Our new 90-minute mini-workshop format appears to have been a hit last year. And as we usher in 2008, we’re expanding the topics as well as setting aside each Thursday morning for an ongoing series of Photoshop CS3 training workshops. Check out the list for a couple free topics as well.

Here’s the pitch: Join us Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 9:30am in our Seattle offices (sorry, not available remotely yet). Pick up a couple new skills, and get back to work before lunch. You can put what you learned into use the same day.

Sign up for a couple interesting topics, and check-off one to-do on your New Year’s resolution list!

Wednesdays: Creative Mini-Workshops

Each Wednesday, we provide a new 90-minute workshop on a wide variety of topics inspired drawn directly from our real world experience supporting hundreds of creative teams in the greater Seattle area:

Wednesday, Jan 9: 9:30-11am — InDesign CS3/CS2: Master Pages.

Wednesday, Jan 16: 9:30-11am — Acrobat: Preflighting PDFs for Printing.

Wednesday, Jan 24: 9:30-11am — Adobe Bridge: Keywording Strategies.

Wednesday, Jan 30: 9:30-11am — InDesign CS3/CS2: Style Sheets.

Wednesday, Feb 6: 9:30-11am — FreeHand to InDesign CS3.

Wednesday, Feb 13: 9:30-11am — FreeHand to Illustrator CS3.

Photoshop Thursdays: Non-Destructive Retouching.

New for 2008: Every Thursday morning, Photoshop guru, Jason Hoppe, leads an ongoing series of classes teaching non-destructive retouching techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Done properly, you protect your full image quality as you make edits, while retaining flexibility when clients come back with later change requests.

Thursday, Jan 10: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Non-Destructive Retouching Overview. FREE!

Thursday, Jan 17: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Mastering Layers.

Thursday, Jan 24: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Mastering Selections.

Thursday, Jan 31: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Mastering Masks.

Thursday, Feb 7: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Color Correction.

Thursday, Feb 14: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Power Cloning Techniques.

Thursday, Feb 21: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Retouching Skin.

Thursday, Feb 28: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: To Be Determined.

Thursday, Mar 6: 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Digital Anomalies.

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 get what they need, without having to set aside an entire day, or two, (or three) for longer classes.

Also Available: Personalized & Group Training.

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

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