Photoshop and Photography Digital Art Compositing Course
What you'll learn
- Use effective layering, selections, masking, and other tools to edit photos using Adobe Photoshop.
- Take effective photos using appropriate backgrounds, props, and poses.
- Exercise creativity in photography and digital art.
- Adjust color, lighting, and other effects in Adobe Photoshop for better photos and digital art.
- You should have access to Adobe Photoshop, preferably Creative Cloud.
- A camera is required if you want to take your own photos for the final project.
Learn Photoshop and photography by designing levitation digital art!
In this course, you will learn industry-standard editing techniques in Photoshop and learn the fundamentals and beyond for effective photography, all while having fun producing digital art.
You'll learn from our four photoshoots for levitation digital art: a vintage studio, a sand dunes scene with smoke, a university architecture scene, and a rundown building with sparklers.
Each of the four sections has two projects to follow along with, after learning from the photoshoots. This course comes with 16 JPEG images to produce the levitation effect using a variety of techniques, 36 PSD Photoshop files to learn from, and helpful handouts, including a PDF on common Photoshop shortcuts, a PDF on Photoshop file types, and a 21-page PDF on photography fundamentals.
After learning from the four photoshoots and multiple follow-along Photoshop projects in each section, you put what you learned into practice by producing a final project of levitation digital art with your own photos.
Check out the sample videos for more information on the course and our bios for information on our qualifications!
See you in the course!
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone new to photography and Photoshop or those who are not new but want to learn more about digital art techniques and principles.
- Anyone who wants to create amazing levitation digital art composites using photography and Photoshop!
I love seeing students succeed in their designs, photos, productions, artistic work, and careers.
Do you want to learn become a better designer or communicator? Do you want to learn industry-standard editing and effects in Photoshop? Do you want to create logos for your brand or for clients? Do you want to learn new skills that are in demand in the new digital economy?
I'm passionate about communication, writing, art, and design education, and I'm currently a full-time professor of communication and digital media. I've developed curriculum and taught classes on design, photography, and writing for over a decade. My university students have become full-time, award-winning photographers, web designers, creative specialists, reporters, and layout designers. And now, you can learn from me as well!
Get started by enrolling in my courses, learning new skills and knowledge, and asking me questions in the courses and forums.
My Three-Part Qualifications to Teach You (Professional Experience, Education, and Experience Teaching):
By combining my professional in-the-field experience (both full-time and freelance), formal education, and experience teaching these topics, I've been able to produce top-notch courses that maximize learning and enable students to become better graphic designers, logo designers, photo editors, artists, and digital media producers.
Real World, Professional Experience:
I've worked as Webmaster and Advertising Designer at a regional newspaper (The News Chief), Internet Development Director at an award-winning advertising design firm, Technology Librarian at a city library system, and Managing Editor at two international graphic design magazines at Kelby Media Group. I've also written for print and online publications and designed websites and other promotional design work for clients on an on-going basis for the past 20 years.
Besides relevant marketplace experience, I also have a B.A. in Communication from Southeastern University, an M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. My Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the mythic branding of Apple's Macintosh/Mac in their primary commercial campaigns (1984, Think Different, Switch/Real People, and Get a Mac). Example graduate courses such as Creative Approaches to Digital Media and Visual Storytelling have helped me when developing my own courses.
Teaching these topics in the classroom and online has helped me figure out the best ways to explain concepts and guide students in the designs and productions. Besides being a full-time professor, I've developed curriculum and taught design, photography, and digital media courses for years at the university level for various schools in Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Sorrento (Italy).
I'm the founder of Good Creative Academy, the premiere online school for learning and creating. If you're looking to learn more about graphic design, photo retouching, visual art, Adobe software, and digital media production, you have arrived at the right place.
Fun tech-related facts about me:
I taught myself QBasic when I was 13, and later used that programming language to write a program that simulated the DOS prompt, to fool my high school graphic design teacher into thinking the computers had been hacked.
I used web banner advertising on my websites in high school and during my freshman year of college, which brought in about $750 a month in income.
My name is Christine, and I am a wedding/lifestyle - Brand photographer located out of the Sunshine State of Florida.
As of right now, I have been successfully running my own photography business for ten years. I am primarily a natural light photographer. I love to capture radiant, luminous light everywhere I go. I photograph events, portraits, engagements, senior pictures, maternity images, lifestyle shoots, product shoots, weddings, and more. Everything under the sun! My work has been published in Angelic Magazine, as well as showcased in the Sarasota- Bradenton International Airport, the Ringling Museum, and Southeastern University. I am very fervent about my art, putting my effort and passion into all aspects and feeding my desire to trying new things. Check out my Instagram to see my every day content: @christinewozzphoto