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From Photo to Graphic Art
Lesa Snider
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From Photo to Graphic Art
lessons: 23 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 25min
published: 2008
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From Photo to Graphic Art
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

From Photo to Graphic Art

44 sec
lesson 2: Partial Color Effect

Accentuate your focal point by draining color from an image and bringing it back in one area.

6min, 46sec
lesson 3: Faded Color Effect

Using a gradient mask to fade an image from grayscale to color.

3min, 56sec
lesson 4: Colorizing a Black and White Photo

How to add color where there was none.

7min, 57sec
lesson 5: Sepia-tone With Burned Edges

Add a non-destructive color tint and finish it off with an Olan Mills style dark-edged vignette.

3min, 25sec
lesson 6: Blurring the Background

Using the lens blur filter to produce a selective focus effect similar to that of a tilt lens.

7min, 11sec
lesson 7: From Photo to Pencil Sketch

How to turn a photo into a beautiful pencil sketch; also great for saving sub-par images!

7min, 40sec
lesson 8: Realistic Reflections

Give your image depth by adding a reflection beneath it.

6min, 15sec
lesson 9: Ornamental Vector Photo Frame

How to make a non-destructive, creative, resizable photo frame by placing an illustration as a smart object.

8min, 54sec
lesson 10: Filtered and Painted Edges

Using filters and brushes to make interesting photo edges, plus how to paste stock art into a layer mask.

2min, 42sec
lesson 11: Real World Picture Frames

How to easily pop a photo into a real-world, digital picture frame, tilting it, adding a drop shadow and a new background.

10min, 12sec
lesson 12: Combining Images, Part 1

Fading an image into another. The world's easiest non-destructive collage technique using a gradient mask.

7min, 22sec
lesson 13: Combining Images, Part 2

Background Swaps – Using blending modes to zap white backgrounds.

6min, 35sec
lesson 14: Combining Images, Part 3

Grunge Collage – Creating a multi-layered collage with nary a selection, just blending modes!

6min, 41sec
lesson 15: Combining Images, Part 4

Mapping an image to the contours of another and creating a digital body using a displacement map.

9min, 21sec
lesson 16: Turning a Photo Into Stone

Using the Quick Selection tool and a layer mask to turn loved ones into statues.

6min, 52sec
lesson 17: High Contrast, Part 1

Che Guevara effect – Recreating the famous revolutionary's high-contrast face on a red background.

5min, 47sec
lesson 18: High Contrast, Part 2 Warhol-Style Portrait

Just like the pop artist. Let's learn how to create this effect.

8min, 29sec
lesson 19: Warhol-Style Portrait – continued

Painting color blocks onto a high-contrast face, and setting up a document for a 3 x 3 poster.

7min, 37sec
lesson 20: Breaking a Photo Into Pieces

Setting up a spatter brush to use with a layer mask.

7min, 22sec
lesson 21: Aging a Photo

Antiquing, streaking, and adding blotches to photos to take them back in time.

9min, 22sec
lesson 22: Eyes of the Otherworld

Selecting and accentuating eyes the non-destructive way.

5min, 3sec
lesson 23: Conclusion

From Photo to Graphic Art

42 sec
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Lesa Snider
meet  Lesa Snider
Author of Adobe's Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book
Lesa Snider is the author of Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers: Classroom in a Book (2016), Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Photos for Mac and iOS: The Missing Manual, ebooks, and over 40 video courses. She also writes a weekly column for and features for Lesa is an avid photographer and specializes in Muay Thai martial arts.
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