Photoshop Collage Class

3/28 – 4/18
Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm
Brian Z. Shapiro

Course Description

In this class, students will learn how to collage together images from different sources to create creative works of digital art. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop through demonstrations, examples, and hands-on practice. Learn how to create new worlds from found and made images. Topics include how to manipulate photographic images, adjust image scale and resolution, cut, crop, superimpose, work with layers, digital painting, and drawing tools. This class is geared toward Photoshop beginners, but students who are looking to grow or refresh their Photoshop skills are also welcome! Please bring a laptop with current version of Adobe Photoshop and thumb drive. This class will supply (2) 8 x 10 inch prints. Should students wish to print more, a materials fee will be charged according to the size and number of prints created.


Please bring a laptop with current version of Adobe Photoshop and thumb drive. Photo Center Orientation is not required for this class, but it is required if student wishes to come to the Photo Center outside the workshop to develop film on their own and/or print their own photos in the Darkroom.


Brian Shapiro (Scroll down for more information about the instructor)

Dates and Time

March 28 – April 18, Tuesdays, 6pm-8:30pm

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Spring 2023 registration opens Mar 4 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Mar 1

Instructor Bio – Brian Z. Shapiro

u003cstrongu003eBrian Z. Shapiro u003c/strongu003eis a photographer and multimedia artist born and raised in San Francisco. His work explores the invisible forces that affect our surroundings. Shapiro graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a major in Art with an emphasis in photography and has an MFA from San Francisco State University in Studio Art. He has taught with numerous organizations, including the non-profit First Exposures, California College of the Arts, Eastside College Preparatory School and the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts.