Learn to Use Curves Photoshop Workshop

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Curves is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. In this class, you will learn how to apply curves to beautifully adjust your images. From adding contrast and depth to brightening and darkening, curves can be the best tool to use in editing your images.


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5.00 out of 5
(23 customer reviews)


Product Description


Topics instructor Erin Peloquin will cover in this class include: how to apply curves as adjustment layers, how to stack multiple curves layers over each other, and how to apply curves to the entire photo or just a few spot areas.

We will provide notes for you to refer back to after class.

The class is taught using remote desktop sharing. So, you can see exactly what Erin does on her computer screen at every step and hear her voice over the phone or speaker as she teachers. During the curves class Erin will apply curves to participants’ actual photos for real-life examples.

This workshop is a great addition to other MCP group classes. The cost is $79.95 per person for a 1.5 hour live group training session. Once purchased, there are no refunds. Please see the Workshop FAQs and Terms of Service for training details, cancellation policies, and how remote desktop sharing works. Also note that classes have a minimum of 8 participants, and a maximum of 15. Once a class fills, Erin will take it off the class calendar and registration will be closed.


Our online workshops are taught using Go To Meeting software. There is no additional charge for you to use this program. You will need a telephone (normal long distance rates apply) or a microphone/speakers where you can listen and interact with the class. If you have speakers but no microphone, you will only be able to listen, and can use the chat window to ask questions. Visit to learn the Internet and system requirements.


- Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC

– Basic understanding of the layout and main tools in Photoshop

23 reviews for Learn to Use Curves Photoshop Workshop

  1. Kathy
    5 out of 5

    Curves class rocks!!! Must do for newbie or seasoned photographer!!!
    This class helped me really understand what I was doing when I messed with curves!!! It also helped me book 3 shoots from posting 1 pic!!! Thanks Jodi!!! (Posted on 4/23/12)

  2. Treasure
    5 out of 5

    Must Have Class
    Wow! This curves class explains sooo much! It is well worth the time & money! If you are new to Photoshop, photography, etc. You need this class! Thanks! (Posted on 7/1/11)

  3. Ann
    5 out of 5

    So worthwhile!
    With the knowledge and techniques I learned in Jodi’s curves class, I can finally make my photos look the way I intended, even if I’ve screwed up the exposure. I learned more about masking, curves and selectively applying adjustments in 90 minutes with Jodi than I did in a week-long $500 Photoshop class at the local creative college. Highly recommend! (Posted on 5/2/11)

  4. Linda
    5 out of 5

    Excellent class!
    Jodi is a fabulous teacher. She did not hesitate to answer any questions and gave very clear instructions and advice on using curves. I’d always gotten frustrated in the past using curves mainly because I didn’t know what I was doing. Jodi does a great job of breaking it all down in an easy to understand, easy to follow course. I feel far more knowledgeable and confident to play around on my own. I look forward to taking another class from Jodi and highly recommend this class. (Posted on 10/22/10)

  5. Jackie
    5 out of 5

    I absolutely loved this class! I went in with a basic understanding of curves, but was never happy using it- most was trial and error. After Jodi breaks it all down for you, it’s so easy to understand! I am now confident using curves adjustments. I was also left with a new enthusiasm for editing my photos once again. It was great to work on “real” images by the members of the class. Well worth my time! (Posted on 9/24/10)

  6. Mandy
    5 out of 5

    Full of Information
    I hope that the information I learned in this class will speed up my workflow now that I am not guessing about how to manipulate a curve adjustment! I used to do everything trial and error and hope to get lucky. Now, I feel more confident in my abilities. Jodi is a great teacher and takes time to answer any questions.

    (Posted on 8/17/10)

  7. Stephenie
    5 out of 5

    I never knew the power of curves!
    Not until I took this class. I “played” with curves but never really knew what I was doing to my picture nor did I understand how moving my curve a certain way would affect my picture. She explains how adding a curves layer can take your picture to the next level and how to accomplish that. It was helpful to see how she applies what she is teaching on student provided pictures. Excellent teacher, excellent class. I would recommend this to anyone wanting that wow factor to their pictures! (Posted on 7/21/10)

  8. Julie Martin
    5 out of 5

    BEST way to learn CURVES
    An ENTIRE new world opens up to you with photo editing when you understand curves. As a “visual learner”, I found learning curves really easy to understand, as you see Jodi edit images LIVE and she walks you through it step-by-step. As a NON-professional photographer, I found this to be really helpful in working with my photos. If you are a PRO…this is a MUST, but even if you aren’t a pro……you will see your images instantly improve by working with curves! (Posted on 7/3/10)

  9. Kim Skavnak
    5 out of 5

    Curves power
    If you want to do one thing to really make a difference in your photos….the answer is learn curves!!! Jodi spends the entire class going over the power of curves! It is amazing what you can do to your photos. You will love every minute of this class. (Posted on 6/14/10)

  10. Colleen
    5 out of 5

    Great workshop!
    If you don’t know how to use curves in PS, this workshop is a must! Jodi has such a great, easy teaching style, and she provides invaluable info. (Posted on 5/13/10)

  11. Sabrina
    5 out of 5

    Excellent workshop
    I had been trying to work more with Curves after reading a bit but was not terribly happy with the results. In just an hour and a half, I learned a ton about curves, masking, and much, much more. The format of the workshop is perfect, and I am looking forward to the next class! (Posted on 4/17/10)

