Photoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC and Glass Artists

A Colors Of The Stone Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced videos for a wide range of clients from individual glass artists to Fortune 500 corporations. Doug has taken up flameworking after classes with Bandhu Dunham, Dolly Ahles, Laurie Nessel, and Kim Osibin. His love for all things glass has widened to include glass fusing, slumping, sand carving, casting, neon and plasma sculptures. Doug’s teaching experience includes sold out Photography and Photoshop classes at the Bead & Button Show, ISGB Gathering, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Sonoran Glass School, Tucson Bead Show, Blue Moon Glass (Austin) and at the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona).

Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $185

See how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows, multiple object composites, and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to purchase recent versions of Photoshop at far less than the full retail price. Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. If students are having problems getting consistent, color accurate, properly lit photos with their camera, they should consider taking the Photography class first. It is offered on alternate days during the same show.
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Students should bring digital photographic files of 6-8 jewelry, beads or glass art or they can use photos from the Photography class. Students should also bring a laptop with Photoshop CS3, 4, 5, or 6 Standard, Extended or Academic and/or Photoshop Elements 11 already installed. One workflow will be demonstrated using the full Photoshop CS5 and a different workflow will demonstrated using Photoshop Elements 11 to remove an object from the background, add a new gradient background and a new shadow. Students should be able to run their laptop, open Photoshop, open, save and close files in Photoshop. Also bring notepad, pen or pencil. Trackpads are too small for ease of use in Photoshop and students should bring either a corded or cordless mouse or graphics tablet.
Materials in Kit: Two example images and two printed PDF workflows are
included in the class fee.
For additional information, to register and purchase your seat for the class go to or email, please include your contact information and which date & class you are interested in. You can also call 480-221-0990. Credit cards and Paypal are accepted. Fee must be paid in full at time of registration and all seat sales are final.

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