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    Intro to Photoshop

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    Can you notice the difference between a Photoshopped image and an undoctored photograph? Have you always wanted to improve your photography, without Instagram, by making simple adjustments like brightening the background and enhancing the exposure? During this introductory Photoshop course, you will distinguish between the airbrushed actress and the au' natural glamour shot, as you learn the nuances of the complex Adobe Photoshop program. You'll explore the differences between RAW and JPG images, learn what curves, masking, and layers do, and discover that cloning may not be exactly like the consequences of Brave New World. As you experiment with Photoshop's many tools, create anything that comes to mind, from Hercules riding a unicorn to a picture of Tom Selleck riding in a Ferrari with a Gremlin combing his moustache. Let your imagination run wild with Photoshop!
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    Intro to Photoshop

    1101 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg

    • Receive a hands-on lecture about each nuance in Photoshop, and cover basics such as cloning, curves, masking and layers
    • Experiment with these Photoshop techniques on your own images
    • Improve your pictures by using simple blacklight techniques on the computer
    • No experience necessary
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    Photo Essentials

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    Even with iPhoneography and Instagram, there's a renewed interest in DSLR photography. While most people remain snap-happy photographers stuck on automatic setting, during this Photo Essentials class, you will eliminate the snaps from your diet and learn how to work the manual settings of your camera: white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you've mastered these settings, you'll dive into a world of RAW vs. JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and even the importance of Photoshop. Finally, learn how to use your camera and capture those precious Kodak moments. All you need now is trip to the Eiffel Tower...
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    Photo Essentials

    1101 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg

    • Master your camera's manual settings
    • Learn fundamental functions, concepts and settings such as white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
    • Uncover the uses of RAW and JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop
    • No experience necessary
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    River Architecture Tour (Michigan Ave)

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    What is Chicago's distinguishing feature? Is it the size of its pizza? What about the look of its hot dogs? Nope, it's gotta be the skyline. Bringing Chicago's innovative architectural development to the city's vibrant life, explore Chicago's rich history through its iconic landmarks. All of this will be viewed from the scenic Chicago River. Relax on board a cruise vessel as you observe and relish in the towering skyscrapers like Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Willis (Sears) Tower. Floating along the river, you'll uncover the tactical details behind each building, learning about the architects and designs that truly distinguish Chicago among the prettiest cities in the world.
    River Architecture Tour (Michigan Ave)

    DuSable Bridge, Chicago

    • Enjoy a historical exploration of Chicago's world-renowned architectural landmarks
    • Travel along the Chicago River, and see buildings like Tribune Tower, Trump Tower, and Willis (Sears) Tower
    • Learn about the city's history in architectural development and innovation
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    River Architecture Tour (Navy Pier)

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    What is Chicago's distinguishing feature? Is it the size of its pizza? What about the look of its hot dogs? Nope, it's gotta be the skyline. Bringing Chicago's innovative architectural development to the city's vibrant life, explore Chicago's rich history through its iconic landmarks. All of this will be viewed from the scenic Chicago River. Relax on board a cruise vessel as you observe and relish in the towering skyscrapers like Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Willis (Sears) Tower. Floating along the river, you'll uncover the tactical details behind each building, learning about the architects and designs that truly distinguish Chicago among the prettiest cities in the world.
    River Architecture Tour (Navy Pier)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a historical exploration of Chicago's world-renowned architectural landmarks
    • Travel along the Chicago River, and see buildings like Tribune Tower, Trump Tower, and Willis (Sears) Tower
    • Learn about the city's history in architectural development and innovation
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    27 positive reviews
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    Classic Lake Tours

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    What's the one thing everyone must do in Chicago? Besides eating pizza, you need to see that breathtaking skyline! Traveling along the great Lake Michigan on a cruise vessel, learn about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks. You'll enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline, showcasing all the notable skyscrapers, such as the John Hancock, Trump Tower, and Willis Tower. As you progress down the lake, bare witness to the scenic downtown areas like Gold Coast and Buckingham Fountain. For those of you looking for a quick trip that makes the ultimate punch, there's nothing better than heading out on the lake and seeing that irresistible skyline.
    Classic Lake Tours

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Take in the breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline from the calm tides of Lake Michigan
    • Photograph the towering buildings like the John Hancock, Trump Tower, and Willis Tower
    • Travel down Lake Michigan, along the city front, and see bustling downtown areas like Gold Coast and Buckingham Fountain
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    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

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    Experiencing the architecture of the Windy City is a breeze (good one eh?) with Shoreline Sightseeing's 90-minute river tour. You'll travel all three branches of the Chicago River and leisurely view of more than 40 of the city's greatest architectural treasures. Knowledgeable guides will walk (or maybe float) you through the history of buildings like the Tribune Tower, the Trump Tower, the Wrigley Building, Marina City and more. You'll finish your tour with a spectacular fireworks display by the Navy Pier. Perfect for the architecture or history buff in your family!
    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • See the Chicago's architectural landmarks on this relaxing river tour
    • Discover the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building and more than 40 other sites
    • Learn the history of some of the most impressive buildings in the world
    • Cap your tour with a viewing of the Navy Pier fireworks display
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    Fireworks Sail

    Ahoy, matey! Climb aboard a tall ship for an an interactive sailing experience, in which you can go full out -- or lay out! Aboard on the tall ship, you can go 'all hands on deck' and help raise the sails and man the facilities, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the wind, sea and skyline from the spacious deck. Feel the sun on your skin and take in stunning views of the famous Chicago Skyline before stopping to watch a fireworks spectacular with the best seats in the house. Don't miss this opportunity to sail one of the few remaining classically-designed and constructed wooden schooners -- the performance and feel of which will be unforgettable!
    Fireworks Sail

    599 E Waldron, Chicago

    • Experience Chicago from a classic wooden schooner as you sail down Lake Michigan
    • Watch a thrilling fireworks spectacular from the vantage point of being out on the open water
    • Get an unparalleled photo opportunity of the famous Chicago Skyline
    • Enjoy the feeling of the sun and wind on your face with this nautical adventure
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    Learn how to make fresh egg noodle pasta from flour, egg and water/scented olive oil, and salt. Chef Maya will also demonstrate how to make two easy and delicious sauces: an Ugly Tomato Sauce using “ugly” tomatoes and a simple and creamy Alfredo Sauce. We source the best ingredients to make these simple yet impressive dishes. We will also share our favorite markets/shops to get these ingredients and equipment so you can recreate these dishes for friends and family.
    Classic Handmade Pasta

    4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to create handmade pasta dough during a social workshop
    • Get hands on experience making both pasta and sauces
    • Enhance the fun with adult beverages available for purchase
    • Develop your cooking repertoire and make some new friends
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