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Photoshop Basics for Creative Compositing

With Brooke Shaden

Understanding the basics of compositing is an incredible tool for enhancing images no matter what type of photography you create. From adding a stormy sky into a background to cutting someone out of their image (hair and all) and putting them in a new space, we will go through some key composites that can dramatically change how an image looks and feels. 
This class is perfect for anyone who wants to know how to transform an image in Photoshop with simple yet powerful tools. 

  • You will learn how to use Brooke’s favorite tools, like lasso, feather, background eraser, layer blending modes, and more to truly transform an image into what it could be, instead of what it is.

  • Hands-on work will include the creation of your own creative composite.

  • Bring to class your laptop with Photoshop installed, a selection of images to play with.



About Brooke Shaden
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Brooke was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. 

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own. 

Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.


Earlier Event: October 13
Intro to Photo Book Design
Later Event: October 19
Poetry, Prose and Photography