Create Vintage Style Pin-up Portraits from a Photograph
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Create Vintage Style Pin-up Portraits from a Photograph

Learn to create classic style Pin-up art using Photoshop and step above the competition by offering something unique
4.8 (46 ratings)
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497 students enrolled
Created by Lori Jill
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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  • 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.

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 is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Introduction & Inspiration
7 Lectures 33:54

A Bit of History and Inspiration

Who Were the Artists

What Was Their Painting Medium

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

Included Brushes and Images for This Course
Vintage Style Post Processing of a Pin-up Photograph
6 Lectures 44:10
Intial Photographic Adjustments in Camera Raw

Body Sculpting - Free Transform and Liquify

Editing Eyes and Skin

Editing Hair and Focus

Dodge and Burn for a More Illustrative Painting Look

Adding Vintage Color and Textures
Introduction to Painting in Photoshop
3 Lectures 23:51
Introduction to Photoshop Painting

Brush Engine Overview

Tool Preset Overview
Creating Vintage Style Pin-up Illustrations or Paintings
11 Lectures 01:54:40
Initial Adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw

Making a Selection for Changing the Background

Adding a Pastel Background

Painting With Adjustment Layers to Create a More Illustrative Look

Let's Paint - Skin and Hair Under Painting - Part 1

Under Painting - More Skin and The Dress - Part 2

Finishing the Under Painting - Part 3

Using the Liquify Tool to Enhance the Hair

Painting Back Some Details

Finishing the Details and Final Touches

Adding Texture Overlays and Completing The Painting
About the Instructor
Lori Jill
4.4 Average rating
318 Reviews
2,213 Students
3 Courses
Portrait Photographer, Artist and Educator

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.

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile,

Lori Jill