Perspectives

Digital Collage 1.0

with Maggie Taylor

May 1, 4, and 8, 2024

Wednesday, Saturday, and Wednesday; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $395.00

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to dive into the creative compositing of images in Adobe Photoshop but held back because you were not sure of the first steps? Join Maggie Taylor as she walks you through her process of creating an artful digital collage starting at square one.

Making a digital collage using Photoshop is fun but also hard work. The creative results are clearly worth the initial effort to learn the basic collaging tools of this complex software. Follow along as Maggie introduces you to the basics of the creative combining of images that she uses throughout her fine-art work. She introduces you to the essential building blocks of collaging with Photoshop: color space, settings, image size, and all the wonderful possibilities of blend modes, opacities, and adjustment layers.

This webinar is for those who are at a basic or intermediate level with their Photoshop skills, or those who feel like a little review would be helpful, before embarking on a more advanced workshop. Each of Maggie’s three programs consists of an hour-and-a-half of demos and presentations by Maggie focused on her collaging techniques, with the final 30 minutes set aside for your questions.

After each of Maggie’s 2-hour programs, you are able to download the same files she uses to build three different images so that you can follow along step-by-step as you rewatch the ZOOM sessions on your own. These videos are available for 2 months after the final class session on May 8. The goal of these six hours of programming is to enable you to fully grasp collaging techniques using Adobe Photoshop which are some of Maggie’s favorites, so that you are comfortable using them to create your own digital collages.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Open to anyone interested in this program.

What You Should Know:

Participants with basic to intermediate Photoshop skills will benefit most from this webinar.

Special Notes:

The webinar will meet 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, May 1; Saturday, May 4; and Wednesday, May 8 (three 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
Applications, Creative Vision, Digital Workflow, Fine Art, Technical
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, Through The Looking Glass, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

Website: maggietaylor.com

Instagram: @maggietaylor.art

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