In the world of Photoshop, some effects are timeless classics. Turning a portrait photo into a sketch is one of them. With just a few simple clicks, any portrait can be turned into a beautiful drawing, and any photographer can feel like an accomplished graphic artist.
In this tutorial, Steve Patterson from Photoshop Essentials guides you step by step as you learn how to easily convert any portrait into a black and white pencil sketch with Photoshop. But it doesn’t end there. Steve also shows you three easy ways to colorize the sketch, first using the photo’s original colors, then using a single color, and finally, you’ll learn how to colorize your sketch using a gradient! As always, Steve explains every step along the way so everyone can follow along.
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.
Learn the secrets for creating beautiful photos in less time. You will also learn the business and marketing side of retouching — everything from working with clients to creative branding opportunities.