February 28 Program – Dave Cross – The Best of Both Worlds – Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

Dave CrossMark your calendars! Please plan to join us at our February 28th program as we proudly welcome Dave Cross to Jacksonville! Dave’s program, “The Best of Both Worlds: Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together,” is one that you will not want to miss!

Although Lightroom is a very powerful tool on its own, when you combine it with Photoshop you can access an incredibly creative and productive workflow. In this session Dave Cross will explore different options for moving files between Lightroom and Photoshop to harness the full non-destructive strengths of both programs, and strategies to approach common image problems.

You’ll learn

  • When to use the Lightroom Spot Removal tool vs the Patch tool in Photoshop
  • How to create a two-way Smart editing workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Using Dehaze with the Lightroom Adjustment Brush vs Dehaze with a mask in Photoshop
  • How to fix image problems with Merge to HDR – with one image
  • Retouching strategies that take full advantage of both programs
  • How to make Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop even better
  • Using Photoshop and Lightroom’s Identity plates to create borders
  • How to retouch Smart Objects

…and more!

If you’re looking for ways to get the most out of these two formidable programs, this is the session for you.

Social time begins at 6:30pm with announcements and meeting beginning at 7:00pm. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

Not a JPPG Member? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door. Come and try out our first meeting of the year for $5 off the event price so you’re first time attendance is only $20!

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)


For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training, CreativeLive and Photoshop Cafe. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and now offers online training at online.davecrossworkshops.com, with new content added every week.




August Meeting – Jane Conner-Ziser: Advanced Techniques in Photoshop

We hope you’ll plan to join us on Tuesday, August 25th, as we welcome Jane Conner-Ziser back to Jacksonville! Jane’s program, Advanced Techniques in Photoshop will give you nuggets of great Photoshop tips. Social time begins at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. We hope you’ll join us at Chili’s after the meeting!

Advanced techniques aren’t difficult so much as they require more than superficial knowledge of the software, and if you’re not using it frequently, it’s easy to get into the habit of using just a few tools and techniques for every job – and forgetting that slick way of masking hair that looked so natural that you saw in a presentation or video awhile back but you didn’t use right away and now it’s …. gone 🙁

Jane’s put together some of her favorite slick tricks for making jobs like replacing skys, compositing with beautiful edges, using masks and creating hand art in Photoshop to share with us, plus she’ll bring a variety of images to demo with so if you have a specific request, just let her know and she’ll do her best to include it in the evening’s presentation. Email her ahead of time, if you like!

“I might be a little bit geeky, but I’m not fascinated by the technology of Photoshop so much as I am with what I can do artistically with it. Knowing how a tool is constructed to work allows me to use it creatively. Knowing how most of them work allows me to combine them to achieve exactly what I want in the fastest and easiest way.”

Come join us for a detailed look at specific areas of Photoshop that are commonly used to create image composites and retouching objectives for the professional photography industry.

September 25th JPPG Meeting – Dave Cross Photoshop Seminar


FREE Seminar with DAVE CROSS

** RSVP to Attend by simply clicking on the “JOIN” button on the top right of our Facebook Event page! **

If you do not have a Facebook account please send an rsvp email to membership@jppg.org

Tuesday, September 25th at Ramada 

• 3130 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257 at I-295 & San Jose Blvd.

• 6:30 social… 7:00 start!

• Vote early for People’s Choice, plus 50/50 and door prizes!

Special Guest Speaker… Dave Cross

• Our September meeting is Sponsored by Adobe and JPPG!

• Free… no charge to guests!

• Please follow instructions to RSVP 


Subject: Edit Faster/Shoot More

Tips and tricks you can use every day to be more productive and creative in Photoshop!

As photographers we want to spend as little time as possible in Photoshop and get back to shooting! In this program Dave will show how to take advantage of the automation techniques that are built-in to Photoshop and he’ll delve into the world of Actions. He’ll also introduce Smart Objects and Smart Filters and how these options can save you a ton of time by creating reusable special effects, layout “templates” and other great productivity enhancements. By the end of the evening you’ll walk away with your brain full of ideas as to how you can do more in less time in Photoshop – and sell more as a result.

For 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Dave has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, the Santa Fe Workshops and Imaging USA. He runs the Dave Cross Workshops in his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.