Introduction to Photoshop
18

Wednesday, 18 January

6 9 pm CST

GA Chicago, SPACE

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago , IL 60611
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Introduction to Photoshop

Matt Austin Photo


Founding Director, The Chicago Perch

18

Wednesday, 18 January

6 9 pm CST

GA Chicago, SPACE

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago , IL 60611
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Photoshop is the industry standard photo image editing software for print and digital output. In this hands-on introductory workshop, we will walk through Photoshop's basic capabilities and use tools and techniques to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required!

This workshop will help students visualise products and designs using Photoshop and learn some basic visual design tips.

Content:

• introduction to raster and vector graphics, pixels and resolution

• image size and file types for print and screen

• grid structure of a page layout

• white space and hierarchy of information - less is more

• how we read the page

• the photoshop tool box

• selection and move tools

• working in layers, labelling and grouping

• isolating an object from it's background using masks

• retouching or extending a background

• creating gradients, shadows and reflections

• transforming an object

• lockups and alignment

• type, legibility and placeholder text

• logos on products and mock-ups

• doing a resize - using transparency to help position and scale an image in context

Takeaways

After this workshop participants:

  • Understand the basic capabilities of Photoshop.

  • Understand the basic concept of image editing

  • Are equipped with image editing skills to mock-up and visualise their products or ideas

Prereqs & Preparation

Please attend with your laptop (mac or pc is fine) and have Adobe Photoshop installed and ready to run before the class commences (you can download a free trial version of Photoshop if you don't have one yet). It will be beneficial if you bring a mouse (or even a Wacom tablet if you have installed and used one before) for image editing, but it is not mandatory.

About the Instructor

Matt Austin Photo

Founding Director,
The Chicago Perch

Matt Austin is an artist, educator, and publisher based in Chicago. The output of his creative practice ranges widely in form, but share a focus on the importance of honesty and learning from others. Inspired by failure and often motivated by fear, he demonstrates his enthusiasm for living by trying things out.

Austin is the founder and director of The Chicago Perch, a creative platform for social exchange through cost-free learning. He recently co-founded Candor Arts, a sister company to The Chicago Perch, dedicated to the creation of objects, environments, and opportunities that invite open communication. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Marwen and has formerly taught programs through the Museum of Contemporary Photography, After School Matters, and several other institutions throughout Chicago. He has exhibited his work at venues including the MCA Chicago, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ohio State University, as well as solo exhibitions at Johalla Projects and the University of Notre Dame. Austin was recently awarded the 2016 Alumni Residency at the Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland. He is currently working on several publications including a book and of his own photographs, writing, and conducted interviews called For the Birds Trapped in Airports, part of which will be shown in a solo exhibition at the Seerveld Gallery in August 2016.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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