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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot attend my Live Online Class Session?

We record all our live classes session. So if for some reason you cannot attend a live session you will have 1 year watch the the recorded video.

NOTE: Online classes are non-refundable.

What do I need to attend Live Class Session?

You will need a high-speed internet connection to attend our live online class.

We use Zoom Meetings to run our online classes. Zoom Meetings is compatible with all devices, including Mac and PC desktop computers and laptops, mobile phones, and tablet devices. If you're still not sure whether your device will work with our streaming services, try your device out by joining a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test

NOTE: We do not recommend using your mobile phone to attend the meeting because of small screen size of mobile phone. You will get most out of your Online Classes if you are watching out live session on 13 inch or larger screen.

Can I access Online Classes after the Live Session?

Yes. We will attempt to record live presentation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances you will have 1 year access to the recorded video.

What's Included in our Online Classes?

Visual Wilderness Online classes is a live event. Here is what is included in our live online classes:

  • You will be able to watch and hear the instructors as they teach the class topic.
  • Our instructors use a variety of teaching materials in the online classes. These materials may include a Live video, Presentation, Post Processing and Field Videos and more.
  • You will be able to ask question during the Live Event using Zoom’s chat box. NOTE: You do not need a microphone to ask questions. All questions are submitted using the chat box.
  • We will send you a video recording of the class after the live session is completed.

Playing with Textures in Photoshop

Join Alan Shapiro as he explores the creative power of texture blending in Photoshop for fun, profit and sheer delight.

– with Alan Shapiro

Nov 28, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

THIS ONLINE CLASS HAS ENDED

Streaming subscribers get unlimited streaming access to ALL Online Classes Recordings & Video Tutorials for just $14.95/mo.

CLASS AGENDA

  • Introduction to textures with show & tell
  • Overview of  textures
  • Working with textures in Photoshop: Resizing and Importing
  • Explore texture blending option in Photoshop
  • Selective texture blending with Masks and Brushes
  • Start-to-Finish real life texture blending examples
  • Question & answers
  • Conclusion

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT

  • Compatible with: Photoshop CC & Adobe Lightroom Classic 2022 or later.
  • Video Created with: Photoshop CC & Adobe Lightroom Classic 2022 or later.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn to create an aged look of fine art canvas by adding colors and textures in Photoshop.
  • Explore the creative flexibility offered by Photoshop Layers to further hone your unique style.
  • Discover different Photoshop blending techniques  to create impressionable masterpieces.
  • How to use selective texture blending techniques using Photoshop Masks and Brushes.
  • Start-to-finish texture blending workflow utilizing Adobe Photoshop Bridge using real life case studies.

Alan loves to roam around Museums and became enamored with the still lives and portraits of the Old World Masters. Beyond the subject matter, he became fascinated with the beauty, colors and textures he found studying the aged canvases. This led to a very unique and unexpected method for adding textures to his images to recreate these masterpieces with his images and textures he has been shooting over more than a decade.

Don’t be intimidated. It sounds way more complex than it is. Alan likes to do things that relaxing. His goal is to make things easy to get spectacular results.

What People are Saying

topnotch instructions

Visual Wilderness Online Classes offers topnotch instructions that will advance your skills.

Alton Marsh
Frederick, Maryland

I loved Alan Shapiro’s class!

I loved Alan Shapiro‘s class! It was really helpful just to see the little tips and tricks he uses with his still life photography. While technical classes are incredibly helpful, I really enjoyed that he presented the artistic side and the simplified piece. The relaxed and interactive flow of the class was really great, much more like a conversation than a lecture which made it that much more fantastic!

Amanda

Outstanding Educational Products

Visual Wilderness offers outstanding Educational Products quite different from what is on offer in the landscape photography market.

Luciana
London, England

Great information

Visual Wilderness Online Classes have great information presented in a logical manner.

Susan Baker
Ory Payson, AZ

He is a dynamic, fascinating presenter

Alan Shapiro‘s work is inspirational. And aspirational. He is a dynamic, fascinating presenter. He is very generous with explaining how to set up the home studio, what lighting to use and why, product and resource lists. And it’s fun while you are learning! Bingo!

Leslie Baker
Los Angeles California, USA

Alan Shapiro is an excellent teacher

Some people are gifted photographers but cannot teach. Alan Shapiro is not only extremely talented but an excellent teacher. I would take any and all of his classes.

Sue Reyman
Chicago, USA

Informative and enjoyable

Visual Wilderness Online Classes  are very informative and enjoyable. So glad to have these type of webinars available.

Lisa Phillips
Las Cruces, NM

Love Alan’s artistic approach

Love Alan Shapiro‘s artistic approach in using textures on photographs. The webinar was helpful in terms of techniques and so inspiring.

Neva Oliver
Missoula, Montana

I highly recommend Visual Wilderness as training platform

Creative Still Life Photography with Alan Shapiro was very well done presentation. Students of all skill levels able to benefit and immediately improve their results in still life photography. I highly recommend Visual Wilderness as training platform and this instructor.

Al Griffin
Camdenton, USA

Eager for further on line classes with Alan Shapiro

I enjoyed the class immensely and am eager for further on line classes with Alan Shapiro on Visual Wilderness.

Sue Reyman

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