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Deborah Shaw to Teach Beginning Photoshop for Artists at Filoli

by Deb Shaw

Beginning Photoshop for Botanical Artists (or other artists) at Filoli. Composite image © Deborah Shaw, 2012.

Beginning Photoshop for Botanical Artists (or other artists) at Filoli. Composite image © Deborah Shaw, 2012.

BAGSC member Deb Shaw will teach a beginning Photoshop class for botanical artists at Filoli, Friday August 2 and Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Explore using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to improve your botanical art in this hands-on class. A combination of quick lecture segments and hands-on tutorials will cover: how the software thinks about botanical art; how to keep the digital world from destroying your beautiful gradations; resolution, scanning, resizing, and layers; and using the computer as a tool for composition and feedback. Learn how to scan and reproduce your artwork for submission to exhibitions, printing, and uploading to the web. Detailed handouts and “cheat sheets” will be provided.

Images will be supplied for class exercises; feel free to bring your digital images for additional exploration.

Class participants can subscribe to a free, 30-day trial of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or the entire Adobe Suite of programs. If you have an iPad (or similar tablet), you may also want to take a look at Photoshop Touch. It’s a great app, and we’ll cover it in class.

Fee: $245 for members; $295 for non–members

  1. Register on the Filoli website, or download a registration form from the same web page.

  2. Prerequisite/requirements: Participants must bring a laptop (either Mac or Windows) with Photoshop CS5 or higher (preferred) or Photoshop Elements 9 or higher installed and running. A 30–day free trial is available (see above). Please contact the instructor, Deborah Shaw, for more information and to get assistance with the download. Class time will not be spent on loading software. Participants must have basic knowledge of their computer, including how to save and find files on their hard drive.

  3. Enrollees in the Filoli Certificate Program will earn 8 hours of credit for this class.

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