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  5. GET INSPIRATION FREE! If you missed our live session Friday, May 21, 2021, great news... you can watch it below! We had a delightful conversation that was heavily focused on how we find inspiration. We think you'll enjoy it! View the recording Chat discussion (inspirational ideas from our own participants are also here!) To register for classes, click here What to share this with others? Copy/paste this link: https://j.mp/3hHVvtv Let us know what you think! What inspired you most? Post your comments below and thank you for being a part
  6. The Enhanced level of enrollment is intended for students who prefer to learn with an instructor-guided class. This level allows students to view the online forums where you can read the feedback given to the Ultimate students and follow along with the conversations between students and instructor.  Students at the Enhanced level will not be able to participate in the discussion and do not receive direct instructor feedback.  Purchase prices includes two months of read-only forum access and a year of access to the course content.

    $149.00
  7. Take your photos to the next level with Lightroom Foundations! Get the Ultimate student experience with this instructor-guided enrollment. This level includes 5 weeks of instructor feedback and support, as well as direct interaction with your fellow Ultimate students.  Our online forums are open 24/7 for you to post photos, ask questions, and get to know the others in the class. Purchase price includes two months of class forums and a year of access to the course materials.

    $249.00
  8. The Enhanced level of enrollment is intended for students who prefer to learn with an instructor-guided class. This level allows students to view the online forums where you can read the feedback given to the Ultimate students and follow along with the conversations between students and instructor.  Students at the enhanced level will be able to participate in discussions and can ask general questions about the material. Enhanced students do not receive direct instructor feedback on their photos.  Purchase prices includes two months of forum access and a year of access to the course content.

    $149.00
  9. Get the Ultimate student experience with this instructor-guided enrollment! This level includes 5 weeks of instructor feedback and support, as well as direct interaction with your fellow Ultimate students.  Our online forums are open 24/7 for you to post photos, ask questions, and get to know the others in the class. Purchase price includes two months of class forums and a year of access to the course materials.

    $249.00
  10. The Enhanced level of enrollment is intended for students who prefer to learn with an instructor-guided class. This level allows students to view the online forums where you can read the feedback given to the Ultimate students and follow along with the conversations between students and instructor.  Students at the enhanced level will be able to participate in discussions and can ask general questions about the material. Enhanced students do not receive direct instructor feedback on their photos.  Purchase prices includes two months of forum access and a year of access to the course content.

    $149.00
  11. Get the Ultimate student experience with this instructor-guided enrollment! This level includes 5 weeks of instructor feedback and support, as well as direct interaction with your fellow Ultimate students.  Our online forums are open 24/7 for you to post photos, ask questions, and get to know the others in the class. Purchase price includes two months of class forums and a year of access to the course materials.

    $249.00
  12. 8. If you want to re-open the TIF file in Photoshop, once again you should click on the Photo menu, select Edit In, then Edit in Photoshop 2021. Alternatively, you can right-click on the photo and choose Edit In > Edit in Photoshop 2021 from the drop-down menu. This time, when you get the dialog box about how to open the file, you must select "Edit A Copy" or "Edit Original" in order to see your Photoshop layers. If you choose "Edit a Copy", Lightroom will create a copy of your TIFF file. If you choose "Edit Original", Lightroom will open the TIFF file created the first time you
  13. 1. In Lightroom Classic, choose Lightroom > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (Windows) and then click on the External Editing tab. Set up the preferences in this tab as shown. 2. From Lightroom Classic, select the photograph you want to edit in Photoshop. You can do this from either the Library module or the Develop module. 3. Click on the Photo menu, select Edit In, then Edit in Photoshop 2021. Alternatively, you can right-click on the photo and choose Edit In > Edit in Photoshop 2021 from the drop-down menu. 4. The f
  14. While all of the resources in class will be on either Vimeo or Zoom, instructors will occasionally use Youtube videos as outside resources. This tutorial will walk you through some of the options you may find for navigating those videos. Please note that videos may have some or all of these options depending on what the original account uploaded them with. So if you don't find an option (like closed captions), it's because the person who uploaded it without those options. It is, unfortunately, completely out of FYA's control. First, the videos that will be shared on FYA
  15. All of our in-house videos will be uploaded to Vimeo and embedded into the course content here in the class forum. Vimeo offers several options to customize the video for your own comfort. This tutorial will walk you through some of the options available and how to find them. All of the options for the videos are located on the lower right corner of the video. Here's a walk through of how they all work: 1. The first one is the volume control for the video. This is not the volume control on your computer. So if, for instance, your computer volume
  16. Zoom gives you a handful of options to customize your playback. Here I'll run you through the possibilities so you can watch the videos in the best way for you. All of the options for the Zoom videos appear on the bottom of the video itself. You'll see a bar that looks like this: From left to right: 1. This one is probably obvious, but this is the playback/pause button and will tell you how far into the video you've gone: 2. If you're having trouble with the volume (e.g. you have the volume at "100" on your comp
  17. Click HERE to watch the replay of our webinar from January 30, 2021!
  18. The Enhanced level of enrollment is intended for students who prefer to learn with an instructor-guided class. This level allows students to view the online forums where you can read the feedback given to the Ultimate students and follow along with the conversations between students and instructor.  Students at the Enhanced level will not be able to participate in the discussion and do not receive direct instructor feedback.  Purchase prices includes two months of read-only forum access and a year of access to the course content.

