Photographers using Photoshop have unlimited power to transform their vision beyond what can be captured in the camera. This workshop teaches the mindset and methods for making creatively expressive images. With inspiration from a projected collection of global artists' images, this class reviews and plans creative ways to digitally blend photography with other artistic styles and techniques. Participants enjoy shooting on location and bring that excitement back into the lab to process RAW images and delve together into the magical tools within Photoshop. By combining fun, intuition, experimentation and practice, participants build confident control of layers, smart objects, masking, selection tools and adjustment techniques to improve compositions, combine images and repeat successful 'spontaneous inventions'. Wet darkroom and vintage processes are referenced for their classic beauty, as are the look of toy cameras and other visual alternatives. Participants receive a CD and booklet to enhance their learning beyond the workshop. Whether you are at an emerging or professional level, all participants advance their craft and find this workshop unique and extremely rewarding. Bringing existing projects or inspirations to share is encouraged. A familiarity with Photoshop's layers, adjustments, brushes and selection tools is required for this class. A skills tune-up tutorial is available to enrolled students.
This class is held in one of our digital classrooms, Macintosh computers will be provided.