Adobe Photoshop is one of my most used art tools. In order to do anything with printing alternative surfaces, my image must be printed. If my work flow was to print an image say an original photograph—my job would include the following. Open the image in Photoshop, color correct if needed, resize the image based on the surface size—then using the Photoshop print process— print on the selected surface.
For me—it isn’t quite that cut and dry. In using a photograph for printing the surfaces created in my studio, my choice is to bring out texture and other hidden facets from any image. For this workshop you will get an idea of one of the ways my images are transformed before printing. This workshop will be a process workshop. I will give you food for thought and then you will use your images and play with the techniques to create what works for you. Along the way you will discover how you want to proceed.
Using Adobe Photoshop CC we will go through my steps used to manipulate an image to add texture and dimension. There is always an element of “what if” in my work. Since there are infinite possibilities for this process (or any process using photo-manipulation software) I will show you what could happen at the various stages and then you are on your own for your creation with your image.