by Julieanne Kost

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February 18, 2014

I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live  on www.lynda.com! 

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“Join Julieanne Kost as she walks you through her creative thought process and explains how she transforms concepts and raw images into entirely new works of art using Adobe Photoshop. Discover how to select the images you need to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Master the tools used in compositing, including adjustment layers, masking, blending, and Smart Objects, so that the technology doesn’t get in the way of expressing your creative vision. Learn how to adjust scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to help viewers temporarily suspend their disbelief long enough to enter your world.”

Topics include:

  • What makes a good composite?
  • Refining your story
  • Composing using the basic principles of design
  • Customizing your Photoshop workspace
  • Preparing elements from your source images
  • Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

COMMENTS

  • By Tom Harper - 7:29 AM on February 20, 2014  

    Julieanne, this was an excellent course! Coming from a product management background (I was a product manager for Maya) I’ve seen so many tutorials that take you step by step through a process but never tell you the reason behind the steps. This was refreshing and I’m ashamed of the many things I *didn’t* know about Photoshop having been a user since version 1.0.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:02 AM on February 20, 2014  

      Thank you so much for the compliments Tom! I’m glad that you found the training helpful. : )

  • By Bojan - 1:25 AM on February 21, 2014  

    Fantastic course as expected from JK. I picked some great ideas.

  • By Hoku - 5:06 PM on February 21, 2014  

    Seems a little rushed… often hard to follow but certainly interesting and relevant content.