Retouching and Color Matching


Lisa Carney

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Retouching and Color Matching

Monday, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Overwhelmed by Photoshop? Have too many images that need work, and too little time? Come learn some quick techniques for retouching, image balancing, and color matching. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can get your files cleaned up and print ready.

Come learn how the pros do it in this session with a veteran retoucher and get a fully annotated PDF to keep you on track after the class.

What we’ll cover:

  • Fast clean up methods
  • The key to extending backgrounds quickly
  • Take out objects in a snap
  • Using Frequency Separation (don’t be scared, we’ll make it easy)
  • Color Matching made easy
  • Color Balancing, fast
  • Color Grading in a few short moves

Illustrator Power Tips


Laura Coyle

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Illustrator Power Tips

Monday, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Level-up your illustrator skills by learning how to enhance objects and type in ways that add complexity, flexibility and fun. In this session Laura shares some of her favorite tricks for letting Illustrator do the heavy-lifting, while getting beautiful results. We’ll explore:
  • Appearance Panel and Graphic Styles skills
  • Tricks for working with Repeat Patterns
  • Symbols and Brushes
  • Creative problem-solving tips

Lightroom for Designers


Nigel French

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Lightroom for Designers

Monday, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Along with death and taxes, another of life’s few certainties is that you’re going to have more images to manage. This session is about using Lightroom to wrangle your images as well as making them look their best. You don’t need to a be a photographer shooting RAW to get the benefits of Lightroom; its modular, streamlined approach lets you prepare images quickly and non-destructively and its file management tools make image management a joy rather than an onerous chore.

  • Keywording and finding images
  • Using Collection and Smart Collections
  • Making and using Presets for an efficient workflow
  • Combining Lightroom with Photoshop and InDesign

Power Tips for Photoshop

Jesus Ramirez

Jesús Ramirez

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Power Tips for Photoshop

Monday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Jesús in this information-packed session where he will share his best Photoshop tips and power shortcuts for designers!

In this session, you will learn timesaving techniques, little-know features, and better ways to work with the tools that you already use. This session will leave you saying, “I wish I knew that years ago!”

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Time-saving techniques.
  • Little-know (hidden) Photoshop features.
  • How to make blending modes work for you.

Designing and Producing Logos


Von Glitschka

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Designing and Producing Logos

Monday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this focused and inpsirational talk, designer and Illustrator rockstar Von Glitschka will walk you through his creative process — from ideation, vector building, color exploration, art direction, rejection and ultimate usage of iconic brand design. Along the way he’ll share creative insights and methodology he uses daily to craft visual identities for companies large and small.


Peek Behind the Curtain: Before & After on Photoshop Projects


Lisa Carney

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Peek Behind the Curtain: Before & After on Photoshop Projects

Monday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this workshop Lisa shares many of the techniques used to make complex composite images from movie and theatrical posters to lifestyle and product shots. Whether it’s combining many elements or dramatically re-working a single shot, Lisa will show how to take the ordinary to extraordinary. Come take a look and see how some of your favorite movie posters have been created.


A Designer’s Guide to Easy Video in Photoshop

Keith Gilbert

Keith Gilbert

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

A Designer’s Guide to Easy Video in Photoshop

Monday, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Sure, there are all kinds of programs available for editing and producing video. But did you know that you can leverage your Photoshop skills to edit video? In many cases, Photoshop is all you need to get the job done… without having to learn another program. You will discover how easy it is to:
  • Crop video to the dimensions you need
  • Color correct single frames or an entire clip
  • Apply filters and other special effects
  • Trim video to length
  • Add audio and titling to a video clip
  • Save video for high quality results and small file size

Creative Problem Solving


Von Glitschka

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Creative Problem Solving

Monday, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Master illustrator and designer Von Glitschka creates digital and print artwork—visual identities, characters, and logos for high-profile ad agencies and companies around the world—but his process is “analog.” As Glitschka once said in a HOW Magazine interview, “An ‘illustrative designer’ is a creative person who uses his brain as his primary tool… Birthing ideas, refining those ideas, and locking in unique and original directions before they ever touch the computer.”

Join Von as he explains the power of taking the brain offline to solve design challenges.


Illustrator Techniques from Editorial and Commercial Illustration


Laura Coyle

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Illustrator Techniques from Editorial and Commercial Illustration

Monday, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Laura Coyle has been creating illustrated maps, greeting cards and editorial illustrations for clients for over 25 years. In this session, she’ll be reaching into her portfolio for illustrations that will inspire, and most importantly, teach you incredibly useful Illustrator techniques in a project-focused context. You’ll come away with a fresh perspective on how Illustrator can help bring your ideas to life. Not just for Illustrators, many of these speedy, deadline-tested techniques rely on minimal drawing and maximum design style:
  • Line style with Strokes, including Variable Width
  • Gradients, including the new Freeform feature
  • Using Image Trace to add warmth to your work
  • Enhancing Illustrator work with Photoshop

Photoshop for UX/UI


Chris Converse

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Photoshop for UX/UI

Monday, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

With improvements in Artboards, Smart Objects, Layer Comps, Linked assets and styles, Photoshop offers a powerful workflow for designing rich, interactive content for any medium. User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design requires a unique approach to graphic and communication design. This session combines the needs of this discipline with the design capabilities of Photoshop. Explore the possibilities of designing interactive content with one of the world’s leading design applications.
What you’ll learn:
  • Linking external assets to Photoshop
  • Using artboards for interactive workflows
  • Accessing Layer Comps within Smart Objects
  • Graphic and Text Styles in Photoshop
  • Generating assets and CSS from Photoshop
  • Sharing Photoshop files with clients and developers