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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.

Advance Photshop Texture Blending

v2211

Unleash the creative power of texture blending in Photoshop to create dramatic works of art.

– with Alan Shapiro

Oct 2, 2022 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 a whole new approach to texture blending with a “show & tell”
  • Working with textures and hero images in Photoshop: Resizing and Importing
  • New texture blending options in Photoshop
  • Selective texture blending with Range Masks and Blend If
  • 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, distressed look to your art 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 dramatic works of art.
  • How to create unexpected texture blending effects using Layer Masks, Color Range and Blend If selections.
  • Start-to-finish texture blending workflow utilizing Adobe Photoshop using real life case studies.

Alan Shapiro has long been a fan of the concepts and practice of wabi-sabi and kintsugi. The older he gets, the more he appreciates how beautiful things become with a little wear and tear. This inspired him to create a new class on texture blending using a different set of tools in Photoshop. It delights him and he thinks you will find it equally enjoyable.

Alan first texture blending class came from his love of still lives and portraits of the Old-World Masters; not just the subject matter, but also the beauty, colors and textures he found studying the aged canvases. This led to a unique and unexpected method for adding textures to his images to recreate these masterpieces.

For this next class, Alan turned his focus to old buildings and walls to study the layered beautifully layered textures he found. Inspired, he created a very different approach to blending his art with these textures using a very different set of techniques with fascinating results.

Don’t be intimidated. Alan likes to share things that he finds relaxing, are easy to put into practice and deliver spectacular results.

What People are Saying

A great learning experience for me

Visual Wilderness Online Classes offered a great learning experience for me. I have been trying to get to the next level in my post-processing and this really helped. It opened up many new doors for me and challenges me to many new creative possibilities.

Jack Tsuji
Los Angeles, California

Please have Alan back on Visual Wilderness

Alan Shapiro is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge. I learned so much! From equipment suggestions to flower sources, to work process, I came away with dozens of new ideas I can’t wait to try. Please have him back on Visual Wilderness Online Classes.

Laura Simpson
Glenview, IL

Alan brings inanimate objects to life

I love Alan Shapiro‘s energy and enthusiasm for his subject. He brings inanimate objects to life and exposes their soul.

Alison Tinson
United Kingdom

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

Excellent webinar

Excellent webinar by Visual Wilderness., giving me the info I need. Alan Shapiro is a very good teacher.

Richard Kaylin
Grand Junction, Colorado

I have learned so much from the videos

Visual Wilderness Streaming Service is the one service that I subscribe to that I truly would be heartbroken to lose!!! I have learned so much from the videos and love that I can go back and re-watch them to refresh myself whenever I want. I knew the videos were outstanding, but I’m in awe at how amazing your customer service is.

Stephanie Young
Kentucky, United States

Love how Alan approaches enhancing each image

I learned a tremendous amount – all the techniques Alan Shapiro covered: profiles, color checker, calibration, new curves, crushing the blacks, sketching w/virtual copies, range masking and more. Love how Alan approaches enhancing each image as a new, individual artistic journey. Looking forward to learning more!

Barbara Reiner
New Haven, CT

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

I look forward to another online class

Living in North Dakota, the opportunities for photography classes are limited. Finding an affordable, online class was the perfect solution. I learn a lot during the online class and I look forward to another online class soon Visual Wilderness!

Kathy Potter

Enlightening and easy to understand

Alan Shapiro is a phenomenal photographer and artist. His thought process and techniques are enlightening and easy to understand.

Patricia Stokes
Fall City, Washington

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