Lunchtime Learning Labs

For SMPS Members Only

There’s more than one way to feed your brain. Grab your lunch—or breakfast—and join SMPS on GoToWebinar for Lunchtime Learning Labs.

This FREE educational series features great topics and respected speakers who can help you build skills to work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business.

Offered every other month and providing 1 CEU, the programs will run between 45 and 60 minutes—to fit into your busy schedule.

Are you a CPSM? When you participate in a lab, you will earn continuing education units toward recertification for SMPS’s Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) program.

It’s simple to participate:
1)    Choose any lab—or choose all of them.
2)    Pre-register.
3)    Look for an email with the access code for the program.
4)    Join us on GoToWebinar on the program date.

Labs will be recorded and available in the Lunchtime Learning Labs folder in the Marketing Resource Center on MySMPS after the program.

Learning Lab: Photoshop 101
ednesday, May 25, Noon ET
Claudia McCue

Instructor: Claudia K. McCue, Owner, Practicalia, LLC

The photos you receive aren’t always perfect. And your deadlines are never long enough. In this fun and informative learning lab, you’ll gain tips and techniques for dealing with some of the most common problems encountered.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer or graphic designer to improve images and make them more engaging. Our instructor will show you how in just a few steps.

Learning Objectives
During this lab, you’ll learn how to:
•  Color-correct a bad image with just three clicks
•  Eliminate unwanted elements in images
•  Create realistic masks for hair
•  Add a new background to a portrait

About the Instructor
After more than 20 years in real-world print production, Claudia McCue now teaches creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves (or their printers). McCue is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. She has delivered training for a wide range of clients, including Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, MTV Networks, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Claudia McCue is the author of Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud and presenter for several courses, including Print Production Fundamentals and the Print Production Essentials series. You can follow her on Twitter @claudiamccue and read her blog at

Register now.

Save the Date:

  • Wednesday, July 21: Photography for the A/E/C Industry
    Presented by Adam Kilbourne, CPSM, and Ted Orr

  • November 2: How to Get a Meeting with the Most Unreachable Potential Clients
    Presented by Matt Handal

    More details to come.

For More Information:

Contact Natasha Moussavi, SMPS Headquarters, at 1.800.292.7677, ext. 243, or