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Basics of Photographic Art Compositing
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This workshop is a 3 day journey through the basics of digital compositing in a program developed by the internationally award winning Australian Photographer & Digital Artist, Karen Alsop and delivered by her authorised Story Art tutors.
Each of the 3 sessions is a combination of Story Art videos developed by Karen followed by practical exercises facilitated by your tutor. Participants will also have access to Photoshop tutorials, advanced compositing techniques and various digital tools to enhance your compositing journey as part of your membership with Story Art Education.
THE BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART COMPOSITING CONTENT:
- Welcome message from Karen Alsop
- Defining the concept of compositing and the key elements
- Planning & preparation of your project
- Photographing your subjects & using a green screen
- Selecting additional digital elements to include in your image
- Adding & Blending the individual elements
- Shading & Lighting
- Creating Shadows
- Dodging and Burning
- Adding digital effects to your image
- Adding Atmosphere – rain, smoke & snow
- Finishing Touches
- Completing your image in Lightroom
- Presenting your project
Click to download the complete Compositing Workshop Agenda 3 Day
Story Art Education Membership – required
In addition to the workshop fee, you will also need to organise an annual or lifetime membership to Karen Alsop’s – Story Art Education web page in order to have access to the various video tutorials and digital compositing tools that includes Photoshop Brushes, Textures and overlays.
When you book for the workshop you will receive a discount code that will provide you with $50 off of the annual membership or $100 off of the lifetime membership. To visit the Story Art page and review the different memberships Click Here.
It’s essential that you have a basic understanding of Photoshop and how to use layers and brushes. It may be worthwhile attending our Photoshop for Lightroom Users workshop prior to starting you Compositing journey.
Class size will be between 4-6 students. We limit our class sizes to create a more individual learning environment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
The requirements of what to bring will change each week, but each week you will require your laptop with a version of Lightroom & Photoshop. Some weeks you will also require your camera. It is highly recommend that at the very least you bring a mouse for use with your Laptop as editing with Photoshop on a mouse pad is quite challenging. We do recommend using a Wacom Tablet in your compositing efforts and we will be covering how to use the tablet in the workshop.
Tea, coffee and snacks