Compositing and Photomontage with Ric Hornor

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In this workshop learn what Ric knows about compositing images together--at least as much as he can pack into three and half hours. You'll see and experience the workflow of creative compositing: Clues you need to blend any multiple images together, no matter how disconnected objects seem at first sight, into a single flowing new reality. Bring your imagination and witness digital montage come to life. You'll get first hand knowledge of Ric's workflow and tips on how to make the mental connections between objects with separate origins. Be prepared to think out of the realm of physics and reason.

Using Photoshop or similar software, you will learn the secrets, (until now), of photomontage in this fast paced workshop using streamlined digital techniques to create new realities. You'll learn from live demonstrations how to jump-start your creativity and if you have a computer to bring, you'll want to follow along with the simple yet powerful steps to building your own convincing composites.

Get access to documents and tutorials online designed specifically to supplement this workshop. They include tips on how to use tools and processes that work non-destructively. That means you don't have to commit to changes until you decide final composition. You'll also learn how to avoid wasting time on what doesn't work. Whether you want to bring Puffy into the family picture or create surrealism on a grand scale, you'll see how it's done. It's so easy, even a caveman can do it, and we'll cover the missing links that will bring your Photoshopped images into the world of nature.

You'll be privy to tricks of the trade, from rough cuts to soft blends and super impositions, from color and texture matching, to digital light control that will make any two objects look like they belong together. Nearly any combination of images can be combined with a little thought and sympathetic pixel massage. All you need is a little guidance, some extremely effective tips and a few simple processes. And, like putting musical notes together, with practice comes harmony, dexterity and vision. Stirred in with Photoshop, and your creative wit and watch your visual creativity explode. It's all about gaining freedom of expression.

Laptops (installed with semi-recent versions of Photoshop) are welcome, but not required.

This 3.5-hour workshop is limted to only 10 participants.  Register today!

About Ric:

Ric Hornor is a digital fine art photographer... grounded in traditional art media. He has produced cutting-edge “electronic art” using video image processing and photo-synthesis since 1978 in graduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago. He developed and taught courses in computer art and multimedia at Pratt Institute in Manhattan and currently teaches Introduction to Digital Imaging at Sierra College and Advanced Digital Photo Restoration and Retouching at Folsom Lake College.  His artwork is in collections of museums, corporations and individual art collectors around the country. Ric continues to produce digital photo-paintings and other artworks at his home/studio, Lightning Oak Art Farm, Pilot Hill, CA.

April 3 2010 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Members $ 75.00
Non-Members $ 150.00

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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

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