No matter how good the photos we take are, we always feel the urgent need to turn them into a drawing effect. The standard installation of Adobe Photoshop gives you a wide range of artistic plugins that have very specific names, but fail to deliver when used with the default settings.
That’s the case of the Graphic Pen plugin. The resulting image is far from acceptable. Perhaps it looked good, many years ago, when it was part of the revolutionary Artistic Effects collection published by the now defunct, Aldus Software. But now, with the vast amount of artistic effects plugins and applications you should have to find a way to make the most of those plugins.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Photocopy and Sharpen More filters, and the Overlay blending mode to archieve colored ink drawings.
Adobe Photoshop Compositing: Essential Techniques
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Compositing allows you to bring the vivid images of your dreams to life. Join Phlearn’s Aaron Nace for an exploration of the artistic and technical skills that are essential to creating stunning composite images.
You’ll see Aaron’s core techniques in action, from start to finish – beginning with a green screen photography shoot and ending with an elaborate post-production compositing session.
Aaron will shoot a sports-themed action shot and a model in a flowing dress. Then he’ll teach you how to build a background out of multiple images with a focus on making the new background dynamic and believable. You’ll also learn lighting techniques for matching your photo shoot light to the light in the alternate backgrounds. Finally, you’ll explore the best ways to use Adobe Photoshop to assemble your images so they match your unique, creative vision.