Mandalas are a sacred circle of geometric patterns or designs which have been a meditative element from a variety of cultures, particularly, Eastern religions. Their repetitive elements focus on protection, growth, and reflection. Mandalas are easily designed in Photoshop becoming beautiful works of art. This class is a great introduction to basic Photoshop skills such as creating and loading brushes, adjusting gradients, and using layer effects. After a discussion regarding the color wheel and color theory, we will begin with some basic designs and keep adding elements as our image emerges. While there are a variety of methods to create Mandalas, this workshop uses effects layering combined with a variety of brushes, gradients, and techniques. Join the hands-on demonstration in creating these fun designs, but be warned--creating Mandalas becomes a hypnotic, addictive skill used to therapeutically unleash one's creativity!
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