Kevan P - tutor  

Kevan P
Tutor in Euston, North West London

£35.00 per hour

(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)
Russell GroupDegree

About Kevan

A senior graphic artist, Photoshop editor and compositor

I over 20 years professional use of Photoshop up to an including the latest version. And I have taught several people Photoshop including an artist and his wife and a junior designer in her first job and three others at Tresor Paris.

My experience includes:

What is Photoshop.
The new file dialog.
File types.
Opening an existing file
Workspaces - the standard ones and custom workspaces
Pallets - what they do and importance in workflow
Tools including keyboard short cuts and the tool options bar
The dock
Channels and Curves - the importance of. I have extensive knowledge of curves.s
Selections - the most fundamental use of Photoshop
Layers, layer masks and adjustment layers - non-destructive editing - and layer effects
Smart Objects and Smart filters - non-destructive filter use

Non-destructive working essentially means changing the appearance of pixels instead of changing the actual pixels

Content aware fill and its limitations

General Photoshop keyboard short cuts

Photoshops’s palette system

File types and what they are for Including modes and bit depth as well the actual type: web vs print.

Colour spaces and why they are important.

Colour Management - essential for accurate colour work. Web and print require different approaches and profiles

Transparency including: complex clipping paths, quick mask, detailed masking, alpha channels, clipping groups and select and mask ( formerly refine edge)

Photoshop’s vector system. The pen tool in depth.

Luminosity masking for contrast and other uses

Dodging and Burning to clear up gradients and discolouration

Various methods for “airbrushing”

Cloning, healing brush, the patch and spot healing tools

Sharpening (high pass filter, unsharp mask and smart sharpening)

Colour correction using curves and levels, hue and saturation and colour balance adjustment layers.

Liquify, puppet warp and the transform tools.

The type tool.

Blending modes; importance of and short cuts

Layer Blending Options and Blend if and master blending options

Channel management (Split and Merge Channels)

Compositing including perspective analysis and colour matching using curves and blending modes

Median/average blending (and drawbacks

Frequency Separation



Video editing, creating slide shows, motion gifs and cinematographs

Texture creation

Panorama creation - manually or automatic

Brush and action creation including batch operations


General skills

Mentoring juniors

Team management

Production management

Project management

Problem solving

First aid


Clean driving license

Hourly rate: £35.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
Your first lesson is protected by our Money Back Guarantee
Lesson cancellation: at least 24 hours notice required

Reviews and References

(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)

photoshop skills

Written by Des B
I have been an amateur photographer for a number of years, and after becoming proficient with my camera I approached Kevan and asked for his assistance on getting to grips with Photoshop. Kevan proved to be an excellent teacher and was able to explain the most difficult of tasks in an easy to understand way. He showed great patience at all times and I can easly say that my editing skills have increased greatly thanks to Kevan.
Adobe Photoshop
since taking lessons from Kevan I have gained the confidence to take on paid photo assignments and I am considering taking up photography as a full time career.

Photoshop - simply explained

Written by Nick C
Photoshop is a complex piece of software - so thank goodness for Kevan who was able to break it all down into easily understandable sections. His knowhow and and abilty to explain it in a way that makes sense is a benefit to anyone wishing to take their Photoshop skills to the next level.
Adobe Photoshop
Invaluable image retouching skills gained and learnt some top Photoshop secrets along the way!

Excellent Photoshop Intruction

Written by Will H
Kevin is a brilliant Photoshop tutor. His knowledge of the software and process used to get the most out of the package is second-t0-none (what he doesn't know about this package, is probably not worth knowing!). In a very short period of time he explained to me about transparency, curves and median blending - all of which i use very frequently now. He has a brilliant way of explaining the technology and processes and can show you how to achieve any particular visual effect by numerous examples.
Adobe Photoshop
I learnt so much, in most of the meetings / Q & A sessions I've had with him. Highly recommended Photoshop tutor / expert.

Education and Qualifications


Graphic Design and Photography
University College London



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