Tag Archive: Digital design

Brad Funkhouser “Photoshop for Artists” April 28 & 29 at Artists’ Showplace

Brad Funkhouser - Photoshop for Artists
Brad Funkhouser
Photoshop for Artists
April 28-29
$200
Sign up at http://theartistsshowplace.com/photoshop-for-artists or call 972-233-1223

In this workshop you will gain confidence in the fundamental aspects of digital images, Photoshop editing and compositing.  You will broaden your creative spectrum with techniques for overlaying and mixing your physical art and digital photography with your own creative style.  You will also learn how to know with certainty what your digital colors should look like when reproduced physically.

The workshop is structured in morning and afternoon segments consisting of instruction and demonstration, followed by group discussion, then a block of time for experimentation, and, because the class size is kept small, ample time for Brad to provide one-on-one problem solving for each attendee during each experimentation session.

Topics include resolution, compression, layers, masks, selections, channels, transformations, curves, levels, histograms, filters, brushes, blends, gradients, groups, sharpening, textures, distortions, color spaces, and much more.

Brad will help you climb Photoshop’s steep initial learning curve quickly and safely, so you can confidently embark on your own personal exploration of the vast world of creative possibility that Photoshop opens up to you.

About the Instructor

Brad Funkhouser graduated from The University of Texas in 1986 with a degree in Computer Science and has lived in the North Dallas area ever since. He began using Photoshop with its initial release in 1990 and has actively ridden the leading edge in the emerging fields of digital imaging and color management, specializing in fine art reproduction services. He loves to research technologies, experiment, refine processes, and teach what he’s learned. While working with a multitude of talented artists on a wide variety of imaging projects, Brad has regularly provided individualized digital imaging consultation and training, allowing him to develop and hone his instructional skills over the years.

SUPPLY LIST

Your own PC or Mac that you can bring to the workshop with an installed and working version of Photoshop (5, 6, 7, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, or CC), or Adobe Photoshop Elements – any version (which may be downloaded for free 30 day trial).

For experimentation:  your own digital photography files, digital images of your physical art, scans or photographs of various items of interest to you, fabric textures, bubbles, patterns, etc.

THE ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

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Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

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You are invited to “Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist,” April 6th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mr. Faubion is an illustrator and digital designer. Ben attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He has worked as a user interfaces (UI) designer with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals.

He is currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

During the presentation, Ben will share his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He will talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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