addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Webinar: Photoshop Composition with Artist Sebastian Michaels


Learn true "Fine-Art Photoshop" techniques using multiple images in Layered Compositions in this webinar taught by Photographer, Photoshop Instructor, and Artist Sebastian Michaels.

Compositing multiple images into a single photoshop production is a beautiful way to extend your artistic and creative skills.


About This Class

For the cost of a couple of cups of fancy coffee, Sebastian has agreed to teach a class for HoustonPhotowalk members, to show us some of the techniques he teaches to professional photographers.

 

About Artist Sebastian Michaels

You may already be familiar with Sebastian's work.  He recently launched an awesome new online course Photoshop Artistry: Fine-Art Grunge Composition filled with hours and hours of videos, free background images to help get you started.  I've been watching the videos, and it's a serious wealth of photoshop inspiration and information.

Sebastian teaches photographers and artists how to create these amazing Photo-Art Compositions that are fit for print and contest.  Please join me in this webinar about some of his techniques.  It will inspire you to take your artistic interests in photography to new levels!

 



RSVP / PAYMENT / EVENT FAQ:

(This is the "read this before posting a question" section)



I am all signed up, when do I pay?

Before midnight tonight.  Folks that haven't paid by end of the day are removed to make room for other folks wanting to join.

I am all signed up, how do I pay?

Check out this quick walkthrough: How to use Paypal to pay.

Can I bring a guest / date / significant other?

The restaurant's meeting room is just small enough for those who RSVP.  Please do not bring adds.

Do I have to eat at the restaurant?

The meeting room fee is based on food sales.  If you choose not to eat, bring an additional $10 with you (cash) to contribute to pay for the room use.

I had an emergency / my fish tank went green / I have to change my RSVP.  / I had to no-show / I need a refund.

We always expect people not to show up for various reasons.  Life happens.  Unfortunately we have to pay for your seat if you are there or not.  Refunds are not available for this event.

Even though I can't get a refund, I have to change my RSVP for the event that starts in 10 minutes.

Please change your RSVPs with plenty of time for someone on the waiting list to attend.  RSVP changes with less than 24 hours notice will be considered a no-show.

The "Waiting List" is huge, should I even bother signing up?

Absolutely.  The more people on the waiting list, the more likely we will repeat the event.  Also, many (MANY) people sign up but never pay, so the waiting list moves rather fast.

I'm on the "Waiting List", should I go ahead and pay now?

Nope.  Wait until you are promoted into the "Going" list before trying to pay please.  Also, make sure you have edited your email settings so that you are receiving all email from the group.  That way, when a spot opens up, you will receive an email.

Do I need to bring my camera?

Never hurts to bring your camera to a camera event.

I am on the "waiting list", can I just show up anyway?

No.  The waiting list folks will get moved in on a first-come-first-promoted basis.  Please respect the RSVP list.  Unexpectedly showing up creates havoc and confusion of epic proportions that usually lead to being marked as a 'no-show' even though you didn't RSVP.

I was on the "List" yesterday, but I just got an email saying I've been removed!

HPW does not require people to instantly pay to secure their initial RSVP.  This gives folks the ability to quickly RSVP for a spot, even if they are on a smart phone and cannot paypal the funds.  However, we do like to see the money within 24 hours.  After 24 hours, if your RSVP isn't paid, we hand your spot to someone on the waiting list.  (NOTE: I'm flexible.  If you need a few extra days for your payment to paypal to complete, just send me an email BEFORE you lose your spot.)

I am on the "waiting list", but we're good buddies and I've been in the group for years, can you move me up on the list, good-ol'-boy style?

Nope.  I love you like family.  And just like family, I hate drama.  The wait-list will move in order of first-come-first-promoted.  Its the only fair way.

I have a complant and I want to post it in open-air comments?

Please address your comments / complaints / gripes to me via personal email.  If you think something's not right and I agree, it will get addressed ASAP.  The "comments" section is for things you think would be interesting to the entire group -- if you have something *I* need to know, address it to me.

I want to post a complaint in open-air comments!

Long time members will tell you, I respond to unfriendly or cranky public comments in the sharpest way imaginable.  My apologies for offending you in advance.  I suggest you email me complaints directly; I tend to be less over-reactive when I'm not responding to the entire group.

I'm seriously new to the group / This is my first event.  I don't understand what to do next.

No problem.  A couple of nights before each event, I send out the "last minute updates".  This email contains a lot of extra info not posted on the open meetup.  If you are horribly confused after reading that email, reply back and I'll walk you through your questions.

I don't use PayPal.  What are my options?

