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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Joy of Digital Painting -


A Weekend Workshop for Botanical Artists and Illustrators - Scientific Illustrators - Wildlife Artists
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- Learn how to transition your traditional illustration skills into Photoshop
-Make Photoshop fit your style, not the other way around
-Understand and navigate through the seemingly infinite Photoshop options
-Pick out only the tools you need for painting
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Fri. – Sun., May 17 - 19, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Ikumi Kayama,

School of Botanical Art and Illustration, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

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This three-day workshop for beginners to intermediate Photoshop users will help you start using Photoshop as a painting tool. You start with your own previously accomplished illustration executed with traditional techniques. We’ll scan it in class and learn about Photoshop palettes and tools needed for digital painting. Learn to use layers and how to create, use and edit selections. You’ll learn to like Photoshop while recreating your own traditional tools and your own style through demonstrations, hands-on experience and individual guiding.

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Ikumi Kayama is medical and scientific illustrator of StudioKayama, creating illustration, animation, graphics and Web design since 2008. Ms. Kayama holds an MA in medical and biological illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a BFA in scientific illustration from the University of Georgia. Her work has appeared internationally in juried shows, exhibits, textbooks, scientific journals, presentations and websites. She is also the recipient of numerous awards from a variety of organizations, including GNSI, AMI and the Illustrators Club.
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Do not miss the opportunity, the workshop is not yet sold out, but the space is very limited. For more information and to register please click here.

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