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Jody K.

Glens Falls, NY

$35/hour

Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop Tutoring

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Nice, knowledgeable, and personable
— Richard, Saratoga Springs, NY on 1/11/17

$35/Hour


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Brooklyn College
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City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Other

Education

Brooklyn College (ART)

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Other)

About Jody

Hi,

I have been using, maintaining and training staff on Macintosh computers for over 12 years. I have managed top Digital Imaging Departments in the toughest area in the country for these services--NYC--where the projects are elaborate, the competition very tough, and the clients are elite corporations.

I am well-versed in setting up Mac computers, adding peripherals like printers, tablets, external drives, installing additional RAM, setting up hourly backups and resolving problems.

Moreover, I have run digital services departments as large as 15 where we produced very high-end retouching and print projects for top-level NYC-based ad agencies, cosmetic firms, public relations firms, stock photo houses, record companies, pharmaceutical firms, and catalogue houses. I am very well-skilled using Adobe Photoshop applications and have four computers in my home office running Photoshop CC (latest version 2015.5). I also use the latest version of Photoshop at my weekly job where I process digital files for one of this country's largest media corporations.

I am very skilled in teaching the most important Photoshop skills: color correction, image cleanup, image balancing, adding sharpness to files, and other methods of image optimization and enhancement. I am one of the upstate region's top color-management experts where I am able to calibrate and create ICC profiles for digital devices such as monitors and printers to make the color they render more accurate to the file information and more repeatable over time.

I have also trained dozens of staff members how to use Wacom tablets to better facilitate the retouching of digital image files.

I welcome the opportunity to tutor any interested person.

Regards,
Jody
Hi,

I have been using, maintaining and training staff on Macintosh computers for over 12 years. I have managed top Digital Imaging Departments in the toughest area in the country for these services--NYC--where the projects are elaborate, the competition very tough, and the clients are elite corporations.

I am well-versed in
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Glens Falls, NY 12801
In-person lessons

"Nice, knowledgeable, and personable"

- Richard, Saratoga Springs, NY on 1/11/17

"Knowledgeable, thorough and very patient."

- Genny, Saratoga Springs, NY on 9/26/15

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Adobe Photoshop

While many people say (think) they know Photoshop, most are self taught and have never produced Photoshop art for real businesses like ad agencies, cosmetic firms, record companies, etc.

I have managed the production of high end retouching for well over two decades with a decade and a half of that time using Adobe Photoshop applications. I am a former freelance illustrator who transitioned into the retouching industry and have produced projects for some of the biggest companies in the country. It's one thing to know how to use Photoshop tools, but you also need the trained creative eye to learn which tools are best for the job, and how to best utilize the tool.

I have four Macs in my home/office and two are running my own purchased (not "borrowed" like most people have), Adobe Creative Suite 5s and I am available to teach any interested student how to use Photoshop tools to make digital files look better.

I can teach you how to color-correct files, clean up files, crop, rotate, resize add contrast, add sharpness, optimize the balance, fix color skews, and add special effects to your digital files. I can also teach you how to use a Wacom tablet to speed up you Photoshop time.

I welcome the opportunity to train you in one of the best softwares around--Adobe Photoshop.

Macintosh

I have owned Mac computers for almost a decade and a half. I currently own four Macs in my home/office and am well-versed in setting them up, adding memory, adding hard drives, setting up Time-Machine backups, adding printers (I have 7 connected in my home/office), adding other peripheral devices, and maintaining the smooth operation of Mac computers.

Photography

I have been an amateur photographer for over three decades and have owned and sold well over 24,000 photographic items for over 10 years. I currently do sports photography for local High School teams. I have been the Digital Services Manager in one of this country's top stock Photo Houses (Freelance Photographer's Guild), and the Retouching/Production Manager one of New York City's top Photographic Custom Portrait Studios. I have extensive training in color theory, color management and image composition.

Brooklyn College
ART
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Other

Education

Brooklyn College (ART)

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Other)

Nice, knowledgeable, and personable

I got her the lessons as a xmas gift. He gave her a baseline lesson and ways to grow. Can't ask for much more than that. She had been complaining of difficulty learning how to edit her photographs for months

— Richard, Saratoga Springs, NY on 1/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jody will travel within 40 miles of Glens Falls, NY 12801.