Turn Photographs Into Digital Paintings Using Photoshop
What you'll learn
- Prep your images for a painting
- Use and have a better understanding of Photoshop's brushes and brush engine.
- Use many of the other tools that you will need in order to paint in Photoshop
- Save, share, print, and even sell your art work
- Ideally, Photoshop CS5 or above
- Recommended but not required - a drawing tablet. eg. Bamboo, Wacom, etc..
This course will take you through all of the steps to create unique paintings from your photographs. Step by step, I break down all the things you need to know and understand in Photoshop to move your images out of a photographic appearance into a more painterly one.
Although, I do break everything into simple steps a basic understanding of the program is suggested. This course is perfect for intermediate to advanced users.
After completing this course you should be able to turn any photograph into a digital painting that you can be proud of.
Not an artist? Never painted before? That's OK.
You CAN learn to paint digitally and with a lot less expense and mess!
Whether you are a professional photographer looking to rise above your competition by offering paintings as a unique product to your clients, or you are simply a hobbyist who enjoys editing images creatively, you will find everything you need here to get started and create amazing art that you will be proud to show your family and friends.
Digital art can be created from just about any image, even low resolution ones from phone cameras. As a matter of fact, there is no requirement at all to even own a camera in order to benefit from this course. In one lecture I even show you how to find royalty free stock sites where you can download stunning photographs to paint from.
Included in the course are 60+ lectures, and almost 6 hours of in-depth video training. There are 3 practice sessions, where you can watch me paint as I go over everything I'm doing, step by step.
In the supplemental material sections, I have included the images I use throughout the course for you to download and practice along side me, but you will learn the skills needed to create a painting out of ANY image.
Enroll today, I'd love to help you learn this fun way to create art!
Who this course is for:
- Photographers who wish to do more with their images
- Artists who wish to learn how to paint using digital medium
- Anyone who wants to learn how to create a digital painting from a photograph
My passion for teaching is fueled not only by my love for photography, Photoshop, art, and business but more importantly by the excitement it gives me to be able to help others succeed and obtain their goals.
I have been involved in education and training quite literally my entire life. As a child, I was raised by two teachers and their passion for helping and educating others has been happily inherited.
Although the focus of most of my training and workshops is on the art of photography, along with post processing techniques, I have also found a lot of enjoyment in sharing my knowledge about business and marketing as well.
After about 15 years in a prosperous corporate career as a trainer and manager for two very large companies, I went to work for myself.
In pursuing my passion for photography I opened a small boutique photography business about 10 years ago. This has allowed me to acquire many skills, not just in photography and post processing, but also in things such as running a small business, marketing, and selling.
Today, I organize and teach 1000's of students throughout the United States. I teach on both the aspiring and professional photography level and most recently decided to move some of my training on-line.
I find that the teaching and coaching aspect of my business has become the most rewarding thing that I do today! I still love the art of creating and I believe I will grow old photographing the world and the people in it. But today I find my motivation comes from being able to help others create and realize their potential..
I'm excited to be an instructor here on Udemy. This platform now enables me to not only reach my current students near and far, but it also allows me to help an even bigger audience.
Please feel free to contact me or add me to any of the social profiles I have connected here on Udemy. I absolutely love to connect with people, so don't hesitate to reach out and say hello or ask a question.
My style of teaching is fun and relaxed, and I try hard not to beat myself up for not being perfect in my speech or recordings. However, I will always aim to make my courses educational, easy to follow, and as concise as possible.
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