||Here the series is introduced.
||This defines a set of work space configurations which are suitable for a painter or compositor. failure to observe these configurations leads to an inefficient workflow and (conceivably) an annoyed teacher. Also discussed is the Layers and Tools panels.
||A digital brush is a very different thing to an analogue brush, offering a high degree of flexibility and power. This video introduces some of the more important settings of the Brush Panel.
||Here I show how to define a new brush tip shape from a simple painted image. Important: it is transparency that defines the shape of a brush tip, not colour or lightness.
||This is a development of the preceding video. A new brush tip shape is defined, using which some leaves are painted on a tree. I also show how to force the brush tip direction to follow the direction of the brush mark.
||Here layer Clipping is introduced. layer Clipping is the means by which a background layer serves to mask the contents of a foreground layer.
||This video shows the use to which Layer Clipping can be put.
|SELECTION TO MASK WORKFLOW
||Masking is a vital skill for a designer and compositor. Serving this is the selection to mask workflow, to which this video offers a brief overview.
||Here layer Masks are introduced. A Layer mask is a means by which a background layer may mask a foreground layer.
||Here some of Photoshop’s selection tools are introduced.
||This video give a quick introduction to how a selection may be converted to a mask.
||Photoshop’s most powerful selection tool, Color range, is shown in all its glory.
||In this video, I give an end to end walkthrough of a complex masking task.
||Adjustments: what are they? What is the difference between an Adjustment Layer and an Adjustment.
||Here is give a brief overview of the four Adjustments that this course supports: Levels, Curves, Hue Saturation, Selective Color.
||Overview of the Levels adjustment. All its functionality is duplicated by Curves, but it still makes sense to use it occasionally.
||Overview of the Curves Adjustment. Learn this Adjustment, if no other.
||How to neutralize an image using the Curves Adjustment (i.e. remove the colour cast).
||Overview of the Hue Saturation adjustment. Not good for photos. Great for flat colour.
||Overview of the Selective Color adjustment. The master adjustment for hue. Very important, especially for photographers.
||Layer Blends are introduced. These are supported by Blend Modes, which are all over Photoshop.
||Here I describe the families of Blend Modes, with an emphasis on identifying those which I deem the most important.
||The layer blends of a real-life digital composite are examined.