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165 Adding a graph-paper background

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Video: 165 Adding a graph-paper background

In this movie I'll show you how to create a graph paper background that you can use with any kind of drawing, or annotation, or anything else that is that you want to do. And it's a very simple trick that was suggested to me by this math teacher, this fellow named Shasha, who had entered this contest I did recently called Anything Goes. And I've gone ahead and elaborated on it, so that we've got these additional horizontal lines that help us tell the rows of frames apart, and I've also colored in Jello with white, but we can still see the graph lines through that white.

165 Adding a graph-paper background

In this movie I'll show you how to create a graph paper background that you can use with any kind of drawing, or annotation, or anything else that is that you want to do. And it's a very simple trick that was suggested to me by this math teacher, this fellow named Shasha, who had entered this contest I did recently called Anything Goes. And I've gone ahead and elaborated on it, so that we've got these additional horizontal lines that help us tell the rows of frames apart, and I've also colored in Jello with white, but we can still see the graph lines through that white.

And so the idea is you can create your own custom paper background effect. All right, so I'm going to switch back to the line art that we refined in the previous movie. And we're going to start things off by selecting all of the layers here inside the Layers panel, which you do by pressing Ctrl+Alt+A or Command+ Option+A on the Mac, and then I want to group them together by pressing Ctrl+G or Command+G on the Mac. And I'll go ahead and rename this group enhanced scan, just so that we can keep track of what's going on. Now I want to create the graph paper background, and I'm going to do that by pressing Ctrl+1 or Command+1 on the Mac in order to zoom into 100%.

And then I'm going to create a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or Command+Shift+N on the Mac and I'll call it pattern, and this will be the layer upon which we create the pattern in the first place. With my Rectangular Marquee tool selected, I'll go up to the Options Bar and I'll change the Style from Normal to Fixed Size, and then I'll go ahead and dial in a Width and Height value of 20 pixels apiece. And then what you want to do is click inside of your artwork in order to create a 20x20 pixel square, and press the D key in order to restore the default foreground and background colors.

And press Ctrl+Backspace or Command+ Delete to fill that square with white. Then what you want to do is go up to the Edit menu and choose Stroke. Make sure that the Width is set to 1 pixel; you might as well set the Location to Inside and then click OK. And now if you press Ctrl+H or Command+H on the Mac, you can see you've created a tiny square stroked with black. Make sure the square is still selected or press Ctrl+H or Command+H again so you can see those marching ants. Then I'll go up to the Edit menu and I'll choose Define Pattern, and I'll go ahead and name this guy graph x20, so I just know it's a 20x20 square, and then I'll click OK.

That's our first pattern; we need a second one here. I'm going to make it by turning off the enhanced scan group, just so that we can see the selection against the transparent checkerboard background. And I'm going to create a few copies of this square by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or Command+Option+T on the Mac, that creates a copy of your artwork, as well as entering the Free Transform mode. And then you want to go ahead and turn on this Delta option, that is the triangle here inside the Options Bar, and then change the Y value to 20 pixels.

It's very important that you are working with pixels. If you aren't, then just enter 20px and then press the Enter key or the Return key a couple of times in order to create a copy of that square. Now we want to create 11 more copies, and so that means pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T or Command+Shift+Option+T on the Mac. So just mash your fist T 11 times; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. How do I know we need 11 copies for a total of 13 by the way, so we have the first copy and then original as well? Well, trial and error.

I've just figured this out, that happens to be about as tall as each one of the rows of those Jerk and Jello frames are. Now what you want to do is press Ctrl+D or Command+D on the Mac to deselect the image. Then go back up here to the Options bar and you want to change the Height value to 20x3, so that's 260, and then minus 2, because we want to keep the line at the top and the bottom. So a Height value of 258 if I'm not mistaken, again, pixels, so enter px if necessary.

And then click very close to the top of the artwork like so. You probably won't get it exactly lined up, just as I haven't. To make sure it's exactly lined up, just press the arrow keys until you've selected everything throughout the central portion of this sort of stick here. So that the very top line of black is not selected and neither is the very bottom line of black, everything else in between is. Then press Ctrl+Backspace or Command+Delete on the Mac in order to fill that area with white. Now we want to select the entire layer by Ctrl+ Clicking or Command+Clicking on the thumbnail associated with the pattern layer, that selects the entire thing from top to bottom.

