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Lynda.com - Transforming a Photo into a Painting with Photoshop
Lynda.com - Transforming a Photo into a Painting with Photoshop | 1.71 GB Duration: 4h 00m | Video: AVC (.mov) 960x540 15fps 300Kbps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 128Kbps 2ch
Learn to think like a painter in Transforming a Photo into a Painting with Photoshop and render images from photographs that look like they were created with oils or acrylics, using the latest digital artist's tools. Author and artist John Derry introduces the process of interpreting a photograph into a painted work of art. He begins by explaining his system of visual vocabularies, which describe how to replace the elements of an image with expressive painterly qualities, and also shares the custom brush sets and actions he uses to achieve these results in Photoshop. The course also covers working with filters, layers, effects, and more to add further detail and texture. Exercise files are included with the course.
* Understanding that resolution is in the brush strokes * Understanding the subject * Removing lens distortions * Using the traditional paint color swatch set * Making shadow and highlight adjustments * Simplifying details with filters and Smart Blur * Cloning layers * Using custom actions * Working with canvas texture * Creating physical surface texture effects