10:00 to 11:00 A.M.
Learn to transform a collection of ordinary photographs into seamless, stunning composites.
Use creative masking to weave the contents of one layer so that it appears to go above and below other layers. Create complex backgrounds by combining simple features like Shape Layers, Layer Styles and Patterns. Learn to quickly target any layer, reposition it and move it up or down in the layers stack without having to look at the Layers panel, use menus or click any icons. Seamlessly blend multiple images so you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. Match brightness, contrast and color between layers to make sure separate images feel right when combined.
11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Learn to use light and shadows along with perspective and atmosphere to create a sense of a third dimension in your 2D images.
Use perspective to properly place objects within a scene and make them look as if they are at various depths. Learn to add atmospheric distortion to trick the eye into thinking objects are further away than others. Add light and shadows while keeping them at the correct angles to add even more dimension. Also learn how varying the density and softness of a shadow determines how far an object seems to float above any background. Discover how varied sharpness and varied shadow rendering can make a 3D object feel more realistic and how generic settings produce generic imagery. Bend scanned imagery over 3D surfaces to add realistic textures to a background. Retouch 3D images by retaining proper perspective when cloning from near and far objects. Curl the corner of flat objects and add proper shadows while retaining text edit-ability.
1:15 to 2:30 P.M.
Learn the proper techniques of isolating elements from backgrounds, an essential skill for creating realistic, compelling composites.
Learn how the background can be removed from a logo or graphic in seconds while gaining the ability to change the color at any moment. Acquire the skills necessary to master Photoshop’s Pen tool and use Vector Masks in your designs. Master the tips & tricks that are absolutely essential to creating accurate selections. Discover the best method for isolating furry, fuzzy and hairy objects from their backgrounds. Learn to match the edge quality of objects so that you can produce masks that have crisp edges in some areas and soft, out of focus areas in others.
2:45 to 3:45 P.M.
Photoshop’s Blending modes (multiply, screen, hard light, and others) are essential to any creative Photoshop project. Learn to push them way beyond the basics to you’re your creativity to a whole new level.
See how a specialized set of filters can take special advantage of blending modes to become dramatically more useful. Learn which blending modes are most useful when working with masks and see how they can save you a lot of time and frustration. Discover why the blending mode menu is organized the way it is and see how the grouped modes relate to each other. Understand how multiple blending modes are often necessary to produce a satisfactory result and how the order and opacity affect your results. Use blending modes to separate the bright and dark areas of a layer into separate elements so that they can easily be adjusted separately.
4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
In this session, Ben pulls out all the stops and shows you his best tips and tricks, and creative techniques he’s developed over his last two decades teaching Photoshop.
Create overly intricate designs where updating a single element will dramatically alter the look of the entire image. See how make extreme adjustments that seamlessly blend with the rest of an image. Learn some mind-blowing photographic 3D effects. Transform still photographic images into dynamic video presentations. Push Photoshop's features to their limits to produce results that the program was not designed to create... but we'll do it anyway.
Author and Instructor
Photoshop Hall of Famer, Ben Willmore, has taught over 100,000 Photoshop users on five continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America's favorite Photoshop instructors, and he is often a standing-room-only speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including a monthly column for Photoshop User magazine, and his audience-winning training techniques have helped multitudes of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques, to "Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!"
When You Attend a KelbyTrainingLIVE seminar we want you to sit back and enjoy your day learning. Then when you get home we want you to be able to sit down and apply the things you learned. We are aware you may not remember everything you have learned. For that reason we provide the following materials for you to take home with you:
A detailed seminar workbook that follows right along with the sessions, enabling you to spend the day learning instead of scribbling notes.
Our exclusive keyboard shortcut references, an invaluable time-saving tool you'll use again and again.
You'll receive a free sample copy of the ground breaking print magazine "Photoshop User" published by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
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