So then go up to the Edit menu and choose Define Pattern, and we'll go ahead and call this one H lines x13, and that just tells me it's 13 graph cells tall. Then I'll go ahead and click OK. Now we're done with the selection, so press Ctrl+D, Command+D on the Mac. And we're also done with that pattern layer, so you can turn it off. Now I'm going to create a new pattern layer by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac, clicking on the Black/White icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, and then I'll choose the Pattern command, and I'll call this guy graph and then click OK.

And then inside the Pattern Fill dialog box, you want to select the second to last pattern, because the first pattern that we just created, which should be graph x20, and you'll see all these graph lines. They look terrible, but they'll look great in just a second. Click OK in order to accept that change. And now I want to go ahead and move that graph layer to the bottom of the stack, so I'll drag it underneath the enhanced scan group. And I need to colorize it. I want to see the green paper with slightly darker green lines in front of it. So I'll dropdown to the FX icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and I'll choose Color Overlay, and I'll click on the Red Color Swatch.

Of course I don't want screaming bright red, what I want is a Hue of 85 degrees; a Saturation of 20%; and a Brightness value of 85%. Click OK and then change the blend mode from Normal to Screen, that way we'll keep the whites and we'll change the colors of the black lines to this new green. Now I want to fill in the squares in the background, and I'll do that by turning on Gradient Overlay, which is going to serve as a flat color, and we're going to turn it into a flat color.

You can see Color Overlay is on top of Gradient Overlay, so that means the lines that are colored are going to be on top of this flat fill that we're going to create behind. May not make much sense yet, but I think it will in just a moment. Click on this Gradient Bar, and notice that by default you've got black as your first color stop and then white is your second color stop. Go ahead and double-click on the white color stop to bring up the Color Picker dialog box, change it to Black, so 000 for the HSB values. Click OK, and now we're going from black to black, which means we have a flat fill in the background. Click OK.

Now it's too dark, so reduce the Opacity to 50% and take a look at that. There we now have dark green against light green, even though we're using Color Overlay combined with Gradient Overlay. I know it's crazy, but it works great. Then click OK. It is actually the best solution that I've found. I'm going to go ahead and zoom out a click here. Now I want to create those horizontal lines, so I'll create another pattern layer by just creating a copy of this one. I'll press Ctrl+Alt+J or Command+Option+J on the Mac in order to jump that layer and name it H lines, click OK.

And I'm going to get rid of the Gradient Overlay, so just drag it to the trash for this top layer. And then I want you to double-click on the thumbnail for H lines, that will bring up the Pattern Fill dialog box, and change it to that final pattern, which in my case is H lines x13, and then click OK. Now we want to multiply this layer into the background so that we're dropping out the white, and you do that by clicking on the word Normal in the upper left corner of the Layers panel and changing it to Multiply. And if you're at all familiar with blend modes, this may seem really weird, it's like, what? Why didn't Photoshop just drop out the whites like it's supposed to with Multiply? I'll turn off this H lines layer and then turn it back on, and somehow, even though I've applied Multiply to this new pattern layer, the new pattern layer is brightening the thing behind it, that's like impossible in the world of Photoshop.

Well, the problem is this Color Overly effect, it's gumming up the works. We need it, but we don't need it like this. So double-click on an empty portion of this layer to bring up the Layer Style dialog box, and I'm just going to tell you all you need to do is turn on this check box, Blend Interior Effects as Group, and then the white goes ahead and drops out, now click OK. And the reason that works is because this time we're applying Color Overlay before we blend the layer, and that means things end up working out better. All right, I want these lines to be slightly darker, so I'll double-click on Color Overlay to bring up the Layer Style dialog box, click on the little green swatch, click in the Brightness value right there, the B value, and press Shift+Down Arrow a couple of times to take it down to 65%, so we have darker horizontal lines.

Click OK, click OK again. All right, now I'm going to zoom out by pressing Ctrl+0 or Command+0 on the Mac and I'll turn back on the scanned version of the image, and I'll click on that group in order to select it, and instead of working with the Pass Through mode, we're going to change the mode for the entire group to Multiply once again so that we burn the line art into the background. Now we don't want these lines up here at the top. So I'm going to go back up to my Options Bar and change Style from Fixed Size to Normal, and then I'll go ahead and marquee this top region of the image, like so, click on H lines layer to make it active, and press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click on the Add Layer Mask icon in order to mask that selected region away.