Start using paypal.  Unfortunately people who pay "when I get there" rarely show up.  RSVPs are secured by your paypal payment.  Paypal is a big part of how we manage this group.

How does the RSVP policy work?

The RSVP, Paid RSVP, and No-Show policies are posted here: http://www.houstonphotowalks.com/about/

There were too many words in this FAQ, so I didn't bother reading it, is that a problem?

Not really.  I wrote it and didn't bother reading it.  But if something goes screwy, we both will be referring to it for answers.

I have another question not listed here, how do I contact the group organizer or host?

Information about how to contact a Meetup group organizer can be found at this link: "How do I contact an organizer?"

I can't attend.  Will you be recording the event and making it available?

This is a social photography group, so we try to do everything while actually rubbing elbows.  However if there are enough people on the waiting list, I'm happy to do repeats of most classes and photowalk location visits.

Can I record the event?  Can I scan the hand outs and send it to my friends?

Well, that wouldn't be too friendly.  We can't be cranky about people stealing our images and reuse them while stealing someone else's voice and documents, right?  A lot of work and effort goes into any class, book, and instruction materials.  Don't rob me.  :)

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Sebastian M.

    For more excellent images that will inspire you to create ever more sophisticated photo art, take a minute to check out the awesome images going up on my Flickr group for my students:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/fineartphotoshop/

    ... or check out the main gallery of images on my students' Facebook group page:

    https://www.facebook.com/PhotoshopArtistry/photos_stream

    You will find some AMAZING images at both of those galleries.

    Go have a look.

    And if you would still like to get into the course at half price, and learn more about these kinds of Photoshop techniques (from fine art to grunge), remember that you can still get in with the discount link you'll find under the Photoshop Artistry section at:

    http://goodstuff.houstonphotowalks.com/

    Hope to see some of you over there!

    - Sebastian

    September 1, 2013

  • Sebastian M.

    The Winner! -- Jamie Ladysh

    Perhaps the creepiest image submitted ... but arresting. And strangely compelling. (And well executed.) That ghostly white of the main subject's dress, and the way elements in the background are lit (including some kind of spectral cross above the subject's head), all framed in that odd doorway ... And then a perfectly fitting grunge treatment, enhancing the image to convey the same sense of detached mystery. You can't help but feel, in looking at this image, that we are seeing something we were not meant to see.

    Great work! (Jamie Ladysh is already a student of my course, having signed up after the free training. I will be refunding the full cost of enrollment as a prize for winning this contest. Congrats again to Jamie. Fine piece!)

    September 1, 2013

  • Sebastian M.

    Today is the day for voting (and plan to award the artist with the most impressive piece a free membership to my Photoshop Artistry course).

    I'll give everyone until this evening to get something uploaded. Thanks for everyone who contributed!

    - Sebastian

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Michelle O

    Only one photo, right?

    August 30, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Yup. But if you created one you like better than the one before, I'm sure you can just upload and delete.

      August 30, 2013

    • Michelle O

      I didn't know you could delete.... I can't decide on which one I like better. Gotta decide soon.

      August 30, 2013

  • Srini S.

    Sebastian hit it out of the park!!! He explained complex Photoshop concepts in an easy to understand manner. It was very useful!

    August 14, 2013

  • David T.

    It was amazing!!! What an artist!

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sebastian Michaels is an amazing teacher! Love the simplicity in his explanations :)

    August 14, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    Excellent, I'm taking his on line class also and picked up five additional tricks I didn't know. It's amazing what you can end up with when you approach PS from a artistic viewpoint rather than a photographic standpoint. I now look at everything I shoot as if it was going to processed with the "Grunge" technique as taught by Sebastian.

    August 14, 2013

  • Vandhana R.

    The Webinar was rocking with cool techniques to create ART. I am pretty new to photoshop and I am super excited about learning these techniques. Thank u sebastian for the inspiring talk and Thank u Joe for arranging it!!

    August 14, 2013

  • Laura

    The BEST!!! I learned so much. I'm very new to Photoshop and have seen so many other tutorials where I learned so little. I learned more in this webinar than all the others combined! Thanks so much for your time, the freebies and the very low cost!

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Right up my alley. I'm highly interested in creating surreal photographic art to express conceptual ideas. This webinar has helped show me a starting point to channel my photoshop skills in that direction. In addition, Sebastian, you can tell, absolutely wants his classes to light a fire and rock your artistic world. I'm putting the full class on my Christmas wish list and trying not to die while waiting...

    August 14, 2013

  • Chris F.

