Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to prepare your own artwork or design that we’ll laser cut for you.
Led by an experienced facilitator over Zoom, these fun interactive workshops are a great introduction to the popular Adobe Photoshop software. Choose from 2 different workshops to design your own laser cut stamp or artwork.
In each workshop you’ll be guided through how to prepare your existing image or design using Photoshop. Once you’re happy with your final design, we’ll laser cut or etch it for you at our Darling Square Library makerspace. You’ll receive your design by mail after the workshop to either hang on the wall or stamp with ink or paint.
Over the 2-hours, we’ll also give you a tour of the makerspace so you can see the laser cutter and 3D printers in action.
What you’ll learn
Basic digital design using Adobe Photoshop
How to navigate the user interface and import images
Tools including colour manipulation, image correction and filters to prepare your image for laser cutting
Basic laser cutting and 3D printing processes
Interactive workshop using Zoom led by an experienced facilitator
Maximum 10 people – bookings are required
Suitable for ages 16 and over
Participants under 18 years of age require parental permission
Beginner workshop with no required knowledge
Laser cut designs
Laser cut stamp design
Before the workshop
Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the workshop.
You’ll need to install Zoom and Adobe Photoshop on your own laptop or computer before the workshop and internet connection and an email address to use to send your file. Zoom is free to download and Photoshop is available on a plan or a 7 day free trial from Adobe online.
Cost and inclusions
The workshop cost is $30 per person which includes professional laser cutting of your design on plywood by City of Sydney and postage to your nominated address. Designs are laser cut up to a maximum size of 15cm x 10cm.
Facilitator: Albert Ong
Albert is a cofounder of Tinkery, an educational electronics supplier and electronics design consultancy. He has a background in mechatronics engineering and biotechnology, with an expertise in human interaction, augmentation and emerging technologies. Albert teaches at the University of Technology, Sydney across a number of faculties, including Engineering and IT, Science, Design, and Transdisciplinary Innovation.