Just a note to let you know that I’ve begun work on my next video course for lynda.com, which will be called Photoshop Masking & Compositing: Fundamentals. The course is slated to be 9 chapters long, and it will set in motion the stuff that you need to know to mask a photographic image with absolute authority against any and all backgrounds. Many courses will follow, including (but not limited to): Advanced Blending, The Pen Tool, and the ever-thrilling Hair. The last of which will include “tough stuff”!
At Photoshop World, I had many folks come up to me and tell me that my two back-to-back Channels & Masks sessions were their favorite at the conference. Which was awesome, because those sessions were based on my old content. This next course is a new take on things. Here’s how it all starts, with an artificially colored foreground set against a similarly adjusted background. (Based on a Fotolia image from TessarTheTegu, BTW.) It’s a wacky multichannel effect. And, really, isn’t he just the duckiest toucan you ever laid eyes on? I love how he has pretend teeth to scare off the predators. (That’s not Photoshop, that’s natural!) Don’t you just want to take him home and make bird-love to him? I know, me too.
Meanwhile, I finished recording my Photoshop Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects course, again from my beloved and industry-leading video publisher lynda.com. The course is now being edited. I’ll let you know when it goes live. (Update: It’s live now.) Here’s a sample project:
I can’t wait to share more with you. As I will, most assuredly. Stay tuned.