All the World’s a Stage

Bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life with great design and photography

Russell Brown@MAX is a hands-on course designed for art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers to learn advanced imaging techniques to use with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and, Adobe Illustrator, as well as some of Adobe’s latest mobile tools. Led by Adobe Principal Creative Director and world-renowned thespian Russell Brown, in collaboration with his distinguished troop of actors, this course gives you the opportunity to work with some of the best designers and instructors in the industry.

Discover the potential for using all the Creative Cloud tools as a powerful source of creativity for designers.

This LIVE performance-themed event will show you how to capture, edit, and composite compelling theatre banner art using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Illustrator. We will also have a video component to the event this year. Students will capture live performances of a select group of Shakespearean plays and of talented musicians. Then, using the latest desktop and mobile applications we will edit the results into compelling graphics and videos. When we’re done, each student will have mastered some great new skills in advanced image editing and discovered some unique ways to use Adobe’s latest mobile tools. Taught using Apple iMac computers, Russell Brown@MAX features a limited class size and an intimate, inspiring environment for in-depth instruction.

We will print our Shakespearean theatre banners on fabric using a Canon large-format printer and present our video projects on large monitors for all the MAX attendees to view.

Featured products:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile
  • Adobe Premiere Clip
  • and more

Projects include:

  • Large format fabric banners for each student
  • MAX gallery exhibit displaying all class posters and videos
  • Live Shakespeare and music performances
  • Professional photography studio – BYO smartphone, iPad, or camera for taking photos


  • Russell Brown
  • Chris Converse
  • Chris Orwig
  • Scott Valentine
  • James White
  • Joel Grimes
  • Julieanne Kost
  • Lori Defurio
  • Robert Lamarche