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Pacific New Media Spring `08 / Web Design Certificate Spring `08

Noncredit Workshop 

Creative Collage with Photoshop

Event ID: L09440
Info: Apr 12-13 • Sat/Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • 2 mtgs • UHM Sakamaki C104, Manoa MultiMedia Lab • $270
With: Sean Duggan

Explore the art of the photographic composite with Adobe Photoshop CS3. Explorations range from simple collages, to combining two exposures of the same scene to control contrast, to the creation of surreal, photo-realistic flights of fancy. Topics include masking and knockout techniques; layers and layer groups; simple collages based on image overlays, blend modes, and opacity; precision collage control with layer masks; image transformation tools including Free Transform and Warp; using Smart Objects to preserve flexibility of transformed elements; creating a collage from different source photos; multi-exposure composites to control contrast; and matching color and lighting between images.

Seán Duggan is a photographer, digital artist, and educator who combines a traditional fine art photographic background with extensive real world experience in the field of digital imaging. He is the co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom (O`Reilly Media, 2007), Photoshop Artistry (New Riders, 2006), and Real World Digital Photography (Peach Pit, 2004). An Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert, Duggan has a regular Photoshop tutorial column in Layers magazine and also writes articles on Photoshop and digital imaging for Photoshop User, Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, and PCPhoto magazines.

Supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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