Take your mastery of Photoshop to a whole new level

In Photoshop for Designers, you were introduced to the power and versatility of Adobe Photoshop. Guest instructor Sherry London shared options, tools, and settings that opened up a world of opportunities for your design work. She helped you become familiar with all that Photoshop has to offer, and helped you begin to unlock the potential of this powerful program for your business.

Now Sherry is back and she’d like to help you build on your current knowledge of Photoshop by sharing advanced techniques to help you really revolutionize your work and become incredibly efficient as a designer.

Announcing Photoshop for Designers 2
Take your Photoshop design work to a new level of mastery with this high value, hands-on workshop from Pattern Observer.

During this course you will:

* Learn new ways to create complex patterns, from gradients to textures to layer styles.

* Recreate hand-done techniques using digital tools like the Mixer Brush.

* Learn to use Photoshop in less traditional ways (such as creating vectors) to increase design versatility.

* Discover how to use Photoshop to smoothly and efficiently store files and share them with your clients

* Learn tons of additional ways to be creative with this powerful program and add complexity to your patterns.

Are you ready to really master Adobe Photoshop and add complexity and variety to your designs? Check out some of the great topics you’ll explore:

VectorsEven though Photoshop is a program that works with pixels, it CAN in fact also work with vectors. Sure, it can’t compete with Illustrator, a program that’s actually based on vectors, but it does have good vector capability. In this workshop, we’ll explore the basics.

The Mixer Brush Want to turn Photoshop into a digital art studio? You can do exactly that with the flexibility of this tool. You’ll learn how to get the same effect as mixing colors on canvas without the real world issues of toxic materials, odors, or cleanup. This tool lets you “paint” in a completely digital environment.

Working with both Photoshop and Illustrator – You might have a preferred program, but digital design doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. While both programs are strong individually, they work even better together. You’ll learn how mastering both will take your design work to a whole new level.

The Photoshop for Designers 2 course is part of the Textile Design Lab which includes personalized feedback and a supportive community environment.

Week One: Advanced use of Brushes

Day One: Customize brushes you’ve already built (5 videos)

Day Two: Create your own custom brushes from sketches (2 videos)

Day Three: Create custom brushes from photos (1 video)

Day Four: Pattern Stamp tool, Impressionist brush and Art History brush (2 video)

Day Five: Master the Mixer Brush (2 videos)

Week Two: The Gradient Tool

Day One: Using the gradient tool (3 videos)

Day Two: Creating a motif out of gradient and blending images (2 videos)

Day Three: Using the gradient tool for patterns and seamless repeats (3 videos)

Day Four: Coloring images using the Gradient Map (4 videos)

Day Five: Exploring the Liquify filter (4 videos)

Week Three: Break week to catch up on lessons, complete assignments and get feedback on your work

Week Four: Working with Vectors

Day One: Vector basics and the Shape Tool (2 videos)

Day Two: Creative use of the Shape Tool (2 videos)

Day Three: Using the Pen Tool (4 videos)

Day Four: Creating marbling in Photoshop (4 videos)

Day Five: Creating details with Layer Styles (4 videos)

Week Five: Advanced Photoshop Topics

Day One: All about Texture (5 videos)

Day Two: Using the Text Tool to create images and patterns (4 videos)

Day Three: Working efficiently with large files (2 videos)

Day Four: Navigating between Photoshop and Illustrator (4 videos)

Day Five: Focus on the Pattern Fill layer (2 videos)

Week Six: Break week to catch up on lessons, complete assignments and get feedback on your work

Join us here.

Learn from an industry expert…

Adobe expert Sherry London developed this course with surface pattern designers, graphic designers and artists in mind. Sherry has written over a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and Painter, plus taught Photoshop and Illustrator. She is also a surface pattern designer and this gives her a unique, invaluable insight for the workshop. She will be available throughout the Photoshop for Designers 2 course to answer questions and guide you through the materials.

At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and our private design community, The Textile Design Lab.

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