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Painting In Photoshop - Damen
Bert Monroy
with Bert Monroy
Bert Monroy deconstructs the details that went into his Damen painting. READ MORE
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Painting In Photoshop - Damen
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 51min
published: 2007
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Painting In Photoshop - Damen
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lesson 1: Perspective (free course preview)

Bert shows you the lines of perspective he establishes, and the importance of getting it right-from the beginning with either single point perspective, or with multiple vanishing points which become the guides for creating the image.

9min, 24sec
lesson 2: Layers and Clipping Groups

Learn how to use clipping paths, edit the layers contained within a clipping group, and edit the base layer of a clipping group.

13min, 40sec
lesson 3: Comp Layers

Here Bert creates layer comps within his clipping groups. Learn how to merge your layers together into a Layer Comp, while keeping all your layers intact below, allowing you the greatest flexibility in modifying your image.

4min, 40sec
lesson 4: Layer Styles Overview

Learn how Bert uses layer styles to give depth, dimension, and realism to a simple rounded rectangle, drawn with work paths and a carefully selected brush to create a rubber gasket and a rivet.

14min, 49sec
lesson 5: Layer Styles Global Light

How light affects an object is an important aspect of your digital art. Follow along on this example where Bert demonstrates how to use global light to manipulate light and create the illusion of the third dimension.

2min, 48sec
lesson 6: Layer Styles – Blending If

Blending options on layer styles is important for photographers, especially when bracketing to get the right exposure. Using the blending options and the blend if channel sliders and by splitting the slider Bert eliminates the hard edge between the two im

5min, 19sec
lesson 7: Layer Styles – Satin

Bert applies layer styles to a text layer, making effective use of the satin layer by way of editing the contours, color, size, to sketch in a design. The use of the satin layer style is shown in several examples.

3min, 52sec
lesson 8: Layer Styles – Create Layers

The ability to separate the layer style from the layer to manipulate the layer style individually from the layer itself is demonstrated by Bert to create an image with two outer glows, one on each side, separate from each other.

3min, 32sec
lesson 9: Layer Styles – Painting

Bert artfully explains how to create the illusion of damage by altering how the light hits the object.

9min, 5sec
lesson 10: Shadows

Bert demonstrates how to maintain your light source (and where to place shadows) as well as how to further add realism to your shadows by altering its spread and softness.

8min, 35sec
lesson 11: Alpha Channels 1

Demystify the alpha channel and see how to use these channels for controlled selections.

14min, 28sec
lesson 12: Alpha Channels 2

Alpha channels take over where layer styles cannot reach. Use alpha channels to create highlights and shadows that exceed the reach of layers styles.

12min, 35sec
lesson 13: Alpha Channels 3

Calculations are further explained to perform all kinds of �tricks� with alpha channels. How to use channels to provide contrast to protect colors you want to protect and expose areas you want to effect.

8min, 44sec
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