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Figurative, Photoshop Compositing & Collage

Pligth Thee My Troth

Pligth Thee My Troth



Portraiture and figurative imagery continue to be a fascinating and daunting challenge for photographers. Learn lighting patterns used by painters and master photographers through the ages for portraiture and artistic figurative work. Joyce will guide you with demonstrations and each participant will work with models to create unique images. You will learn to think and work like an artist… adding texture layers, and compositing elements with Photoshop and NIK software to alter and enhance the original image to a subtler art form. Your finished composite will be printed on luscious art papers, collage elements added along with pastel or paint techniques applied to create one of a kind art pieces.
Basic knowledge of Photoshop is not required, but extremely helpful. We will be able to guide you, if you are new to PS.

Fri, Jan 25       1pm -5pm
Sat, Jan 26      9am -5pm     
Sun, Jan 27     9am –5pm

Cost: $425 includes lunch, Class limit 6 participants

Location: Joyce Wilson Studio, Santa Barbara, CA


  • Digital camera with lenses and accessories you use.

  • Cell phone is permissible.

  • A card reader to download files.

  • Laptop with Photoshop (30-day trial available on Adobe’s website).

Registration: Please send payment through Paypal to and include your name and email address in the "Note" section. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Joyce at

Earlier Event: September 22
Creative Photographic Process
Later Event: February 23