Learning how to combine or composite multiple photos together will open a new world of creative possibilities for you. Whether you have a little experience manipulating photos or are brand new to Photoshop and compositing, this workshop will change the way you see images. The sessions are project-based and designed to teach the core foundation of Adobe Photoshop while also considering design principles such as scale, color, and composition. You will be led step by step through some of the most important tools and settings in Photoshop while learning non-destructive editing practices. Each session will build on the skills previously covered. Some of the topics include file formats and resolution, selecting the best images for your composite, making, organizing, and moving layers, getting to know the selection and editing tools, adjustment layers, cloning, masking, and exploring some visual effects.
Rowena McPherson is an artist, photographer, and award-winning graphic designer. She has been working in the arts and design field for almost 25 years, with work ranging from logos and corporate branding to book design, custom artwork, and commercial photography. She is currently the Coordinator of Graphic Design and Photography at her alma mater, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she teaches photography, computer art, typography, and graphic design. She and her husband also own and operate Mouse Island Creatives, a boutique photography and design studio. Rowena is an avid reader, believes there’s never a time when one should stop learning, and hasn’t met a sketchbook she didn’t have to bring home. She lives in Perham, ME with her husband, two growing teenage boys, and multiple furry companions.
Mac or PC, Adobe Photoshop, reliable Internet/Wifi, Zoom capabilities (camera, mic, headphones). Adobe Photoshop can be purchased on a month-by-month basis through Adobe. https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/compare-plans.html