Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4 - Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
A fellow photographer was showing me some images the other day that he had captured with a camera that uses a plastic lens. The images had a certain attraction.
Although the images had some pretty shocking vignetting and heavy distortion he was drawn to the beautiful liquid smooth tones that the plastic lens was offering up. Most women who look at photographs of themselves would agree that crunchy detail is just not a good look.
A digital camera can be a very cruel tool that can capture way too much information. Most people would prefer their skin to appear smooth, but not featureless, and will thank the photographer when they can reveal a skin texture that does not shout its detail to the viewer. The craft of professional skin retouching is the ability to render perfect skin without giving your model the appearance of a plastic-fantastic shop window mannequin. Read the Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4 Photoshop tutorial.
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The Photoshop Beauty Retouching Techniques DVD From Gry Garness is 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 Photoshop 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.
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Remodelling A Figure In Photoshop
Skin Retouching - Pop the Highlights
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Basic Settings - Installing Your Tablet - Installing the Wireless Tablet
In this lesson you'll see how to install the Wacom tablet Intuos4 and connect it to your computer via Bluetooth. You'll also get some tips on optimizing the battery life of your tablet.
Basic Settings - Working with Pens - Pressure Sensitivity
In this tutorial you'll learn about the pressure sensitivity of the pen and how you can adjust its settings to suit the way you work in Photoshop.
Basic Settings - Working with Pens - Fine Tuning and Tilt Sensitivity
In this video you'll see how to use the Wacom Control Panel to fine-tune the click threshold and adjust tilt sensitivity to work with the new Art Pen.
Vol.1: Beauty Retouching - Removing Skin Blemishes - Spot Healing Tool: More Blemishes
A few small scars and wrinkles detract from the model's overall appearance, so in this video we'll get rid of them using the Spot Healing tool.
Vol.2: Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - Preliminaries - Warming Up with Scribbles
In this lesson we'll do some casual scribbling to get comfortable in the workspace and warm up the creative part of the brain.
Vol.2: Creating the Planet - Creating the Planet - Refining the Clouds
We'll nondestructively refine the appearance of our clouds in this video by adding a layer mask and an adjustment layer.
Vol. 3: 3D with Photoshop Crash Course - Creating a Complex Object from a Grayscale Image
You can create a new 3D object just by painting a 2D image – Photoshop uses the luminance information to build up a great landscape-like object! You'll see how it works in this video.
Vol.3: Motion Design with After Effects Painting Techniques - Clone Tool Basics
In this tutorial you'll learn the basics of the very powerful Clone tool. We'll also look at the options for offsetting cloned pixels in time.
Vol.3: SketchBook Pro Crash Course - Setting Everything Up - Wacom Control Panel
This video looks at the Wacom Control Panel and how to set it up. You'll get some ideas of things you might want to change, like the contents of the Radial menu and the ExpressKeys.
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HDR (High Dynamic Range) Must Know Info - A Condensed Chapter From Rick Sammon's HDR Secrets For Digital Photographers
Here is some “must know” HDR (High Dynamic Range) info. It’s a condensed and modified version of a chapter from Rick Sammon’s HDR Photography Secrets (May 2010). This is just a starting point for HDR photography – but hey, you gotta start somewhere.
New to HDR? Here’s what it’s all about. You take exposures at the recommended exposure setting, and then over and under that setting – usually at +2 EV and at –2EV, but sometimes at greater extremes.
Then, using an HDR program like Photomatix, you combine your images into a single image that captures all the tones from your three (or more) images. How cool!
To create the HDR image, I use Photomatix Pro (a true HDR program) and Topaz Adjust (a plug-in the expands the range of an image).
See the Light & Determine Bracketing
The first step in creating a HDR image (or any photographic image for that matter) is seeing the light. Most important in HDR photography is seeing the contrast range in the scene – the difference between the shadow and highlight areas.
Seeing the color of the light, the direction of the light and the quality of the light is also important, because these factors also affect how we perceive a photograph. For now, however, we’ll only talk about contrast.
In the interior picture of a church in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the difference between the darkest and lightest parts of the scene is fairly wide.
In the picture of a quaint street corner in San Miguel, the contrast range is not nearly as wide as in my church picture. It’s the seeing and knowing the contrast range of a scene that helps determine how many exposures you need to capture the full dynamic range of the scene. That’s covered next. Read the full tutorial...
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This extensive Photoshop CS5 3D tutorial, Enhancing 3D Renders in Photoshop CS5, is from PSD Magazine and authored by Digital Tutors.
