March 18, 2013

Animation in Photoshop

Many students don't realize that they can animate in photoshop. It's not the same as animating in Flash or After Effects, but you can create a range of movie files (from animated gifs to quicktime movies), without learning an entirely new program.
Try it!
Be sure to watch tutorials for the version of Photoshop you use. (The animation tools are slightly different in every version of Adobe CS...)

How to make a Cinemagraph

How to create frame-by-frame animations in Photoshop:

Create an animated avatar

In this video you can witness the power of Photoshop's animation features...

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March 11, 2013

Digital Compositing

Digital compositing is the process of combining two or more images to create a believable illusion. The term is applied to both still photography and CGI film effects. There are MANY tutorials online that take you step by step through the process of creating a digital composite.

Welcome To Berlin Episode I (#Photoshop CS6) Alexander Koshelkov

Photoshop Cs5: Digital compositing

View the Portfolio of Oliver Wasow

For Fun... view You_Suck_At_Photoshop

January 20, 2012

Photoshop Tutorials We Like

Art 2016 students, please post the photoshop tutorial you want to share with the class as a comment to this blog entry. Include the FULL URL (http...) and write a few sentences that tell us what the tutorial teaches and credit the source.
Here is a step by step tutorial from DIGITAL ARTS online
Phil Wheeler talks us through the creative process behind his artwork Sin, where experiments and limited time lead to some interesting results.

December 15, 2011

The Aurora by TSO Photography

The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Time-lapse photography videos by Norwegian landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd

tips on using photoshop for timelapse video:

June 23, 2009

Seamless Digital Compositing

Learn how to fake unbelievable fantasy images...

YouTube tutorials

Drawing with a tablet > tutorials

April 1, 2009

Layer Tennis in Photoshop

What Is Layer Tennis?
... a series of live design events called Layer Tennis, played by remixing images in rounds using digital art tools...

UP NEXT: Friday, April 3, 2009 - An All-UK Match with
Simon Cook vs Rex Crowle with commentary by Anne Ward
a Special Early Starting Time ( 10AM Minnesota time)
Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a "volley" and then we post that to the site live. The players may be designers, animators, illustrators or pretty much anything else, and they can use any tool or application they like. The match progresses volley by volley. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action as it happens. The match lasts for ten volleys and when it's complete, opinioned Season Ticket Holders sound off and we declare a winner. Check Tennis HQ for more information and links to past matches.

more info> and sign up for free season tickets...
Layer Tennis is a series of live design events on Friday afternoons presented by Adobe® Creative Suite® 4.

View example matches on youtube...

December 12, 2008

3d models in Photoshop

Here's a great way to bring editable 3d models into photoshop for product mockups and other digital compositing:

Photoshop® CS3 Extended Plug-in for Google 3D Warehouse is a free plug-in that enables you to search and download 3D models from Google 3D Warehouse? directly from Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended.
the plug in will give you this new 3D toolbar in photoshop for rotating and altering 3d models. After you open a 3D model you can change the model's position, camera view, lighting, or render mode, create a cross-section view, or play animation contained in the 3D file. To create these changes, you use the Photoshop 3D tools.

BUT FIRST you must download the free plug in for CS3 extended Google 3D Warehouse

Once you have downloaded the plug-in, you can search Google 3D Warehouse from Photoshop CS3 Extended by going to File>Automate>Search Google for 3D Model.
search for a file you want + download it (everything from pop cans to cars to greek temples!)

NOTE> all of this will be changing + updating in the new CS4 software!

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