I'm pleased to announce that I will be a featured speaker at the Adobe MAX 2010 Conference this October 23-27 in Los Angeles, CA. My session, Painting in Photoshop CS5 with the Master Painter, is on Tuesday, October 26th, 8:30AM–9:30AM. Here is the session description:
Learn essential techniques from one of the original pioneers in digital painting and a master at painting in Photoshop CS5. Watch as John Derry shows how to quickly and easily enhance your images with the new realistic painting tools in Photoshop CS5. See how you can transform your images and designs subtly or to the extreme to get amazing results. You'll walk away knowing killer tips and tricks along with new painting ideas that are sure to add to your Photoshop skills.
In addition, I am co-teaching the Russell Brown@MAX pre-conference workshop, From Reality to Renaissance, which will feature Photoshop CS5 to interpret photographs into painted artworks. Here is a description of the workshop:
You will be creating a Photoshop painting from the portraits that are captured in class or from any additional images you might bring with you. In addition, with the help of one of our sponsors, you'll have access to a large library of images from iStockPhoto.com. You are welcome to bring your own camera or use the images taken by our professional studio photographer. Everything you need for class, from the Mac computer to the stretched canvas, will be supplied. You only need to bring your creativity and enthusiasm.
During the photography sessions, several of the instructors will be playing the roles of different characters from famous paintings. You are also welcome to bring your own costume and appear in your own painting.
We will be using a large-format printer, provided by HP, to produce a 12x12-inch museum quality painting. To cap off the event, the paintings will be displayed at the MAX opening night reception for everyone to admire. Special prizes will be awarded for the painting that is voted best of show in the class.
Russell Brown@MAX is offered as a supplement to the standard MAX 2010 conference schedule. The workshop runs from Saturday, Oct. 23 to Monday, Oct. 25.