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Beginners guide to Photoshop - Pet portraits in Photoshop

Learn basic techniques eveyone should know in using Photoshop in this Pet Portrait course, have fun and learn
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Created by David Newton
Last updated 1/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Understand core principals of retouching within Photoshop
You will be able to work quicker and more confidently within Photoshop
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  • Computer basics
  • Photoshop CS6 or above
  • Adobe bridge will be needed for RAW images

Beginners guide to phtoshop - Pet portraits in Photoshop
In this beginners guide to photoshop, we will be compositing two images together and framing our shot. During this course I will be showing you lots of techniques from merging two images of two dogs into one shot, this is tricky as dogs have fur meaning we will have to mask out in great detail to get acceptable results.

"I hope you have fun learning Photoshop"

During this course we will look at the following

  • Getting our images into and out of Photoshop
  • Using Adobe Bridge to bring in RAW images and adjustments within Bridge
  • We will look at selections tools
  • We will use layer masking to work non distructively and give us more control
  • I will be showing you how to make image adjustments with levels and curves
  • FInally we will produce a grey scale image and a combination of colour and grey

What will I be able to do after the course

  • You will be able to work qucker and more confidently within Photoshop
  • Understand core principals of retouching within Photoshop
  • Who is this course for?
  • This course is for anyone who is keen to learn quickly skills you need in Photoshop
  • This course is for beginners to intermediates

How are my courses?

"I pride myself on covering my subject in detail pointing out potential problem before they happen, and my no nonscence approach gets you up to speed extremely quickly"

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is keen to learn quickly skills you need in Photoshop
  • This course is a beginners course but intermediates could find this useful as well
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:41:48
Intro to course
3 Lectures 12:01

If you want to follow along with this course I have supplied all the files here including the master design file.

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Quick intro to the course

Preview 01:57

Lets look at our source images and what we will do.

Preview 09:15
Lets do this!
6 Lectures 01:29:46

This is probably the most important lesson as we will cover tools we neeed for accurate masking.

Layer Masks

Lets use the same techniques to mask out gravy.

Masking Gravy Woof

Using filters and duplicates to help with masking complex areas.

Refining our Masks

Using other tools to refine further, we will also modify the layer masks.

Refinment techniques

Lets now do some slight modification and merge our layers together for the final comp.

Finishing our project

In this lesson we will adjust the Hue and Saturation and create a grey scale version of our image.

Creating a grey scale image
About the Instructor
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I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

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