If you twirl open the enhanced scan group right there and then scroll down to the bottom, you'll see there is a layer called fills, which are all the white fills inside the various Jellos, but if you turn him on, it's not going to make any difference inside the composition, and the reason is because it's part of this group that's set to the Multiply blend mode. So we need to get it out of this group. And you do that by dragging fills down ever so slightly, just so it's right there on top of the H lines pattern layer, and then drop it, and that goes ahead and drops it outside of the group like so. Now I'll twirl that group closed so that I have a little more room to work, and you'll notice, if you have a keen eye, that one of the Jellos, the one associated with frame 17 here is not filled, and the reason is I just wanted to show you how I did these.

What you do is you go ahead and click and hold on the Gradient tool and select a Paint Bucket tool from the flyout menu. Then you press the X key to make the foreground color white. And then you go up to the Options Bar; you can just press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac, then press Tab to advance to the Tolerance option, and change it to a 100, and then press the Enter key to accept that change. And then finally you want to turn on the All Layers check box, so all three of the check boxes should be on. Now click inside Jello, and that makes a big mess of everything. We've gone ahead and filled up the entire row with the exception of his teeth here.

That's now what I want. So what we've got is basically some breaks in the outline here, so we're going to have to paint those in, by pressing Ctrl+Z, Command+Z on the Mac. Then twirl-open enhanced scan once again. I'm going to click on redrawn details, which are those black lines, and now I'll press the B key to switch to my Brush tool. I'll press the X key to make the foreground color black. And now armed with my Wacom tablet I'll just go ahead and trace around some of the more fragile details here, including this region around the front of Jello's face there.

And I'll go ahead and give him kind of a brow as well as long as I'm here. That's not necessary for filling him of course, but gives him more of a grimace. I'll take a line off of his mouth as well, so that he is looking like he is really hurting here. I could add some more impact lines too if I wanted to. Then I need to fill him. I'll go ahead and switch back to that fills layer down near the bottom of the stack, and I'll switch back to the Paint Bucket tool as well, and then I'll press the X key to make my foreground color white and I'll click inside of Jello, and this should work out a lot better.

Now notice that I missed this area on the upper side of his eye. Easiest thing to do there is just to press the B key to switch back to the Brush tool and paint that region in. Now I'll press Ctrl+0 or Command+0 on the Mac. There's one more thing I want to do here. I'm actually going to zoom in on this version of Jello, the one that we painted in the previous movie, and what I want to do is drop out the whites on the graph lines. And so I'll double-click on an empty portion of the fills layer to bring up the Layer Style dialog box, and I'll go ahead and drag this black slider triangle that's associated with the underlying layer all the way until the graph lines appear.

And that happens somewhere around 210, and we end up getting this effect here. Click OK in order to accept that change. However, if I zoom out by pressing Ctrl+0 or Command+0 on the Mac once again, I lose those lines. What in the world is going on? Well, that's just a screen display issue. If you want to see what things really look like, obviously you can print your image, or click on that enhanced scan group in order to make it active, and then press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E or Command+Shift+Option+E on the Mac in order to create a merged version of all the visible layers, and you can see that goes ahead and brings back those graph lines inside of the white fills, inside of the various Jellos.

And I'll go ahead and rename that layer merged, and then I'll press Shift+F in order to switch to the Full Screen mode, and I might as well zoom in a little bit too. You won't be able to see the entire narrative associated with the cartoon, but you can see how great even a fairly rough pencil sketch looks when enhanced like a pro, here inside Photoshop.

