HOW DOES IT WORK?
I offer occasional training in London and also in Spain, Cadiz. I keep a mailing list of those interested and let you know the periods I am available. You can either bring a macbook/laptop or work from my Mac on any version of Photoshop CS. I am currently based in Spain, Cadiz, and in London, Bethnal Green/Bow. The sessions are normally 3 hours intensive training. We decide in advance on the area of focus. You'll be given extracts from my books on the areas we cover. We can work on your files or on my training files. I'm flexible, but I do try to organize the training in the right order, so it helps me prepare if you submit a 'wish list' by email. I will usually detect gaps that you may have missed out on – things you're not aware of. During the session we cover as much as we can, and I adapt the pace to your ability. I expect you to get hands-on, and I will check that you're actually picking up what I'm teaching you!
A more exclusive option is for me to visit your office or studio for a consultation/training session. This will depend entirely on my availability and the distance I have to travel. I generally do this for London zone 1 and 2 or the Cadiz city region, and will add travel costs and extra fees for areas outside this. This is ideal if you need help setting up Photoshop etc. on your machine and help with advice on your working environment. This is also the most suitable solution for most businesses. I can also train a group of staff at your business premises.
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
It's up to you. The great benefit of this kind of training is that you can be totally flexible. After one session you will have learned something new, and probably learned that there is a lot more to it than you thought. After 2 sessions you start gettting into the stuff you came for the first time. After 3 sessions you're really getting into the swing of it, and feeling more confident with it. And so on...
HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?
This is the answer I'm tempted to give every time I get the question 'How long does it take to learn Photoshop?' Polite as I am, I tend not to answer that question this way, but I thought I'd pre-empt it. Really – it depends on how good you want to get, how talented you are, how quickly you learn, how much you practice, how much you study, how good your image material is, etc. All I can say is that you can learn a lot in 3 sessions. I've had students who warned me they had difficulties learning, but who got on really well with Photoshop and Bridge after 3-4 sessions.