Some of you will know that last year I was running one-on-one live Raw Classes. I trained lots of people that way, with great success. I taught many photographers the basics of clean processing in Raw and Photoshop.
Well, my personal circumstances are changing - my health hasn't been great, and my "Mr Mum" duties are about to increase from three days per week to four. And my other work (retouching and restoration) has been steadily increasing. So unless I can use the Clone Tool to clone myself, I just don't have time for four hours of one-on-one training per person any more :(
Instead, I've turned the class into a comprehensive written slideshow, accompanied by plenty of videos. It's taken a long time, but it's finally finished. In fact, it's much more comprehensive than the live class was. Without the constraints of the four-hour time limit in the verbal delivery, I've added heaps more information than I could ever fit in before.
It's a "Clean Processing in Raw" class. It explains the vital steps involved in getting lovely clean images from your raw files every time. You'll learn about how raw files work, reading histograms, getting perfect white balance, getting great contrast, etc, etc.
As you know, I'm not an artistic person, so I won't pretend I can teach you how to be creative with your images. There are thousands of great presets and actions for that. What I'll teach you is how to achieve the best possible raw conversions, and from there you can be as wonderfully artistic you like.
Some of you may have already taken my "Layers and Masks" course on Facebook. Well, this is exactly the same. The wonderful thing about Facebook is the interactivity - you can ask as many questions as you like on every slide, and I can answer them right there. And every trainee will have twelve months' unlimited access!
I'm very proud of this course. Now it needs some road-testers.
The price will be US$75. But before I officially launch it, I'm looking for up to nine of my blog readers who are willing to test-drive the course for me, for only $30. Great value!!
I'm looking for:
- Three Lightroom users (it doesn't matter what version of Photoshop you might have)
- Three Photoshop users (CS3-CS5, no Lightroom)
- Three Elements users (versions 6-9, no Lightroom)
You'll have full access to the course and the videos, and you'll be able to ask questions, add comments, all that good stuff.
In return, I need you to also be a bit critical for me. Post a comment if you see a spelling mistake, or a grammatical error. Complain to me if I've forgotten to explain something important. Bitch at me if I've rambled on too much. Etc etc. Based on your feedback, I'll make various changes as necessary, before unleashing the final product on the world.
I promise it will be the best thirty dollars you'll spend this year. And I'll be very grateful for your help.
If you are interested, please write to me on Facebook - www.facebook.com/damien.symonds
UPDATE: I have all the Photoshop testers I need, thanks. I need one more Lightroom user, and I don't have any Elements yet. I know you're out there!