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Photoshop Advanced

with Michael Pliskin at Southpark Meadows Location

If you want to adjust and process your images, Adobe Photoshop is great software. This class covers advanced sharpening and color correction. We will delve into the process of compositing images together, and also cover how to do a few fun special effects.

To ensure that class can begin promptly at it's start time, please have a fully installed and working version of Photoshop on your laptop. If you have a desktop computer, you can simply take notes. See the "Required Equipment" section below for more information. 

Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation. 

Topics Covered

  • How to color correct a photograph
  • Sharpening Techniques
  • Advanced mask use
  • Advanced clone tool
  • How to create a shadow
  • How to clone tool texture in correct perspective
A few Special effects
  • glitch effect
  • cyanotype
  • 3d image


This workshop is geared towards people comfortable with photoshops user interface, tools, and masks. It is a nondestructive class that makes use of the layers to allow the editor to go back at any point and adjust all aspects of the image.

Required Equipment

  • A computer with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements installed and working. (Those without a laptop often come and just take notes.)
  • A notepad or device for note taking. 

About the Instructors

Petra Reeves

Born 1982, in Arad, Romania. Petra moved to the states when she was 1/ 1/2 years old. She studied arts at Florida Atlantic University, then got her Masters of Fine Art Photography at
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester New York in 2011. Petra has been a photography professor for 9 years. She currently lives in Cedar Park with her
husband and daughter. Her focus lies in the fine art photography. Her other hobbies include gardening and having too many cats.

Michael Pliskin

Michael is an award-winning professional photographer, designer and writer. He was an early digital imaging enthusiast, having been a staff technical advisor at Nikon, Inc. at the beginning of the digital photography era. His photography appears in books, magazines and corporate annual reports in the United States and Europe, and on the covers and inserts of live performance DVDs and music CDs for major artists such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Chicago, and Earth, Wind & Fire. 

Michael was an early Beta tester on the original version of Lightroom and was on Adobe’s Beta testing team for Lightroom 4. He wrote a book on Adobe Lightroom and teaches Digital Imaging, Photoshop, and Lightroom at photography schools and other institutes of higher education, where he introduces digital photographers to the wonders of RAW photography. He earned a BFA in Photography and Design from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).


Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund 48 hours before the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.