PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

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  • Presented by Patrick LaMontagne
  • Learn Cartooning for the Digital Age
  • Explore Photoshop Tools and Palettes
  • Run Time: Over Five Hours
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PhotoshopCAFE presents Patrick LaMontagne in CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop, a DVD-ROM guide that takes you through five hours of instruction and insights to help you with your cartooning projects in Photoshop. Whether you're just starting out in the field of illustrating, or you're a seasoned veteran looking to transition into the digital world, these lessons will teach you how to use the tools in Photoshop required for sketching, inking, flat color, shading, and more.

LaMontagne, a successful working cartoonist who creates for various North American publications, will familiarize you with the arsenal of assets found in the Photoshop palettes and share his own experience. The 25 lessons in this program walk you through the process of turning a sketch into a full cartoon. Additionally, the DVD allows you to jump to any of these lessons with total control over playback, so you can move around as you see fit and review certain sections as needed. All the lesson files are included, enabling you to follow along at your own pace.

Session 1 - Document Setup
Opening a new document in Photoshop, fine-tuning your Wacom tablet, and color picker basics (8:29)
Session 2 - The Layers Palette
Getting ready to sketch, by creating and working with new layers (3:19)
Session 3 - Brush Basics
Setting up your brush for sketching in Photoshop (5:24)
Session 4 - Sketching in Photoshop
Sketches and silhouettes, and developing a sketch using layers (14:05)
Session 5 - Importing a Sketch
Bringing a pencil sketch into Photoshop and fine-tuning it prior to inking (13:38)
Session 6 - Freehand Inking
How to ink in Photoshop by tracing over a sketch (5:54)
Session 7 - The Pen Tool
How to use paths, anchor points, and the pen tool (13:14)
Session 8 - Inking with the Pen Tool
Using the pen tool and stroking paths to achieve a smooth, clean inked cartoon (37:29)
Session 9 - Ink Layer Cleanup
Cleaning up the ink lines and introducing the Multiply Blend Mode (9:00)
Session 10 - Color Fills
Creating multiple color layers for individual selections and a flat color layer on which to paint (12:43)
Session 11 - Selections and Color
Why the layer method of cartooning makes for easy selections, and a few easy methods of changing color in your image (6:54)
Session 12 - Basic Color Theory
The color wheel and how to achieve a mood with color (3:15)
Session 13 - The Brush Engine
How to use the Photoshop brush engine (22:18)
Session 14 - Brush Creation
How to create your own brushes in Photoshop from scratch and from a photo (35:46)
Session 15 - Lighting Basics
Deciding where to put light and shadow to achieve depth and form (7:52)
Session 16 - Dodge and Burn
The pros and cons of the Dodge and Burn tools; when to use them, and when not to (7:34)
Session 17 - Soft Light
Painting in black and white with the soft light blend mode. Sampling with the eyedropper for better paint blending (17:57)
Session 18 - Painting
Painting in shade and color to achieve a brushed look (8:41)
Session 19 - Shadow and Light
Using the Multiply, Screen, and Luminosity blend modes to achieve better light and shadow (14:07)
Session 20 - More Painting
Refining the illustration using all the previous shading, color, and lighting techniques (6:55)
Session 21 - Light and Layer Masks
Using light to add more life, and using layer masks for better non-destructive illustration (15:15)
Session 22 - Backgrounds and Composition
The "less is more" approach to creating backgrounds and designing, to allow for easy changes (11:31)
Session 23 - Patterns and Texture
How to use patterns and texture to improve your image without overdoing it (18:42)
Session 24 - Final Touches
How to use Adjustment Layers and Vibrance to add a final polish to your cartoon (5:35)
Session 25 - The Final Image
The finished cartoon and a little friendly advice (1:25)
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PhotoshopCAFE CS5PLCID specs

Subject Techniques and tools for cartooning in Photoshop
Type of Media DVD-ROM
Presenter Patrick LaMontagne
Run Time Over 300 minutes
Number of Discs 1
Publisher PhotoshopCAFE
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.3"

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