Photo Workshops

Basic Masking
by Rick Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC

Saturday, January 30, 2021
in person at the club (not zoomed)
9:00am - 12:00 noon

Members Only - $40
Limited to 10 people - 1 person per table

Snow date Saturday, February 6, 2021

Register to attend

Taught by one of the best photo instructors in New England, Rick states: "Masking is one of the essential tools for crafting images in Photoshop, Elements, and most other image editing programs. As useful as it is, it is also often intimidating to the uninitiated." Join Rick for this three hour workshop in which he will explore the tools to use in creating masks and some of the many uses for masks in your image editing workflow. You do not need to have worked with masks before.

This will be a hands-on workshop. Rick states this workshop is the ABC's of masking, which you will learn by doing hands on using your laptop during the workshop. Whether you have a PC or a Mac and whether you use Photoshop or Elements you will know how to do basic masking when you leave the workshop. Some of the items the workshop will cover are: explore the tools to use in creating masks, learn some of the many uses for masks in your image editing workflow, basic brush work and using selections, and several ways to refine the initial mask to achieve the effect you are looking for, techniques shown will apply to both Photoshop and Elements. Notes will be provided in PDF format on the day of the workshop.

Attendees should have a laptop they can bring to the workshop with the post processing program they normally use loaded. This is not a tutorial on how to use either Photoshop or Elements for those who have not used these programs before. Participants should be comfortable in the basic editing workspace of their program and familiar with the use of tools such as the Quick Selection brush, Lasso, and basic Paint brush.

Fee for the workshop

Members Only: $40.00 by check ($42 if paying by PayPal)

The workshop fee is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person. Payment must be made by check or PayPal prior to attendance and no later than January 23, 2021.


To register:

  • No registrations will be accepted at the door. You must preregister and pay.
  • Please use the on line registration link above with PayPal payment option
  • If paying by check, mail your check payable to the Greater Lynn Photographic Association to:

Susan Mosser
173 Central Street
No. Reading, MA 01864

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC



PLEASE WEAR A MASK FOR ANY INTERACTION AT THE CLUB- WHATEVER IT MAY BE AND PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING- Even While Visiting With Friends While Inside The Club. If visiting in the parking lot outside please do it with your masks still on.

If attending a competition, group function or speaker presentation, upon entering the club please go to back hall to use hand sanitizer-(you might also have your temperature taken at that time- then please make your way into the main hall and be seated. The chairs have all been arranged and moved for social distancing and there is a row for family groups of 2 seats side by side.

We of course must request that:

A. If you are feeling ill you do not attend a club function

B. If you have been in contact with anyone who is Covid positive you do not attend

C. If you have been out of state you do not attend until you have completed the 14 day quarantine

D. If you have attended a large group function you do not attend until you have completed the 14 day quarantine








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