Photoshop Workshop Coming up August 12!

Hannah West Design logoHaving trouble preparing images of your art for submission to art shows & print media?  Artist Norm Rossignol told me about some challenges he’d been having, and after we got that all worked out, he suggested that I offer another workshop as there are still many artists in the Rogue Valley having problems editing their images effectively. I agreed, and we decided on a maximum of 10 participants. I will do my best to accommodate any overflow; if very many more than 10 people desire to register, I’ll add a second date.

Let me show you how to adjust your photos in Photoshop/Elements so you can submit images that show your art at its best! Understanding web vs. print resolution and how to change them, resizing and changing canvas size as opposed to image size, metadata and more… There will be plenty of helpful information for everyone. If you want to do some practicing as I demonstrate, bring your laptop, but you can still take notes that will help you when you get home to your PC.

Please plan to join me on Monday, August 12 from 1-3pm

Fee: $35 per participant

Location: Hannah West Design, LLC, Jacksonville

No prior experience required, but it will be most helpful if you do know how to find, open and find your way around Photoshop or Photoshop Elements without too much assistance.

For more info & to register, contact Hannah at 541.899.2012 or or Norm Rossignol at My availability will be limited now through July 31, and I will be out of my office from August 1 through 4. If you can’t reach me, please contact Norm.


Workshop Update – Week One Feedback

Hannah West Design logoThe first few workshops in my new roster (image editing & working with WordPress, both for beginners) have gone sooo well this week! I’m getting great feedback on the quantity of information I’m offering, patient and effective instruction, value of the information presented for the price, and even my teaching style. It’s so rewarding to see artists move from apprehension and self-doubt to having fun using their newly acquired skills so quickly, and I’m proud of the progress last week’s participants have already made.  Check out my calendar for current workshop dates and, whether you plan to DIY or need to feel more confident when dealing with your own webmaster, let me help you take control of your online presence!

By request of two of last week’s participants, I’m announcing that the Image Editing Practice Session for Beginners has been extended  to include two dates each month indefinitely, on Thursdays from 10am – 12:30pm. Those who need help with their image editing skills can drop in for a practice session whenever they can, or join the two current participants for a weekly session where supervised practice will hone your skills and help commit them to memory. I will be happy to add an additional ongoing practice session where you can bring your questions, learn more, and practice your image editing skills with me there to help you on a different day/time, as I’ve heard from several artists who can’t make it on a Thursday.

Please email me or use Doodle to request a new date and/or time and I’ll add it to my calendar.

Image Editing Software from Adobe and Corel

I have affiliate relationships with both Adobe and Corel, which I initiated simply to make a few bucks if anyone who would like to attend a workshop wants to purchase the image editing software they need. Most are inexpensive, but there are premium selections here too. Some are for downloadable versions of the software, some are in the box; follow the links to the company website to order them in the version you prefer.

Photoshop Full Version  $699.00
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop Elements Full Version $99.99

Photoshop Elements-Full

Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate Download $69.99
PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate

Corel PaintShop Pro X5 download $59.99
PaintShop Pro X5

Adobe Special Offers page:


Image Editing for Artists Workshop Deadline Approaching

Though many of you may have seen posts or heard about the workshops I’m teaching through the Rogue Gallery & Art Center later this month, you may not have registered yet. If you were thinking about attending, please register today! The Social Networking to Promote Your Art workshop we had planned for March 10 has been cancelled because too many artists figured they’d wait til the last minute. Now that minute has come and gone, so don’t miss this one! To register, contact Education Director Brooke Nuckles-Gentekos at 541.772.8118 x 301 or

I’ll present Image Editing in Photoshop for Artists on Saturday, March 16. The beginning class starts at 10:30am and ends at noon, intermediate begins at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm. We’ll meet in the Computer Lab (Room 108) at RCC, where there are a number of computers we can use if you don’t have a laptop. They have Photoshop installed, so you’ll have everything you need for hands-on practice of the image editing tasks you’ll learn. Except the images! Please bring images of your art you’d like to work with on a thumb drive or CD-RW (so you can re-burn the disc with your edited images).

We will go step by step through a number of common editing tasks artist need to know how to do when preparing their images for the web and to submit to festivals and art shows, some of which are frequently done incorrectly and others that are hard to figure out how to do. Come with a list of questions, art images with problems you can’t figure out how to fix and specific things you’d like to learn so I can tailor the presentation to your current needs.


Home Page Update for London Hummingbird Arts

Though Janet has boldly updated various parts of numerous times, her site’s home page remained unchanged since its launch early in 2008. During this time she has done many creative experiments with her art and her workshops, growing and learning in the process, and recently decided that the Luminous Mandala workshops she facilitates with friend and colleague Diane Tibbitts have so outshined the others she has done that she wanted to showcase them and the path she took to reach them on her landing page. The luminous mandalas she and her students create are beautiful, and the success of the therapeutic healing work that accompanies the art is far beyond what she has seen with other techniques. Have a look and enjoy reading the outline of her wonderful journey!

Tree Mandala by Janet London
Tree Mandala by Janet London