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
  • 5 Hours of Instruction
  • Explore Photoshop Tools and Palettes

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PhotoshopCAFE presents Patrick LaMontagne in CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop, a guide that takes you through 5 hours of cartooning instruction and insights for Photoshop. Whether you're just starting out illustrating cartoons or you're an old pro 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 familiarizes you with the arsenal of tools found in the Photoshop palettes and shares his experience over 25 lessons.

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, 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 the 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, 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 of 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)
UPC: 853824001797
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Subject Illustrator tutorial
Presenter Patrick LaMontagne
Run Time 5 hours
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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