to more advanced. Photoshop Elements 1, the beginning class, will cover basic procedures such as editing and organizing images in Elements. The class will also include an introduction on using the instant fix function to greatly improve your pictures quickly. Photoshop Elements 2 will cover the 26 guided edits that teach you how to do things like adjust the contrast, brightness, color and cropping of your images. In Photoshop Elements 3, the class will be working in the expert mode. In this class, you will learn to use some of the tools that are available in Elements so that you can remove unwanted items from your pictures, merge multiple images together to create a panoramic image, and other tasks.
The Photoshop Elements 1 class will be held on Thurday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Photoshop Elements 2 will be on Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Photoshop Elements 3 will be on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Call the library at 419.732.3212 to register for the class or sign up at the main desk at the library.