Learn Photomanipulation with surreal artist and photographer Alice Zilberberg in this workshop. Participants will explore alternative image-making processes and receive specific Photoshop tips and tricks to make their own surrealist images come to life. Beginning with an overview of surrealist photography and a look at the instructorspersonal approach and works, participants will then engage in a brainstorming exercise focusing on creating metaphors and symbols in surreal artwork. The second part of the workshop will be a detailed demonstration on masking, colouring, key tools, and affects for creating stylized images in Photoshop. Finally, the workshop will end in a sharing session.
Some Photoshop techniques covered:
Masking & Layers
Curves for toning
Dodging and Burning using curves
Colour lookup tool
Colouring with blending modes
Alternative contrast technique
Making fog in Photoshop
Materials needed for this workshop:
Laptop with Adobe Photoshop
Sketchbook and Pencil
Alice Zilberberg is an award-winning Artist. She was born in Tallinn, Estonia, raised in Israel, and is now based in Toronto, Canada. Since graduating from Ryerson University’s Photography program, she has been on a mission to share and inspire creativity. Her work has been displayed in galleries, publications, auction houses, and collections internationally.
Zilberberg merges traditional photography and computer illustration, creating images that bridge the platforms of photography and painting. Her work marries reality and fantasy, echoing elements of surrealism and baroque art. Using photo-manipulation metaphorically, her images explore themes such as female power, the natural environment, personal identity, and the human condition.