Photoshop CS6 tutorial showing how to transform a photo into an impressionist painting reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s -Starry Night- using filters including, Oil Paint. If you have CS5, you can follow along by using the Pixel Bender filter which you can download from Adobe.com.
How to Apply an Impressionist Oil Painting Effect to a Photo
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.