I Have Finished Recording My Video Course, Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Fundamentals
Hello friends: Just a note to let you know that I finished recording my modest Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Fundamentals video course for lynda.com. I say "modest" because, instead of 250 movies (as in the case of my unexpectedly epic Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced), this course will be a mere 65 movies. Which means you can absorb it in a couple of days.
I don't mean "modest" in scope. These 65 movies pack an enormous amount of information. They introduce you to the world of 3D in Photoshop CS5 Extended. They teach you how to work with new disciplines, approaches, and tools. And they introduce you to a new vocabulary. Remember when you first learned what a layer mask was? Well, multiply that by five and you have a sense of what's in store.
The above graphic is the final image from Chapter 5, "Designing and Applying Materials."
This image entails three magically levitating chrome spheres set inside a spherical panorama. With each sphere casting its own distinct shadow. Along with the reflections of a person and some text reading invisibly through you, the creator of the scene. Here's a detail. Click the image to see a magnified view.
This vantage would be difficult to establish in the relatively traditional realm of digital photography. First, you'd have to hang the spheres by invisible threads. But more to the point, can you imagine---as a photographer---removing yourself so entirely from the scene?
I'll share more when the series goes live. In just a few weeks.