Second Tuesday each Month
Doubletree Hotel on Cypress
Social at 6:00pm
Dinner at 6:30pm
Program at 7:30pm


 Creative Compositing and Special FX 


   Corey Barker  

Learn how to take your images from the camera to a polished concept using techniques and effects used by the most advanced Hollywood designers. Covering everything from extracting subjects to choosing and combining background elements and then tying them all together into a seamless composite.


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Corey has come a long way since obtaining his BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1996. From his first position as a graphic designer at a city newspaper, to 8 years of design and print work for a large format printing and graphics company, to becoming an award-winning designer and illustrator; Corey finally made the decision to pursue his dreams. In 2006, he took a leap of faith by submitting a resume packet to a company he admired when a position became available and because of that leap, instead of being just an attendee at Photoshop World that year, he was interviewed for the position with Kelby Media Group as the next “Photoshop Guy.” When he landed the job it was a dream coming true.

Since then, Corey has been the face for Graphic Design as an Education and Curriculum Developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Kelby Training.  He is a featured Instructor for both the Photoshop World and Adobe Max conferences and is considered to be an expert in Photoshop 3-D. After becoming a contributing writer for Scott Kelby’s CS4 Down and Dirty Tricks, Scott handed the D&D baton over to Corey and was told make it his own. Since that day, Corey has taught thousands of designers and photographers on the Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks seminar tour, and in December, 2011, his first book, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers hit the market, and quickly became a best seller. In 2013 Corey released his 2 book in the Down & Dirty for Designers series.

Corey is also a contributing writer for Photoshop User Magazine, Photoshop Elements User Magazine, an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and Co-Host of Photoshop User TV.












Tuesday, September 9th
Doubletree Hotel 
4500 W. Cypress St. Tampa, Fl
Networking 6:00pm

Dinner 6:30pm


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