Tuesday, March 8, 2011

From Photograph to Painting Webinar this Thursday

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I am giving a webinar this Thursday as a part of the the Winter Digital Art Summit. I am going to go through the process I've evolved for interpreting a photograph into a painted result. Although I'll be using Photoshop CS5 during this session, the concepts are equally applicable to Painter.

From Photograph to Painting
Thursday, March 10, 1:00 PM Central Standard Time

My session is described below:
I like to think of various art forms as each having a unique visual vocabulary. Painting, for example, has a unique visual vocabulary: brush strokes, canvas weave, and oil paint’s color range are attributes unique to a painting. Likewise, photographs have a unique vocabulary. Key elements of the photograph include sharp focus, depth-of-field, and high detail.

The appearance of software such as Painter and Photoshop —coupled with the phenomenal growth of digital photography— offers photographers and artists even more expressive choices with regard to the photograph. A current trend is the interpretation of a photographic source into a traditional painted appearance. This session describes the implementation of visual vocabularies to expressively interpret your photographs into successful paintings.

I'll be giving a live demonstration of my techniques during this approximately 2-hour session.

The webinar is being recorded, so you can either attend the session or download the video at a later time. The webinar is $47.

The sign-up page for the Photograph to Painting webinar is here.

I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. Great webinar!! The 'technical difficulties' made it even more spontaneous and real-time!!