Creating Textures: Formed Concrete
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- Used in everything from the Pantheon to modern buildings like the Salk Institute, concrete is all around us, which means it makes its way into many architectural designs and 3D scenes. If you need to generate objects made of concrete for your next 3D project, start here! This course takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures, beginning in Photoshop, where Adam Crespi shows how to create form ties and scoring patterns, generate bubble holes and voids, and add variation and wear using custom brushes. Then he explains how to create normal and occlusion maps, and brings the concrete texture into Maya, where he links it to a poured concrete material and maps the concrete to flow around the walls of a structure.
- Interested in creating other kinds of textures, such as wood grain or metal? Check out other courses in our Creating Textures series.
Creating Textures: Brick and Brick-Bond Patterns
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 15fps 404kbps |Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo 128kbps
- Join Adam Crespi in this installment of Creating Textures, as he takes you through the steps needed to create realistic brick textures in Photoshop. First you'll create the base materials for three different types of brick—water-struck, sand-struck, and wire-cut brick—all of which have a distinctive look. Next, you'll lay out the bond pattern and add color variations, and then build a grayscale version of the pattern to convert to a normal map for use in almost any 3D modeling program. Finally, Adam shows how to put your textures to work, modeling and mapping a brick wall and arch in Maya.
Creating Textures: Wood Grain and Wood Planks
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 15fps 310kbps | Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo 128kbps
- Creating Textures shows you how to build custom textures in Photoshop and put them to work in 3D modeling programs. In this installment, author Adam Crespi takes you through the steps needed to create realistic wood patterns. He begins in Photoshop, creating a wood texture, complete with grain, color variation, knots, whorls, and loops, which he then overlays on planks for wood flooring. He also "ages" the texture for use with antique furniture. In the second part of the course, Adam links the texture to a 3ds Max material and applies the material, along with some diffuse, specular, and normal maps—for shine and reflectivity—to a 3D scene.
Creating Textures: Metals and Metal Cladding
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 15fps 241kbps | Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo 128kbps
- Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator. Join author Adam Crespi as he walks through generating galvanized and brushed steel textures, fashioning realistic screws and fasteners, and implementing your work in a flat galvanized framework, complete with vents and rust. Then, when your texture is complete, see how to link it to a metal material in 3ds Max and refine it with specular and diffuse maps.
Photoshop Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials
Video: MPEG-4, 960x540, 16: 9, 30fps, 424kbps | Audio: AAC, 48kHz, 128kbps, stereo
- If you've been using Photoshop for years, you probably have various techniques and workflows committed to muscle memory. That's great, but are you taking advantage of everything Photoshop can now do? The software has evolved greatly over the last 25 years, and many people don't always understand or take the time to learn new features and work them into their routines.
- This course, from Adobe's own principal product manager of digital imaging, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, is here to help. Bryan details various Photoshop features, many of them relatively new, that can help photographers and designers alike streamline their work.
Enhancing iPhone Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop
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- Apple's iPhone is one of the most popular cameras in the world. It delivers great results, but there's always room for improvement. In this course, Adobe Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shares insights to help you import, organize, and enhance iPhone photos using Lightroom and Photoshop. The course begins with tips on getting the best possible quality when you shoot, then details strategies for importing and organizing photos using Lightroom.
- Next, Bryan explores Lightroom and Photoshop techniques aimed at working around the iPhone camera's limitations and making mobile photos look their best: enhancing dynamic range, correcting lens distortion, reducing noise and enhancing sharpness, and much more. Plus, learn how to create HDR images and panoramas, and even lift still images from video.
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One Fundamentals, Advanced, Mastery
Video: AVC 960x540 15fps ~ 200Kbps | Audio: AAC 48kHz 2ch 96Kbps
- Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editor, and it’s arguably the most complex, as well. Fortunately, nobody knows the program like award-winning book and video author Deke McClelland. Join Deke as he explores such indispensable Photoshop features as resolution, cropping, color correction, retouching, and layers. Gain expertise with real-world projects that make sense. Exercise files accompany the course.
- Download Deke's free dekeKeys and color settings from the Exercise Files tab
Video: MPEG-4, 1920x1080, 16: 9, 60fps, 122kbps | Audio: AAC, 48kHz, 144kbps, stereo
- What do you get when you combine splashes of milk with a beautiful portrait? Something altogether new and exciting.
- Follow along with Phlearn and learn retouching, compositing, coloring and more. It’s a very in-depth tutorial and it’s a whole lot of fun.
Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
Video: AVC 960x540 15fps ~ 150Kbps | Audio: AAC 48kHz 1ch 96Kbps
- In this course, industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6. Discover how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black-and-white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projects
Video: AVC 960x600 15fps ~ 150Kbps | Audio: AAC 48kHz 2ch 128Kbps
- Join professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig in Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projects, as he demonstrates how to enhance and correct photographs for the fashion industry. This course covers retouching techniques such as color, contrast, and tone improvements, wrinkle reduction, skin smoothing, enhancing the eyes, lips, and hair, shape modification using Liquify, and background cleanup. Projects include a commercial fashion campaign and a natural beauty shoot, focusing on corrections that bring out the existing strengths of the photograph without marring the original intent. Exercise files are included with the course.
Photoshop CS4: Selections in Depth
Video: H.264, 880x660, 11.2 FPS | Audio: AAC, Mono, 48 kHz
- Choosing the right selection tools for the job and using those tools effectively are among the most important skills for Photoshop users. In Photoshop CS4: Selections in Depth, Jan Kabili goes deep into the subject, showing the best practices for making and working with selections. Jan walks through the manual and automatic selection methods in Photoshop and offers pointers on choosing the most effective selection methods for an image. She explains the underlying relationship between selections and alpha channels, and shows how to fine-tune selections to get the desired results. Exercise files accompany the course.
Photoshop CS4: Layer Masks in Depth
Video: H.264, 880x660 | Audio: AAC, Mono, 48000 hz
- Photoshop CS4: Layer Masks in Depth, senior trainer and photographer Jan Kabili takes an in-depth look at using layer masks to create professional-looking image composites and make targeted photo corrections. Jan examines some common situations in which layer masks are the key to creating convincing image composites. She demonstrates practical ways to enhance photos with layer masking, including masking adjustment layers and Smart Filters to affect part of a photo. She explains how to use layer masks to combine different exposures of the same scene, and teaches how to work with vector masks to achieve a clean, graphic look. Exercise files accompany the course.
Photoshop CS4: Color Correction
Video: AVC, 960x600 | Audio: AAC, Mono, 48khz
- In Photoshop CS4: Color Correction, digital imaging expert Taz Tally explains how to quickly evaluate whether an image needs a color correction or adjustment. He explains the fundamentals of color images and demonstrates how to set color workflow preferences. Designers, production staff, and photographers will discover quick and accurate evaluation and correction techniques to speed up their workflow in the fast-paced production environment. Exercise files accompany the course.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Sharpening Images New Features
Video: H.264, 880x660 | Audio: AAC, Mono, 48000 hz
- Photoshop CS4 New Features: Sharpening Images explores the changes to CS4's image-sharpening tools. As a companion to Deke McClelland's Photoshop CS3 Sharpening Images, this short course teaches the new features for sharpening in CS4, focusing on the OpenGL support. OpenGL allows the user to preview an image at the size it will print, rather than waiting on output. For more information on sharpening after this course, continue with Photoshop CS3 Sharpening Images. Exercise files accompany this course.
Photoshop Insider Training: Optimizing Photoshop's Performance
Video: MPEG-4, 960x540, 16: 9, 29.97fps, 978kbps | Audio: AAC, 48kHz, 160kbps, stereo
- Adobe Photoshop greatly benefits from performance tuning. Through careful hardware configuration and preference settings, you can make Photoshop run faster and more efficiently—and a Photoshop system that runs efficiently is one that doesn't interrupt your creative process.
- In this installment of Photoshop Insider Training, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes steps through the process of optimizing Photoshop's performance. The course begins with hardware configuration, from processor and memory recommendations to hard drive and solid-state drive (SSD) advice. Next, learn about the Photoshop preferences that deliver the best balance of performance and flexibility. Finally, discover the best way to move and save files and how other applications and even the health of your disk drive impact Photoshop's processes.
Picture Postcard Workflow Part 1,2,3
Video: Flash Video 4 864x480 | Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 22050Hz mono 32Kbps
This course will feature Dan Margulis' new workflow for creating a conservative color image in Photoshop.
Photoshop CS6: HDR
Video: AVC, 1280x720, 16: 9, 30 fps, ~ 1500 kb / s | Audio: AAC, 44,1 KHz, 2 ch, 128kb / s
- Photoshop is the program that some have come to know for finishing HDR Images but, more often than not, it’s overlooked as the source of producing great HDR files. RC Concepcion shows you how to create the most compelling HDRs by going through the entire process, start-to-finish, using only Photoshop.
