Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom tutoring for all levels.
My Photoshop lessons cater to your individual needs and goals, learn Photoshop and Lightroom at your own pace.
I can teach you the the tools, color and tonal correction, layers and layer masks, photo retouching, photo montage, design, image optimization and saving for Print and Web, Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – organizing, labeling, developing, and exporting.
I am available to focus on YOUR specific projects, themes, or goals.
We can focus on:
- Review of the tools
- Color and tonal correction
- Layers and Layer Masks
- Fundamentals of Resolution
- Scanning images
- Photoshop creative montage
- Clipping paths
- Colorizing and duotones
- Type layout and design
- Image optimization and saving for both print and web
- Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge
- Adobe Lightroom – Organizing, labeling, developing, and exporting
To see some of my online tutoring please check out and Subscribe to my Photoshop Tutor and Retoucher channel on YouTube
“Andrew was thorough, didn’t waste any time, and even though I’m a total newbie, he didn’t make me feel like a newbie. He over delivered! 🙂 I’m waiting to implement what I learned, then will come back for more learning!”
“I would like to express my gratitude to Andrew Kavanagh for a great service. I’m a slow leaner when it comes to all the technical learning of digital photo editing. Andrew was extremely patient with me, knowledgeable, professional, and above all very patient. I’m very happy to have found someone like him. I have already recommended him to many of my friends. Thank you for your excellent service.”
“I thought I knew a lot about Photoshop, but this guy knows his stuff. Andrew started teaching me Photoshop and then he retouched and tonal corrected 100s of images for two books I published – The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows: The First 100 Years and Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years.
He has also been helping me archive and organize thousands of photos with Lightroom on an ongoing basis. I highly recommend Andrew.”
Robert S. Anderson
The Beverly Hills Collection – Beverly Hills, CA
“Andrew is a Lightroom and Photoshop power user, runs a great Adobe user group and is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend him for anyone who wants to quickly get up to speed, learn how to create amazing effects and so many so many cool tricks in Lightroom and Photoshop.”
“Andrew was hired by my practice to show us how we can modify the pictures of our practice to give them a realistic idea of what they can expect after their procedure. He did a great job and we will continue to use his services in the future. He is a master Photoshop trainer and retoucher.”
Parsa Mohebi MD
“A wonderful and fantastic hands on teacher! He is so friendly and nice and his Photoshop knowledge is amazing! He’s great!”
“Andrew has the unique ability to teach Photoshop and Lightroom in a way that you can actually remember what he’s taught you and use it practically. I’ve gone to Andrew several times, each for two hour sessions, and have become very proficient at Lightroom and Photoshop. In a short time I’ve mastered all of Lightroom, and am excellent in specific areas of Photoshop. He’s a great guy, and I’d recommend him to anyone who’s serious about learning these complex software programs.”
Brett Froomer – Photographer & Director
“A friend recommended Andrew: l got in touch with him, and we set up a time to do a private tutorial with google+ Hangouts (l’m in NYC, he’s in LA), which worked flawlessly.
Suffice it to say that l couldn’t have been more happy with the lesson: Andrew is a really excellent teacher! A couple of days prior to the lesson, he sent me a couple of .psd files that we’d work with. He guided me through the steps of setting up a new project, getting familiar with the toolbars, resizing the image for differing formats (8.5×11 and 16×20 prints, web posting), important command keys, how to add text on separate layers, how to manipulate the text and the image, saving the document for the different formats…just a ton of really useful information, presented logically.
He answered every question l had, and then some: a couple of times he actually anticipated a question l was going to ask, answering it before l could speak it! The fact that he’s very pleasant and patient certainly doesn’t hurt. His pricing is very fair, and he’s very generous with his time. If you’re looking to learn Photoshop, l don’t see how you could do any better than Andrew.”
“Andrew did a wonderful job of retouching decades of my family photos.
Andrew has also been my Lightroom tutor for a year now. Andrew is patient, focused, and always willing to teach – not just show the process as some others do in their instructing. Each week we focus on advanced format shooting, and then converting them into superior photos using both Photoshop and Lightroom CC. Learning with the RAW format is the way to go. Andrew is a terrific person with class and great knowledge.”
“Andrew is a highly skilled Photoshop teacher/tutor with enormous professional experience and a fabulous light hearted way to show you the ropes, no matter what level you are at. His skill level is astonishing and he is always eager to show you those things that you need to improve your art project. He is always up to date with the latest from Adobe. I have no hesitation to recommend his teaching to anyone.
He is patient and has encyclopedic knowledge of the best imaging software. Highly recommended.”
