Maggie’s Magical Carpet Ride into the World of AI

with Maggie Taylor

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Course Description

Join Maggie Taylor on a magical carpet ride exploring the new world of AI-powered image generation tools and how specifically they can help you create artful digital composites. She is excited to share what she has learned about using artificial intelligence to provide source material for her digital collages.

During two-hour sessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, Maggie gives an overview of the current options for AI image generation from the artist’s point of view, including her two favorites: Midjourney and Adobe Firefly. She shares the advantages and disadvantages of each program and then explains her method of diving into the happy madness of allowing a Bot to create an image with you. Crafting text prompts and embracing the chaos, Maggie is able to spin out unexpected elements, and then carefully weave them into a multi-layered collage.

No previous experience working with these AI programs is required as Maggie provides a clear outline of the steps to work with each platform; however, Adobe Photoshop skills are helpful—especially when making a selection and masking elements.

Participants will be able to download handouts and a number of 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 how to harness the power of AI-generated content for your digital composites.

Additional Information


Open to anyone interested in this ground-breaking program.

What You Should Know:

Participants with intermediate and advanced Photoshop skills will benefit most from this webinar, but anyone intrigued by using AI for compositing is welcome to attend.


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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each "Magical Carpet Ride" session is posted privately for two months after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down from this program with Maggie after two months to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Applications, Creative Vision, Fine Art
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.



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