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

Brad Funkhouser - Photoshop for Artists
Brad Funkhouser
Photoshop for Artists
April 28-29
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.


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.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


2017-workshops-at-the-artists-showplace-gallery (PDF)

To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223. For workshop descriptions, instructor bios and supply lists, visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248 (Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

2017 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery


Oil: Back to Basics

Instructor: Cecy Turner

January 24-26, 2017



Acrylic Abstract

Instructor: Jo Moncrief

February 22-25, 2017


graphite/paper 60" x 44"

60″ x 44″

Life Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Soderquist

March 10-11, 2017



Marvelous Mosaics

Instructor: Lynn Haney

March 21-25, 2017



Mixed Media Abstract

Instructor: Jan Sitts

April 5-8, 2017



Figurative Watercolor

Instructor: Michael Holter

April 18-20, 2017



Photoshop for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

April 28-29, 2017   



Painting on Silk

Instructor: Dawn Freeland

May 4-6, 2017

$275 + Supply Fee


Clayful Creations in Polymer Clay

Instructor: Lynn Haney

May 23-27, 2017



Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Maureen Brouillette

September 29-October 1, 2017



Watercolors A to Z

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

October 9-13, 2017



Oil Painting

Instructor: Bev Boren

November 2-4, 2017


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Intro to Photoshop Elements Oct. 28 & 29 with Scott Willams


OCT 28-29| 9:30 AM – 4 PM



15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

Call 972-233-1223 to register


Intro to Photoshop Elements – Learning the basics of Photoshop Elements. This class is designed with the beginner in mind, where you will learn how to import, tag and organize your images. then how to adjust the color, crop, size, clone and erase. You will learn how to work with layers, curves and levels to get the look that you desire. You will learn about adding text, sharpening and the use of tools and filters. Then how to save the images in the format best suited to your needs. This will be a hands on class with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.



Growing up in a small town America in upstate New York produces a strong urge to leave and explore the world, which is something that I have been doing ever since. Graduating from UTA with a business degree showed me that I wasn’t cutout for the usual road that most people travel. So I went in search of a career that fit my personality and lifestyle, photography. Where it went from being a student at Richland college in Dallas and manifested itself into becoming the instructor. My wife and I now teach photography and painting workshops via our Art Treks company. Some of our destinations have included: Tuscany, Paris, Cinque Terre, Provence, Santa Fe, Greece, Spain, New Orleans and Lake Como, along with numerous other exciting future locations.

Since starting on my chosen path, I have traveled around the glove visiting 24 countries along the way. I use the camera to explore the world around me and to capture a moment in time that has some significance for me.

So many times photographers talk about the quality of light, the presentation of a vision or some other spiritual interpretation surrounding their photography and reason for doing it. Which can all be legitimate and profound, however for me it is much simpler, I have no choice, it is a labor of love.

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Beginner Photoshop Evening Classes start Sept. 12


Dallas Center for Photography’s Beginner Photoshop starts at the beginning. These classes are designed to be an overview for those who are new to the world of Photoshop. No previous experience is required. You’ll become comfortable with the interface, importing and saving files and learn what the most commonly used tools do. At the end of the beginner series you’ll be able to make adjustments, work with layers, adjust colors and make selections. Hands-on work will include swapping heads in group shots, enhancing a landscape, working with the selection tools and placing simple text.

Each series consists of four classes. The first three classes of each series are demonstration style, with the instructor taking you through a tour of tools, features and techniques. The last class of each series is a hands-on lab where you’ll work with your own laptop and follow along as you’re shown how to put your new found skills into action. The “Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book” is required and will provide support and exercises for several of the modules.

When: Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 27, Oct 3, 2016 from 6:30-9pm

Where: Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207

Cost: $65-220

For more information and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/beginner-adobe-photoshop/

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Fall Art Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2016 Schedule of Art Classes for Adults, Children & Youth

Register Early! Space Limited
Four-Week Painting & Drawing Classes  for Adults
*Oils   *Pastels   *Drawing   *Watercolor   *Alcohol Ink
Six-Week Special Project Classes for Adults
*Mosaic Art
*Polymer Clay Creations
Children & Youth Classes
*Animation & Story-boarding
*Art Portfolio Preparation
*One-Day Adventure in Oil
*Mastering 1-& 2-Point Perspective in  Oil or Pastel
*Alcohol Ink Tile Coasters
Fall Workshops filling up! Call today to sign up!
For details visit:
Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Rd, #230
Dallas, TX 75248
Southwest Corner of Arapaho & Coit Roads
The Shops at Spanish Village
Gallery Hours:
10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Saturday
or by Appointment

Upcoming Workshops:

Soon Warren

September 27-30, 2016


Judy Wilder Dalton
Abstractions in Landscapes
October 20-22, 2016

Scott Williams
Photoshop for Artists

October 28-29, 2016


Cecy Turner
Back to Basics – Oil
January 24-26, 2017
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 22-25, 2017
Ellen Soderquist
Life Drawing
March, 10-11, 2017Jan Sitts
Mixed Media Abstract
April 5-8, 2017
Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017


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Photoshop for Artists workshop with Deanna Wood Oct. 12

Photoshop for Artists workshop with Deanna Wood!
Sunday, October 12th  noon to 4:00 pm 
$75.00 please see registration and supply info below:
Artists are often overwhelmed with the requirements of submitting files to juried shows, creating websites, and trying to organize their digital files. In this 4-hour workshop, participants will learn:
  • the basics of photographing their own artwork
  • how to use Photoshop to retouch images of their artwork
  • the differences between file types (jpg, png, bmp, tiff, etc)
  • the basics of image resolution
  • how to submit files to juried shows
  • an overview of artist websites
  • how to create a logical system to organize image files

 Supplies Needed:
  • Laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
  • Camera with cable to connect to your laptop
  • usb flash drive
  • one small piece of your artwork to photograph
You can purchase Photoshop Elements here: Photoshop Elements
Or sign up for Photoshop through Adobe Creative Cloud hereCreative Cloud  
Please register right away by phone or email with me at:
bonnyfineart@aol.com or 214-405-5993.
your payment secures your space:
Payment options;
1 You may send $75.00 via Paypal to bonnyfineart@aol.com  
If you’d like me to send you a Paypal invoice, let me know.
2 You are welcome to call with a credit card: 214-405-5993
3 You may send a check to Bonny Fine Art 580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080
4 You are welcome to pay in cash at the studio…your payment secures your space.
Due to limited space; we will only be able to have 12 people. Please confirm space availability and sign up right away with your payment of $75.00 to reserve your space.
cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation before the 7th of October, $60.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. No refunds after the 7th of October.
This workshop will be held at The Encaustic Center, next door to the Bonny Studio. 
The Encaustic Centertheencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Bonny Leibowitz
Deanna Wood
The Bonny Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, Texas 75080
The Encaustic Center
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, Texas 75080


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