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The Magnetic Theatre presents: Magnetic U – Photoshop for Fun and Profit (and fun!)

April 29 @ 11:00 am - May 27 @ 1:00 pm

$5 – $75



Instructors: Rodney Smith and George Awad

This 10-hour (five 2-hour sessions) class is recommended for all levels of Photoshop users, from the experienced, to the beginner. In this course you will learn how to properly and creatively use Photoshop’s tools, retouch and manipulate photographic images, create composite images, use filters and effects, master text layout, and produce professional banners, ads, posters and more. Experienced Photoshop users with no formal training will also benefit from this class as tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts, essential foundation skills, design techniques, and workflow are covered throughout this class.

Requirements: Photoshop (CS 6 or higher). A computer (with a screen). The free version of the Zoom software. A creative desire (talent optional).

Bio for Rodney Smith: Rodney Smith is an award-winning, internationally published professional photographer and graphic designer. He has been a user of PS for nearly 20 years, and has been teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for the last five years.

Bio for George Awad: George Awad is a professional graphic designer and has been in the field for over 20 years. He has spent the last 6 as an improv and theatrical performer. He has extensive, honed knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.


April 29 @ 11:00 am
May 27 @ 1:00 pm
$5 – $75


The Magnetic Theatre
375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States


Magnetic Theatre