When creating and rendering objects from a 3D application, artists tend to focus on making everything look perfect. 3D artists often get frustrated due to the fact that no matter how perfect they make an image look, it can still seem fake. The problem is that sometimes 3D art looks fake because it is actually too perfect! With this tutorial, Digital-Tutors will teach you how Photoshop can be used to incorporate a number “imperfections” typically found in real-world cameras, giving your renders an appearance that is much closer to that of a photograph.
Many 3D applications will render out images that are clean, crisp and devoid of any imperfections. However, when trying to render images that are absolutely photorealistic, this can be something of a disadvantage. Take a look at a photograph from any real-world camera – there are lighting artifacts, lens distortions, film noise and other flaws that are almost always present. By using Photoshop to incorporate these real-world imperfections into your 3D renders, the end result will be much more natural and much more realistic.
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As a digital artist, you have the advantage of being able to combine all of the creative art forms using your medium--the computer. Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX shows you how to take your creativity and your art to a new level by blending your traditional artistic skills and vision with the powerful tools of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Photoshop CS5 combines 2D, 3D, and video into one interface, and this latest version of the software includes significant improvements in the 3D tools and functionality. Each chapter in the book is laid out as a complete tutorial that shows you how to use the amazing new Photoshop CS5 features to transform ordinary photos into incredible special effects and digital creations.
Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 12 years. He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Gallery in South Africa, Citizens Gallery at the Yokohama Museum of Art, and CECUT Museum of Mexico to name a few. One of his exhibitions won first place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.
Photoshop Tutorials By Master Illustrator Kevin Hulsey
We are proud to be hosting some amazing Photoshop tutorials from master illustrator Kevin Hulsey. "I have found that because I started out working in airbrush, I look at Photoshop from a completely different vantage point than most younger 'computer-only' artists." Kevin told us. "My use of Photoshop directly mimics the methodology of a conventional airbrush illustrator. I get a lot of E-mail from students who have a difficult time in understanding approaches that seem completely natural to me. The great thing about Photoshop is that there are so many different roads to the same conclusion."
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Painting Techniques - tips and techniques for painting in Photoshop
Ghosting Techniques - tutorial on how to create a transparent view using Photoshop
Cruise Ship Cutaway - tutorial on using Photoshop to color line art
How To Sharpen An Image In Photoshop Advanced Sharpening Techniques
Most if not all digital images require sharpening, even if shot on a state of the art digital megaresolution SLR with pin-sharp focusing. Most cameras or scanners can sharpen as the image is captured but the highest quality sharpening is to be found in the image editing software.
The best sharpening techniques are those that prioritize the important areas for sharpening and leave the smoother areas of the image well alone, e.g. sharpening the eyes of a portrait but avoiding the skin texture. These advanced techniques are essential when sharpening images that have been scanned from film or have excessive noise, neither of which needs accentuating by the Unsharp Mask. So let the project begin.
Creating Selections With Photoshop's Pen Tool
The Pen Tool is often used in the creation of sophisticated smooth-edged selections, but strictly speaking it is not one of the selection tools. The Pen Tool creates vector paths instead of selections; these, however, can be converted into selections that in turn can be used to extract or mask groups of pixels.
Although graphic designers are quite adept at using this tool, many photographers the world over have been furiously waving magic wands and magnetic lassos at the megapixel army and putting graphics tablets on their shopping lists each year in an attempt to avoid recognizing the contribution that this unique tool has to offer.
Photoshop Masking & Montage Tutorial
In this sample chapter from his new book, Photoshop CS3 Essential Skills, Mark Galer shows you Photoshop techniques that use selections and Photoshop masks to create amazing effects that can be applied to landscape images. As a bonus, you can also download high resolution versions of the images that are used in the tutorial, so you can work along with Mark.
This tutorial is an excellent way to become more familiar with Photoshop's powerful masking and selection tools.
Working With Shadows In Photoshop - Advanced Shadow Techniques
Learn the fine art of isolating and preserving delicate and complex shadows for transplantation to exotic new backgrounds. This tutorial reveals how to introduce a world of exciting textures to your ever so subtle... not... studio tabletop.
The flower for this tutorial was photographed (using a Fuji FinePix) on a cold winters morning in Victoria whilst the sand (shot on Kodachrome film) hails from the Great Indian Desert in Rajasthan. Unlikely bedfellows, but with a little craft the two can lie together comfortably within the same frame but only if the subtle shadow is captured with all of its subtlety and delicately transplanted to its new home in the desert. This is how...!
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Refine Edge - Best New Feature in Photoshop CS5
The Refine Edge feature has been completely revised for Photoshop CS5 and now has the WOW factor when it comes to creating composite images. Mark Galer gives it a test drive.
