with Corey Barker
Learn cool new compositing effects with Corey Barker! In this class Corey takes you step-by-step through the process of adding creative particle effects to a photograph to transfor... READ MORE
lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 24min
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Photo Manipulation: The Human Torch-Unmasked
with Corey Barker
Learn cool new compositing effects with Corey Barker! In this class Corey takes you step-by-step through the process of adding creative particle effects to a photograph to transform it into a realistic looking scene of a man bursting with fire. Using a variety of source photos for compositional elements and textures, Corey demonstrates techniques involving brush effects, layer styles, selections, and more to create the final realistic result. Be sure to catch the bonus lesson at the end on how to animate a particle effect. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Creating the Background
Corey gets started by creating the background for the scene.
lesson 3: Adding the Main Subject
With the background in place, Corey demonstrates how to extract the subject and add him to the scene.
lesson 4: Adding Cracks
The first special effect to add is the cracks to the subject’s face.
lesson 5: Adding the Fiery Glow
With the cracks in the skin added, the next step is to add the glow of fire coming through the cracks.
lesson 6: Adding the Particle Elements
Using a custom brush, Corey shows how to add the effect of the particles coming off of the subject.
lesson 7: Spark and Smoke Elements
To enhance the look of fire, Corey shows how to add smoke and sparks to the scene.
lesson 8: Finishing Effects
With all of the elements together, it is time to add some finishing effects to tie them together.
lesson 9: Bonus: Animation Trick
Learn a cool technique for adding animation to your particle effects.
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meet  Corey Barker
Corey Barker is an education and curriculum developer for all things Photoshop. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design, and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards including a recent induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
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