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Arts and Performance

Fundamentals in Retouching for Artists

August 4, 2020 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

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Fundamentals in Retouching for Artists
Tuesday / August 4 / 6pm EST
Instructor: Ryan Leitner

Class Description
Learn the fundamentals of a retouching workflow from an artist and master retoucher who has worked in Photoshop for more than a decade. Participants will learn the essential use of brushes, masks, and fundamental color theory applications. This workshop will expose you to a professional practice so you can see the creative and interesting ways to solve complex retouching issues with ease. This workshop does include some advanced topics but is suitable for anyone who has a basic knowledge of Photoshop and is looking to streamline their practice. At the end of the workshop, the instructor will leave you with a downloadable folder of his own brushes and screenshots of instructions on how to organize your files.

Meet your instructor
Ryan Leitner is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, photography, video, installation, and performance. His artistic inquiry is directed toward the visualization of queer bodies in different environments such as public spaces, local businesses, the workplace, and archival documents. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Plumbing Museum (Watertown, MA), Red Truck Gallery (New Orleans, LA), AREA Gallery (Boston, MA), Barrett Art Center (Poughkeepsie, NY), and Lohio Gallery (Cincinnati, OH).

Leitner received his MFA in 2016 from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts under the guidance of Magdalena Campos-Pons and Danielle Abrams and has had residencies including Manoog, Art Klub, and Chashama. He was recently awarded a grant from The LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana and a Traveling Fellowship in 2018 for his work with LGBTQ+ monuments. He has performed at ICA Boston and Havana Biennial 2016 and curated exhibitions at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), Piano Craft Gallery (Boston, MA), and Syndicate Gallery (New York, NY).


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This event was first published on June 29, 2020 and last updated on July 6, 2020.

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