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Mixer Brush Painting with Photoshop CC

REGISTER: at Create With

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

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 signatures and a variety of presentation options will be shared and demonstrated

This class is 4 weeks long, allowing you to learn and master each concept before moving on to new techniques. Each class will provide new images and sometimes brushes. You will get access to new modules each Saturday, on April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8th, 2021.

This class will be an introduction to painting with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop CC. (but not an introduction to Photoshop. It is helpful to be familiar with Photoshop!)

Students will need a computer with Photoshop Creative Cloud (2019 or 2020 or 2021) 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 helpful) 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 too early!

You will be provided with images to paint  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 work on your own images if you prefer. Some techniques will only apply to specific images so it may be easier to use the provided images, but you may wish to experiment on you own images too.

Live Q&A sessions on Facebook (private group) will be conducted each week as well, for questions (email them in, please). Answers are  given/demonstrated live and session is recorded for later viewing if preferred. Dates to be set later.

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

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