LaunchPad Digital Design Training

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Introducing LaunchPAD digital design training, powered by Tattoo Smart. LaunchPad takes place in Atlanta, GA from Monday, June 25 through Tuesday, June 26, and aspires to bring together as many as one hundred of the world's leading and learning tattooers to explore and examine the methodology and approach to digital tattoo design.

DAY 1
Monday, June 25, 2018
Myke Chambers
CLIP/ALPHA (Systems Check): Deep exploration into accelerated design principles.

Jeff Ensminger
Southern Cross Press: Gamut calibration and analog art reproduction.

Cory Ferguson
Hyperdrive: Applications for accelerated geometric construction and composition.
DAY 2
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Tomasz "TOFI" Torfinski
Accessing the 3rd Dimension: A revolutionary process beyond the flat screen.

Russ Abbott
CLIP/OMEGA: Advanced mission planning including precision maneuvers for custom trajectories.
Our Speakers
Myke Chambers
CLIP/ALPHA (Systems Check)
Deep exploration into accelerated design principles


CLIP/ALPHA introduces the weapon of choice of many of today’s leading digital tattoo designers. Traditional tattoo powerhouse Myke Chambers will guide you through part one of the workshop series in CLIP Studio. Follow along as Myke demonstrates the most useful tools, techniques, and brushes for efficiently creating precise tattoo designs. This workshop empowers you with the techniques and knowledge needed to put this career changing software to use immediately.
Jeff Ensminger
Southern Cross Press
Gamut calibration and analog art reproduction


Jeff Ensminger is the founder and owner of Southern Cross Press, based out of Austin Texas. Join Jeff as he explains color management theory, digital calibration and resolution, and how tattooers can prepare digital designs for the best results in analog printing. Informed by his 16-year career creating groundbreaking large-scale tattoo designs, Jeff consistently and accurately translates digital art to physical form across a variety of media.
Cory Ferguson
Hyperdrive
Applications for accelerated geometric construction and composition


There is no perfect design application for every artist. There are many lesser-known iPad Pro design apps that have powerful features. Always innovating, Cory Ferguson has made a career out of exploiting the opportunities outside of the mainstream and in this invaluable discussion, he explains his favorite outsider apps and shows us his most coveted techniques for a customized geometric design.
Tomasz "TOFI" Torfinski
Accessing the 3rd Dimension
A revolutionary process beyond the flat screen


Tomasz “TOFI” Torfinski creates realistic and surrealistic tattoo designs using the most advanced 3D software available. TOFI demonstrates his workflow and tools, from concept drawing to complete 3D modeling, design lighting/texture application, and post-production. For more than ten years, TOFI has made tattoos with his original 3D designs, redefining the limits of what is possible in both 3D art and tattooing.
Russ Abbott
CLIP/OMEGA
Advanced mission planning including precision maneuvers for custom trajectories


Led by Russ Abbott, part two of the workshop series focuses on the celebrated design app CLIP Studio. In this in-depth two and a half hour workshop, Russ will walk you through a complex tattoo design that pushes the limits of this dynamic software. Russ will reveal hidden features that make repetitive and time consuming tasks happen at light speed. Gain insight from Russ’s workflows that allow for effortless color and composition revisions. CLIP Studio is the most robust design suite available for both iPad and computer-based users, and this workshop series will leave you with a complete understanding of its capabilities and the tools necessary to realize that potential.
Location
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Learn from Digital Leaders
LaunchPAD features forward-thinking instructors who raise the artistic and technical standards of the industry.
Network with Colleagues
LaunchPAD connects you with the world’s leading and learning tattooers to explore and examine the methodology and approach to digital tattoo design.
Discover Atlanta
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