    I have been a photoshop user for many years. This webinar was just what I needed to take my photographs too the next level. I want to go from taking pictures to creating art!!! Thanks, Sebastian!

    August 14, 2013

  • Cristina T.

    Great webinar! Very informative and inspiring. Looking forward to taking part in future webinars such as this one. Keep up the great work!

    August 14, 2013

  • Ken A.

    Great webinar. Lots and lots of good material!

    August 13, 2013

  • Debi

    This was great for beginners and more experienced Photoshop users. Would definitely like to see more.

    August 13, 2013

  • James G.

    WOW! That was an awesome webinar! So impressed I purchased the Course. Thanks Joe for organizing this! Big Thanks to Sebastian for sharing his time and knowledge to open ours minds up to these fantastic techniques.

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • Srini S.

    Great class! Loved it!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Lori H.

    What a GREAT webinar!! I very much enjoyed it and am ready to play with some images. I haven't had PS opened in months and months (been using LR) and now the dust has been brushed off!!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Laura

    Fabulous! Can't say enough...he spoke fast enough to not feel like it was dragging..spoke clearly, didn't assume we knew the shortcuts, content was great. I'm not a real grunge fan but still found all of the techniques very useful for all types of editing...loved, loved, loved it. Thanks to all.
    Can't wait to get the masks and help sheets.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Debi

    This was really good. I'm ready to go take crack and rust photos in Galveston now. Thanks, Sebastian for a great class, and thank you Joe for finding this for us.

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • Medha

    This was a great webinar. Thank you! :)

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Terri G.

    So much great information! I found the brush and texture downloads, but am not sure where to find the cheat sheets. I can't wait to try these techniques. Thank you, thank you, Sebastian and Joe!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Chris F.

    This was simply the BEST!!!!! Thanks Joe for putting this on. Let the designing begin!!!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Michelle O

    That was so informative. I learned many techniques that can be useful even when I am not feeling so creative. Thanks Sebatian for all the extras.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Sang L.

    Thanks for having this webinar. I am a beginner at Photoshop, and he has taught me a lot of techniques on how to use it.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Pam S.

    Thank you Sebastian and Joe for this class. I really enjoyed it and look forward to using the techniques!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Joe L.

    That was one of the best live webinars I have ever attended. I got a lot of great info out of it. Very well done! My personal Thanks to Sebastian Michaels for sharing his time and expertise and the bonus material. For those interested in more about Sebastian's full course, check out our Good Stuff web page, his site is listed as one of our Group Member Perks. http://goodstuff.houstonphotowalks.com

    3 · August 13, 2013

  • Lesley S.

    Thank you so much for organizing this Joe. It was awesome! Sebastian was very generous with his time - thanks to you for setting up a great relationship.

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Err. Loved. Phone txt... :/

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really loves this class. Thanks to Joe and Sebastian! U both rock.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Lori H.

    I forsee a lot of us taking lots of texture photos on upcoming photowalks :)

    3 · August 13, 2013

    • Joe L.

      NOW you know why I dropped in the last-minute photowalk to Galveston's The Strand. The alleyway is perfect for that!

      2 · August 13, 2013

    • Lori H.

      Yup :) btw I can hear you joe - I think he dropped

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • Terri G.

    What a wonderful webinar! I am inspired and really appreciate getting the chance to learn these techniques!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Welcome to Oz 2: http://amzn.to/169xH4P

    August 13, 2013

  • Brandilyn C.

    I am on bedtime duty because hubby is working late. Hoping to still catch the webinar, but my 1 year old does not seem to be cooperating :(

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Sebastian M.

    See everyone in 10 minutes!

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for putting this together Joe!

    I did not receive the link from GTM.

    August 13, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Check your spam. Make sure you're settings on meetup aren't set to block email from organizers. Make sure you don't have me filtered to spam.

      August 13, 2013

  • Sandy T.

    What software plugin is required for the webinar?
    I've never down loaded brushes before. Do we have access to the Module that it says to read prior to downloading?

    August 13, 2013

    • Sandy T.

      Since I signed up late today I missed the invite that went out. I am waiting on Joe to get home and send it to me unless that is something you can do now

      August 13, 2013

    • Sandy T.

      Thanks, registered now.

      August 13, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Hello folks. I just sent out the message from GoToMeeting so everyone can register. If you don't receive the message within a couple of hours, you probably have my email blocked, so you're not reading this email either, making you a helpless case. For everyone else, here are your next steps. These must be completed at least 2 hours prior to the event:

    1) Click the link in my email
    2) Fill in the form to request your access link
    3) Check your email for the message from GoToMeeting

    15 to 20 minutes BEFORE the meeting:

    4) log in with the link provided by GoToMeeting

    Signing on to the meeting may require a software plugin install on your browser so you can watch the presentation. Please do not wait until the meeting starts to log in. We will try to help folks as much as possible **prior** to the meeting. If your computer has a webcam, please wear a shirt when you sign into the meeting. Thanks.

