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Michael H.

Photoshop for Everyone!

Brooklyn, NY (11217)

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Hi, my name is Mike. I've been a professional photographer for 30 years and been involved with Adobe Photoshop since soon after its release. I've been working with this program since Photoshop 2.5, and boy, has it come a long way! From my "need to know" as a professional photographer I've been able to expand my knowledge base to my personal images and even to building images by compositing different images. I also do work restoring vintage photos for a publishing company, literally 1000's. It's not that hard once you understand what can be done with this amazing tool. I've taught many colleagues, co workers, artists, folks outside the visual art world and non professionals how to use this great program to resolve their image problems and in so doing have learned a lot myself. I can do the same for you. I'm a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals - NAPP.

More people are using Photoshop every day. Not just photographers, designers, and artists, but also small business owners, event promoters, high school kids, and their moms and dads - they're creating postcards, comic books, newsletters, enhancing photos of their products, or sending cool pix to their friends, and using Photoshop to make all their pictures better.

Because Photoshop has SO many options, it can be incredibly frustrating to a novice. The tools are powerful, but not always intuitive, even for a professional photographer. Before you ever launch the program, you must figure out what you want to do with it. Then you can learn how to accomplish that task step-by-step. And on the way, you'll learn so much more.

Everyone has different needs when it comes to Photoshop. A good tutor should be able to help you achieve these goals, whether improving your photos, or seamlessly composite photos. You just have to decide what you want to do first. Because the programs have lots of options, some techniques require lots of steps. So plan to practice what you learned for at least 2 hours on your own, for each hour spent learning with your tutor. If you do, you'll gain enough confidence to really play with Photoshop, explore and have fun! You'll be amazed.

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Adobe Photoshop

I’ve been a professional photographer for over 30 years. I’ve been using Photoshop since ver 2.5 in late 1992. At the time, it was shifting from a novelty to being professionally useful. By the time digital photography became the dominant form of image capture, I was quite well versed in Photoshop as a professional tool. Now, it’s a integral part professional photography. Because of my early involvement, I have taught many co-workers and clients how to use this powerful program.
Photshop is just as useful to amateur photographer as well. Once the fundamentals are learned, the program seems far less intimidating. I can help you get there.

Students will develop imaging skills in the acquisition, manipulation and correction of photographic and original images for a variety of uses. We will focus on the understanding and use of Adobe Photoshop as the photographers primary imaging tool.

We will focus on YOUR specific projects and goals.


This is a digital photography course for beginners as well as those with experience in the basics of photography technique and at least basic experience with adjustable digital cameras.

It will include an introduction to digital imaging and electronic desktop photography. Methods currently used in home printing will be discussed

I will introduce the student to basic principles of digital photography art and technique. Topics covered include camera operation, the mechanics of digital imaging, manipulating images in Photoshop, digital formats such as RAW and HDR.

This course in digital photography will help to develop your skills in pixel based photographic design and printing. In this course we explore the composition and aesthetics of digital photography. Emphasis is on concepts and techniques of digital cameras and image manipulation applications. The course addresses prep-ing images for printing and onscreen display.

 Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• identify and discuss the vocabulary and theoretical and mechanical aspects of digital photography.
• demonstrate how to acquire digital photographs.
• All students will be proficient at using photo manipulation software and to extend the possibilities for digital photographic imaginary.
• assess and retouch digital images.
• print digital photography.

The student is responsible for having his/her camera ready for that day's lesson as well as manipulation software, such as Photoshop.

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St Johns University

Fabulous — Michael H. was great, he was patient, and understanding and presented Photoshop in a manner that I could understand (layer masks). I have made arrangements to work with him again. I have taken courses before, and his visit eclipsed all others. Call him! ...

— Van, Brooklyn, NY on 9/7/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Michael will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217.

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