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Has anyone taken the "Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge Composition Class?

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#1 sal4gal

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:52 PM

I am seriously looking at it.  I am not a huge fan of grunge, but the class teaches ALL of the basic/creative PS techniques including composition in which I am very interested.  I have had the page/tab open on my computer for 5 days and I am REALLY interested.  The class started in 2014 and seems to have stood the test of time.  It is stressed that the class is based around grunge, but not to worry because the class can be used for many styles.  

 

We will be living in a National Park for the summer and I would find it thrilling to take photos and then creative enjoyable art for our walls and for family.  BTW, hubby will be teaching telescopes, astronomy and solar (sun) telescopes to the Park visitors.  Yeah, he is over the moon excited, haha. We have a huge trailer and will have complete hookups.  We lived in the trailer for 2 months in 2015 and it was comfortable. 

 

The class is online so I would have to rush through the videos in order to use the pdfs to jog my memory.

 

http://fineartgrunge...rid=5948&opid=1

 

I would appreciate any feedback, either yes or no.  BTW, I have found it for a better price somewhere else.  Thanks

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

Hi, Sallie, I don't have experience with the class -- but would love to know who the teacher is -- what site or business is it a part of?


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

Hi Debbie! Actually, I have been researching the class for over a week, googling and following every link. Even on review sites it is given a positive review.

 

Happy Mother's Day to me, haha.

 

It is normally $197, but persevering on I found a link for $147 this morning and succumbed (for I am weak, haha.)  It is really expensive but I have been away from the computer for about 6 months and want to get back in and remember the skills that I have forgotten.

 

Here is the link for $147

https://prophotoshop...om/specialoffer

 

Sebastian Michaels is the creator.  After mastering this class, the advanced artists (titled AWAKE) are showcased in a monthly magazine.  Here is a link to the free online magazines:

http://thephotoartisticlife.com/

 

Here is his blog:

http://www.quillandc...com/blog-posts/

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook...toshopArtistry/

 

A review from 2015

https://www.lightsta...blow-your-mind/

 

Interesting thoughts that appear to be from a group of friends who started the class in 2014:

http://forums.compus....1?nav=messages

 

Review and 15 reader comments

http://steelevisions...blog/photo-art/

 

Last year Scrabookgraphics offered it:

http://shop.scrapboo...n-michaels.html

 

DesignerDigitals currently offers it, that is how I originally found out about the class. 

 

I can't remember where I read it, but 3 scrapbook artists are involved. Darn it, I can only remember Tangie Baxter but I recognized the other 2 also.

 

Sorry, I am sure that this is probably TMI, haha.

 

Sallie



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:51 AM

I purchased this course several months ago. I am a 73 year old beginner, and I needed to master Photoshop Elements 14, so I figured this would help. It's an incredible amount of material and freebies. Everything, including the many videos, is downloadable. The videos are clear, easy to follow, and there are "cheat sheets" to download or print off for each lesson. The included monthly magazine has hundreds of beautiful photos proving that manipulating an average photo in Photoshop can, indeed, produce works of art. Here's the link to the magazine:    http://thephotoartisticlife.com/

 

All that said, the course is geared to serious photographers who want to turn their photos into similar works of art. If your photos are of family engaged in ordinary things, you may prefer courses more geared to scrappers. I don't take photos at all, and am not interested in using photos of people, so I go to Pixabay for my photos. The free photos posted there are already high quality, and using the techniques in the Photoshop Artistry course takes them to a higher level.

 

As I said, I'm just beginning, but I forsee this course as being very valuable as I progress. It does not deal with design principles at all, so if you need that, I would recommend Get it Scrapped and Scrapaneers Champions. For the artsy design, Anna Aspnes' courses.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:13 AM

I have started the class a few years ago and am still looking at it on and off. It is really really good. Tons of PS is covered and you get a LOT of material with it. Sebastian continuously adds material still, so it gets more and more. I don't think I paid full price - if I remember correctly it was an introductory offer through Maya from SBG.

It's not only for people who love grunge, but it is also a good course if you just want to learn more about PS.

I would definitely say YES.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:17 AM

Oh, I just had a look at the contributors to the bonus material, among many others it's 2 Lil Owls (her textures are amazing), Kim Klassen (dito), Designer Digitals (I take it that's Katie Pertiet), Erica Zwart, Maya and so on and on.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

I am loving the class! It is better than I had expected.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:58 PM

anxious to see and hear what you learn! It looks amazing


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

I have to say to me was that much of new things, there are many beginners things

But he is a master of words but I felt that I lost my money

I think for the price he is charging its highly overpriced.

But he does know how to write a great sales page



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:39 PM

HI.  I took the class and was very pleased.  He taught a lot about how to use Photoshop with textures, layers, etc.  It was an incredibly informative class and I return to the lessons again and again.  Just so you know, he is focused on creating digital art so many of his comments and advice is in that area.    I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Have fun!


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:39 PM

I have this class and am still working my way through it! There is an amazing amount of bonus content and a lot interesting videos (both for PS and with workarounds for PSE). While I did find some of the videos covered topics which I already understood, there were many more which gave me new ideas, techniques and tips to use. I have gone back for refreshers several times in different areas.


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