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Join one of the world’s foremost Photoshop experts, Colin Smith. Colin shares his mouth-watering recepies, that will turn your photographs into jaw-dropping masterpieces. He reveals how to mimick the coolest traditional darkroom techniques and a whole lot more that would usually require thousands of dollars of special gear. He studied photographs that used special development processes and equipment, such as tilt-shift lens, toy cameras etc. He then deconstructed the looks and turned them into easy to follow photoshop techniques.
Learn how to change the time of day, the weather and even the environment. These techniques are just like magic! All of these original techniques stand up to industry standards, because Colin has used them in his professional work for years. You will be amazed at how easy these techniques are once you know the “secret sauce.” All the photographs have been taken by Colin, so there are no canned, stock photos. You won’t find these techniques in the user manual... or anywhere else.
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|Section 1: Introduction by Colin Smith|
|Intro and what you will learn|
|Section 2: Creating Camera Looks|
|Simulate the effect of a zooming lens with a slow shutter speed|
|Create an effect that mimics a tone mapped HDR photo from a single image|
|Use HDR Toning to Create an effect that mimics a tone mapped HDR photo from a single image|
|Change your photo to look like it was shot with a plastic camera, such as a cheap Holga or toy camera|
|Create a split tone effect with color cast in shadows and highlights|
|Create a split tone effect in Camera Raw with color cast in shadows and highlights|
|Two methods of grayscale conversion for the best results. Also an explanation of what’s happening|
|Change your photo to look like it was shot in the 1800’s with the Frederick Archer style wet Process|
|A popular old-time look, both in faded color and sepia tone|
|Section 3: Changing the mood|
|Create a smooth, but detailed image, along the lines of a Dave Hill style|
|Apply some processing to give a photo a cinematic movie feel|
|Take a photograph from the middle of the day and make it look like it’s sunset|
|Create a glowing, soft, doubled feel that adds an amazing feel to a photograph|
|Create a romantic feel, by softening the highlights of a photograph and making the whites glow. Both landscape and wedding photos covered|
|Add a nice soft glow to portraits, for that glamorous touch|
|Section 4: Artistic Effects|
|Make the photograph black and white, except for a single colored object|
Turn a photo into a cartoon, a fun effect
|Learn how to make your photo look like different hand-painted styles, including a simulated canvas background|
Turn a photo into a convincing pencil sketch. Also included colorizing and etching techniques
|Change the color of a portion of a photograph without making any selections|
|Create a sunburst effect that Jimi Hendricks would love|
|Section 5: Special Effects|
|Fake a tilt shift effect. Make huge objects in photos look like miniatures|
|Add a depth of field effect to a sharp photograph. This goes way beyond just a simple blur|
|Create a lake of water in a dry place. Very believable and unbelievably simple|
|Create a rain effect. Add layers of rain to simulate distance|
|Take a plain boring sky and replace it with a nice cloudy sky. Some extra tips to add correct atmosphere and coloring so it looks real|
|Create beams of light and illuminate a subject realistically. Change a daytime shot into a night shot. Also learn to change the color of the lighting in a single move|
|Section 6: Wrap up|
Thanks for watching from Colin Smith, and wrap-up
Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning digital artist who has caused a stir in the community with his stunning Photoshop work. Colin is also known as a pioneer of HDR photography. Colin is an Adobe ACP (Adobe Community Professional), He is founder of one the world’s most popular Photoshop resource sites, PhotoshopCAFE.com, which boasts over 30 million visitors.
With over 18 years of experience in the creative industry, Colin was formerly Senior Editor and Creative Director for VOICE magazine. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine. He has been featured in most major imaging magazines including, Computer Arts, Macworld, After Capture, PSD Photoshop, Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, Digital Photographer, Web Designer magazine and a host of others.
Colin’s digital imaging work has been recognized with numerous awards, including, MacWorld Digital Design and 3 Guru awards at Photoshop World 2001 and 2002. He’s authored or co-authored more than eighteen books on Photoshop, including the best-selling How to Do Everything with Photoshop (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and award-winning Photoshop Most Wanted, as well as being pominentely featured in the Hall Of Fame book, New Masters Of Photoshop and New Masters of Photoshop 2 (The only artist featured in both editions). Colin is also creator of the Photoshop Secrets Video training series (PhotoshopCD.com). He is in high demand across the United States as a lecturer, presenting his Photoshop techniques to Photographers and graphics professionals across the nation. He has been a speaker at such conferednces as WPPI, Flash Forward, NVision, Photoshop World, PIDE, PIDE, DL Expo, Creative Suite Conference, Cre8, Create Chaos, Deviant Art Summit and many more. In 2012 Colin was the featured speaker for a Multi-City Tour (Route CS6) Sponsored by Adobe. Colin has consulted such companies as Adobe Systems, Edison International, Apple and Disney Studios.