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The Art of Painting with Photoshop

  • 04/05/2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/06/2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • PCC Cascade Campus Library Room 305. 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon
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The Art of Painting in Photoshop

2 Day Class

Painting in Photoshop is an alternative for you to paint beautiful art pieces rather than attempting to learn a new program. I took many classes from the best Corel Painting instructors in the business. When I did find time to open and actually paint in Painter, I found I had forgotten most of what I had been taught. Photoshop is where we feel comfortable and are familiar with the tools. The learning curve is drastically decreased. I decided to teach myself to paint using what I knew and loved Photoshop. 

My Course will cover:

  • How you will paint with the air brush.
  • The mixer brush and how it works.
  • The different modes to paint with.
  • How to extract images for painting composites.
  • The financial aspects of adding an art line.

  Sandra Pearce
M. Photog ., M Artist. CR., CPP 

Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artist in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, and Craftsman. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of professional photographers across the country from guild level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the GIA Award for 1st place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards. 

The difference between traditional art and digital art are vast and varied. There is one common link, the knowledge and skill needed to create true art, regardless of the medium. Not only does Sandra have a working knowledge of the traditional and computer based art, she has experience teaching each form as well. She feels photographers are already comfortable with the tools used in Photoshop. This enable them to concentrate on the techniques of painting rather than learning a new program.

With so many teachers in the photography world, we all need a good reason to take a class that will help our business grow and prosper. Sandra is one of only a handful of digital artists who are using Photoshop exclusively to create masterpieces. She teaches how to use all the tools that Adobe has in Photoshop to be used for painting. You will learn to use the Mixer Brush to create and blend backgrounds. You will learn to take your images to the next level.

NOTE: A computer (laptop) and basic knowledge of Photoshop, and it's tools required.  Use of Wacom tablet is highly recommended.


Eligible to earn 1 PPA Merit and/or 1 OPPA Point by attending the workshop in its entirety.

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