Ever wondered how you could use Photoshop as a creative tool but want to avoid getting lost in the technical and slick? This is the course for you! Join artist and educator Deborah Crowe and a small group of other artists online weekly to explore the depth and creative potential you can access through experimentation and play. This course covers some easy processes and tips from a digital collage artist who uses Photoshop like a bunch of brushes, paint, charcoal and an eraser.
Using your camera and Photoshop as drawing tools can be a super productive and engaging way to generate ideas, trial different compositions, explore colour or layering, and to visualise your thinking. This 8-week course provides visual artists with a number of practical and idea-based exercises to enjoy creative mileage from straightforward methods without getting overwhelmed with technical stuff. Delivery focuses on exploring the depth of possibility with tools and techniques to help feed your individual goals, ideas and practice.
Use your camera (it can be your phone camera) and Photoshop as drawing, painting and collage tools and have fun experimenting with new visuals to support analogue or digital final outcomes. This course is designed for beginners to Photoshop. You will need a subscription to Photoshop on Creative Cloud to be able to make the work. Some online tutorials will be recommended for those interested, but the main emphasis is on creating with freedom and experimentation – just as you do in your usual studio practice! You will also save time by learning tips from an experienced Photoshop user and educator.
In each 3-hour session there will be demonstration, some form of inspiration/contextual information, time to produce work individually, and time to ask ‘how to’ questions.
An added bonus is that the techniques you will learn in this course can also be applied to enhancing photographs you take of your artworks.