SFW Perspectives

Smart Objects and Color

with Maggie Taylor

March 8 and 11, 2023

Wednesday and Saturday; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $295.00
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Course Description

By popular demand, Maggie Taylor has agreed to dip deep into her bag of marvels to reimagine and then combine two of her most popular presentations – working with Smart Objects and playing with Color. Just prior to the Ides of March, Maggie promises to help you unleash the power of using Smart Objects and then expand your understanding of color in your creative work.

For those who missed these presentations the first time around or for those who know you can always learn something new from Maggie, these two educational programs are sure to be skillfully beneficial and a shot in the creative arm.

Session One:
Smart Objects in Photoshop are an essential part of creative compositing as they allow for maximum flexibility in your digital workflow. Join Maggie as she shares her love for and knowledge of Smart Objects and experience the freedom of changing your mind on an object’s size, shape, warping, smart filters, and even facial expressions. If you are new to using Smart Objects, or have been reluctant to try them – this is a perfect chance to dive in.

Session Two:
Color pays such a critical role in creating a compelling digital collage, but many times the endless choices can seem overwhelming. Which colors? Why? And do we control them?

In this session, Maggie walks you through her favorite methods of manipulating color in Photoshop. Just as Smart Objects are essential to a careful workflow, controlling color with adjustment layers of all sorts allows for an optimal combination of quality and flexibility.

Participants will be able to download the same files Maggie uses and access recordings of the Zoom sessions to rebuild the images on their own as a teaching tool. Each group session consists of 90 minutes of insights and demonstrations from Maggie, followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers. Join Maggie for this entertaining and comprehensive presentation on the power of Smart Objects and Color.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The program is open to people aspiring to improve their Photoshop skills at any level.

What You Should Know:

Participants with intermediate and advanced Photoshop skills, and comfortable using multiple layers, layer masks, and adjustment layers will benefit most from this webinar.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, March 8, and Saturday, March 11 (two online group sessions).

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
2-Day, Applications, Creative Vision, Fine Art
about
Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor spent ten years making color still-life photographs before transitioning to digital imaging in 1997. Her label-defying, whimsical, and poetic images have been collected by numerous museums. Her books include Internal Logic, No Ordinary DaysAdobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of DreamsSolutions Beginning with A, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

Website: maggietaylor.com

Instagram: @maggietaylor.art

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