How to create an illustration of a photo using Photoshop

5 professional lessons on creation of illustrations and cartoon-characters using your photos and Photoshop only.
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Instructed by Pavel Kireev Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 26
  • Contents Video: 7.5 hours
    Other: 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

You don't need a $3000 camera or a $1500 lens to take professional quality photos. If you already have Photoshop, you can improve your photos dramatically by learning how to properly color correct and color grade. you can take your photos to an whole new level if you can master the art of what we call photomanipulation, compositing and retouching. By mastering those techniques, you will be able to turn your photos into digital art! All source images for the tutorials are supplied to you so you'll be able to do exactly what I did. The tutorials were all done using Photoshop CS5. You can get a lot done with CS3/CS4 also.

If you are a motivated artist that wants to improve and you realize that to fully unleash your talent, you need the technical knowledge you might be missing to fully express it.

Learning all the ways you can edit your photos and images is like someone that finally learns the proper drawing techniques. Before, the person was making interesting doodles, now he/she's creating works of art. The talent was there but it was not fully utilized. And it's the same thing with digital art and photo editing, once you learn the proper methods, you then unleash the creativity in you that couldn't fully be expressed before.

What you'll learn on this course is just the start, a glimpse of what's possible for you to achieve. By joining this course and practicing what I'll teach you, I firmly believe that you too can become a photo/image editing expert! You may doubt your potential at first but I guarantee you that after surprising yourself a few times with better than expected results, your confidence will grow and you will be believing in your true potential!

What are the requirements?

  • If you already have Photoshop, you can improve your photos dramatically by learning how to properly color correct and color grade.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You can create better photos by spending as little money as possible and it all starts with photo editing.
  • You can improve your photos dramatically by learning how to properly color correct and color grade.
  • You can take your photos to an whole new level if you can master the art of what we call photo manipulation, compositing and retouching.
  • You will be able to create illustrations and surreal paintings from simple photos.
  • You take your skills to the next level.

What is the target audience?

  • You are a motivated artist that wants to improve and you realize that to fully unleash your talent, you need the technical knowledge you might be missing to fully express it.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: A surreal illustration of photo.
A pretty neat technique to retouch the model.
Preview
19:52
Raw conversion.
20:00
Photomanipulation methods to transform object.
20:00
Extreme resizing.
14:00
Make your photo surely .
13:12
A Disney-looking character.
21:58
Section 2: Impactful portraits.
Improving the look of the skin with style.
20:00
Impactful look.
20:00
Color Grading.
20:00
Retouching Tutorial.
20:00
Improve the details.
20:00
Contrasts and colors.
08:25
Section 3: Give your portraits the "video game look".
Using photoshop tools to add depth and character to a face.
19:52
Transform a portrait.
20:02
Advanced retouching techniques to create that same sleek.
20:01
Retouching techniques to create that same artistic.
20:01
Advanced retouching techniques to create that same sleek and artistic.
20:01
Video game look.
20:01
How to create esthetic of 3D characters.
16:01
How to create a surreal looking character.
16:31
Section 4: Give a photo a cool grungy desaturated look.
Turning a photo into an edgy cover art.
19:55
How to explore different editing techniques.
20:01
Contrast and adjust the colors.
20:01
How to turn a daytime scene into a night scene.
19:32
How to add an enchanted atmosphere.
06:27
Section 5: How to create a fantasy environment with photomanipulation.
Transformation with using advanced color grading techniques & photomanipulation.
128 pages

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Instructor Biography

Pavel Kireev, Photographer, film editor, clip maker

Hi, my name is Pavel. I'm from Russia, Moscow. I am a photographer, film editor and clipmaker. In 2006 I graduated Russian University of Cinematography. Worked on the creation of commercial and large-scale advertising projects. As a photographer I worked in major fashion magazines. Also edited the clips to popular Russian artists. I often participated in art and fashion festivals and competitions. I've been teaching individually and in groups photography skills, video and photo editing about 6 years. Student's success is very important for me. That's why I do my best to give all knowledges I have to my students.

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