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Learn High-end Retouching with Pratik Naik at überlin!

by Zoë Noble

Pratik Naik High End Retouching Workshop

I’ve been a massive fan of Pratik Naik for years. One of the best high-end retouchers working today, he’s been instrumental in my development and an inspiration for the kind of sleek-yet-natural aesthetic I aspire to. That’s why we’re really excited to announce that Pratik will be leading a one-day retouching workshop in our überlin photo studio.

During this workshop, which will focus on high-end beauty and fashion retouching, Pratik will share his workflow, techniques and the basis for his aesthetic decisions. The event will develop across one intense day of work and will showcase Pratik’s tricks for optimising the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or higher). If you can’t make it to the workshop, but you want to meet other retouchers and photographers, Pratik and I will be hosting a meetup on the following day (details TBC).

Click through for all the details about the Pratik Naik High End Retouching Workshop, hosted by überlin. As readers of ours, you get a super special deal – use the offer code uberlin2015 on checkout to get 15% off the regular ticket price.

Looking forward to meeting you, and learning some advanced retouching skills! (nerd alert)

Workshop: Introduction to InDesign

by James Glazebrook

We are no longer running these workshops! If you’re interested in learning Adobe software, reach out to our teacher Ray Mann, who may be able to give you some one-on-one tuition.

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If you’re involved in laying out content for print, web or mobile, there’s a good chance you need some basic InDesign skills. Join us for a focused workshop series in which you will learn the fundamentals of managing type and vector graphics, and the groundwork for creating and laying out single- and multiple-page documents.

Ideal for beginners and anyone who manages creatives, we start with the basics, explaining the technical aspects of the software, and introducing design practices and principles to guide professional and artistic work. Please bring your own computer with InDesign software already installed. You can download a free trial version here.

About the teacher: Ray Wassef is a Berlin-based designer who has taught Visual Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, from which he graduated with First Class Honours. Since 2003, Ray has lectured and tutored in subjects including typography, motion graphics, Abode Creative Suite, WordPress and sequence & narrative.

About the course: InDesign 101 is taught in four 2 hour sessions, which we’ve broken down into two parts. You can sign up for both parts – and get a discount – or pick whichever part is most relevant to your needs.

Part 1: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th and 12th
You’ll learn: about document setup (including margins and columns, and working with pages palette), character and paragraph tools (with a crash course in typographic theory), and placing and editing images.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

Part 2: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: about multiple-page layout management, including swatches, paragraph styles, character styles, and master pages.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

The full course: four Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: everything outlined above!
You’ll pay: €120 €100 (plus VAT)

We have a total of 8 places on this course, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested. To register, drop us an email at contact at uberlin dot co.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Workshop: Photoshop 101

by James Glazebrook

We are no longer running these workshops! If you’re interested in learning Adobe software, reach out to our teacher Ray Mann, who may be able to give you some one-on-one tuition.

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If you’re a blogger, photographer, or work in another creative field, there’s a good chance you need some basic Photoshop skills. Join us for a focused workshop series in which you will learn the fundamentals of outputting images for print and screen, and the groundwork for digital image manipulation, layers and basic photo retouching tools.

Ideal for beginners and anyone who manages creatives, we start with the basics, explaining the technical aspects of the software, and introducing design practices and principles to guide professional and artistic work. Please bring your own computer with Photoshop software already installed. You can download a free trial version here.

About the teacher: Ray Wassef is a Berlin-based designer who has taught Visual Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, from which he graduated with First Class Honours. Since 2003, Ray has lectured and tutored in subjects including typography, motion graphics, Abode Creative Suite, WordPress and sequence & narrative.

About the course: Photoshop 101 is taught in four 2 hour sessions, which we’ve broken down into two parts. You can sign up for both parts – and get a discount – or pick whichever part is most relevant to your needs.

Part 1: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th and 12th
You’ll learn: about digital image management and basic workflow, Print vs. Web, editing and painting tools, adjustments, image size and resolution.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

Part 2: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: techniques for digital image manipulation, including adjustment layers, masks, and basic photo retouching tools.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

The full course: four Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: everything outlined above!
You’ll pay: €120 €100 (plus VAT)

We have a total of 8 places on this course, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested. To register, drop us an email at contact at uberlin dot co.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Survey: what workshops would you like to see?

by James Glazebrook

Following the success of our first workshops, “How to Become a Freelancer in Berlin”, we’re keen to host more educational/training events in our space. If you could take a couple of minutes out of your day to let us know what you’d like to learn about, that will help us provide workshops that people really want. Thanks – we really appreciate it!

Create your own user feedback survey

Workshop: How to Become a Freelancer in Berlin

by James Glazebrook

We are no longer running these workshops! If you’re interested in getting advice on setting yourself up as a freelancer, finding a job or a flat, or learning German, contact our training providers, Expath.

How to become a freelance in Berlin

Since moving to Berlin, we’ve learned the hard way how to set ourselves up as freelancers in Germany. Every time we tried to decipher another letter written in Deutsch officialese, navigate the corridors of one more Amt, or (shudder!) do our taxes, we wished there was someone to explain what we should be doing, and why. That’s why we’re really excited to announce this all-important überlin workshop, in conjunction with the experts at ExpathHow to Become a Freelancer in Berlin.

This is the workshop for you if you’re thinking of going freelance, or if you already have and don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Maybe you’ve moved to Berlin from outside of Germany, and want to know how the country’s laws affect you. Or perhaps you’re working cash-in-hand and want to “get official”, lest you get locked up or deported or something (just kidding!). Or maybe you’re just wondering: do I really need all this insurance?

Join our workshop to get an expert’s answers to questions like these:

  • What kind of health insurance do I need?
  • What other insurances are a good idea?
  • How do I get a tax number and invoice clients?
  • How do income taxes work?
  • What is VAT and do I need to charge it? Are there other taxes I need to know about?
  • What is the difference between freelancing, self-employed and being a Gewerbe?
  • What are the special German laws regarding marketing, advertising, your website etc?

How to Become a Freelancer in Berlin takes place on Saturday, from 2 – 6pm in our beautiful coworking space. It will be in held *in English* and costs €35 (plus VAT) to attend. Sign up for our upcoming workshops:

Saturday 16th January @ 2pm.

Happy freelancing!