Beauty Retouching Techniques in Photoshop
Video: AVC 1280x800 24fps ~ 1100Kbps | Audio: AAC 96Kbps 44.1KHz 2ch
- A visual-practical DVD guide to professional beauty and portrait retouching using flexible solutions for a variety of photo retouching jobs, from flawless magazine covers to reality portrait retouching.
- This is an educational tool aimed at intermediate to advanced Photoshop users. It's effectively a 13 hour one-to-one with Gry Garness, an experienced trainer and London-based retoucher, demonstrating graphics tablet based professional retouching through a great variety of images, with models and non-models. It's adaptable to all types of retouching - not just favouring one particular style. All methods are based on Gry's vast practical knowledge within photography, hair & make-up as well as retouching. The tips she offers are both visual and technical, giving you an insight into a retoucher's thinking during the work process. All the techniques are editable and are perfect for commissioned retouching where the brief often changes by the hour.
- The 54 tutorials are presented on a 2-disk set DVD-rom. Tutorials are Photoshop CS5 updated, but relevant for all CS versions. They are straightforward and conversational in tone, but with advanced content and crystal clear instructions. A set of Tool Preset and a limited set of training images is supplied.
Designing a Cast of Characters in Photoshop
Video: AVC / 1280x720 / 15 fps / 16: 9 / ≈ 541,1 Kbps | Audio: AAC / 44,1 kHz / 128 Kbps
- In this tutorial we will move through a series of simple design steps to create a cast of characters. This design sequence gives you the freedom to create unique characters while also defining the overall look and feel of your world.
- We will go through the design of Sci-Fi cast, showcasing two opposing sides in a conflict; the rulers and the rebels. We'll go over how the decision to contrast an idea like Shape Design can create unique groups, while choosing to focus on simplified Tonal Design can unify the world that we’re creating.
- Using these techniques you will be able to design a cast from scratch, respond to a brief, or troubleshoot weak character designs.
The Ultimate Lightroom Workflow
Video: Windows Media Video 9 960x536 30fps 700kbps | Audio: Windows Media Audio 44100Hz stereo 128kbps
- Cut your post-production time in half with a radically different approach to image selection and editing. In this workshop you will learn to select your images in a fraction of the time, with better result and adjust your images in no time flat with greater consistency. In addition to teaching you the keys automating and speeding up your workflow with Lightroom 4, Jared Platt will also spend one full day on image adjustment techniques and other tips and tricks in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 and his favorite plugins. And finally, Jared Platt will take you through a self evaluative critique of your own portfolio and teach you how to look at your own photography with a much more critical eye.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced
Video: H.264, 960x540, 10 FPS | Audio: AAC, Mono, 44.100 hz
- Take your Photoshop CS4 skills to a new level with Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced. With Jennifer Smith as your host, you'll learn how to give your images a professional touch. You'll discover advanced level techniques for color correction, photo retouching, and compositing using Photoshop. You'll also learn how to optimize your images for the web and how to work with animation. If you already know the fundamentals of Photoshop, get ready to take what you know one step further and learn tips and techniques that will impress even the most seasoned Photoshop user!
Video: AVC, 960x540, 29.970 fps, 768 Kbps | Audio: AAC, 96.0 Kbps, 1 channel.
- Compositing is about making complex, visual masterpieces driven by your creative vision. Through mastering compositing, you will deepen your understanding of color, light, and movement — vaulting your photography skills to the next level while bringing more value to your clients and your pocket.
- Instructor Aaron Nace has taught millions of photographers at every skill level how to construct vibrant images through photo manipulation. This 3-day introductory course will teach you everything you need to know about compositing — from basics to mastery.
- During this in-depth workshop, Aaron will show you how to conceptualize the idea, plan out your composite, photograph and light each piece of the puzzle, and artfully combine the many parts using Photoshop.
Skillfeed - Responsive Web Design AND Web Development with HTML5 & CSS3
English | 05/22/15 | .MP4, FLV | h264, yuv420p, 960x540, 30.00 fps(r) | aac, 44100 Hz, stereo | 2.16 GB
Cisco CCNP Routing/Switching 300-135 TSHOOT
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- This Cisco video training course with Jeremy Cioara covers the material needed for the 300-135 Cisco TSHOOT exam with real-world experience and gobs of technical content packed together in one.