Learn to Use Photoshop by Turning Your Photo into a Vampire!

A Scary Photoshop Makeover for Beginners
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

A Vampire in Photoshop, is a fun way to learn how to use tools & techniques in Photoshop to manipulate images. Over the course, we'll show how to not just add fangs, but also show exactly how we made our model go from tan, to pale white…WITHOUT losing her skin texture! We take you step by step from the original image, to a pretty convincing vampire.

This course takes the average beginner about 2 hours to get through, if following along, and has plenty of tips and tricks to sink your teeth into… sorry for the pun :)


What are the requirements?

  • This course covers Photoshop CS3 & Above (you'll need Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of drawing human anatomy helps, but is not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to work with Layers & Layer Groups
  • Use filters & tools to manipulate and alter imagery
  • learn how to remove and replace complex backgrounds
  • …and more, all while having fun making a scary vampire!

Who is the target audience?

  • Photo hobbyists
  • Digital Artists
  • Cosplayers
  • Lovers of the Vampire Genre

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Getting Started
A Vampire in Photoshop is a fun way to learn different image manipulation techniques, and tools in Photoshop. There are plenty of tutorials on turning a portrait into a Vampire, but few show how to make the image look "real." This tutorial shows how to manipulate the image so the final result looks as if physical makeup, and appliances were used.

This course is suited for Beginners, as well as Intermediate level Photoshop users, and covers Photoshop CS3 and above.

There are simple short cut keys that are almost universal throughout programs. For example, CONTROL/COMMAND + C is Copy in both Word and Photoshop. This lecture covers other shortcut keys that will not only help with this course, but also help in your other Photoshop projects, and documents.
8 questions

How well do you know the short cut keys we will use in this course?

Section 2: Layers and Blending Modes
A key element with any vampire of course is the fangs. This lecture uses the Pen tool, as well as the Smudge tool to create our models fangs.
Enhancing the eyes is not only a cool trick to do for a vampire makeover, but these brightening and color altering tricks can be used on any photo. The methods used in this lecture include Layer Blending Modes, and various Brush tool techniques.
Section 3: Layer Masking and Adjustment Layers
One of the most popular questions I've received about this vampire makeover is "How did you lighten the skin, and not lose any of the skin texture?" 
Covered are techniques to lighten, and darken the skin, as well as removing moles & beauty marks from the model. Tools used include the Clone Stamp, Layer Masks, Blending Modes, and Selection tools.
Though this lecture is one of the longest in this course, each step is explained so even the novice can follow along. 
Removing moles, or freckles, is one thing, but how do you remove clothing and replace it with skin? The methods used in this lecture show how to remove tank top straps, but can also be used for swim suits, or underwear… calm down, this is not an XRAY SPECS trick, lol. Tools used are the Patch tool, and Clone Stamp tool.
Section 4: Layer Styles and Filters
One of the ways to make our model look more "vampire" and less human, is by distorting the face and pointing the ears. The main tool used in this lecture is the Liquify filter.
Removing a background can be simple if the background is a solid, or consistant color, but what about more complex areas? Methods used in this lecture include Layer Masking, and working with Selection tools.
Adding in a background is rarely going to look right by doing a simple "cut and paste." This lecture shows a method of how to blend the main subject of your photo with almost any background and make the final image look correct. Methods used include Layer Styles, and Modifying Selections
Congratulations, you have now made a Vampire in Photoshop. Now try and alter some of the steps and create other creatures. Thanks, Tony Ross, tonyteach.com

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Instructor Biography

Tony Ross, Video Trainer, Instructor, and Author: Learning Made Simple!

Tony Ross has more than a decade of professional freelance and teaching experience as a former professor of electronic arts at the Atlanta College of Art. Specializing in animation, interactivity, multimedia, motion graphics, and web applications and design, his expertise in the arts also extends to the fields of graphic design and illustration. As the creator and owner of tonyteach & ar-tist, his tutorials have been featured on Lynda, Creative Cow, Toon Boom, Gomediazine, and adobe, and his impressive roster of clients has included Dabel Brothers, Marvel Comics, The Freedom Toast, and Dean Koontz.

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