One of the most challenging montage or masking jobs in the profession of post-production editing used to be the hair lift. When the model had long flowing hair and the subject needed to change location many post-production artists would call in sick. If you got it wrong, just like a bad wig, it showed. Extract filters, Magic Erasers and Tragic Wands didn’t get us close but we now have a new Refine Edge feature in CS5 that has eased the burden of this task and made the task easier than ever before... Read the full Refine Edge - Best New Feature in Photoshop CS5 tutorial...
These two tutorials by Chris Arlidge at Steel Dolphin Creative walk you through the steps you need to create beautiful and realistic comic book art in full color. The tutorials make use of the channels palette extensively, but you can use layers with some modifications.
Digital Coloring - Part I - Preparing Line Art For Coloring
Step one of the digital coloring and coloring comics routine is to take scanned line art and prepare it for coloring. This tutorial explains how this is done from taking a dirty scan to creating an alpha channel to store your final line art.
Digital Coloring - Part II - The Render
This tutorial shows you how to fully render comic book art using industry techniques. If you don't have your own line art to use you'll find a link to some prepared line art that is offered as a free download. By following both tutorials carefully you'll be able to add vibrant colors to your comics that will look as good as the pros.
Free Photoshop CS4 & Photoshop Extended CS4 Videos - Russell Brown
Head on over to the always entertaining Dr. Brown's tutorial page and you'll find some great content, including the following Photoshop CS4 Video Tutorials:
CS4 Extended: 3D Quick-Look
Get ready for an incredible 3D experience, as you view this quick-look at some of the new 3D features in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. This tutorial will take you through some of my favorite new tools for working, and experimenting, with 3D objects.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 4.5 MB
CS4 Extended: Spherical Panorama
Discover one of the new 3D features in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. In this tutorial you will learn how to wrap an image around the inside of a sphere, to create a 3D panorama. Then, simply step into this digital space and use some of the new Photoshop CS4 tools to look around your newly created world.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 7.7 MB
CS4 Extended: 3D Mesh from Grayscale
Bring 2D images back to life with this new Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended technique for converting grayscale images into 3D objects. This tutorial will also demonstrate how to generate 3D depth maps directly from 2D images.
View QuickTime Tutorial; 9.7 MB
CS4 Extended: Advanced 3D Eclipse Animation
Learn about some of the advanced features in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended for animating 3D objects. In this project I will create a solar eclipse simulation from 2D, and video images of the earth and moon. Did I mention that this is an advanced tutorial?
View QuickTime Tutorial; 15.3 MB
Photoshop, Illustrator Text Effect Tutorial
With all the news about all the new features in Photoshop CS5, we thought it would be nice to publish a tutorial that could be used with an older version, like four versions back to Photoshop CS1. This tutorial can be used with any version of Photoshop CS, and will show you how to get that neat KAPOW! text effect, and it comes from Doug Cloud. He's a professional graphic artist and you can see his fine work at Doug Draws.
The inspiration for this tut comes from my love of cartoons, typography, and big bold strokes. When I was a kid I loved watching those old Batman movies. You know the ones where Batman and Robin would cuff the bad guys around and those wild action words would pop up on the screen - Whack! Biff! KaPow! Read full tutorial...
There are two tutorials on the Greg Martin site that are truly quite remarkable "Make A Realistic Star Field" and "Make A Planet." The Star Field tutorial will help you create awe-inspiring star fields, and the Planet tutorial shows how to create a simple, yet realistic-looking planet using Adobe Photoshop 7.
Greg Martin says: "My goal is to raise the bar for aspiring celestial artists everywhere by making the basic techniques to create realistic spatial elements available for all interested... It is up to the artist, however, to develop their own skill set and create truly dynamic compositions. Be forewarned... simple "planet and star" pieces are rapidly becoming the height of cliché... the challenge is out for YOU to break the mold and create the next unique and truly inspiring work of celestial art."
go to "Make a Realistic Star Field" tutorial.
go to "Make A Planet" tutorial.
This is an extensive tutorial from Lunacore that details how to go about designing a glass ball in Photoshop that ends up looking very 3D.
On the Lunacore site, Reg says: "Most of my tutorials go beyond the basics of Photoshop. I never felt the need to write tutorials that explain these basics, when most of it is explained in Photoshop's manual/help, books or on different web sites. A lot of my tutorials are based on questions that beginners asked me over and over and/or what isn't clearly explained in the Photoshop's manual or help. Knowing how to use the tools is one thing but knowing when to use them, that's a different story. I try to help with that. It's my intention to write tutorials that are well written and easy to follow by a lot of people with different skill levels."
go to "Create A 3D Glass Ball" tutorial.