Devadatta Best – Photographer
“Andrew was one of the very first members of the Los Angeles Photoshop User Group and has very quickly become a KEY member and contributor, distinguished by his enthusiasm, reliability and generosity. As a working Photoshop professional, Andrew has offered our fellow members several training sessions, which were very well received. His training style is professional, thorough and patient. He truly cares about the students learning and understanding.
His knowledge of Photoshop is very deep and extensive, and his passion for teaching shows in the quality of instruction he has delivered to us. The Los Angeles Photoshop User Group is really very fortunate to have Andrew as a member and he is one of the major reasons for our ongoing success.”
Christian Gaspar, Organizer – Los Angeles Photoshop User Group
“Andrew really is a wonderful artist! And his desire to help others learn and grow in their own artistic endeavors goes above and beyond. He really puts his heart and soul into helping others learn to use Photoshop and Lightroom, so they can follow their own creative paths.”
Kathy Carson Newman
“Andrew has deep knowledge and understanding of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He intuitively understands the conceptual difficulties you are having and provides a logical explanation. That is a rare and impressive talent. He has helped both as an on site tutor and remotely by telephone. He also is a nice guy. What a great combination. I recommend him without reservation for any issues in using these programs.”
Vincent Fennell, MD
“Andrew is a Photoshop expert. His many years with the program have built strong design skills, knowledge of technical aspects, and overall familiarity with preparing files for print or web. He is extremely kind and patient to boot.”
“Andrew is patient, kind, and warm spirited. He will encourage you, rather than coax you on. His supportive demeanor and sense of humor allow working with him to be a true pleasure. I have been able to express my creativity in Photoshop and InDesign with his guidance. In the few months that I have known Andrew, I have accomplished a great deal. I encourage anyone seeking Photoshop help to contact him without hesitation.”
“I’m a wedding photographer and fine art photographer. I needed some basic Photoshop tutorials which involved getting comfortable with the tools, retouching, running actions, and working back and forth with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Basically, Andrew had me going in two sessions. I’d recommend him to anyone looking to get serious about learning Photoshop. He has a nice comfortable demeanor, and each session was focused and productive.”
Eric Vizents – Photographer
“Had a really Good experience with Andrew. He took the time to explain every single thing to me and was really concerned! I recommend him to everyone.”
“Andrew was really great at addressing all my concerns and answering my questions – he is very polite, professional, knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable to ask even the silliest of questions. A great teacher!”
“Andrew was literally a lifesaver when I had a big deadline for a show of photo prints. He did a brilliant job with retouching and color correction, got it done in a flash. He gave me valuable feedback and I learned a lot from observing his work. He is also a wonderful, talented artist in his own right.”
“Andrew really knows the software and how to teach it. He taught me how to use Adobe Lightroom. Now I use it all the time. It’s the most important piece of software in my arsenal. Of course, he’s also a Photoshop expert and is always sending me info on shortcuts, updates, and “tricks & tips”. Andrew’s the best. He’s knowledgeable, thorough, punctual, and jovial. It’s always fun to take lessons with Andrew!”
Victor Moreno – Photographer
“Andrew has been a great help with various Photoshop projects like scanning, retouching, color correction and photo compositing. And he has a lot of patience as my tutor!”
Juan Carlos Espinoza
“Andrew taught me how to use Photoshop! He was a great help!”
“Andrew is gifted and knows all things Photoshop! He recently rescued an event where I needed some graphic work done the day before the event. His level of expertise and patience was exceptional. He was hands on throughout the process, accessible and he assured me that he could bring the concept into fruition. I would certainly use him again and would refer him to anyone who wants an expert on their project.”
“I give Andrew 5 stars! Andrew was very patient, knew the material, answered all my questions, and let me set the pace. I learned the skills that I needed for my business. Money very well spent.”
“I’ve always wanted to learn Photoshop but never had the patience to do it on my own. Andrew has made it easy to understand and fun to learn. He has a wealth of experience with the program and there are no questions he cannot answer. I highly recommend his services.”
“If you’re looking for a Photoshop, Lightroom, photo editing tutor, you can stop looking. Andrew is the perfect tutor in so many ways: impeccably professional, incredibly knowledgeable, patient, appropriately-priced, and importantly, in a huge city like LA, safe to do business with.
I’m a professional living in Los Angeles, went online to find a tutor for Adobe Photoshop, and feel very fortunate to have found Andrew Kavanagh. I’m an advanced-amateur photographer that has used Photoshop CS5 tutors before, and also professional photographers for tutoring, and so I’m an informed user of these services. Andrew is quite simply…the best!!! My only regret is that I didn’t discover and use his services earlier. Give him a try – I’m very happy I did.”
