Digitally Painting Vintage Pinup Portraits from a Photograph
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Digitally Painting Vintage Pinup Portraits from a Photograph

Learn to create classic style Pin-up art using Photoshop and step above the competition by offering something unique
4.4 (111 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
834 students enrolled
Created by Lori Jill
Last updated 12/2014
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • learn some of the history of Pin-up Art
  • learn basic portrait editing skills in Photoshop, which can be applied on other images, not just Pin-ups
  • have some fun playing with the painting capabilities in Photoshop
  • paint a vintage style portrait using only Photoshop
Requirements
  • You will need Photoshop - best if it's CS5 or newer
  • Highly recommend a Wacom, or drawing tablet of some kind. It is Not recommended to attempt painting with a mouse.
Description

In this course I will teach you some of my techniques for editing modern day Pin-up images into classic looking vintage style portraits. We will cover many of the tools and editing capabilities found within Photoshop.

In Section 1 - I discuss the history and art style of the original American Pin-up artists.

In Section 2 - I show you exactly how I edit an image into a more vintage style portrait, but in a photographic way.

Finally in Sections 3 and 4, we dive into Photoshop's painting capabilities, where I show you my techniques for creating illustrative Pin-up paintings in a digitally modern way.

Included in this course are 2 gorgeous Pin-up Girl images for you to work along side of me, two texture overlays, and my own personal Pin-up brush set for Photoshop (sold normally for $20 on my website).

By the end of this course, you will be familiar with some of the painting tools and techniques available to you within Photoshop. You will also have a good understand how to move a photograph away from it's modern day photographic space and render a more vintage style image or painting that is sure to impress your portrait clients.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is best for photographers, of any skill level, who wish to create unique images
  • This is for the intermediate to advanced level Photoshop user, and not best suited for a beginner
  • It is recommended that you are working in Photoshop CS5 or newer
  • This course is NOT for the student wishing to learn to paint or draw from scratch in Photoshop. We work from a photograph
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 03:36:36
+ Introduction & Inspiration
7 lectures 33:54
A Bit of History and Inspiration
06:17
Who Were the Artists
07:32
What Was Their Painting Medium
06:35

You will find the two included Pinup images and textures under the resource section

Included Brushes and Images for This Course
01:01
+ Vintage Style Post Processing of a Pin-up Photograph
6 lectures 44:10
Intial Photographic Adjustments in Camera Raw
02:57
Body Sculpting - Free Transform and Liquify
05:49
Editing Eyes and Skin
14:41
Editing Hair and Focus
06:43
Dodge and Burn for a More Illustrative Painting Look
07:05
Adding Vintage Color and Textures
06:55
+ Introduction to Painting in Photoshop
3 lectures 23:51
Introduction to Photoshop Painting
03:45
Brush Engine Overview
12:32
Tool Preset Overview
07:34
+ Creating Vintage Style Pin-up Illustrations or Paintings
11 lectures 01:54:40
Initial Adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw
03:30
Making a Selection for Changing the Background
06:25
Adding a Pastel Background
06:05
Painting With Adjustment Layers to Create a More Illustrative Look
10:36
Let's Paint - Skin and Hair Under Painting - Part 1
14:31
Under Painting - More Skin and The Dress - Part 2
14:56
Finishing the Under Painting - Part 3
06:43
Using the Liquify Tool to Enhance the Hair
04:34
Painting Back Some Details
11:31
Finishing the Details and Final Touches
18:42
Adding Texture Overlays and Completing The Painting
17:07