Jason Hoppe’s first 10-Week Photoshop course was the success that kicked off our “free training” experiment. This time we’re taking things to a whole new level.

Want to enroll? Sign-up here: 6-Month Photoshop Course.

LIVE Webinar: www.gotomeeting.com/register/775748320
Date:Thursday, September 3, 2009
Time: 11am Pacific (Seattle) [Other Time Zones]
Duration: 90-120 Minutes

So what does a 6-Month Photoshop Course cover? Here is the tentative schedule. We’ve built this as an ongoing series of 5-week courses, building from basic fundamentals, up to some fairly advanced techniques. With a fun side-trip around the holidays for digital scrapbooking topics.

Course I – Photoshop Fundamentals
Sep 3 – Basics
Sep 10 – Layers
Sep 17 – Selections
Sep 24 – Masks
Oct 1 – Pen Tool

Course 2 – Color Correction
Oct 8 – Advanced Selections
Oct 15 – Color Correction pt1
Oct 22 – Color Correction pt2
Oct 24 – Cloning Basics
Nov 5 – Final Touches

Course 3 – Photoshop Fun
Nov 12 – Scrapbooking Techniques
Nov 19 – Brushes
Dec 3 – Layer Effects
Dec 10 – To Be Announced
Dec 17 – To Be Announced

Course 4 – Advanced Retouching
Jan 7 – Advanced Cloning Techniques
Jan 14 – Retouching Skin
Jan 21 – Retouching Hair
Feb 4 – Retouching Landscapes
Feb 11 – Repairing Digital Anomalies

Course 5 – To Be Announced!
Feb 25 – TBA
Mar 4 – TBA
Mar 11 – TBA
Mar 18 – TBA
Mar 25 – TBA

The dates may shift a bit as we get going. We’ll be fleshing out the details on the final five as that gets closer.

And yes, you can pass this offer along to friends, or even post it on your blog. Help spread the word. We need a minimum of 1,000 people enrolled to make this free class viable.

Read on for an extended Q&A, and to ask your own questions in the comments. We’ve left some open slots on our schedule, so if you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, mention it in the comments below.

Q: What Time Do Classes Start?

A: That depends on where you live. People attend these workshops from all over the world. We start at 11AM mornings in Seattle. Here are the start times for time zones in the United States:

2PM – Eastern (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Florida)
1PM – Central (Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas)
12PM – Mountain (Denver)
11AM – Pacific (Seattle, Los Angeles)
10AM – Alaska
8AM – Hawaii

For international participants, follow this link to see how 11AM in Seattle translates to time zones around the world: What time is 11AM in Seattle? Here are some example start times for different cities:

7PM – London, Dublin, Algiers, Lagos
8PM – Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Prague, Zagreb
9PM – Athens, Jerusalem, Kyiv
10PM – Moscow, Dubai
11PM – Tashkent
Midnight – Islamabad
1AM Friday – Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
2AM Friday – Hong Kong, Beijing, Perth
3AM Friday – Tokyo, Seoul
4AM Friday – Melbourne, Sydney
5AM Friday – Vladivostok
6AM Friday – Auckland

Q: How Long Are Classes?

A: Each class is roughly 90 minutes long, with an additional 30 minutes for audience questions. The Q&A is typically pretty valuable, so plan to stick around.

Q: How Many People Can Attend Each Webinar?

A: Our Webinar tool, GoToWebinar, has a limit of 1,000 attendees per class. Based on the popularity of our other free training, we expect to reach that limit on most classes.

Q: Can I Download Recorded Copies of Classes?

A: We record a high-resolution copy of each class, and we plan to make recorded copies available for a slight fee.

Q: How Can This Be Free?

A: We are trying to make a big splash, and we love working with a large audience. Help us spread the word. If we continue to attract a full audience, we’ll be able to keep offering these types of free courses for InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and other Adobe products.

Q: Can I Post an Invitation on my Blog?

A: Yes. Please help spread the word. We need as many people as possible enrolled to make this free class format viable for us. You can post a link to the following URL, which we will keep updated as details change:


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