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Bert Monroy

Bert Monroy Bert Monroy is considered one of the preeminent pioneers of digital art. He builds his hyper-realistic digital paintings as a traditional artist would, adding color and texture, except he uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as his media. Bert spent 20 years in the advertising industry and he has been a commercial illustrator for 30 years. Bert co-authored the first book on Photoshop and he is the author of several other books, including Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy: Digital Painting. He also writes a column called "From Bert's Studio," which appears in Photoshop User magazine.

An accomplished teacher and lecturer, Bert has served on the faculties of the School of Visual Arts (New York), the Center for Creative Imaging (Maine), and California College of the Arts. He currently teaches at San Francisco State University. Bert was a regular on TechTV and he hosted PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy, a weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3 Internet Television. Bert has been a guest on many other TV shows around the globe. He also consults with corporate clients, including Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. His film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/GA. Bert has taught the Adobe Photoshop Creativity Seminar Tour, and he is a popular speaker at many conferences worldwide. He is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2004.
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  • view course page for Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

    Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy for a fun, self-contained project in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    5h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy

    Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy, a digital art pioneer, walks through basic artistic concepts that are critical for creating great art and designs in this Photoshop tutorial.

    42m 14s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

    The third installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes series shows how to transport your photos into otherworldly territory, like an underwater coral reef, an enchanted forest, or even a menacing factory, all with Photoshop.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

    Join Bert Monroy in the second installment of his Dreamscapes series, and learn how to transform your photos into incredible scenes filled with imaginary creatures, ancient ruins, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

    Take an unexciting photo and begin to transform it into an amazing dream sequence using compositing and painting techniques in Photoshop.

    4h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustrator

    Inside the home studio of Photoshop expert and hyperrealistic digital illustrator Bert Monroy.

    53m 6s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People

    Bert Monroy shows how he created the hyperrealistic portrayals of the dozens of people inhabiting his painting, many of which he drew from real-life friends and family.

    3h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Techniques

    Shows the steps Bert Monroy took in Photoshop and Illustrator to create the lifelike detail in his incredible portrait of Times Square.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

    Digital painter Bert Monroy demonstrates how he uses the brushes, filters, and textures in Photoshop to create his photorealistic portrait of Times Square.

    5h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Volume 2

    Learn to make rusty text, a glazed donut, fireworks, an antique photo, and a speeding bullet.

    2h 51m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Volume 1

    Artist Bert Monroy demonstrates his techniques for creating lighting, fire, smoke, grass, and reflections.

    5h 44m
    Intermediate
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