Class Description:

This course guides students through the process of gathering, editing, and composing images to serve as refined source material for traditional media paintings.

Long the tool of professional designers in the publishing and entertainment industries, Adobe Photoshop provides creative professionals with virtually unlimited visual options. Whether you’re an experienced Photoshop user or entirely new to digital media, inventive strategies for manipulating and harmonizing visual references from widely varying sources will open imaginative options in your work. After introducing the user interface, Williams will demonstrate the techniques he has used to craft his own oil paintings and digital illustrations. Students will craft their own compositions and build onto them with assistance by Williams.

Summer Session I | Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 2:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 3:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 4:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 5:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 6:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1 - Introduction to Photoshop

  3. Week 2 - Manipulating Images in Photoshop

  4. Week 3 - Image Sourcing and Building Compositions

  5. Week 4 - Review of Student Created Compositions

  6. Week 5 - Advanced Image Manipulation Techniques

  • $270.00
  • Online
  • 6 Weeks
  • Beginner to Intermediate

Meet Your Instructor

Robert Dale Williams


Robert Dale Williams is an American classical oil painter from Pennsylvania. Inspired by the Old Masters of painting, Williams sought out rigorous training in classical drawing and painting techniques at the New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative Art. Following graduation from the Academy in 2004, he furthered his studies under Odd Nerdrum in Norway for three summer residencies. Recognized as a "Living Artist" by the Art Renewal Center, Williams was a semi-finalist in the Art Renewal Center 15th Annual International Salon. He has instructed drawing and painting courses at six art institutions and has been a guest lecturer at the Susquehanna Museum of Art and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Featured in collections worldwide, Williams has exhibited in Pennsylvania, New York, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Norway.

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