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Guide to Photo Manipulation

Create fantastic photo manipulation using Photoshop.
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Created by Creative Dunes
Last updated 8/2014
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Photo Manipulation is one of the most unique and creative techniques a graphic designer can turn a photograph into anything he/she wants.

In this course, we'll walk through the process of Photo manipulation by:

  • Taking in a concept
  • Breaking down the concept and working on it
  • Taking stock images and mixing them
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Creating realistic animal skin.

Please keep in mind that a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is needed for the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic designers
  • Advertising people
  • Aspiring visual artists
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What Will I Learn?
You'll be learning photo manipulation
Tools of Photoshop like healing and clone tools
Learn about transformation effects
Learn to design with realism
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • A basic knowledge of Photoshop
Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
2 Lectures 02:11

This lesson introduces you to the course. It gives you an overview of what the course is about.

Preview 00:47

In this lesson, we shall discuss the concept behind the photo manipulation we are going to create. This is a kind of ground we are going to be working on.

Preview 01:24
Photo Manipulation
9 Lectures 32:08

We'll focus on removing the stripes of the zebra in this lesson. We shall be using some powerful tools of Photoshop like healing brush and clone tools.

Preview 04:17

Once the stripes are removed the animal looks very flat. So we'll add some realistic shadows to the zebra in this lesson.

Preview 03:12

In this lesson, we'll add more realism to the picture by creating the fur of the zebra. We'll be also learning some nice filter effects as we create the fur.

Mimicking the Zebra's Fur

Since the zebra is all done, we shall place the other stock images and continue working on our concpet.

Placing the other images

In this lesson, we shall add an overall global shadow to our concept.Without it, the image looks very uninteresting and flat.

Adding a global shadow

We'll continue with the global shadow and correct some flaws in the shadow that we created.

Correcting the flaws of the shadow

We have almost reached the end of this course. We'll go ahead and type in some text to make it look interesting and cool.

Adding text

This shall be the final and concluding lecture of the lesson, which encourages the students to try out their own photo manipulation designs.

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In a world where everyone with a copy of Photoshop feels like a designer, Creative Dunes focuses on providing the best and premium quality design training and resources to help you stand out of the crowd and be too good to resist. Creative Dunes deals with the fields of UI design, branding, logo and icon design, visual illustrations.

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About the Founder: I am a designer or rather, I should say I am a design-addict who worked for many web, print and mobile based design projects & start ups before starting my life as freelancer. I find myself most of the time either working on some project or teaching design. Apart from being a designer, I am a busy home-maker, chess-player and most importantly, a food lover!

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