Here is another great tutorial from the Lunacore site that will keep you busy - How To Beautify A Face.
Lunacore tutorial writer Reg says: "This tutorial will show you how to beautify a face. The corrections that we're going to do will make the face look different, but at the same time we will avoid making the results look unnatural. Of course, the face we're going to work on is not going to look the same when we're done, but we will only make necessary and subtle changes. We will fix skin, remove blemishes and wrinkles, whiten and fix teeth, fix hair, fix eyebrows, increase definition in the eyes and crop and sharpen the image in the final steps.
"I'm not only going to show you how to beautify a face, but I will also make suggestions that can be useful for other projects. I will also explain how to use some of the tools involved and show you how to work in a non-destructive way."
go to "How To Beautify A Face" tutorial.
In this sample chapter from Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook artist Odile Pascal guides you through the photomontage process and explains in detail how the original photo of a woman was transformed into an angel in Photoshop.
From the PDF: "After studying at the Beaux-Arts in Marseilles and working in filmmaking, I found a compromise between those two worlds, one in which I can put a character on stage, and then model, color, and texturize her using Photoshop. Paintings of women represent a large part of my work. Using costumes and accessories, I enjoy creating often baroque or timeless worlds, blending styles and eras, and drawing my inspiration from mythological and symbolist imagery. The resulting work, which is quite unlike traditional photography, is designed to create a fairy talelike universe in a pictorial style close to that of the Italian Renaissance. I decided to avoid traditional representations of angels, with their characters dressed in white, with halos and big wings, set against a background of clouds..."
Download "From Woman to Angel with Photoshop" PDF sample chapter. [2.0 MB]
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Artist Nicolas Fructus takes you from sketch and digitalization to working with layers in this PDF tutorial taken from Illustrations With Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook. With detailed notes and sample files, Fructus guides you through the process of creating very complex and beautiful illustrations in Photoshop.
From the PDF: "My task was to create illustrations for nine chapters of a special issue of Casus Belli magazine devoted to a mythical city called Laelith. Each illustration was supposed to show the atmosphere of the neighborhood being described. The image presented here is of The High Terrace, a rich and colorful environment where Laelith’s leading citizens are found. The rocky spires are magicians’ towers the highest points of the city where occult experiments take place. The idea was to present the neighborhood as if seen by a wandering tourist, but at the same time suggest the ethereal but omnipresent power of magic in the city. This is why I chose the point of view of a person in a crowd, but with a very wide-angle view..."
From sketch and digitalization to working with layers, this PDF sample chapter tutorial from Illustrations With Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook guides you through the process of creating very complex and beautiful illustrations in Photoshop.
Download "The High Terrace" PDF sample chapter. [1.6 MB]
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In this PDF tutorial taken from Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook, artist Thibaut Granier shows you how to use retouching and photomontage techniques to create a matte painting.
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Download "Bloody Mallory" PDF sample chapter. (1.3 MB)
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Essentially, Photoshop is a no-holds-barred design studio, offering the artist a seemingly endless array of creative options. On the other hand, HTML, CSS, Java and the like follow strict rules of engagement, requiring the developer to take any number of esoteric concerns into consideration in order to ensure that designs are properly displayed on the web.
Turn Photoshop Into A Complete Web Design Tool
SiteGrinder seeks to bridge this gap between design and development. Basically, this program turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. With SiteGrinder, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web. Bringing esthetic concerns together with more practical considerations, this program is an amazingly powerful tool that would make a fantastic addition to any web designer's bag of tricks.
Generate Your Web Pages Directly From Photoshop
By generating web pages directly from Photoshop, you'll be able to spend much more time on the creative end of the spectrum, since you'll know right off the bat how well particular designs will translate to the web. No more going back to the Photoshop drawing board after getting a phone call from your development team, telling you that what you had envisioned doesn't have a chance of being displayed on the web. You can immediately visually and interactively test your designs, which permits you to then make changes to either esthetics or functions while it's still relatively early on in the design process.
Pricing and Availability
Mac OS X and Windows versions of the SiteGrinder unlockable demo are available now via download. SiteGrinder can be ordered from Media Lab's online store.
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The company adds several new training courses to the library each week. For less than a dollar a day, members have the opportunity to stay current and keep skills sharp, learn innovative and productive techniques, and gain confidence and marketability - all at their own pace. Premium subscriptions include instructors’ exercise files so that members can follow along with the exact examples onscreen. Customers learn at their own pace and may stop, rewind, and replay segments as often as necessary. Learn more at lynda.com.