Photography Retouching & Compositing

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Saturday, April 4, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre & Capture Photography Festival

VFX artist John Mutter shows you how to combine multiple photos and apply effects to create any image desired.

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Registration opens March 1, 2020.

12 hours total over 2 sessions // $170, or $125 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Sat Apr 4, 12pm - 6pm
Session 2: Sun Apr 5, 12pm - 6pm

Prerequisite: Recommended for those with basic working knowledge of Photoshop, but keen beginners also welcome. General computer literacy (e.g., saving files, facility with a mouse and keyboard) is required.

Two full subsidies provided by Capture and VIVO, making it FREE for eligible applicants. See registration page for link to application.

This workshop focuses on developing correct techniques in Photoshop to mask and reveal different images, layers, and effects, providing students with the foundation needed to combine multiple photos, retouch portraits, and source and blend different elements to create any image desired.

Students will also be introduced to a non-destructive workflow that preserves the original image, making it effortless to create multiple versions or quickly reverse any modifications made to source imagery.

By engaging in hands-on practice, students will understand how Photoshop works, allowing them to create powerful portraits, band photos, fashion photographs, landscapes, etc.

With these skills students will feel confident when:

* combining and colour-correcting multiple images into a final composite
* retouching portraits
* accentuating or warping features of a face or scene
* “relighting” figures
* removing or adding blemishes and wrinkles
* adding effects such as fire, smoke, or sparks.

Computer with Photoshop is provided with registration.

This event is part of the 2020 Capture Photography Festival's Events Program. View the festival's program at

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John Mutter is a Vancouver-based artist, photographer, director, producer, VFX compositor, music composer and performer.  He studied visual art at the University of British Columbia and The School of Visual Arts in New York city.  He currently works as a senior visual effects compositor creating work for Disney, Marvel, and Netflix. He has directed music videos for Sub Pop, been nominated for multiple Leo Awards, and exhibited photo and video work internationally in critically acclaimed solo and group shows.

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