The Art of Creating Paintings from Photographs

In this processing workshop, you will learn some of the basic options available when creating artistic compositions from your photos. Workshop attendees will focus mostly on Adobe Photoshop, however, if there is an interest in Elements, Affinity or Luminar (any software that supports layers and masking), this may be reviewed as well. A laptop and software are not required, but if you have these, you'll get direct instruction from the course by working "hands-on."


Established artist and photographer, Betty Sederquist will introduce you to some of her favorite painting plugins and textures so you may learn how to use layers and masking for maximum effect. As time permits, you will also look at Topaz Impressions, using layers and masking for optimal results. This is a great way to give fresh life to old images. Attendance is limited to 10 people.

Betty Sederquist has been working with these techniques for years. Several of her textured images have won top national awards in the prestigious annual contest sponsored by the North American Nature Photographers Association, out of thousands of entries. 

Instructor Bio:

Betty Sederquist has worked professionally as a photographer for decades, delighting in the transitions from film to digital…and now, to smartphones. In Alaska, she worked as a photographer for Alaska magazine, traveling the length of that great state. Later, she worked for Sacramento magazine and then taught photography as an adjunct professor for 20 years at Folsom Lake College. Since 1999 she has been leading photo tours, first for Dolphin Charters and more recently for Strabo Tours. She has guided photographers so such places as the Galapagos, Bhutan, Tanzania and Alaska. Coming up in the next year are trips to Alaska, Bodie, Morocco and Ireland. In California she has organized photo workshops in Bodie and Point Reyes. 
July 19 2020 10:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

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