Photo Compositing with Photoshop CS5 featuring Colin Smith – LA Web Professionals Group February 2012 Meeting

LA Web Professionals Group February 2012 Meeting – Photo Compositing with Photoshop CS5 featuring Colin Smith

Thursday February 9, 2012 – 6:40 PM – 9:55 PM

LOCATION: Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90034


This session is for those who have previous experience with Photoshop as the most basic steps will not be covered. You will learn the secrets of extraction and placing objects into your photographs with photo realistic precision. Learn the keys to make your compositions match the scenes exactly. Fool your audience and have fun creating both realistic and surrealistic images from your photographs. By combining images from several sources, faking shadow, light and atmosphere you can save thousands of dollars in custom sets.

6:40 PM – Doors Open – Networking
7:00 PM –  Photo Compositing with Photoshop CS5 Part 1
8:15 – Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Light Refreshments
8:40 PM – Prize Drawing
8:50 PM – Photo Compositing with Photoshop CS5 Part 2
9:55 PM Meeting End

RSVP’s are required.

You can RSVP on our EventBrite or by email

Please note that a $5 admission fee is respectfully requested and includes a door prize ticket. If there is a financial hardship and you can’t pay please let us know by or by adding yourself to the waitlist for the very limited free tickets that will be released randomly a few days before the event.

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want.


Speaker Bio:

With over 18 years of experience in the creative industry, Colin was formerly Senior Editor and Creative Director for VOICE magazine. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine. He has been featured in most major imaging magazines including, Computer Arts, Macworld, After Capture, PSD Photoshop, Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, Digital Photographer, Web Designer magazine and a host of others.

Colin’s digital imaging work has been recognized with numerous awards, including, MacWorld Digital Design and 3 Guru awards at Photoshop World 2001 and 2002, for his work in both Illustration and Web Design. He’s authored or co-authored more than eighteen books on Photoshop, including the best-selling How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS and CS2 (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2005) and award-winning Photoshop Most Wanted: Effects and Design Tips (A Press/Friends Of Ed, 2002). Colin is also creator of the Photoshop Secrets Video training series ( He is in high demand across the United States as a lecturer, presenting his Photoshop techniques to Photographers and graphics professionals across the nation. He has been a speaker at large conferences including Flash Forward, NVision, Photoshop World, PIDE, WPPI, PIDE, DL Expo, Creative Suite Conference, Cre8, Create Chaos, Deviant Art Summit and many more. Colin was the featured speaker for a Sold out Multi-City Tour (Flash Summer Camp) Sponsored by Adobe and Colin has consulted such companies as Adobe Systems, Edison International, Apple and Disney Studios.

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