  12. Sam
    5 out of 5

    Totally worth it!
    I finally understand how curves work and I couldn’t be happier! Jodi explains things clearly and with such enthusiasm that the time just flew by. I’m so glad I took the plunge and decided to do this that I’ll be doing the more of Jodi’s classes in the future! (Posted on 3/15/10)

  13. Silvina
    5 out of 5

    Great workshop
    Everyone who wishes to learn how to edit in photoshop should take this workshop. It is invaluable material and gives you the foundation for a lot of different editing techniques. I couldn’t recommend it more!!! (Posted on 1/25/10)

  14. Brad Jolly
    5 out of 5

    Your class was very easy to follow.
    The All About Curves workshop was the best $ for training I could have imagined.

    It helped me understand how to use the curves adjustment layer in my editing and techniques for using layer masks.

    Your class was very easy to follow and you did a great job of making sure everyone had their questions answered. I had a great time and look forward to taking additional workshop classes. (Posted on 12/8/09)

  15. Patti Martin
    5 out of 5

    Well worth the price of admission.
    I have had the great pleasure of attending Jodi’s Curves workshop. She uses the workshop attendees own photos to demonstrate using curves to take your photos to WOW! Well worth the price of admission. (Posted on 12/5/09)

  16. Michele Abel
    5 out of 5

    This class has changed my post-processing life.
    This class has changed my post-processing life. I can fix almost any problem just with the information I gained in this class! (Posted on 11/25/09)

  17. Sandy Sallin
    5 out of 5

    I finally “get it.”
    I’m new at photoshop. I took Jodi’s Curves training class. In an hour and a half I “got it.” She is an excellent teacher and I plan to take more of her training classes.

    Prior to her class I read a very long chapter on Curves and at the end didn’t understand a thing. Jodi makes it clear and accessible.
    (Posted on 11/24/09)

  18. Keri Schimpf
    5 out of 5

    It’s the best hour I spent all week.
    Jodi is amazing! I took the curves workshop and I FINALLY feel like I GET something!!! She is so sweet and so patient and explains things so that everyone can understand it!

    She’s happy to go back and repeat steps to be sure you understand what she is teaching. I HIGHLY recommend this online workshop – I can’t wait to take the second one!! It’s the best hour I spent all week! (Posted on 11/23/09)

  19. Kara
    5 out of 5

    I found the class to be very organized and well run.
    I recently participated in MCP’s Understanding Curves Workshop. Jodi is a great teacher – very informative and patient.

    The workshop was very easy to follow and understand. Jodi worked very hard to use our own submitted photos to demonstrate her curves skills on. This was very important to me because it is so nice to see your own work through others eyes.

    I found the class to be very organized and well run. Definitely worth the money! I also appreciate that she took the time to show us little “tricks” non related to curves. That was greatly appreciated. I will certainly keep my eye on future workshops that MCP offers! (Posted on 11/23/09)

  20. Lori M.
    5 out of 5

    I’m much more comfortable working in curves than ever before
    Everything Jodi puts together is absolutely top notch! Her actions are incredible!

    The blog-it board actions are definitely a favorite! I used them very often.

    I just recently had the opportunity to participate in her curves and color fixing online classes. They are worth every penny! I learned so much and now can say I’m much more comfortable working in curves than ever before. I can’t wait to see what comes next! (Posted on 11/23/09)

  21. Charlene
    5 out of 5

    The information has been invaluable.
    I have taken several MCP online workshops during the past year, curves, color correction, and most recently the card workshop. I just wanted to let you know I have gained so much knowledge over the course of these workshops. I have not only learned tons of bonus tips and tricks while taking the workshops but the information covered in the workshops has been invaluable.

    The format of the workshops works great for my family. I don’t have to go anywhere and can ask as many questions as I need to. Thanks Jodi for the great workshops!

    Charlene (Posted on 11/23/09)

  22. Jennifer
    5 out of 5

    These classes are amazing.
    However, in addition to the awesome actions, I have just taken Jodi’s color class and curves class.

    During this slow season for me, I have decided to devote myself to learning – reading, and taking classes.

    I am MORE than thrilled to have decided to take Jodi’s class. While I was “worried” about the money spent (as a single mom and in today’s world who is not), I felt I would benefit from these classes – from the minute I entered Jodi’s curves class yesterday I was THRILLED with my decision.

    She’s an amazing teacher, so friendly and personable, never talking down to her students and NEVER assuming you know something. She is sweet and kind but to the point – showing you exactly what is what, and showing you tricks along the way.

    Both classes were/are amazing, It’s 11 PM and I am still reeling from the the colors class – last night I had dreams about the curves class and practicing what she told us about.

    Both of these 2 classes really are amazing, and have helped me learn so much about not only curves and color but also touching on masking, and RAW editing as well.

    I am so happy I decided on Jodi’s classes and I know my clients will be happier as well!

    (Posted on 11/23/09)

  23. Ashley
    5 out of 5

    Better than amy other photoshop course I have taken.
    Worth every single penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Better than any other photoshop course I have taken. Jodi is awesome and her knowledge is priceless!
    (Posted on 11/23/09)

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