PLEASE NOTE: Tracy Marks is now offering Photoshop courses only through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Lexington Minuteman Community Education (Photoshop Elements courses at both the Cambridge Center and Newton Community Education). For private lessons and custom training for organizations and companies, contact Tracy Marks.


a two-part workshop with Tracy Marks
Sept. 8 and 15,
take one or both sessions

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Registration discounts - 20%+ off until September 4


Eight hours, two 4-hour sessions
Saturdays Sept. 8 and Sept. 15  12:30-4:30pm
Take one or both sessions
42 Brattle street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

PREREQUISITE: Basic experience with photoshop tools, selection, layers, and color correction
DESCRIPTION: In this interactive two-session course, we will cover approximately 16 different techniques related to selection, layers, filtering, special effects, color correction, retouching, typography, actions, and more. Course is limited to ten students, and each student will have his/her own Windows XP computer with Photoshop CS2.  Subjects and techniques will be determined by student interest, and will be chosen from the following topics:



Selection Techniques
and Vector Tools
September 8

masking techniques
selecting with the extract tool
creating shapes

the pen tool
creating paths


September 8

layer masks
clipping groups
layer styles

blending modes
layer comps and layer sets

Typography, Actions (Macros), Web Graphics
September 8

paragraph text
creative typography exercise
seamless backgrounds

using photoshop actions
recording an action
creating useful actions

Filters and
Special Effects
September 15

filter hints
high pass filter for sharpening
creative edges and vignettes
filter exercises 

cast shadows
lens correction
vanishing point and perspective

Color Correction and
September 15

replacing colors
adjusting skin tone
removing color casts
using curves

lab color
colorizing line art
photo restoration

Other Features
September 15

camera raw
smart objects

hdr  (combining high res. photos)
panoramas (photomerge)

FEE: One session: $95, both sessions $185: for registrations after September 4
One session $80, two sessions $148 for registrations postmarked or received by September 4

LOCATION: Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On public transportation near the Harvard Square MBTA stop. Map here. NOTE: Workshops are being arranged privately and are not offered by the Cambridge Center; please do not contact them for information.

PAYMENT: By U.S. check or money order or Paypal.
Send check or money order to: Tracy Marks, 95 Bow street, Arlington MA 02474.
Printable registration form for mail payments is here.
Or pay by paypal (credit cards accepted) at Account is
Refund policy: 100% of payment refunded up to 10 days before course begins, 50% refund up to 3 days before course. No refunds within 3 days of course starting date.

1. Contact Tracy Marks by email to show intent to register and confirm available space. Course is expected to fill in August.
2. Send full payment (see above).
3. Indicate with your payment your full name, telephone number and email address.
4. Send  by regular mail or email at least one week before the start of the course the TWO topics that most interest you and your top FIVE choices of exercises.  Subjects and techniques covered in class will be based upon student choices made at least one week in advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Tracy at or at 781-641-3371. Please do NOT contact the Cambridge Center for registration or further information, as they are not sponsoring these private courses.



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