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Mixer Brush Painting 


Class will be rescheduled later in 2020 due to Covid-19 Lockdown

Please email Suzette if you are interested in being notified with new date! 

Class level is Beginning for painting, BUT you must have some Photoshop knowledge. It is not a beginner Photoshop class!

Class limited to 10 students for specialized attention.

• You need to bring your own computer with PhotoshopCC 

• You need to bring your own Wacom tablet and pen.

Class Outline:

If you have always dreamed of making beautiful art from your photographs, this is the perfect class for you! Whether the images are taken with a smart phone or DSLR or mirrorless camera, it is easy and fun to turn them into lovely paintings with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop Creative Cloud. Even if you don’t know how to paint or use color, Suzette will teach you how to use the colors, highlights and shadows in your images to paint like a pro! 


In this class you will learn:

• How to enhance color, contrast and dimension in an image for painting

• How to load and install tools for painting ($99.00 set of actions, brushes and tool presets will be provided to each student to keep and continue creating with for years!)

• How to use filters and plug-ins to help speed up the painting process

• How to modify brushes and create custom brushes, as well as save them

• How to add virtual texture and dimension to your paintings

• How to add real texture medium to the surface of a printed painting for dimension

This class will be an introduction to painting with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop CC. (but not an introduction to Photoshop. You must be familiar with Photoshop!

Students will need to bring a laptop computer with Photoshop Creative Cloud (2019 or 2020) installed. Trial is adequate, but Photographers Plan is only $9.99 per month and includes Photoshop and Lightroom! LINK: Photography Plan (first one in list)

Also REQUIRED Is a digital tablet. (painting is virtually impossible without it) I recommend the WACOM Intuos Pro in the medium or small size, however the Intuos is probably adequate if you are watching your budget.  LINK: Wacom Tablets

Also suggested (not required but you will certainly miss out) is the painting booster, TOPAZ Studio 2 ( The plug-in is $99 but well worth the creativity it provides. A trail version works for the class, too, so you can decide if you want to purchase. Keep in mind it is a 30 day trial so don’t install before March 5!

You will be provided with images to paint (you will need the ability to plug in a USB flash drive) and the custom brushes needed along with actions to make the work as speedy and automated as possible! This is a $99 value in my online Store!

You can also bring your own images to play with. Most learning projects will be using the provided images (so we are all on the same page/technique) but you may wish to experiment on you own images too.

This small, hands on class is limited to 10 students, so sign up now!

[Lunch is on your own, but we will have some snacks available.]

Class will be held in private home (address provided to attendees) in West Houston, Texas.

For more information or questions, please contact Suzette at or 916-712-7377

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Suzette Allen is a passionate photographer and educator, teaching Photography and Digital Creativity (Specializeing in Photoshop) to professional photographers for 20 years. Her work has morphed over the years, specializing in retouching, compositing, painting, video and travel photography. Her passion for creativity and fearless attitude toward technology has served her well and kept her at the forefront of photoshop education and creativity, while her laid back, friendly style has kept her in the hearts of many of her students as a true source of help and inspiration. Known for her depth of knowledge and incredible patience, she is a true teacher who loves to empower students to CREATE and follow their creative visions!

In addition to being a LUMIX Ambassador and Adobe Influencer, Suzette is a Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and Approved Photographic Instructor with the Professional Photographers of America.

Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API

Sample Paintings

Terms and Conditions: Payment in advance reserves your spot in class. Limit 10 students. Class location address will be shared after payment is received. (West Houston, Texas). $199 price is valid until midnight, February 29, 2020. After that date, price is $279. Registration deadline is March 21, 2020. If enrollment is inadequate by midnight, March 21, 2020, class will be cancelled, and all tuition payments will be refunded to students. No refunds allowed after Midnight March 21, 2020. All attendees assume responsibility for any and all liability associated with the class, location and attendance of the class. Suzette Allen, and residents of location where the class is held, will be released from all liability regarding any students, properties or damages incurred.

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