Add Drama to Your Photos with Coloured Lighting in Photoshop
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Add Drama to Your Photos with Coloured Lighting in Photoshop

Enhance your photos with Gel Lighting Effect
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Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Complete classic portrait edit workflow with professional Photoshop techniques
  • Post Production Special Effects: Gel Lighting
  • Effectively use Dodge & Burn technique to enhance any image
  • Work with confidence with Masks and Adjustment Layers
  • Work in a non-destructive way with the use of most powerful Photoshop Tools
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Requirements
  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!
Description

Welcome to "Add Drama to Your Photos with Coloured Lighting in Photoshop!

In this course I will show you how to style your photos and get artistic look by adding dramatic coloured effects, derived from theatre and cinematography. By introducing strong, flashy colors we will create images with a twist - provoking, vibrant portraits pulsating with energy.

We will be working with 3 different images and combination of the most powerful Photoshop techniques. I believe that the most effective way of learning any artistic skills leads through practice and that’s why this course takes an intense, “hands-on” approach. You will be working along with me on each and every edit - I will walk you right from the starting point, through complete sequence of adjustments

We are aiming for funky Gel Lighting Effects in this course - they are presented as last step of the editing non-destructive workflow

Before we reach the colorisation stage, you will learn:

  • how to prepare your photo for the edit, 
  • how to enhance definition and add more depth and contrast with Dodge and Burn technique. 
  • I will cover as well targeted luminosity adjustments and selective sharpening.

When you join me in the course you will get instant access to 3 high quality photos which we will use as a base during the editing process. You will get the original files and final versions with all editable Photoshop layers included.

Working with the supporting materials is an extremely effective way to master Photoshop techniques. They allow you to start the course immediately with no time wasted on research and preparations.

Even if you don’t have experience with Photoshop you will be able to follow me along and starting with simple techniques you will gradually build up your skills. 
At the end of the course you will be confident in evaluating your images, you will gain practical skills allowing you to work with the most effective Photoshop tools to take your images from boring to striking.

Join me and let’s together unlock hidden potential in your photographs. See you inside the course!

Kasia


Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you are curious about color grading techniques behind striking portraits
  • Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
  • Take this course if you love photography!
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
04:02:43
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Welcome to the course!
2 Lectures 04:07

Welcome promo video.

Preview 02:56

Short intro to the course

Preview 01:11
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Edit 1: Olga in Yellow / Violet
9 Lectures 01:25:04

First step of the edit: clean up with the Spot Healing Brush Tool.

Preview 07:48

In this video we will prepare a stack of adjustment layers for the Dodge & Burn technique.

Preview 07:54

In this video we will perform a quick evaluation of the initial image before we start the edit with Dodge & Burn.

Preview 02:53

This video focuses on corrective Dodge & Burn.

Dodge & Burn Local - Corrective
16:39

In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring
17:07

In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

Luminosity Adjustments
03:57

In this video we will sharpen the image with High Pass Filter.

Sharpening
04:17

In this video we will start working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments.

Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Yellow
11:38

In this video we will continue working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments. We will add the second, blue light and polish the final look.

Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd light: Violet
12:51
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Edit 2: Carine in Pink / Blue
7 Lectures 01:10:44

Quick introduction to the second edit.

Quick Intro to the Edit
02:38

This video focuses on corrective Dodge & Burn.

Dodge & Burn Local - Corrective
16:58

In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring
09:18

In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

Luminosity Adjustments
10:12

In this video we will sharpen the image in a selective way.

Sharpening
04:31

In this video we will start working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments.

Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Pink
10:20

In this video we will continue working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments. We will finish the edit by introducing the second color.

Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd Light: Blue
16:47
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Edit 3: Chris in Red / Blue / Cyan
10 Lectures 01:22:42

Quick introduction to the Edit.

Quick Intro to the Edit
02:29

In this video we will perform a Selective Sharpening with a High Pass Filter. 

Selective Sharpening
09:59

In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring
17:43

In this video we will start working on color and we will perform targeted color adjustments.

Targeted Color Adjustments - Desaturate
07:21

In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

Luminosity Adjustments
07:58

In this video we will sharpen the image again with a High Pass Filter.

Sharpening
02:14

In this video we will introduce the first, blue light to the image.

Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Blue
04:11

In this clip we will add the second, red light to the image.

Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd Light: Red
08:29

This clip shows how to add the third light - a Light Leak Effect to the image.

Gel Lighting Effect - Light Leak: Cyan
13:35

This is a closing video for the course - includes final touches to the 3rd Edit.

Final Touches
08:43
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Download Resources Here
2 Lectures 00:06

Download resources here. All the files are strictly for educational purpose to be used with this course.

All copyrights Kasia Zmokla.

Download Resources Here
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About the Instructor
Kasia Zmokla
4.5 Average rating
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35,131 Students
16 Courses
(MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design


My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!

I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.

Professional Background

Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.

I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.

My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.

I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.

Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.

Summary

To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!