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SF Photoshop Users Group Message Board › New Meetup: An Evening with Renowned Author & Digital Artist, Bert Monroy

New Meetup: An Evening with Renowned Author & Digital Artist, Bert Monroy

Marie M.
user 8199741
Group Organizer
San Francisco, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for SF Photoshop Users Group!

What: An Evening with Renowned Author & Digital Artist, Bert Monroy
When: Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:30 PM

Where: Adobe SF Offices
601 Townsend
San Francisco, CA 94103

We are excited to present a special evening with renowned author and digital artist, Bert Monroy.

Monroy will show many of the
techniques he developed in the creation of Times Square. Times Square is one of the most complex and largest Photoshop images ever created. Bert will show how digital artists can recreate photorealistic effects using the tools in Photoshop and Illustrator and a little imagination.

Beyond the photo retouching capabilities, Adobe® Photoshop® is an
extraordinary tool for image creation. This intriguing software
application will be explored in depth. You will be introduced to many of
the features within Photoshop that are usually ignored in most classes.
Alpha channels, layer operations, masking techniques will be outlined in
an easy to understand method. Whether you are trying to create an image
from scratch or make your photographs look great, the techniques you will
walk away with in this session will take your creativity to new heights.

Monroy is one of the preeminent pioneers of digital art.
He builds his hyper-realistic digital paintings as a traditional artist
would, adding color and texture, except he uses Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator as his media and a Wacom Cintiq as his canvas. Bert spent 20
years in the advertising industry and he has been a commercial illustrator for 30 years.

Bert recently released The Making of Times Square, a three part series of
instructional videos for Lynda.com­. He co-authored the first book on
Photoshop and he is the author of several other books, including Photoshop
Studio with Bert Monroy: Digital Painting. Bert also writes a column
called "From Bert's Studio," which appears in Photoshop User magazine.

An accomplished and sought after teacher and lecturer, Bert has served on
the faculties of the School of Visual Arts (New York), the Center for
Creative Imaging (Maine), and California College of the Arts. He currently
teaches at San Francisco State University. Bert was a monthly regular on
TechTV for almost 4 years and he hosted PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy, a
weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3 Internet Television. Bert has been
a guest on many other TV shows around the globe. He also teaches and
consults with corporate clients, including Pixar and Walt Disney Animation
Studios. His film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic,
Pacific Data Images, and R/GA.

Bert has taught the Adobe Photoshop Creativity Seminar Tour for Kelby
Training, and he is a popular speaker at many conferences worldwide. He is
a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team and was inducted into the
Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2004.



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