Photos and face shields created at ‘warp speed’ at Adobe MAX 2020 workshop

By Ben Fellowes

Posted 11-25-2020

This post is presented in partnership with 2020 Adobe MAX sponsor Roland DGA.

As part of Adobe creative director Russel Brown’s famed pre-conference workshop at Adobe MAX, art directors, designers, and photographers from around the country set their creativity to “warp speed” at this year’s MAX-I-MUM WARP class workshop, which focused on 360-degree images and designs. Along with a distinguished team of 360 imaging experts, including Roland DGA technical sales manager Garrett Smawley, this hands-on course represented a unique opportunity for participants to learn 360-imaging techniques and create custom face shields printed with Roland DGA technology.

Out-of-this-world 360-degree photography

The course focused on design and photography using the latest applications from Adobe for editing 360-degree camera images. The result was some truly fantastic creations by outrageously talented individuals with very different perspectives, styles, and unique ways of visually communicating. The following examples show some of their “out-of-this-world” photos.

A small selection of the Warp Speed 360-degree imaging class photos taken by: (top left) Savannah Glitschka, (top right) Jake Weien, and (bottom) Sarah O’Rourke Gardner.

Making face shield art with VersaUV printers

While the class enabled students to master new advanced image editing techniques with Adobe software, it also included a practical design and print element where attendees designed artwork for printing onto face shields with Roland DG’s VersaUV LEF2-200 and LEF2-300 flatbed printers. The face shield designs that the attendees came up with were thoughtful and witty — making maximum use of the face shield dimensions to create fun custom products that would look great in any school, hospital, retail store, or workplace. With the VersaUV flatbed printer’s ability to print directly onto objects like face shields, attendees showed how anything can become a piece of commercial art.

Custom face shields printed with VersaUV LEF2-200 and LEF2-300 flatbed printers: (top left) Jake Weien, (top right) Rocky Montez-Carr, and (bottom) Dan Mumford.

A whole new world of face shields

Adobe project support team member Sean Teegarden visited Roland DGA corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA, to capture the face shield designs for the MAX-I-MUM WARP class. The video features technical sales manager Garrett Smawley and illustrates some of the face shield printing process with VersaUV flatbed printing technology.

For most Adobe MAX attendees, the show is a matter of days, but for these intrepid creatives, the show has been weeks of creating far-out photographic images and designs for customizing face shields with the VersaUV flatbed printer. Roland DGA congratulates MAX-I-MUM WARP class attendees for going where no creative has gone before. We are proud to be a part of it.

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