Adobe Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool for artists of all mediums, and especially for photographers. This is an entry-level, lecture-format online workshop teaches you the fundamental skills to be proficient with this essential software and is the perfect first step to build your confidence using Photoshop to complement your photographic workflow and creative practices.
An accomplished photographer and an expert in using and teaching Adobe Photoshop, Zach Taylor guides you on a technically based journey using step-by-step tutorials that are fun and easy to understand as you apply this important tool to your own image-making.
During each of the six group sessions, Zach demonstrates the foundational tools of Photoshop for photographers and explains their various applications. Zach focuses on selections, blending modes, masking, layers, and how Photoshop technically manages your images. By the end of this course, you master the fundamentals of this innovative software and lay a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors on your way to wielding complete control over the photographic process.
Each group session consists of a 90-minute lecture, followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers. You can also contact Zach outside of class time regarding more specific questions you may be experiencing.
Working knowledge of the computer.
Zach Taylor received his B.A. in studio art and creative writing from DePauw University in 2018. Previously employed as the SFW Digital Lab and Online Learning Manager, he is now perusing his Masters in Fine Art Photography. Currently working as a freelance artist and educator, he specializes in Adobe Software, portfolio critique, and basics of digital photography.
For years he has constructed fantasy worlds that discuss power, violence, and wealth as ingrained human instincts. Mainly exploring the topic of advertising and identity, his work is humorous yet powerful in its willingness to discuss the taboo of human nature. During his time in New Mexico, he has exhibited work in galleries including Ellsworth Gallery, Gold Leaf Gallery, and Racecar Factory.