2017-06-11 WCS - SuzetteAllen

West Coast School is celebrating its 60TH Anniversary!!

I have the honor of teaching there again, with Intermediate/Advanced Photoshop CC, which includes Image Refining and Enhancing and some video editing too!

 I love WCS, and remember when I was the Executive Director in 1999... seventeen years ago! I'm so thankful to be a part of its history and now, part of its future success! 

Register early! Class is limited to 15, so I'm sure it will fill up!

WEST COAST SCHOOL

Images by Suzette

West Coast School, 2017

Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API

Jon Yoshinaga, Cr.Photog.

MAKE THE MAGIC!

The passion for creativity and art drives us to create and we all find ourselves gathered around the same fountain of creative tools… ADOBE. But how do you learn it all?? Suzette Allen, Adobe Influencer and Lumix Luminary will be returning to West Coast School to impart a fresh dose of creativity and fresh direction to quench your thirst to create! She will bring her techie husband Jon, as well, to help you navigate the deluge of information and software/hardware .

This Intermediate/Advanced class will include Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 or CC, Google Nik plugins, [some] Topaz, a little HDR, Mixer Brush painting, how to make Live Portraits and animated stills and video, web optimization, cinemagraphs…. All the tools you need to make Interactive Art! We will explore techniques that are good for portrait, art or landscape images, using stills, video and audio.

Class Requirements:

COMPUTER: Laptop or Desktop Photoshop CS6 or CC (trial is ok) Lightroom 5 or CC (trial is ok) i5 processor (minimum), i7 processor preferred. Minimum 8 gig RAM Minimum 10 gigs free hard drive space. Mouse required. NO touchpads or trackpads please (tablet optional) Google NIK Collection Plugins - Suite is Free from https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ Pro Show Web (free trial is ok) no limit or deadline on trial, from http://photodex.com.

OPTIONAL: Wacom Tablet (be sure to load the driver!) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! DSLR or DSLM that will shoot stills and video. We will have a few Panasonic Lumix cameras if your camera will not shoot video. Be sure to bring your CF/SD cards and a card reader. This is optional, as we will have some video clips to work with if you don’t want to shoot your own.

REQUIRED: Five to ten of your favorite raw files to work on to “Make Magic.” (you will be asked to dropbox them to Suzette 30 days before class) Computer with Photoshop and Lightroom LOADED AND ACTIVATED BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. Trial versions are fine as long as you are still in the 30 day window. You should also have at least 10 gigs of free space on your internal hard drive. ProShowWeb.com, or a trial version (no expiration), is vital for the slide shows. Just create an account and log in!

** Computer note: We will be editing and watching VIDEO which takes a lot of processor speed. Please bring the most current or fastest computer you have. Many laptops do not have the ability to process video and it is very frustrating to not be able to keep up! If you have questions on specs, please email Jon at the address below or call him at 916-710-0706

Bring a set of earbuds or headphones so we can all concentrate when everyone is listening to music to pick out for shows and videos!

If you have a tripod, bring it, and don't forget the mounting plate. A monopod will work, but tripod is better.

If you have any questions please email suzette@suzetteallen.com or jon@suzetteallen.com.


HYBRID VIDEO LINKS: (watch these to get a feel for what we will create in class)

Josie Perfect Morning https://youtu.be/icXGbnL4s5E

Kiss Frenzy https://youtu.be/DCj73AkLx0o

Expecting Teddy https://youtu.be/5y7UBG8MKYs

Josie so Fab https://youtu.be/yYacOGpA_7U

Alli-Catt https://youtu.be/e0RS3BfSCXE

Dreilich Family in Canada https://youtu.be/Quf1L4gzecU

Lutz Family in Austin https://youtu.be/oWtIRNs-lfw

Oliver Girls Boogie  https://youtu.be/dZcwWXrJgFY

Kassy & James https://youtu.be/f0hIzOgV1sk

Rachel & Sienna https://youtu.be/1T9_TfKuyiQ

Sunset Swirl https://youtu.be/IdZgzb8QBMA

Feliz Navidad -Tickled https://youtu.be/50yTpUZUSQU

Josie Perfect Morning https://youtu.be/icXGbnL4s5E

Kiss Frenzy https://youtu.be/DCj73AkLx0o

Expecting Teddy https://youtu.be/5y7UBG8MKYs

Josie so Fab https://youtu.be/yYacOGpA_7U

Alli-Catt https://youtu.be/e0RS3BfSCXE

Lovebirds at Laquan https://youtu.be/zOs-Jzv-SIg

Auston & Kiley Engagement https://youtu.be/f49hVnnFqLs

Kim Polote, Southern Songstress https://youtu.be/E7TNkNHF5B4

Nola Hoopster https://youtu.be/TSzL6h0GogQ

Price sisters https://youtu.be/qObuNN425xk

Kori Grad Card https://youtu.be/PvSXiS3bjIk


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