Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to prepare your own artwork or design that we’ll laser cut and print on our press.
Led by an experienced facilitator in the Darling Square Library makerspace, this workshop is a great introduction to laser cut printmaking using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software and laser cutting.
You’ll be guided through how to use your existing image or design using Photoshop to make an etching plate. Once you’re happy with your final design, we’ll help you print it on our small press. You’ll receive your etching and print during the class or by mail after the class.
Over the 3 hours, we’ll give you a tour of the makerspace, you can see the laser cutter and 3D printers in action.
What you’ll learn:
Basic digital design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
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 print making.
What you’ll take home:
1 laser cutting and a print on printmaking paper.
Designs are laser cut up to a maximum size of 20x30cm.
If your design is not ready by the end of the workshop we will mail it to you.
Bookings and class size: Maximum 10 people – bookings are essential
Suitable for: Ages 16 and over. Participants under 18 years of age require parental permission
Experience level: Beginner workshop with no required knowledge
Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery
Bring: At least 2 images you want to laser cut to the workshop on a USB drive. If you want to discuss what kind of images are best, please call the makerspace team on 02 9265 9333.
You'll be asked to sign in on arrival. Please see further Covid safety information on the booking page.