- Making your own ink-jet prints is easy. Making great ink-jet prints isn't. It takes practice and experience to know how images that you're viewing on a computer screen will translate to the printed page. Along the way, you can spend a lot of money on wasted paper and ink.
- This course, from photographer and educator Ben Long, is designed to help you improve your printing "eye." Ben walks you through a variety of black-and-white and color images, explaining what he likes about them, and sharing insights on how to get the best print from it. Then it's your turn: using Ben's advice and Photoshop, you get to correct the images and print them on your own ink-jet printer. Then tune back in for Ben's solution to each challenge. This is a guided master class in the art of ink-jet printing.
- In this video, we show you how to create film quality matte paintings inside of photoshop so that they can later be broken into proper layering for 3d camera moves. We will even show you how to set up one of the shots in After Effects as a bonus track.
Are you aware of how important graphics really are? Every single business in existence require graphics in a plethora of ways. You might imagine the fees associated with getting design work done. Some sources are really cheap, and others can cost hundreds (and even thousands) for things like logos, banners, websites, and clipart… all of which are essential for any online business.
- Photoshop is one of the world’s most powerful image editors, and it can be daunting to try to use skillfully. Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced, the second part of the popular and comprehensive series, follows internationally renowned Photoshop guru Deke McClelland as he dives into the workings of Photoshop. He explores such digital-age wonders as the Levels and Curves commands, edge-detection filters, advanced compositing techniques, vector-based text, the Liquify filter, and Camera Raw. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details, smoothing over wrinkles and imperfections, and enhancing colors without harming the original image. Exercise files accompany the course.
- In this course you will learn the most effective, efficient and tasteful traditional methods of retouching portraits and everyday photos. You will get practical and professional skills retouching and confidence in your abilities as you work on real photo projects during this hands-on course.
- In the course of Gary Simon introduces us to the techniques of creating effective advertising banners in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
- We've all seen banners on the Internet; they're more common than pictures of cats with bread on their heads. If you're a designer and you've been tasked with creating a banner, there's a lot more too it than just throwing a few elements into place. Your banner has to be effective, accomplish the task at hand and look good. Gary Simon has all the details on how to make the perfect banner, and he'll walk you through it in this course. Soon you'll be making powerful banners in no time flat!
- In this course, professional photo restorer Janine Smith describes how to use Photoshop to restore, retouch, and enhance old or damaged photos. It covers evaluating scanned images for imperfections, using the Clone Stamp tool and other Photoshop tools, and addressing common problems and their fixes, starting with the basics (fading, spots, and paper texture) and continuing with more complex challenges (rips, adhesive tape, ink marks, mold, and more). Also included are methods for fixing exposure problems and colorcast as well as advanced techniques in photo restoration, such as replacing backgrounds and recreating missing facial features and body parts. The course includes a project that takes an image from damaged start to restored finish.
- In this collection of lessons we will learn how to capture the essence of a character based on their back story and then execute it in a final character concept.
- We will begin this process by taking a look at the character bio and learning a bit about our character. After exploring the detailed information we have been supplied with, we will get started by first learning about a few areas that are critical to successfully capturing our character’s essence. We will learn about the importance of her anatomy, pose, hairstyle and wardrobe. After a few quick explorations in each of these areas, we will get started in painting our final character concept from start to finish. After completing this course, you should have some great ideas on how you can create more effective and appealing character designs.
- In this tutorial we will learn the basics about drawing character anatomy and poses in the Manga style. The art of Japanese comics known as Manga has been incredibly popular not only in Japan but in the United States for quite some time now. If you've ever wondered how to even start drawing in this style, this is the course for you. We will be breaking down the anatomy for several different Manga body types and drawing them step by step. First we will learn how to plan out the proportions of the anatomy using an armature for each body type. Then we will discuss drawing the anatomy itself around each armature. To wrap things up, we will learn how to use our armature to begin thinking about the character three dimensionally in planning out a pose. After completing this course, you'll have a good foundation to build so that you can begin developing your own Manga characters and poses.
