Photoshop CS3: Automating Photoshop

Photoshop CS3: Automating Photoshop

The last week of each month, we leave an opening in our schedule to allow for class topics that are suggested by our clients. This February topic is on Automating Photoshop.

You can automate many repetitive tasks in Photoshop. Whether it’s converting an image for the Web or making a color photo into a black and white image, you can reduce hundreds of Photoshop steps to the click of a single button. Actions are one of the most powerful features in Photoshop’s tool chest.

90-minute Workshops. Learn in the morning and get back to work.

At CreativeTechs, we're taking a new approach to learning. We've broken weeks of training materials into dozens of smaller, bite-sized modules. The results are shorter, focused classes that allow busy creative professionals to get what they need, without having to set aside an entire day, or two, (or three) for longer classes.

Here's the pitch: Join us Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 9:30am, pick up a couple new skills, and get back to work before lunch. You can put what you learned into use the same day.

Clear, exhaustive explanations in a comfy setting. Plus a complete handout to take home. In 90 minutes you'll pick up dozens of tips and techniques that you can put to work right away.

These workshops are demonstrated using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS X, however the learning applies to PC users as well as previous versions of Photoshop.

Photoshop Thursdays: Non-Destructive Retouching.

Every Thursday morning at CreativeTechs, Photoshop guru Jason Hoppe leads an ongoing series of classes covering non-destructive retouching techniques. Learn the secret to improve your images without overwriting the original image data. Done properly, you protect your full image quality as you make edits. Even better, you retain flexibility when clients come back with late change requests.

Also Available: Personalized & Group Training.

In addition to the morning 90-minute workshops, all topics are available for personalized group training sessions, or individual one-on-one training. Plus, because of how we've developed smaller, bite-sized topics, we can easily combine a variety of topics to help fit your team's particular needs.

If you are interested in group training, or a personalized coaching session, email

Related Photoshop Tips:

CreativeTechs publishes a free weekly newsletter for creative professionals, drawn from our real world experience supporting hundreds of creative teams in the greater Seattle area. Below are a few recent Photoshop tips:

  • Don't crop. Use Photoshop's Trim feature.
  • Build Animated GIFs in Photoshop.
  • Photoshop CS3's clone tool adds "Ignore Adjustment Layers".
  • How to smooth skin in Photoshop.
  • Scale Layer Effects in Photoshop.
  • Photoshop CS3's Automatic People Remover.
  • Remove unwanted people from public photos.
  • Quick Skin Tone Retouching in Photoshop.
  • Use Photoshop's Background Eraser Tool.
  • Fast way to straighten a photo in Photoshop.
For a complete archive of previous tips, visit

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