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Scanography and Adobe Photoshop

February 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A 3-Week Virtual Workshop!

Tuesdays, February 7, 14, and 21, 6–8pm ET via Zoom

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About this Workshop:

Are you interested in learning the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop? Do you have a flatbed scanner and are wondering how to use it to make art? Well, then this is a workshop for you! Students are introduced to Adobe Photoshop through the process of Scanography. Scanography or Scanner Photography, is a cameraless photography process of capturing images using a flatbed scanner. Students will learn how to create good initial scans by arranging objects on a scanner and record the materials. After recording a range of items, students will then learn how to seamlessly combine the objects into Photoshop. We will walk through how to use Photoshop tools such as: Layers; Layer Masks; Adjustment Layers; Free Transform ; Quick Selection ; Magic Wand; Object Selection ; Pen ; Lasso; Layer Opacity; Move; Select-Color Range; and Clipping Masks.

Level: All levels are welcome – no previous experience with Adobe Photoshop necessary

Registration extended to February 2, 2023.  With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any initial handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” guide to using the Zoom video app.

Sample student images by (from left to right): Miguel Wooley, Adriana Cuellar, Nataline Beckley, and Stephen Larsen.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

  • Students will need a computer with a working version of Adobe Photoshop (free trial available here)
  • Flatbed scanner (or substitute a scanner app on your phone)
  • A range of objects to scan – a list of ideas will be provided by the instructor


Selene LaMarca is a graphic designer and fine artist working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She creates experimental photographic work, often through by-passing the standard camera to work directly with light sensitive materials. LaMarca earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She currently teaches courses in graphic design, darkroom and digital photography. Learn more about her work at selenelamarca.com.



“Selene is a fantastic teacher: incredibly prepared, helpful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and cheerful.”

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