Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: Incorporating Digital Tools into Your Studio Practice

Instructor: Emily Scheider Berens

Aug 16, 17 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Media: Photo|Digital, Photo|Digital
Skill Level: All Levels
Tuition: Members: $ 235.00 / Non-Members: $ 260.00
Includes materials fee.


This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using Adobe Photoshop as a tool for combining digital imaging techniques with your existing studio practice. Create rich mixed-media compositions as you learn the fundamentals of importing and remixing hand-rendered artwork.


Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will discover how to import, organize, and export files within Photoshop, use layers, blending modes, and the FX panel, refine image selection techniques, create custom digital brushes and hand-rendered mark-making, blend together digital paint layers, and use retouching tools to enhance your imagery. Leave this workshop with a set of new digital skills and at least one print.


Emily Scheider Berens is an artist and educator living in Milwaukee, WI. She has a passion for 'tra-digital' media; blending traditional drawing and printmaking techniques with an array of digital imaging and collage processes. Emily has exhibited her work and delivered digital literacy workshops regionally and internationally. She is a faculty member within UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts, and has taught community education-focused workshops serving artists hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets. Throughout these experiences, Emily looks to help artists discover new techniques of archiving inspiration, remix found materials, and find accessible ways to incorporate digital media into their studio work.

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