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Lawrence L.

Master of Adobe Products. 3ds max - excellent problem solver

Seattle, WA (98121)

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I have been an instructor for 15+ years teaching Adobe software for design and game development students at three local schools. I have also taught 3ds max for game development programs at the same three schools, Art Institute of Seattle, ITT Technical of Seattle, and IADT of Seattle.

I am proficient in the current versions of: Photoshop and Bridge - in addition, I am able to help with other CS5 creative suite programs. In the current version of 3ds max, I am proficient in modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, and animating as-well-as many other max features.

I am a patient instructor. I listen in order to understand your questions before answering them. I will help you to understand the terminology of these programs so that we are both using the same, industry/software-based vocabulary. Also, I believe it should be fun to learn these programs, and I encourage exploring them to find new ways of using the software.

All of the programs listed above are rich in features. So, one of my practices is to assist my students in understanding how to learn on her or his own. In this way when there is no one to answer a question concerning CS5 or max the student is able to find answers for herself or himself. She or he can also apply this ability to learning other software in the future. I also focus on helping the student understand the underlying concepts of the software so that he or she has the ability to reason out where and how to apply them.

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Lawrence’s subjects

Adobe InDesign

I have been teaching InDesign for 4 years.

Adobe Photoshop

I have taught Adobe Photoshop for 17 years.

I am proficient in the following features of Photoshop:
Layers, Layer styles, filters, image correction and repair, Adjustments, Selections and compositing, Brushes and new brush engine, Vector tools, Bridge, Photoshop and Bridge automation; HDR and Photomerge.

Also excel at Lens correction, defining custom brushes and patterns, content aware scaling and content aware fill, transforms, image modes and adjustments/adjustment layers, smart objects, smart filters, creating actions, type effects, layer masks, 3d features of Photoshop, selection refinement, Kuler and workspace customization.

In short I am an advanced user of Photoshop and I am up-to-date with current version of the program.

In addition, I have two degrees in theater (BA - University of Portland, MA -University of Hawaii at Manoa) with emphasis on design. I also have an associates degree in Computer Animation and Multi-media from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Schools where I have taught: The Art Institute of Seattle, ITT Technical Institute - Seattle and International Academy of Design and Technology - Tukwila.

Desktop Publishing

I have been teaching classes based on Adobe InDesign for four years. These include: Digital Prepress, Digital Layout and Typography.


Have extensive design experience and education in traditional and digital arts, theater and 3D.

AA - Art Institute of Seattle - Computer Animation and Multimedia
BA - University of Portland, OR - Theater with emphasis on theatrical design
MA - University of Hawaii - With emphasis on Asian theater and theatrical design

I have taught traditional drawing courses at: The Art Institute of Seattle, The International Academy of Design and Technology in Tukwila, WA (IADT) and ITT Technical Institute - Seattle.

In addition I have taught traditional animation, creative design as-well-as both intro and advanced project creation courses.


I have worked in theater for 30+ years. My theater BA is from The University of Portland. My Theater MA is from The University of Hawai'i at Manoa where I studied and performed in Asian theater. In 1991 I was a participant in the Mainland China tour of the traditional Beijing opera YuTangchun (Jaded Hall of Spring). At both schools I focused on theatrical design.

I have extensive experience in technical theater, all areas of theatrical design, playwriting, directing, PR and prety much everything else involved in theater. Over the years I have worked on more than 250 productions of all types: comedy, musical, drama, improv, historical recreations, and I have worked in all types and venues of theater: proscenium, black box, arena, thrust, alley, Educational, Professional, Summer Stock and community theaters.

My design expertise includes: sets, lighting, costumes, make-up, PR materials; posters, flyers, tickets, collateral design elements. In addition I excel at painting and all other areas of technical theater.

I am a playwright with over 200 scripts in rotating performance with The Shoalwater Storytellers, Oysterville, WA.

I am co-founder of the Shoalwater Storytellers, founding president and artistic/technical director of The Peninsula Playhouse, Long Beach, WA. Facilitator for Just Add Water (Improv troupe U of Hawaii) The Answer (improve Longview, WA)

I have worked summer stock in New York at the Gateway playhouse where I was artistic and technical director of the Red Barn Theater. Also worked stock in Portland, OR at The Portland Civic Theater during their Summer Repertory Onstage (SRO) program.

Video Production

I have taught Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects for six years. I am up to date on the current versions of the programs.

I am proficient in the following features of Premiere Pro:
Editing, Audio, color matching, color correction, color management, Chroma Keying, transitions, timing, frame rates and aspect ratios, CODECs, Capturing video, opacity and superimposition,(matte or mask) adjusting clip speed.

Type; titles and credits, safe frames/zones.

Interface; Project panel, preview panel, Monitor window, timeline, tracks, changing track formats, tool palette, Effects, NLE, automation, use of Photoshop and After Effects files in Premiere Pro, multipoint editing, exporting audio and video, single frame techniques, nested and multiple sequences
In short I am an advanced user of both Premiere Pro and After Effects and I am up-to-date with current version of the programs.

I am proficient in the following features of After Effects:
Compositing, Chroma Keying, effects, 2d and 3d editing, parenting, nested compositions, timeline editing, animation, creating and editing text and vector graphics, rotoscoping, paint effects, camera matching, color matching, importing and exporting video and audio.

In addition, I have two degrees in theater (BA - University of Portland, MA -University of Hawaii at Manoa) with emphasis on design. I also have an Associate's degree in Computer Animation and Multi-media from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Schools where I have taught: The Art Institute of Seattle, ITT Technical Institute - Seattle, International Academy of Design and Technology - Tukwila.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa (Master's)

The Art Institute of Seattle (Other)

Great Tutor Lawrence was easy to schedule with and showed up on time. He has a lot of knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and animation. He was very good at answering each of my questions step by step so I could write notes. I was able to get started on my project right away! Thanks Lawrence! ...

— Samantha from Georgetown, TX on 6/7/12);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Lawrence will travel within 40 miles of Seattle, WA 98198.

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