Hey gang: First of all, I want you all to know that my Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D courses are riding high and doing well at my beloved video publisher, lynda.com. Taken as a whole, the three courses—3D Fundamentals, 3D Objects, and 3D Scenes—add up to about 20 hours, less than my single (overly long, but I have to say supremely educational) Photoshop One-on-One: Advanced course. And yet, as a group, they are outperforming that title as well as the other 3D courses. Meaning that there are a lot of you interested in the vast and largely untapped realm of 3D in Photoshop.
If I know you—and let’s face it, I don’t—then you’re itching for more. In which case, glad tidings: I’ll be presenting much of the first course live at Photoshop World Las Vegas on September 6 of this very year. It’ll be a four-hour “pre-con” workshop, which means it’ll cost you an extra $89. That gets you not only my charming presence, but also a free DVD of my 3D Fundamentals course, which normally costs roughly as much as you’d pay for a cheap couch at a discount store. So you’ll actually save money! (Less than you would if you don’t attend, but more than you would if you do. You get what I’m saying, right?)
Whether you attend or not, you can download my notes by clicking here. Two advantages to this wonderfully free PDF file: It’s available now, months in advance of the conference. And the it’s all color. (The printed workshop book is black-and-white.) Otherwise, it’s an outline of what I’ll be talking about, as well as a table of contents for the free DVD.
Meanwhile, here’s another version of the first page, which features the four camera angles of the planet Saturn pictured below. Which is the beauty of setting up a 3D scene in Photoshop. You can shoot it as many times as you like—cheat this way, baby! make with the pout!—long after the file’s creation.
I hope you attend. If you do, tell me that I sent you.