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Vin L.

Tampa, FL

$50/hour

Photoshop, Photography, Drawing, Painting in Photoshop

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Design

Education

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Design)

About Vin

I taught myself Photoshop 15 years ago and since then have had about 100 book covers published. I now have an Associate Degree in Design & Graphic Technology with a major emphasis on the Adobe Suite. I'm adept at Camera Raw editing, special effects, layer blending, clipping paths and can put together videos and create cartoons complete with soundtracks. Photoshop has come a long way since PS 5!

Illustration is my forte and have been an exceptional sketch artist most of my life. These days, you mostly do quick outlines, scan and finish them in Photoshop, but drawing skills will never be obsolete. I use a Waccom Tablet and recommend students have one. With my large collection of custom brushes, I can paint watercolors that look like the real deal. The tablet also works better than a mouse for most other operations and is more comfortable on the wrist.

I'm knowledgeable with a camera and frequently do professional shoots, mostly portraits. If you want to make the most of the marriage of photographs and Photoshop, I can show you the path.

I believe the best way to learn anything is to have fun doing it, but it's especially true of art since your mood will be reflected in your work for all to see. Using Adobe software is a great adventure, as is drawing, painting and shooting photos. Put on your hiking boots and let's go.
I taught myself Photoshop 15 years ago and since then have had about 100 book covers published. I now have an Associate Degree in Design & Graphic Technology with a major emphasis on the Adobe Suite. I'm adept at Camera Raw Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33604
In-person lessons

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Adobe Photoshop

I am an expert at photo manipulating. My other proficiencies include: filters, layer blends, animation and video, and painting.

Drawing

I've been drawing in pencil for 50 years and recently have illustrated books with pencil sketches. I can also teach sketching in Photoshop.

Rough drawings are imperative for designers. I teach the technique and the process from paper to computer.

Graphic Design

I have created about 100 book covers with Photoshop and have a grasp of design technique and theory regarding composition, color, typography and contrast. I know layout for publication and specs for digital and traditional print.

Photography

I've been a student of photography for four decades. I have a Nikon D90 and shoot in RAW format. Then I optimize photos in Photoshop. My design skills are evident in the composition and exposure of the photos.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Design

Education

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vin will travel within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33604.