Photoshop Fashion NIEPP 2012
Accessorizing Photoshop for Efficiency and Style!
By Suzette Allen, Cr. Photog., CPP, API
Photoshop, of course, is the ultimate digital imaging tool [garment]—let’s call it our “basic black dress”. Gotta have it, can’t live without it. And we will explore all the amazing fashionable updates with CS5 like Content Aware Magic and the awesome new Mixer Brushes! It will paint and smear pixels just like Painter! OMG, it is awesome! CS5 is certainly sporting a totally updated silhouette these days!
But even though Photoshop is pretty fashionable on its own, what about accessories? Just like dolling up your basic black for evening or sport, we can add a lot of functionality and style to Photoshop with great complimentary programs like Lightroom, and plug-ins like NIK and Topaz….how about speedy composite tools like Album DS? and retouching speed with Portraiture?
This fun class will take you through the core features of Photoshop CS5 and ALSO teach you how to integrate Lightroom, and Nik Software and Topaz plugins for not only speed and efficiency , but some really cool and stylish “looks” to keep you in the limelight with your imagery! We will learn how to make design accessories like brushes, templates, and overlays, and then how to streamline your workflow with the add-on software selections. All of the “accessory” programs are available for demo downloads in case you don’t have them yet, including CS5. A wacom tablet is required for this class to utilize the CS5 Mixer brush capabilities, since we will be doing some paintings, on landscapes and also on Pinup Style images! Sign up early—Don’t try to be “fashionably late” and miss out!