Adobe Photoshop for Photographers Workshops — Presented by Rob Sylvan
Sponsored by The Boston Camera Club

Sign-up for one or both workshops.
For those new to Photoshop or never had the chance to develop a good foundation in what Photoshop can do for your photography: We’ll cover the key preference settings, develop a good understanding of color spaces for editing, learn the best practices for a solid workflow (involving Lightroom Classic, Bridge, Photoshop, and Camera Raw), gain an understanding of the top file formats for digital photography, and then dive into the key Photoshop tools (such as layers, layer masks, cropping, image sizing, cloning, content aware, adjustment layers, and more). Project files and notes will be provided for anyone to follow along.

Building on our solid foundation we’ll dive into more advanced topics involving editing portrait and landscape photos, retouching to remove unwanted elements, using the Liquify filter, creating selections, replacing skies, adding sharpening, using the Blur gallery for creative effect, and more. We’ll also dive into how to create time-saving actions, explore the use of smart objects, and using Camera Raw as a filter. We’ll also look at the Camera Raw’s built-in functions for merging to HDR, panorama, and HDR Panorama. If Camera Raw can’t merge the HDR or panorama together, then we’ll look at other photo merge options inside Photoshop itself. Project files and notes will be provided for anyone to follow along.

Note: The latest version of Photoshop will be used for both sessions, but many of the tools and features can be found in earlier versions of Photoshop too.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wed, November 13, 2019: You register by paying for the workshop(s).
Foundations Workshop: $50.00
Advanced Workshop: $50.00
Attend both Foundations and Advanced Workshop: $95.00

Register for the Workshop(s) by selecting the workshop below.
When you select Buy Now, you will be directed to a secure PayPal page to complete your registration.

Workshops will be held at the All Saints Parish Church
1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA (in the basement/Dining Room)

  • Corner of Dean Street and Beacon Street; near Cleveland Circle
  • On-street parking (meters and free) is available
  • Public Transportation: Take the Green “C” Line to Dean Street

Other Notes
For the workshops, Rob Sylvan will project the Photoshop program onto a screen at the front of the room, so you do not need to bring a computer. You are welcome to bring your a laptop computer, or other device (even paper) for taking notes. Project files and notes will be provided for anyone to follow along. There will be time during and between the sessions to ask Rob questions.

The Boston Camera Club will offer coffee and tea (donations accepted) during the workshops. If you are attending both workshops, feel free to bring a lunch with you. There are some restaurants, and a grocery store within walking distance of the church.


I wear the hats of a photographer, an educator, and author depending on the combination of projects I am working on at any given time.

I get to work with a number of excellent companies in the photography industry. One my main clients is KelbyOne (formerly NAPP) where I have been the Lightroom Help Desk since Lightroom 1.0 was first released, a regular contributor to Photoshop User magazine, I write scripts for their Camera Basics classes, work behind-the-scenes at Photoshop World, and review all of the online video classes before they appear on KelbyOne.

Beyond my work with KelbyOne, I am an adjunct faculty member of the Visual Arts Department at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, and co-owner of The Digital Photo Workshops. I am also a founding member of Stocksy United (a stock photography co-op). Aside from blogging at Lightroomers I also contribute to, which has tons of awesome photography news and information.

Over the years I have authored a number of photography related books, and hope to continue writing more into the future.


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