Hey, my dekeAfficianados and those of you who strive toward Photoshop compositing perfection:
At the upcoming CreativePro Conference (Minneapolis, July 10-13) Deke will be reviving (and expanding) his classic Channels and Masks master class in an all day seminar before the full conference gets underway.
As many of you know a) making good selections and mastering masks is one of the most important skills you can hone for making realistic (but, of course, often fantastical) compositions in Photoshop, and b) Deke is a Titan of Photoshop Selection Mastery.
(I read a description of Deke somewhere online today in which they called him a "Titan" which I loved because a) true and b) it reminds me of this Goya painting, Saturn Devouring his Son, one of Deke's favorites, and c) I may come close to wanting to chew the head off of one or two of Deke's own sons today. Anyway...)
In celebration, I've put together an excerpt from the notebook Deke will be using for this class--giving you a quick, but scientific look at the Color Range command. It's a PDF to members of deke.com (sign up here), and you'll find the link on the other side of the jump.
Friends of Deke can also get $100 their CreativePro conference registration by entering the code CPDEKE when they sign up.
Deke will also be teaching two Deke's Techniques sessions, one for Illustrator and one for Photoshop for Designers, and then he and David Blatner have concocted a session involving the word Triumvirate, which is almost as cool a word as Titan.
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