I am kicking off the new year with “Photoshop Artistry“, an online course taught by Sebastian Michaels.

As much as I am enamored with my smartphone and photo-editing apps, I don’t want to abandon Photoshop. So when this course was offered at a significant discount as part of the DPS 12 Days of Christmas sale, I jumped. Just the bonus content – textures, backgrounds, photographs, vectors, brushes and edge effects – is worth the price of admission and I have barely delved into the nearly 70 training videos.

Eager to experiment – ahead of the course materials – I combined various edge effects (created by Sebastian Michaels) with black and white images of the San Antonio missions. A simple start on this Photoshop journey – I hope to have artistic collages to share with you in the coming months.

What are you learning in 2015?



Posted on January 15, 2015, in Photoshop and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Wonderful work as always. The top image is my favorite. The light you captured coming in the window beckons me to come outside. Maybe I’m feeling “cabin fever” here in Texas as we haven’t seen the sun for over a week and a half.

    I’ve signed up for a class with Kim Klassen…The Studio…I’ve become interested in Still Life so I thought I’d spend some time with that.

    I can’t wait to see more from your class with Sebastian Michaels. :o)

  2. These frames and the black and white treatment are absolutely perfect for the San Antonio mission. I love how you’re always learning something new.

  3. I love that first image! I’m fascinated with very old buildings and love photos of windows from the inside out. What I’m learning in 2015? How to use my time more wisely…how to finish what I start…how to live a rich full life with a poor empty wallet! 🙂

  4. Wow, these are amazing! My immediate thought was that these would make beautiful book illustrations! The first one is my favorite with the old window and the light coming in. I can’t wait to see more from this class!

  5. So odd to come here and see some almost identical images I’ve taken of the Mission San Jose myself. I’ve been there a number of times and I never tire of taking the same photos, such a magical place. Sounds like a fun class, look forward to see what you do with it.

  6. Oh my goodness, Brenda, I love these treatments! The first image knocks my socks off.
    You need to frame and hang it. This year I’m continuing to declutter and delete –ay, there’s so many photos that must be eliminated.

  7. You’re an inspiration. I definitely want to learn more about photography techniques and photoshop but I only have enough energy for one thing at a time. As you’ll have seen I’m delving into the world of pottery at the moment.

  8. Oh…what fun! Can’t wait to see what you create. And – I love this image. Wonderful and timeless.

  9. These are wonderful, Brenda!
    Great edits.

  10. Good for you! I will be most interested in following you as you work through this course. It seemed a bit overwhelming to me. I like these framed images, especially the first one.
    I am taking an on-line flower photography class with Kathleen Clemons–no new information, but it is motivating me to get out there and shoot with different lenses and at different angles.

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