    $149.00
  19. Get the Ultimate student experience with this instructor-guided enrollment! This level includes 5 weeks of instructor feedback and support, as well as direct interaction with your fellow Ultimate students.  Our online forums are open 24/7 for you to post photos, ask questions, and get to know the others in the class. Purchase price includes two months of class forums and a year of access to the course materials.

    $249.00
  20. The Enhanced level of enrollment is intended for students who prefer to learn with an instructor-guided class. This level allows students to view the online forums where you can read the feedback given to the Ultimate students and follow along with the conversations between students and instructor.  Students at the Enhanced level will not be able to participate in the discussion and do not receive direct instructor feedback.  Purchase prices includes two months of read-only forum access and a year of access to the course content.

    $149.00
  21. Get the Ultimate student experience with this instructor-guided enrollment! This level includes 5 weeks of instructor feedback and support, as well as direct interaction with your fellow Ultimate students.  Our online forums are open 24/7 for you to post photos, ask questions, and get to know the others in the class. Purchase price includes two months of class forums and a year of access to the course materials.

    $249.00
  22. Registration for Lightroom Foundations is now open! https://community.focusyourart.com/store/category/3-lightroom-foundationsamy-johnson/
  23. Setting up your Google Account You will need a Google account to submit assignments for the Focus Your Art courses. You can use an existing gmail.com account or create a new one. Even if you already have an @gmail.com Google account, you should know that you will be creating public albums for this course, so you might consider creating a new account for this course if that bothers you. Google likes to keep things fresh, so some of the screens may not look exactly like the ones below. However, this should still work to get you through the process. If you have any troubl
  24. From time to time in a class, the instructor may ask you to make a screen capture -- your settings, an adjustment brush you used in Lightroom, etc. If you're not sure how to do it, it's quick and simple! How to create screencaps on PC There are two main ways you can create screencaps on PC. My preferred way of doing it is to use the snip and sketch app that comes with the later versions of windows 10. 1. On your computer keyboard hit the Windows Key + Shift + S. This will grey out your screen and you'll see this at the top of your screen:
  25. If you've forgotten your password for the site, you can easily reset it. 1. Click on "Existing user? Sign in" at the top of the screen. This will give you a drop-down menu where you can enter your user name and password. At the bottom of the drop down menu, you'll see the words "Forgot your password?" Click on that. 2. On the next screen, enter the e-mail address you used to register on the site and click on "Recover password." 3. If the e-mail address you've sent is valid, you'll get this message: "Your password reset request
  26. If you're new here and want to be a part of the community, here's what you need to do! 1. Go to http://www.focusyourart.com 2, Click on "Subscribe to the Community": 3. Click either option below (both are free for a whole year): 4. Check your email inbox. You will receive a validation email after you subscribe. Check your spam/junk folder as it sometimes arrives there. If you still do not receive it within about 10 minutes of subscribing, email Amy (amy@focusyourart.com). 5. Once validated you should be able t
  27. You may find, as you peruse the forums, that you want to follow a specific member's posts (especially Amy and Lisa!). To follow a specific member, click on their profile picture in any post to draw up their profile: Once on their profile page, click on "Follow member," which will bring up a pop-up menu. Two things to note: 1. If you have not selected notification settings for members, you will receive a warning stating "You have not chosen how the notification should be sent." You will need to go back to your notification settings (tutor
  28. Sometimes you may be interested in following a post that you don't want to comment on or a post you can't comment on. This is especially true for those who are taking the classes. There will be an "Announcements" post (letting you know content has been posted, the teacher's upcoming schedule for checking the forums, etc.) for each class at Focus Your Art. These are posts you cannot reply to, but will be important to follow so you get notified of important information. So how to do that? Click on any post on the forum. On the right side, you'll see this:
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