- By using the methods and techniques in this tutorial, you'll be able to digitally illustrate and push the creativity of your own clouds. We'll begin by examining an image of the type of clouds that we want to draw our inspiration from followed drawing the outlines of our own cloud formation. Following this we'll roughly block in a base mid-tone, shadows, and highlights for our cloud. From here we'll demonstrate a how we can blend our blocked in colors to establish the various formations of our cloud. Along the way we'll explore pushing our highlights and shadows, painting smaller formations for added detail, softening up cloud formation edges and weaving our cloud into the atmosphere. Furthermore, we'll learn how we can add additional colors to reflect some warm sunlight using some blend modes. Finally, we'll finish our cloud formation by using a natural bristle brush combined with the smudge tool to add natural looking wisps to our clouds.
- In this tutorial, we'll cover tips and techniques that will help you create realistic skin tones. We'll begin this process by mixing a variety of skin tones to paint the head of a light skinned Caucasian female. From there we'll take a layered approach of building up our skin tones by applying a base tone first followed by blocking in mid-tones, shadows and highlight tones. As we progress, we'll focus on specific areas of the head and face and explore how the skin's appearance varies throughout. Finally, we'll finish by adding some final details to our skin tones to tie everything together.
- As we'll see, in addition to tones, there are several elements of skin to consider such as reflection and translucency. Throughout this series of lessons we'll also discuss a few common mistakes that can be made when painting skin tones. While everyone's skin is different you will be able to apply this method of painting skin to your own projects.
- This in-depth exploration of exposure and dynamic range will help you understand how digital cameras capture images—and enable you to better deal with tricky lighting scenarios. Photographer and teacher Ben Long shows how to balance the three key parameters that dictate how your camera records light: aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. He'll review exactly what "good" exposure means and where dynamic range comes into play, and explain how you can manipulate exposure using in-camera aids such as Auto ISO and metering modes, and with post-processing software like Photoshop. These techniques will help you understand how your camera "sees" and give you more technical and creative options when shooting.
- PNG-24 files provide great quality with the added benefit of 8-bit transparency; however, this particular file format can be rather large. And larger files sizes mean longer loading times for your users. The good news is you can create varying transparent PNG-8 files—files that are between 60% and 80% smaller than PNG-24 files—with a new crop of Windows, Mac, and web-based tools. Chris Converse shows you how in this short, insightful course on creating compressed PNGs that display beautifully on a variety of websites, especially those targeting mobile devices.
- No matter how good your camera is, there will still be imperfections in your images and video. Each lens adds its own issues, from unwanted vignettes and color fringe to visible distortion and perspective problems. But most of these issues can be fixed automatically or with minimal effort through the many options for lens profiles and lens corrections that exist in Adobe Creative Cloud, including applications such as Lightroom, Camera Raw, and After Effects. In this course you'll learn how to build custom profiles for all your camera and lens combinations, using a simple calibration chart and a free utility from Adobe, and apply those profiles to solve problems in different Adobe programs. Whether you are a photographer, video pro, or just a smartphone enthusiast… every image can be improved. Start here to learn how to get the data you need to make these enhancements faster and easier.
- Learn how to use selections and layer masks in Photoshop to create composite images and apply targeted adjustments. After covering the key concepts behind selections and exploring Photoshop's selection tools, Tim Grey delves into a variety of advanced techniques that will help you make accurate selections, create seamless composite images, and apply adjustments that do exactly what you want them to do.
- Take what you know about Lightroom—whether it's a little or a lot—and kick it up a notch, with this essential training from photographer/teacher Chris Orwig. Lightroom 6 is the latest stand-alone version of the extremely popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program for Windows and Macintosh, and there are more features to cover than ever before.
- Chris starts with the Library module: the hub for importing, viewing, ranking and rating your photographs. Then he'll move to the Develop module and show how to make one-click enhancements, correct exposure, retouch distractions, and perform localized adjustments. Want to push photos to their creative limit, and share them with family friends? Chris also covers creating panoramas and books, slideshows, and custom print layouts.
Genre: eLearning | Project files
We'll begin this process by examining our original photo and walking through some specific steps to prepare it before blocking in any photographic elements or textures. Following this we'll examine an image of some flames and explore how we can weave various parts of these flames into our photo using free transform and layer masks in photoshop.
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Genre: E-learning | Rowena Aitken
In this course, children’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken will teach you how to create and apply textures to illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. The course will take you through a step-by-step process, from learning how to create brushes to creating textures using these brushes. Topics covered will include brush creation, texture analysis, blend modes, masking, and painting in Adobe Photoshop.
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