Learn the core foundation of Adobe Photoshop in the intensive 2-day workshop

Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Photoshop, the professional digital imaging standard, used by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Photoshop allows you to create powerful images and designs. This introduction workshop is designed to teach the core foundation of Adobe Photoshop in just two days. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and options in Photoshop.

Topics that will be covered in this workshop are:

File formats, photography tools, layers, masks, selections and adjustments. Non-destructive workflow and output options will also be discussed.


This workshop is held in one of our digital classrooms’ outfitted with Macintosh computers. No experience is necessary but basic computer skills in the McIntosh platform are required.


Lunch is included; other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night


Matt Smolinsky

Matt is a practicing artist and dedicated teacher. He teaches photography, video, and digital art at the University of Maine, and has been on the Maine Media summer faculty since 2006. Matt received a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Boston University, and an M.F.A. in photography from Maine Media College. He began his professional photography career as a photojournalist working on newspaper staffs in New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Between 2002 and 2005 Matt lived in Seoul, Korea, working on a long-term documentary project while teaching kindergarten and English. In 2009 Matt co-founded a non-profit organization called Obscura, where he serves on the board of directors and manages the scholarship and publishing programs. He is a native New Yorker and currently lives down the road in Rockland, Maine.

Course Dates

May 16 to May 17



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