September 6, 2012

Digital Doodles

    "Sorry-This Workshop is No Longer Available!"

“All Digital~Doodle Design Workshop”
Instructor: Cynthia (Cindy) Powell
If you missed this SOLD OUT workshop-here is your chance to join the fun of learning, "Digital Doodling"!  This workshop is self-paced & I will be available to answer any questions you may have 
In an “On-line Private Yahoo Group” 
Requirements: All students must have a version of Adobe Digital Software.
Either “Photoshop Elements” or “CS” and a connection to the internet.
This workshop is designed for the Beginner!!  

This is a self paced workshop so there are no set times when you have to be present
All PDF files are posted, a Free-Student Pattern Kit (with a retail value of: $10) is available for immediate download via my digital shop and there are over one dozen videos: being hosted in a Private Youtube Viewing format!
You will learn some very exciting tricks and tips that will enable you to create amazing "Doodle Design" layouts with ease.  I didn’t say in record time, nope, these amazing pieces of art still take time to construct and you will be creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces based on your own input.
The workshop is broken up into two parts.  Each student will build their pattern library from a variety of sources, including the designs they create using the tools at their fingertips.  There are 7 videos for the first part of this workshop alone, (3 videos on using the Pen Tool!) plus there will be an E-book in PDF format and a digital kit of designs for those of you who work and don't have time to explore all the links to websites for resources I will share. 
The second part of lessons will be to create the full "Doodle Design" layout using your sampler of patterns and other custom elements that we will be adding throughout the workshop. You will have a wealth of knowledge about the tools in your software to design with, via step by step guidance with visual aides and backup written instruction.  This is the most comprehensive workshop I have created and it is a bargain at this price! 

Cost is only $35!  Press the Buy Now Button near the top of the page to be taken to PayPal.  Once I receive notice of your payment, I will send you the link to join the group!  You will also be able to see what other student's have created & shared with us, along the way.  I will be available to answer any questions you may have and guide you in the use of all the tools you will be using to create your custom designs.  Come join us today!  Thank You! 

February 13, 2012

Sorry This Workshop is SOLD OUT!

On March 21st, the first 4-day Mini "Hands-On-Digital" Workshop will start!

This is an exciting workshop that will teach you how to use your "Adobe" digital software to draw and make house shaped art journals and several other "Unique Digital Shapes & Templates" for creating your very own art journaling books!
Lessons will be available in both PDF Workbook (printable format) and/or High Definition Video via Youtube.  The workshop will be conducted in a private group setting.  This group is a cozy, friendly atmosphere that offers plenty of opportunity for sharing your works in progress.
4 Days of Fun for Only $20-Sign Up Today!

May 23, 2011

Collaged Illusions-No Longer Available

Due to popular demand, this workshop will be offered as an instant downloadable workshop!  If you missed signing up for the first or second workshop, don’t miss this opportunity!
It was SOLD OUT twice!  

“Collaged Illusions Workshop”
(click on the title to purchase)
The Hottest, Craziest, Innovative Trend this New Year!
A Workshop for Beginners Using Adobe Photoshop Software
(Photoshop Elements 6-9 or Photoshop CS3-5) 

Here’s what a few of the previous students had to say about the first workshop:

This class is wonderful and you make it so easy to understand!! This is the "Golden Girl at the age of 79" speaking!  I am looking forward to the next repeat so some of my friends can also receive this wealth of knowledge from you.  Good things are even better when you can share them.  Thank you for a wonderful workshop. This is the best online workshop I have ever taken. The content and presentation can't be beat, not to mention your complete and timely attention to our email requests and challenges that were new for many of us.  I feel like I could go on and on with your praises...I am already missing the class group and am eagerly awaiting your next class, whatever that may be.  Ruby

Looking at the files, you make it look so much easier than any of the computer books I have tried to use.  Patt

I wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your workshop very much. I feel I indeed learn more each time I take one of your classes.  I print out each file and place it in a file folder which I have created for all my digital classes, tips and tricks for future reference.   As I have mentioned before, I originally took a vocational tech class to learn "how to photoshop" back in September last year.. I wanted to learn more and stumbled across one of your classes and signed up. I soon discovered I only had learned the tip of the iceberg from that voc-tech class and each time I took another one of the workshops you offered, I continued to learn more and expand my ability to create my own art digitally.  I really use each tip/trick I have found though out your files and incorporate these in my digital art. Which, by the way, I think, has really improved.   I look forward to future classes and again offer my thanks for allowing me to be able to do what I love to do and have the best tools (knowledge) to do it with.   Debbie

I really did it, I have a finished project. I think it could use improvement, but at least it's finished and I learned so much in the process. Thank you for another great workshop. You offered so much information with detailed instructions, that it was easy to be successful.  Looking forward to doing more  workshops with you in the future.  Mary

I've enjoyed this class so much, looking forward to the next one. I agree that it was so interesting to see what each tool would do ... as Cindy said, a lot of it is about experimentation.  I know I learned a lot!  Linda

Thanks for the helpful and thoroughly enjoyable workshop. I learned a lot and finished 3 collages.  I found I was able to express myself easily using your instructions. And one of my new collages makes me smile every time I look at it and is totally unlike anything I expected to make. Again, thanks.  CindyB

Composing a “Digital Collaged Illusion” refers to the “Art Form” of combining various elements into a single, fused composition.   Your completed collage will have the appearance of a photograph with every element blended flawlessly into the overall digital design.   With this digital workshop you will learn how to create a digital “Collaged Illusion” while teaching you the following skills:

  1. Careful extraction of digital images from a variety of sources,
  2. Perfect layering of elements for flawless blending,
  3. Adjustments in light and shadow using a variety of digital tools,
  4. Adding visual textures along with finer details,
  5. Every extraction is unique and may require additional fine tuning for a perfect extraction.  We will explore 10 tools, tips and special techniques, designed for this task.
  6. Learn to control the chaos by refining your choices of blendable options.  Stay focused on a theme but incorporate the unusual, known as the “Wow Factor”.

7. Work at your own pace.  I always include "One on One support", so if you have a question, I'm only an e-mail away.

This workshop includes printable step by step instructions and practice images.  No video.

October 28, 2010

New Offerings for Previous Workshops!

I have decided to offer my digital workshops as instant downloads for those of you who missed the private classes.  I have recently partnered up with Paypal to bring these workshops to you in a download-able .Zip format.  These workshops are currently available for Adobe Photoshop Elements only. 
I will be offering a whole new set of workshops for 2011 for both Photoshop CS3-5 and Photoshop Elements 6-9, beginning with the awesome Pen & Ink Watercolor that is currently being offered at: Artistworkshopretreat 
To make a workshop purchase, please click the button in the right sidebar for the numbered workshop you wish to purchase and you will be taken directly to my Paypal Shop Listing.  I currently have the workshops pictured in the sidebar available, but will be adding more workshops over the next few weeks.  As I add a workshop, I will also be adding more buttons like this one, to the sidebar.  Thank you for your interest and please let me know if you have any problems with your purchase.

Please Note: I always provide "One on One Support" with all my workshops, so if you have a question about a step in the workshop, I'm only an e-mail away!

Please note: When you download your workshop from Paypal, your workshop will be added to your "Download Folder" on your hard-drive.  You will need to unzip it by right clicking and "Extract".  Then you can move (click & drag) your workshop folder over to your "pictures" for easy access.