Thursday, December 13, 2007

L.A. Advanced Painter Workshop

I'd like to announce my latest workshop, Advanced Corel Painter for Photographers. The workshop will debut in Los Angeles, CA. this coming February 18/21, 2008 and will be held at the loft/studio of artist and photographer, Bettie Grace Miner.

This 4-day Advanced Expressive Photographic Interpretation workshop is designed for photographers experienced with both Adobe® Photoshop® and Corel® Painter™. The workshop will specifically focus on the interpretation of photographic source imagery into expressive artworks.

Image Preparation with Adobe Photoshop CS3
The initial segment of the workshop focuses on image preparation with Photoshop prior to expressive interpretation. The importance of the RAW format, noise removal, lighting enhancement, lens distortion correction, removal of distracting elements, and ensuring color accuracy between Photoshop and Painter will be covered.

Getting the Most Out of Painter’s Brushes
This segment of the workshop focuses on Painter’s highly sophisticated brush engine. Maximizing pressure response, determining the right brush for a specific task, Custom Palettes, The Image Hose, brush customization and brush management via the Workspace Manager will be covered.

Expressive Interpretation with Corel Painter X
This segment of the workshop focuses on expressive interpretation with Corel Painter X. The vocabulary of paint, painterly simplification, layers as a safety net, painting workflow, focusing on the subject, faces & hands, skin, hair, and eye treatment, adding highlights for dramatic effect, and the beauty pass—additive strokes that add life and energy—will be covered.

Students should have previous experience with Photoshop and Painter as a basis for this class. It is my goal that this workshop be composed of experienced Painter users; this will ensure that no time is spent on elementary concepts. If you are unsure whether or not you are ready for this class, please contact me for additional information. 

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