Private Workshop: Photoshop Mentoring

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


There are more than a million tasks to perform on Photoshop. Having trouble just doing a few of those simple workflow steps? Spending way too much time trying to figure it all out? Private mentoring is customized to your needs. We can discuss everything from photography to Photoshop, as I help you get the best pictures possible.


Erin or Jodi will be in touch to schedule your workshop.


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Even books and videos can be confusing and make things more complicated. If you’re looking for an easy, inviting way to learn about Photoshop, the one-on-one mentoring is for you! One-on-one Photoshop training allows you to learn and work at your own pace and skill level. Jodi will discuss topics of your choice and give you the opportunity to ask whatever questions you’d like addressed.  This is not a formal class with a curriculum.  For that style of learning, please see my “Group Workshops.”

You will leave feeling more confident in the Photoshop program and with a plan on how you can best use it to enhance your already beautiful photography. Since private workshops are purchased by the hour, Jodi can work with you to estimate whether you need just one hour or a few to cover the topics and issues you’d like her to teach.

The actual session is conducted through remote desktop sharing. In other words, you can watch what Jodi or Erin is doing on screen as either one teaches. That way, you are not only hearing what you are supposed to do in Photoshop, but you are actually seeing her go through all the steps too! Please contact Jodi prior to purchasing to schedule your appointment. Currently, private classes are held weekdays between 9am to 4pm eastern time. Prices are per hour.

She also asks that you create a list of specific goals so she can develop a customized training plan just for you! Classes are taught using CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC, however if you prefer, Jodi or Erin can screen share your computer so that you can work off your software version. For additional information, please visit the Workshop FAQ page and Terms of Service for training and cancellation policies.

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.

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Here are some of the many topics I can cover:

– Basic Mentoring: How to use layers, layer order and adjustment layers to global edit photos; how to brighten, darken, and add contrast to photos. For a full look at Beginner’s Photoshop, please take my “Beginner’s Bootcamp” group class.

– Intermediate Mentoring: How to use layer masks to target edit photos; how to defog, sharpen, and achieve crisper photos; how to use blending modes; an overview on levels, curves, hue/saturation, channel mixers, and other adjustment layers (for in depth teaching of these areas you will need to attend a group workshop such as the All About Curves Workshop or Color Crazy Workshop).

– Portrait Retouching: How to minimize wrinkles, lighten dark circles under eyes, make blemishes vanish, smooth skin, add digital make-up (for skin tone correction and color correction, please take my Color Fixing Group Workshop)

– Finishing Touches: How to create borders and frames, collages and montages, storyboards, templates; how to create and use a watermark; how to use the brush tool, patterns, and the text tool

7 reviews for Private Workshop: Photoshop Mentoring

  1. 5 out of 5


    worth even more than it cost
    Jodi is an amazing person. She knows exactly what she is doing. I have trained with someone for almost 1 yr, and i learned more from her in 2 hours then i did in 5 months. if you dont understand something she can explain in a way that you deal with on a daily basis, in your terms. I didn’t feel like I was talking to the owner of MCP. I felt like i was talking to my friend. I would love to meet her in person…She is down to earth, and I love the things that she is doing with these actions! She is truly an amazing person and i would highly recommend anyone to take her class!!! thank you jodi for all of your help and i will be having more sessions with you. One last thing, it seems like a lot of money but it so worth it, and for the information she gives, it is well worth more then what she charges..Definitely worth every dollar!!! (Posted on 3/2/13)

  2. 5 out of 5


    Jodi gave me simple tricks and tips that I use regularly!
    I’ve had two phone consultations with Jodi and thought both were worth every cent. The first was a one-on-one. I had specific questions and she had quick and easy answers for all of them. And since most of my issues were about skin tone, she suggested I take the group class. That one was amazing. The simplest tweaks, and my images looked so much better! I loved the group environment because other people will had different questions. I’ve taken PS classes in the past and started using the software over 10 years ago, so I’m no novice, but they keep changing things and adding new options, so it’s hard to keep up with everything. Jodi explained things to complete newcomers with such simplicity that the people who didn’t have a lot of PS experience were able to understand her easily.

    I actually came here today to see about hiring her again, so I can learn even more. 😉 (Posted on 8/27/10)

  3. 5 out of 5


    Best photoshop training
    Jodi is extremely knowledgeable and conveys the information in a very easy to understand manner. I’ve taken a couple of her one-on-one training sessions and it was most definitely money well spent. (Posted on 1/25/10)

  4. 5 out of 5


    My editing has improved tenfold.
    I am a new photographer & my photoshop skill level is a little above a beginner. I had a two hour training session with Jodi & purchased the Portrait Package actions & I have seen my editing improve tenfold!

    I LOVE the actions & am extremely happy with the results that I am able to get with the actions! I highly recommend Jodi’s actions as well as training if you just need a boost in your photoshop skills! I’m definitely going to purchase MORE actions! Thank you, Jodi! (Posted on 11/23/09)

  5. 5 out of 5


    It was worth every penny.
    I purchased a photoshop and actions training with Jodi and had my session today. All I can say is WOW!!

    She was so good at explaining everything and really wanted to make sure I understood how things worked. I feel like I can move through photoshop much faster with the tricks she showed me today.

    I also have to comment on her actions, they are AMAZING!! They are by far the best tool I have purchased to date. If you get a chance to purchase a training with Jodi, DO IT! It was worth every penny. (Posted on 11/23/09)

  6. 5 out of 5


    Anyone with any level of experience can benefit.
    As a photographer who was just starting out, I did some one on one tutoring with Jodi.

    She was so patient and helpful in explaining things from the very basic to the more advanced. Her training classes were incredibly helpful that anyone with any level of experience can benefit. After our six week session finished up, I bought MCP’s Complete Workflow Action pack and the Magic Skin set.

    What great tools to have when you are ready to edit any picture. I highly recommend both her training sessions and her actions. I am still learning something new every day and thank her for getting me started. (Posted on 11/23/09)

  7. 5 out of 5


    I learned more in this 2 hours than I did in an 8 week Photoshop Class.
    Not only are the MCP actions awesome, but Jodi does an amazing job training in photoshop!

    Before hearing about MCP, I had taken an 8 week intro to photoshop and I can honestly say that I learned MORE from a 2 hour one on one session with Jodi than I did in the 8 week course! I highly recommend the training! It has advanced my ability and my photography business immensely! (Posted on 11/23/09)

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