The Studio: Digital Artistry Sessions

Learn the new tools in the industry from some of the most advanced instructors in a hands-on environment. Use Wacom tablets to integrate your creativity with digital technology. Explore digital painting, how to enhance digital photography, digital 3D painting, digital storyboarding, and much more. Seating is very limited. Come early to save your place in this new DStudio area outfitted with the latest systems from Intel and Wacom.

Digital Artistry Sessions Coordinator
Stephen Burns
San Diego Photoshop Users' Group

Digital Artistry Sessions Support
Brock Ramirez
Knowledge Adventure, Otis College of Art and Design

The Studio: Digital Artistry Sessions

HDR Imaging

Sunday, 25 July | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM | The Studio/Room 151

This presentation explores the whys and hows of HDR imaging as the digital world's answer to Ansel Adams' Zone System. It shows and illustrates what can be achieved with dynamic-range capture and covers how to shoot and process it, related software applications, and how to simulate it when mutli-exposure image capture is not possible.

David King

Intro to 3D Capabilities in Photoshop CS5 Extended

Sunday, 25 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

This high-level introduction to Photoshop CS5 includes details on all the new 3D-related features in Photoshop CS5 Extended.

Zoransa Gee
Photoshop Product Manager

Curvy 3D v2: 3D Sculpting for 2D Artists

Sunday, 25 July | 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Curvy 3D is a digital sculpting program made for artists with a 2D mind, such as illustrators who want to add 3D content to their 3D layers or games.

Phil Staiger

Vivesa to Enhance Your Photographic Art

Monday, 26 July | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | The Studio/Room 151

Discover why this plug-in tool can save you lots of time. Nik Software’s leading retouching authority explains how to get the most out of your images, reveals some special tricks, and demonstrates how to visualize and draw out the mood, depth, and excitement in images. Topics include getting the most out of your workflow, optimizing raw images, noise-reduction techniques, global adjustments vs. targeted adjustments, selective enhancements, bringing out detail, applying traditional techniques, and developing a personal style through retouching.

Janice Wendt
Nik Software

Illustrating Using Photoshop CS5's New Painting Tools

Monday, 26 July | 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Comic book creator and digital pioneer Brian Haberlin explains the ins and outs of illustrating using Photoshop's new brushes and shows how blending the new tools with the old can change the way you work with Photoshop.

Brian Haberlin

Camera Sensor Calibration

Monday, 26 July | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Each camera model has different responses for long exposures or combined exposures for HDR. This presentation explains sensor response and sensor noise, and how to establish the sensor response for your own camera. Topics include: How does a camera sensor work? What is sensor noise? How to evaluate your camera sensor. What does sensor noise add to your image exposure? How to build an exposure gain chart for your camera. Post noise control. Determining limits to image sensors.

Lee Peterson

Digital Traditional: A way of Digital Painterly Thinking

Monday, 26 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Traditional media such as drawing and painting have been introduced into the digital realm. This workshop covers how to duplicate traditional markings in a digital medium so the art still exhibits the spontaneous connections we are all so familiar with.

Ron Lemen

Digital SLRs and Video Editing and Effects

Monday, 26 July | 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Many people are rushing to Digital SLRs (capable of shooting full-frame 1080p, 24 frames per second with high-quality photographic lenses) for video because they provide beautiful film-like videos on a small budget. This session teaches how to edit footage captured on the camera in Premiere Pro, how to use green screen techniques and compositing in After Effects, and how to output to Flash for the web and DVD.

Colin Smith

Wacom Tablet Mastery

Tuesday, 27 July | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | The Studio/Room 151

Wacom pen tablets and interactive pen displays play an integral role in the creative process. Illustrators, concept artists, matte painters, and others rely on the pen's precision and control, but its power doesn't stop there. Innovative features, such as ExpressKeys, Touch Rings, Radial Menus, and more keep Wacom tablet users focused on their creative vision instead of technology. This presentation covers basic and advanced tablet use, creating and using pen-centric brushes in Adobe Photoshop CS5, and advanced tablet-control panel configuration. Attendees are eligible to win a copy of PhotoshopCAFE's Wacom Tablets and Photoshop CS5.

Wes Maggio

10-Channel Photo-Imaging Workflow

Tuesday, 27 July | 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | The Studio/Room 151

This workshop showcases a new imaging workflow based on the pioneering work of Dan Margulis. It summarizes a complete photo-enhancing workflow, from image acquisition in Lightroom to pre-adjustments in the Develope module and on to a radical 10-channel methodology for tone and color control that utilizes multiple color spaces and the unique channel structures of the image to build a sense of 3D shape and enhanced color.

Lee Varis

Fine-Art Printmaking Workflow

Tuesday, 27 July | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM | The Studio/Room 151

This workshop focuses on a personal workflow for developing and printing multiple proofs in an extremely efficient and effective way to arrive at the perfect print.

Jack Duganne

Looking In Looking Out: The Portrait Virus Blog

Tuesday, 27 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

A summary of the progress and process of a self-portrait birthday blog created to offer a new self portrait every day for one year.

Michael Wright

Secrets of Digital Artists: Tips, Insights, and Techniques

Tuesday, 27 July | 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM | The Studio/Room 151

Some of today's best digital artists share their knowledge and discuss isuues related to digital and graphic art, from conception to final output.

Daryl Wise
StreetWise PRPanelists
Bryan Wynia
Naughty Dog
Brian Haberlin
Comic Artist
Dave Amason
Loic Zimmerman
Stephen M. Burns
San Diego Photoshop Users' Group

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