PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

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PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop
Key Features
  • Presented by Patrick LaMontagne
  • Learn Cartooning for the Digital Age
  • Explore Photoshop Tools and Palettes
  • Run Time: Over Five Hours
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.
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PhotoshopCAFE DVD: CARTOON Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

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PhotoshopCAFE CS5PLCID Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Session 1 - Document Setup
  • 3Session 2 - The Layers Palette
  • 4Session 3 - Brush Basics
  • 5Session 4 - Sketching in Photoshop
  • 6Session 5 - Importing a Sketch
  • 7Session 6 - Freehand Inking
  • 8Session 7 - The Pen Tool
  • 9Session 8 - Inking with the Pen Tool
  • 10Session 9 - Ink Layer Cleanup
  • 11Session 10 - Color Fills
  • 12Session 11 - Selections and Color
  • 13Session 12 - Basic Color Theory
  • 14Session 13 - The Brush Engine
  • 15Session 14 - Brush Creation
  • 16Session 15 - Lighting Basics
  • 17Session 16 - Dodge and Burn
  • 18Session 17 - Soft Light
  • 19Session 18 - Painting
  • 20Session 19 - Shadow and Light
  • 21Session 20 - More Painting
  • 22Session 21 - Light and Layer Masks
  • 23Session 22 - Backgrounds and Composition
  • 24Session 23 - Patterns and Texture
  • 25Session 24 - Final Touches
  • 26Session 25 - The Final Image

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)
UPC: 853824001797

PhotoshopCAFE CS5PLCID Specs

SubjectTechniques and tools for cartooning in Photoshop
Type of MediaDVD-ROM
PresenterPatrick LaMontagne
Run TimeOver 300 minutes
Number of Discs1
PublisherPhotoshopCAFE
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 5.3 x 0.3"
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