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Advanced Painting Techniques in Photoshop

  • 04/03/2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/04/2020
  • 4:30 PM
  • TBD
  • 25


  • Must have taken Sandra's introductory course in the past in order to register for this event.


Advanced painting techniques in Photoshop

2 Day Class

NOTE: This course is open only to students who have taken Sandra's introductory painting course at some point in the past. Students who have not taken the introductory course will need prior authorization from Sandra in order to attend. Please contact president@oregonppa.org if you would like information on attending. 

In this course, Sandra will build upon the initial skills you learned in her introductory class including expanded techniques on hair, eyes, clothing and how to draw elements by hand! 

Here is a note from Sandra:

Welcome to the world of Photoshop Painting with Sandra. I invite you to step into the world of great possibilities for you to learn how to turn up the dial on your painting techniques. I will be teaching how to bring out that artist you have been waiting for. Since you have already taken my primer class and have learned all the tools we will be using it is time to unleash the rest of the fun. I will bring you up to date on any new additions to PS that will aid you in painting.

You will be learning to add depth and movement to your paintings by adding different colors and not just working with what is in front of you. We will learn to make a few brushes as in animal and people hair and other brushes we may find a need for. It is a plus to know how to make your own brushes. I will strive to make your class a fun-filled, learning experience that will. take you to the next step in your artist journey. 

  Sandra Pearce
M. Photog ., M Artist. CR., CPP 


Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artist in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, and Craftsman. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of professional photographers across the country from guild level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the GIA Award for 1st place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards. 

The difference between traditional art and digital art are vast and varied. There is one common link, the knowledge and skill needed to create true art, regardless of the medium. Not only does Sandra have a working knowledge of the traditional and computer based art, she has experience teaching each form as well. She feels photographers are already comfortable with the tools used in Photoshop. This enable them to concentrate on the techniques of painting rather than learning a new program.

With so many teachers in the photography world, we all need a good reason to take a class that will help our business grow and prosper. Sandra is one of only a handful of digital artists who are using Photoshop exclusively to create masterpieces. She teaches how to use all the tools that Adobe has in Photoshop to be used for painting. You will learn to use the Mixer Brush to create and blend backgrounds. You will learn to take your images to the next level.


Eligible to earn 1 PPA Merit and/or 1 OPPA Point by attending the workshop in its entirety.

A computer (laptop) and basic knowledge of Photoshop, and it's tools required.  Use of Wacom tablet is highly recommended.

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