Learning Photoshop CC - "The Elf" a full workshop
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Photoshop can be confusing right! Let me untangle Photoshop for you! in this great easy to follow Photoshop Workshop
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course you will have a greater understanding of esseintial tools and techniques of Photoshop
  • Look at new techniques being used by professionals today
  • Begin you journey of discovery and learn retouching today
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  • This course uses Photoshop CC but versions CS5 and above should also be relevent

"The Elf" A complete Photoshop workshop

This course is taken from my Photoshop Compendium as a stand alone course, during this course you will learn my techniques for creating "The Elf" a stylised fantasy based image.

During this course we will look at a load of techniques to achieve this look, out goal is for you to be able to go it alone and create amazing images of your own.

Who is the course for?

  • Beginners to advanced users

What will we cover?

  • Colour correction
  • Colour curves
  • Frequency seperation
  • High pass layers
  • Adding lighting
  • Blemish and retouching techniques
  • Colour targetting
  • Masking and selection
  • Non-distructive work flows
  • Sharpening the image
  • Controlling your adjustments
  • Various tweak and colour adjustments
  • Global adjustments

The Software

We will use is Photoshop CC although CS5 and above is fine.

The Techniques

I will cover everything you need to know in order to create this image.

Course Extras

Download of the source files and the actual PSD file. Feedback and help section to ask questions and get help if you get stuck at any point.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for beginners
  • This course is suitable for intermediates
  • This course could help advanced users
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Photoshop CC The Elf introduction and Asset Download
4 Lectures 10:39

Lets take a look at what we will be doing during this course.

Preview 00:47

Quick look at Image sizes inside Photoshop, unrelated to course but worth going over quickly for you.

Preview 07:57

Having a DUal monitor set up can be extremely usefull for working with Photoshop and other applications where desktop real estate is precious.

Make sure your graphics card support this check the back connections.

Preview 01:50

Your files to download and follow along.

Download your Assets
The Elf - Creating this in Photoshop CC
13 Lectures 01:42:29

Now we have our image open lets make a few adjustments to get the image corrected for the course ahead.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Colour balancing and correcting our image

Using frequency seperation on our image we can seperate the details from the colour allowing us a lot more control, also not this same practice could be used for any images.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Using frequency seperation

Using Liquify is a distructive workflow which I am against however this is great for slight modifications and really fun especially if your doing charactures.

Please note we will be looking at other ways to do this using distortion tools, aslo its good to note you can still keep the original image and blend the effects into them!

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Using Liquify to adjust our image

Blending in our liquified image so it looks perfect!

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Blending our liquified image

Alternative approach to image modifications.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Alternative to Liquifying

Using curves adjustment to colour our image, in this lecture we will push some og the curves to get the general tone correct.

We will also look at sharpening some of the details.

Photoshop Course "The Elf - Using curves to adjust the image/sharpening details

Lets look at a technique for colouring and sharpening our eyes.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Eye colour adjustments

I think the image needs some dramatic makeup lets do it!

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Adding makeup and using blend filters

Ok now lets really add a bit of drama to our scene by adding two rim lights to both left and right.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Adding rim lighting

With the addition of the rim lights we now need to use some curves to make the mid section look correct.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Colour adjustments to blend the face

Lets isolate with layer masks out lip and also tinti them slightly.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Tinting our lips and isolation

Overall atmosphere needs to be added to the front, to give this image even more drama.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Adding atmosphere to our scene

Lets saturate and colour correct the ivy.

Photoshop Course "The Elf" - Colour targetting and the Ivy
Help and Resources
2 Lectures 01:36

I really apreciate you spending your hard earned money on this course, you have given me the ability to create more great courses in the future by taking this class.

Any questions post them and I will get back to you as quickly as I can, be awars I am often travelling around doing freelance and contract Photoshop assignments, but i always try to check in!

Thank you

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

Stay up to date with the latest courses and development as well as offers from us by visiting me at my website.

Feel free contacting me for a particular course to be created I welcome student feedback and that way I know what you want!

I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

All the Best


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Who am I? My Name is David Newton and I will be your course instructor, I have been training people online since 2002 with you tube and now I offer my skills to you on Udemy.

My skill sets range from Graphic design all the way through to 3D Concept, animation and rigging. I work professionally across all these fields today! so you can be assured your getting the latest skills from a professional!

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