Painting Beautiful Art from Your Images in Photoshop CC.

Class level is Beginning for painting, BUT it is helpful to have some Photoshop knowledge. It is not necessarily a beginner Photoshop class!

Class Outline:

If you have always dreamed of making beautiful art from your photographs, this is the perfect class for you! Whether the images are taken with a smart phone or DSLR or mirrorless camera, it is easy and fun to turn them into lovely paintings with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop Creative Cloud. Even if you don’t know how to paint or use color, Suzette will teach you how to use the colors, highlights and shadows in your images to paint like a pro!

In this class you will learn:

• How to enhance color, contrast and dimension in an image for painting

• How to load and install tools for painting ($99.00 set of actions, brushes and tool presets will be provided to each student to keep and continue creating with for years!)

• How to use filters and plug-ins to help speed up the painting process

• How to modify brushes and create custom brushes, as well as save them

• How to add virtual texture and dimension to your paintings

• How to sign and present your paintings in a variety of mediums

This class is 4 weeks long, allowing you to learn and master each concept before moving on to new techniques. Each class will provide new images and sometimes brushes. You will get access to new modules each week with a 7-day span between each. Modules 2, 3, 4 are released 7, 14, 21 days after purchase, respectively.

This class will be an introduction to painting with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop CC. (but not an introduction to Photoshop. It is helpful to be familiar with Photoshop!)

Students will need a computer with Photoshop Creative Cloud (2019 or 2020 or 2021 or 2022) installed. Trial is adequate, but Photographers Plan is only $9.99 per month and includes Photoshop and Lightroom! LINK: Photography Plan (first one in list)

Also REQUIRED Is a digital tablet. (painting is virtually impossible without it) I recommend the WACOM Intuos Pro in the medium or small size, however the Intuos is probably adequate if you are watching your budget. LINK: Wacom Tablets

Also suggested (not required but helpful) is the painting booster, TOPAZ Studio 2(https://topazlabs.com/studio/) The plug-in is $99 but well worth the creativity it provides. A trial version works for the class, too, so you can decide if you want to purchase. Keep in mind it is a 30 day trial so don’t install too early!

You will be provided with images to paint and the custom brushes needed along with actions to make the work as speedy and automated as possible! This is a $99 value in my online Store!

You can also work on your own images if you prefer. Some techniques will only apply to specific images so it may be easier to use the provided images, but you may wish to experiment on you own images too.

Live Q&A sessions on Zoom were recorded each week after each Lesson was launched in the original pre-release. Recordings of those sessions are available for current users, so they can benefit from the additional information. After trying out the lessons, and watching the Q&A sessions, if you still have questions, you can ask for help! To submit your questions, please email them to [email protected] and I will respond personally as soon as possible.

For more information or questions, please contact Suzette at [email protected] or 916-712-7377

Your Instructor

Suzette Allen
Suzette Allen

Suzette Allen is a passionate educator, teaching Photoshop to professional photographers for 23 years. Her work has morphed over the years, specializing in retouching, compositing, video and painting. Her passion for creativity and fearless approach to technology has served her well and kept her at the forefront of photoshop education and creativity, while her laid-back, friendly style has kept her in the hearts of many of her students as a true source of help and inspiration.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you purchase it and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - but each module is released a week after purchase date, with a total of 21 days between the purchase and final module. You decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is now Evergreen and can be purchased any time, with access to live Q&A sessions from the founding members when it was created in 2021. As a purchaser you will have access to the course forever, including any updates or additional information added to the course! Thank you for your purchase!

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