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Making Killer Images in Photoshop that WOW Clients!

The Champion's Guide to the high-level Photoshop skills you need to slay any project and impress your clients.
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What Will I Learn?
You will be able to make cutting edge and dynamic designs for any project.
You will know how to create and display a variety of graphic designs with the correct format
You will know how to present your design work to clients
You will know how to work alongside your clients to achieve the best results
You will be able to design super sweet movie posters
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  • You will need Photoshop
  • You will need to be familiar with the basic interface and controls in Photoshop
  • Drawing/ Art expereince is a Plus

In this course you will learn how to use illustrations, photos, composite modes and text to create dynamic graphic art that you can apply to and reproduce on anything from t-shirts and logos to book covers and posters. I will cover detailed design topics such as layer styles, filters, mood, lighting, color space and more. In addition I will share valuable insights on the process I use to work with my clients to produce graphics that exceed their expectations.

Our main project will be to create a Movie Poster for an up and coming indie movie. This project will give you a chance to apply the core lesson topics as I walk you step by step through the process. After completing the course and the course assignments you will have the understanding and the confidence to creatively tackle a variety of design projects in Photoshop with precision and ease.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people that have mastered the basics of Photoshop and are ready to get to the advanced design techniques and secrets.
  • This course is for people looking to level up their Photoshop skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course overview and Synopsis
1 Lecture 00:58
How To Create Awesome Logos
5 Lectures 53:36

In Section 1 we look at using text and symbols to create logos for businesses, titles, t-shirts and more.

Preview 06:11

Layer Styles - making your life easier.

Flashy Text Logos

Sweet Symbol Logos

Tips for the final logo and Presenting your logo
Dynamic Book Covers
6 Lectures 01:05:44

This Section we learn how to use images and illustrations to create great book, CD and DVD designs.

Sketch, refine and finalize - the process of making a book cover.

Sizes, Printing, Color Space, and Barcodes

How to use photo to create dynamic book covers.

How to Illustrate a book cover.

Using Masks and Filters to take your designs to the next level. Part 1

Using Masks and Filters to take your designs to the next level. Part 2
Let’s Make a Movie Poster - Getting Started -Part 1
3 Lectures 29:51

In this Section we will start the creation of our movie poster from scratch. We will go through the design process, gather the elements and create a mockup.

Preview 07:28

Sketch, refine and finalize the process of designing a poster.

Quickly finding all the elements we need.
Let’s Make a Movie - In-depth making of the mockup - Part 2
4 Lectures 55:02

To give you a really good sense of how to do this I wanted to record the whole thing. So here we make the mock up using found photos and a lot of tweaking and masks.

Creating the Mock-up using stand-in photos. Part 1

Creating the Mock-up using stand-in photos. Part 2

Creating the Mock-up using stand-in photos. Part 3

Creating the Mock-up using stand-in photos. Part 4
Let’s Make a Movie Poster - Part 3
7 Lectures 01:38:47

Here we finalize the look of the poster and go into gathering the final photo elements, lighting, color, mood, text and logos. Then we will give it the final touches and get it ready for printing.

Included in the Supplemental Material is all the images you need to build the final poster, and I've included the finished psd for the poster I created for Harker: the Awakening.

Taking Pictures - tips for creating your own photo elements.

Let’s put it together

Adjust the mood and lighting.

Where will the text go? Part 1

Where will the text go? Part 2

Final looks and a finished poster. Part 1

Final looks and a finished poster. Part 2
About the Instructor
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Writer, Artist, Director

Paul-Thomas has been a creative freelancer for more than 10 years and loved art and storytelling since he was a small boy. Following his passion for art and storytelling Paul got a degree from Full Sail University in Video Game Design and Development.

Since then, Paul transitioned slightly away from video games and has now become a successful filmmaker and graphic artist. He is a founder of Film In A Year - a community focused film company who's purpose is to create learning opportunities for local filmmakers, artists and actors.

Paul is particularly known for his creative and imaginative storytelling ability in a variety of mediums and his passion for self improvement has lead him through a learning process that inspires him to share his knowledge with others. He is excited to share his creativity and passion with anyone who will listen!

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