    August 13, 2013

    • Joe L.

      1) Click the link in my email
      2) Fill in the form to request your access link
      3) Check your email for the message from GoToMeeting

      15 to 20 minutes BEFORE the meeting:

      4) log in with the link provided by GoToMeeting

      1 · August 13, 2013

    • Terri G.

      Thank you!

      August 13, 2013

  • Sebastian M.

    Hey, everybody — I've decided to make available (just to the people attending this class Tuesday) one of the bonuses from my course: a pro texture and custom brush set worth fifty bucks, designed specifically for PhotoshopGrunge.com by the amazing Cheryl Tarrant at DistressedTextures.com.

    You're going to love these textures/backgrounds, and during the training I'll go over some creative uses of those and cover how to use the custom brush set. You will have a blast creating with this stuff. Can't wait to show you some of the things you can accomplish with it during the class.

    - Sebastian

    PS: I'll send you the link to the download page with the course invite. Should be sending that out Monday, with a reminder Tuesday.

    5 · August 8, 2013

    • Lori H.

      Did the info to attend go out yesterday? I'm not finding it.

      August 13, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Sent it a few moments ago. I'm writing a followup additional instructions email/message.

      August 13, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Clarification in case anyone needs it: this event is a webinar, the location is specified as "At Your House". If you click the map link, it takes you to some random location. This is a *webinar*, ignore the map and log in at home (Details will be sent out tonight after midnight). Hopefully you guys know to ignore the map?

    August 12, 2013

    • Michael S.

      LOL!

      August 12, 2013

    • Joe L.

      You have about 24 hours to resolve that. I suggest you start moving furniture outa the way. And make dip, lots and lots of dip.

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Scott W

    Too early in morning right now

    August 12, 2013

  • Chris F.

    This class sounds great! I've always wanted to take my photoshop skills to the next level.

    August 12, 2013

  • Gabby J

    I want to attend and pay but I can't find the Paypal option with the IPhone app...

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i did not receive the link. how do i find it

    July 30, 2013

    • Lori H.

      Hi Brad - a few posts down Sebastian mentioned he will be sending the webinar invite a day ahead of the event. Nothing has been sent yet.

      July 30, 2013

  • Sergio Garcia R.

    Ohhh.. bummer; this one sounds very interesting; but I'll be in the middle of nowhere (Big Bend) so I'll be lucky if I even have cell phone signal :(

    Good luck guys!

    July 17, 2013

    • Sebastian M.

      Hoping to have a recorded replay available sometime afterward. Might take a bit, but Joe will let you know when it's ready.

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      paid please resend link i did not get it

      July 30, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Good morning everyone. We have several folks that haven't secured their RSVP by paying for the class. If you plan to attend this event, please pay. Thanks!

    July 30, 2013

    • Sebastian M.

      Hi, all! I will be sending your webinar invite info a day ahead of the event and then again the morning of.

      You will need to be able to hop on a computer, or you can download the free GoToMeeting app for an iPad if you prefer that.

      Going to be covering some awesome content meant to help you bridge the gap between "editing images" to creating real ART (fit for fine-art print or canvas).

      This material will completely change how you approach your work, and it will inspire you with the means of ensuring that you never run out of exciting creative ideas when you sit down at Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

      (And yes, if you didn't catch that in the original write-up, this course is built around Photoshop or at least Photoshop Elements. That's where the art happens.)

      2 · July 30, 2013

    • Michael S.

      I'm looking forward to this. Thank you.

      July 30, 2013

  • Sandra T.

    My first event with HoustonPhotowalks and I'm really looking forward to it.

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Sebastian M.

    Hi, everyone! Looking forward to this event!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoo lollipop, as autocorrect inexplicably insists on writing. Very cool!

    July 17, 2013

  • Angel

    Would this webinar be useful to someone who has Photoshop Elements but not the full Photoshop?

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Joe L.

      That is a great question. Let me ask and I'll get back to you.

      July 16, 2013

    • Joe L.

      From our teacher: For the webinar, everything I cover applies equally to Photoshop and Elements 10 or 11. In the course itself, I'd say fully 95 percent works with Elements 10 or 11.

      July 16, 2013

40 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Webinar: Photoshop Composition with Artist Sebastian Michaels

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy