- 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.
English | 1h 17m | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz | 864 Mb
Genre: eLearning | Project files
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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.
Genre: eLearning | Project files
I will show you my complete retouching workflow from A to Z. We will cover over 90mintues of pure beauty retouching, in 7 chapters and 22 video lessons. I will convey the basic knowledge of beauty retouching in the first chapters. Continuing with advanced skin retouching techniques, light control, dodge & burn, visual make-up and final touch-ups, which are displayed in the last chapters.This course includes the following working files - PSD, RAW Files & Photoshop Actions.
- This course provides extensive guidance on cleaning up blemishes and distractions in photos using Adobe Photoshop CC. It begins with a basic overview of the key concepts and a review of the relevant tools available in Photoshop, then covers basic and advanced cleanup techniques. Gain confidence in your ability to remove even the most challenging blemishes in your photos.
- Photoshop can be overwhelming. Master the art of Adobe Photoshop by focusing just on the tools photographers need to know. Ben Willmore has taught over 100,000 photographers all over the world and brings his unique style to creativeLIVE this August.
- Optimizing images, sharpening, retouching, black and white conversion, directing the viewer's eye, HDR, panorama-stitching, and more, all the things photographers do with Photoshop. But he's not going to dig into every option in every menu--this three day course will have no fluff and no frills. You won't be wasting any time and energy learning effects that you'll never use, leaving you struggling to find the meat you need. Everything Ben will teach in this course is something that photographers use everyday!
- This course will go through the process of creating Piero in the same way the cookie crew went about creating Piero. From receiving feedback to making adjustments along the way, the process of creating Piero was a team effort and we wanted to include you on the process!
- What you’ll learn in this course
- In this course we will go through the entire process of creating Piero from the initial sketches to the final polish. This will go through the different features of Piero, including his eyes, beak, ruffles, feathers, and talons.
- With this course you will have the basics to go out and create your very own animated bird concept!
- Learn how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and two dedicated tools—Flixel and Cliplets—to explore the creative possibilities of cinemagraphs: static photos that contain areas of motion. Rich Harrington explores assembly techniques in each program and illustrates effective shooting and post-production techniques to improve the end results. The final cinemagraphs can be used in websites, banner ads, emails, presentations, or even digital signage.
- By gaining a better understanding of how we can translate lines to forms, you'll be able to breath added-life into your own drawings and sketches.
- We'll begin this process by examining what defines a line, shape, and form. From there we'll explore how we can use contour lines and cross contour lines to add more dimension to a flat object. Following this, we'll learn about line weights and how we can apply them to add volume. Along the way we'll also explore how we can capture action and movement by drawing continual gesture lines.
- In addition we'll focus on rendering a human skull where we'll learn how to add value with hatching and cross hatching lines. Finally we'll finish with learning how to establish an implied line to differentiate form and space.