“Andrew is such a fantastic resource…while I live in Rochester NY and Andrew is based in Los Angeles, we’re still able to work together using cloud based services like Dropbox. Andrew’s retouching on my latest project allowed me to bring in some images that had been damaged by the ravages of time. I look forward to working with Andrew again in the future & recommend him highly!”
“During the past 6-months I have found Andrew to be a skilled, patient and effective tutor for me in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop! Andrew does and excellent job of ensuring his students have a strong/broad foundation of understanding of the tools, capabilities and workflow of various software tools– so his students can effectively use those skills going forward to expand their competency, success and enjoyment with digital photography.”
“Andrew knows everything there is to know about Lightroom and Photoshop. I contacted him to help me with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and he did just that. He was very patient and lets you work “hands on”, so that it is easier to learn which is what I prefer. I am totally contacting him again when it is time to learn Photoshop in depth! Thanks again Andrew!”
“I had a specific tool I wanted to learn to use on Photoshop, and though nothing is as simple as just learning about one tool when you don’t know the program, Andrew walked me through it and was patient, knowledgeable and thorough. Thank you Andrew!”
“Andrew is an excellent tutor. He is teaching me the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Soft-spoken, knowledgeable, gracious, he explains things clearly and repeats patiently when I don’t grasp something the first time. Andrew is methodical, lays things out simply, and takes it one step at a time. He is better than an AAA Triptik. He is also punctual, something I much appreciate!”
S. Korr, M.D.
“I started taking Photoshop lessons from Andrew this past month. When it comes to Lightroom I can not image a person as knowledgeable or as skilled as Andrew. He has complete command of the program and makes it so easy to understand. Patience is his ultimate virtue
and that really makes the learning process quite enjoyable.”
“Andrew is an excellent teacher of Photoshop and Lightroom. Not only that, but he is exceedingly patient (which is really good if you are tech – challenged) He is attentive and intuitive and, somehow, he is able to make the most complicated Photoshop operations & techniques clear and simple. Additionally, he is reliable, flexible and punctual and, most importantly, he is fun to be with!”
“Andrew Kavanagh has been my Photoshop and Lightroom teacher for several years. He is an extremely talented artist, a capable and experienced teacher and a true gentleman. He is able and qualified to teach from the most basic to the most complex areas of Photoshop and Lightroom to his students regardless of their backgrounds. He custom designs his lessons to the learning capability of his students.
Being a teacher for many years, I feel qualified to grade people. I feel no hesitation to give Andrew an A+, and I highly recommend him to anybody who is interested in learning Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom in a systematic and proper way.”
Dr. Parviz Azar-Mehr DMD, Prosthodontist and Professor of Clinical Dentistry at USC School of Dentistry
“For many years, Andrew has created exceptional designs and presentations in a variety of traditional and new media for ShowsToYou.com. I continue to work with Andrew because he is totally professional and responsive to my ideas.
“Andrew is a phenomenal Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite tutor. I have been working with him since October 2007 and my proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite has increased dramatically.
Andrew prepares detailed, concise and easy to follow lesson plans based upon questions that I email him in advance, or projectsthat I propose we work on. In addition to helping me with my requests, he also brings his own ideas and guides me in the direction that he feels will be most beneficial to me, as I learn the intricacies and functionality of the Adobe Creative Suite.
Andrew is creative, easy going, extremely professional, always punctual and goes above and beyond the parameters of average tutoring. He is always available if I need a little extra help, or if I have any questions after a lesson.
He is extremely knowledgeable and has taught me everything from the fastest way to get something done (Hello keyboard shortcuts and action commands!) to the most professional and appropriate ways to create and prepare files for sharing, printing, and for use on the web, etc. (Layers and color profiles!)
An added bonus is his depth of knowledge and understanding of the Apple platform. I have learned more about using my Mac efficiently and effectively than I ever thought possible – a fabulous extra from his Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop lessons! I highly recommend Andrew and have enjoyed working with him immensely.”
“I have lots of good things to say about Andrew. Friendly, funny, helpful, conscientious, and always well prepared when teaching. Andrew also brings a wealth of technical knowledge with him that he is more than willing to share with a knowledge hungry student or an aspiring peer. His tutorials are step by step with great flow, where any complex technique become so easy to use. If you need help with something, Andrew will help you times ten. I can recommend Andrew to anyone without reservation who needs a great and knowledgeable Photoshop tutor who is always available to help at any level.”