Art of Digital Printmaking


Course Requirements

This class is for those who already do their own digital printing and have a a solid working knowledge of Photoshop. Now, you don’t have to know everything, but when something new is taught you need to be comfortable enough to be able to instantly absorb the material. If many of the Photoshop techniques presented end up being mew to you, then you won’t be able to learn what is truly being taught. To follow are some Photoshop that you should already be using on a regular basis.

    • Curves (using Red, Green, and Blue Channels)
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Sharpening
    • Selections (Magic Wand, etc., Saving Selections)
    • Layers & Layer Masks
    • Adjustment Layers

In truth, Mike doesn’t employ a million differnt tools. In fact, he essentially uses just three of them for all sorts of purposes. These tools are Curves, Hue/Saturation, and Selective Color combined with masking and other tricks. But, still, you need to be comfortable enough with Photoshop so that you’re not distracted from the real purpose.

Because this is a hands-on course, BRING YOUR LAPTOP to class for use in the second part of class.


Just dress comfortably for this cozy indoor class.

If you have further questions about Mike MacDonald workshops just email or phone 630-852-8448.


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED: Creative Eye Workshops offers a variety of photography classes in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Illinois (near Naperville, IL). Because we are located off the 63rd Street/Hobson Road exit of I-355 and close to main thoroughfares like Warrenville Road, Ogden Avenue, Belmont Road/Finley Road, 75th Street, Butterfield Road, and Route 53, we are quickly and immediately accessible from nearby towns like Bolingbrook, Lisle, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook, Westmont, Woodridge, Plainfield, and Aurora. But, because of our accessibility, students come from all around to take our weekday evening photo courses, including those from Oak Park, La Grange, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and the city of Chicago. Students have driven from as far as away as Indiana, McHenry County, and Evanston because they know that we offer something better and different.q