Today, you can purchase Advanced Photoshop Magazine #126. I am quite excited because I have a 5 page feature article in there that I wrote, and of course retouched and composited.
If you would like to watch a Behind the Scenes video of how I created the image for the magazine, you can check it out here:
You can also purchase a digital copy of the magazine here:
Behind the Retouching
A few weeks ago, I had started releasing a new video series, Behind the Retouching. I have been doing some image reviews for my students, where I show them what they may have done wrong in their own retouching. More importantly, I show how they can correct their mistakes, as I work on the same images to teach them. So far, this has been a highly successful venture, and I plan on continuing to do them.
Gritty, Grungy Retouching in Photoshop
While I had never seen this guy before. I am shocked, because as I wander around his website, he has a million products and videos, so it’s clear he has been around for a while. I thought he had a fairly clean training approach. He uses tools that I do not, like Topaz and Nik for filter effects. I figure, if you get the look you want, then why not?
A Dynamic Poster
There are so many different things going on here, I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s take several custom brushes, mush together many random things, and end with something fairly interesting. Yeah, that about sums it up. While not my usual posting, there was something about all the various steps involved that I appreciated.
Create Waves with Mixer Brush
This one sounds a bit silly. I know you want to skip it. I beg you not to. This video gets very complicated, very fast. I love videos like this as it uses tools and techniques outside of the normal workflow. In fact, it was making me focus while trying to follow along. If you know me, it takes a lot to get my attention. This video had it. I really liked it.
Ok, this is HORRIBLE in every possible way. But, I was simply mesmerized by this video. It’s borderline Not Safe for Work. He uses liquify to…. well, just watch the video. I include it here, because the skill level, and cajones to even attempt this, is mystifying to me.
Deviantart Group Feature
Just a simple collection of some inspiring composite illustrations.
Photoshop Emergency Retouching Basics
This Free Photoshop Class will give you the most simple basic workflow that I could think of. No strings, just sign up and you can get some easy to follow instruction on making Tonal and Color changes to your images. Starts 9am EST.
Super Basic Photoshop 2.5 Hour Class (September 13, 2014):
Lightroom Basics Class
I was asked to host a Basic Lightroom Class, and show how it can be used with a Reliable Workflow. This request makes sense, as Lightroom is included with the Photographer’s Photoshop Plan from Adobe. So, I will be hosting a very focused, best practices class on organizing and retouching images using Lightroom. It will be as simple and direct as I can make it. Starts 11:30am EST, following the Retouching Basics Class (Above).
Lightroom 2.5 Hour Class (September 13, 2014):
Photoshop Basic 1 Course
Starting from “This is a mouse”, and taking you though Photoshop freedom, this Course is designed to make learning Photoshop fun and easy. If you hate Webinars, then I will change your mind. It does not need to be boring. Time with me will leave you inspired and ready to learn more.
Basic 1 Photoshop 20 Hour Course (Starting September 20, 2014):
Photoshop Basic 2 Course
If you have some Photoshop knowledge, then this would be a good class for you to join. I will not be going back to the beginning, nor will I jump too far ahead. You will learn proper sequencing, develop your skills and and learn tool control. Become empowered, and inspired.
Basic 1 Photoshop 20 Hour Course (Starting October 18, 2014):
Photoshop Intermediate Course
Think you know Photoshop and retouching pretty good? Are you ready to take your skills to a whole new level? This course will fill the gaps between what you know, and what you want to know. Even if you are not sure what questions you should be asking, I will still provide the answers that will bring your images where you want them to be.
Intermediate Photoshop 20 Hour Course (November 15, 2014):