Whether I’m teaching you the magic of Photoshop, or helping you set up your digital imaging studio, I seek to assist and give you the knowledge for whatever you need to learn — scanning and resolution; image contrast and color; sharpening; retouching; how to produce creative and artistic effects; and optimizing an image to produce a great final print. My focus is always on customizing my tutorials so that they will fit your needs and goals. In other words, I don't do anything generic... You tell me what you are wanting to learn to do, and that's what we build the instruction around, so you get to the end results you want as quickly and engagingly as possible!
And even though most of my image-editing and graphics experience has been with the full, professional versions of Photoshop, I can also transfer that knowledge to help you with the less-expensive Photoshop Elements.
You may be wondering: what's my background that brought me here to WyzAnt? I have been a traditional-medium professional artist for almost 25 years and have written three instruction books about my painting techniques. My current artwork is almost exclusively digital, created with Photoshop. Ten years ago I began reproducing my traditional- and digital-media artwork as digital (giclee) prints, and in doing so I’ve acquired software and hardware skills that I can now share with you. I can teach you how to use Photoshop to create, correct, and/or maximize an image to look great on-screen, and I can also be a guide in helping you produce a beautiful print that MATCHES what you see on your screen!
Of course Photoshop is a HUGE program, and I will not claim to have experience with all of the things that it can do. But when we converse about what you are wanting to learn to do, I will be honest with you if I feel that someone else will offer you more skill and knowledge in those particular Photoshop endeavors.
I can tutor you in Photoshop at your location on your own equipment, but I also make available my own studio in which to have your Photoshop tutoring... See my photo collection here on this site for a picture of the studio. We'll pull up an extra chair for me, and you'll sit in the "driver's seat" as I guide you in reaching your Photoshop goals. Or bring your laptop with you, and we can work side-by-side with Photoshop on both of our screens.
I'll also mention that I have a long-time history of using Apple computers, and can additionally assist a person to maximize their skill and enjoyment when using Apple hardware and software as well.
Whatever I teach, I do my best to help you achieve any or all of your goals in a process that is fulfilling and pleasurable instead of solitary and frustrating. I look forward to making that journey one of the most exciting things you've done for yourself!
P.S. I'm happy to explore tutoring and your goals by phone, but please note that you must have your payment information on file with WyzAnt before you can share your phone number with me -- otherwise it is X-ed out in any email I receive from you. Submitting your payment information with WyzAnt does not obligate you or incur any fee... it just assures WyzAnt that you will pay for any tutoring session you may share with me.
P.P.S. In this big, broad Dallas metro, sometimes it's no small effort to travel across it and back. Please understand that the travel time and expense required to get to your location might cause me to request our tutoring sessions be for longer than one hour. However, if you want to come to my studio instead, I will give you extra tutoring time at no charge.
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