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  1. 15m 23s
    1. 343 Creating a 3D doughnut in Illustrator
      15m 23s
  2. 11h 51m
    1. 282 Ringing in the New Year with dynamic effects in Illustrator
      12m 59s
    2. 283 Dynamically transforming fills and strokes
      13m 41s
    3. 284 Tracing an avatar from a photograph in Photoshop
      12m 24s
    4. 285 Drawing a vector-based avatar in Illustrator
      19m 44s
    5. 286 Coloring and shading your avatar
      16m 0s
    6. 287 Exporting an illustration as a universally supported PNG file
      10m 54s
    7. 288 Upsampling a layered composition with great results
      13m 43s
    8. 289 Rebuilding a pattern at a higher resolution
      7m 29s
    9. 290 Painting happy little trees
      13m 46s
    10. 291 Shading and lighting the happy forest
      15m 15s
    11. 292 Enlarging a low-res photograph in Photoshop
      12m 20s
    12. 293 Enlarging a photo by tracing it in Illustrator
      13m 10s
    13. 294 Mastering Exposure in Camera Raw
      11m 40s
    14. 295 Super smooth and unflinchingly sharp
      10m 46s
    15. 296 Deleting an inadvertent photo bomber
      8m 13s
    16. 297 Correcting a distorted panorama
      17m 23s
    17. 298 Rebuilding bad stitching in a panorama
      14m 53s
    18. 299 Nondestructive dodge and burn
      8m 54s
    19. 300 Blending a shadow into any background
      8m 37s
    20. 301 Saving a PNG image with a translucent shadow
      8m 45s
    21. 302 Cleaning up a smart phone photo
      11m 17s
    22. 303 Using Photoshop 1.0
      5m 45s
    23. 304 Creating your own Chinese seal (or chop)
      26m 4s
    24. 305 Simulating hand lettering with art brushes
      20m 8s
    25. 306 Adding texture to your hand stamp
      3m 34s
    26. 307 Creating a black chop on red paper
      5m 55s
    27. 308 Auto-hiding iconic panels in Photoshop
      3m 44s
    28. 309 Creating a custom toolbox in Illustrator CC
      4m 21s
    29. 310 Creating the perfect passport photo
      20m 18s
    30. 311 Retouching your passport photo
      13m 38s
    31. 312 Turning a photo into a giant mural
      13m 11s
    32. 313 Enhancing the reality of your mural
      11m 8s
    33. 314 Creating a 3D bump map
      12m 7s
    34. 315 UV overlay and 3D bump paint
      14m 4s
    35. 316 Using Lens Flare for good (not evil)
      10m 48s
    36. 317 Using the Perspective Crop tool
      9m 29s
    37. 318 Reducing real-world camera shake
      10m 4s
    38. 319 Reducing glare in a photograph
      15m 25s
    39. 320 Restoring repeating details
      13m 43s
    40. 321 Integrating a detail captured with a phone
      9m 6s
    41. 322 Blending two exposures of a single scene
      12m 25s
    42. 323 Masking mountains away from sky
      14m 22s
    43. 324 Creating a photographic caricature in Photoshop
      10m 7s
    44. 325 Exaggerating facial features with Liquify
      12m 48s
    45. 326 Masking a caricature against a new background
      11m 20s
    46. 327 Shading and sharpening a caricature
      10m 6s
    47. 328 Drawing a Möbius strip in Illustrator
      12m 21s
    48. 329 Shading the Möbius strip with gradients
      9m 0s
    49. 330 Adding twisting edges to the Möbius strip
      8m 9s
    50. 331 Creating an impossible Penrose triangle
      10m 37s
    51. 332 Shading the cubes in your Penrose triangle
      8m 15s
    52. 333 Selectively converting a photo to black & white
      7m 53s
    53. 334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo
      16m 17s
    54. 335 Restoring a missing photograph detail
      11m 26s
    55. 336 Drawing a hand (clenched in a fist)
      11m 44s
    56. 337 Cleaning up a sketch captured with a phone
      6m 17s
    57. 338 Four hands united in brotherhood, solidarity, and teamwork
      12m 24s
    58. 339 Swapping out colors in existing gradients in Illustrator
      4m 37s
    59. 340 Select > Focus Area and the pseudo engraving effect
      12m 26s
    60. 341 Integrating 3D art into a 2D scene in Photoshop
      13m 41s
    61. 342 Creating a 3D shark in Photoshop
      11m 16s
  3. 17h 21m
    1. 185 Creating a custom 2013 calendar in Illustrator
      11m 44s
    2. 186 Adding dates to a calendar using tables
      9m 50s
    3. 187 Branding your calendar with a field of logos
      10m 54s
    4. 188 Crafting an Infinity symbol to match a specific font
      12m 6s
    5. 189 Op art experiment 1a: Inflated checkers
      10m 49s
    6. 190 Op art experiment 1b: Rounded windows
      6m 39s
    7. 191 Building a universal ISOTYPE man with strokes
      15m 6s
    8. 192 Building a universal ISOTYPE woman with strokes
      11m 7s
    9. 193 Drawing an ISOTYPE couple in love
      12m 55s
    10. 194 Creating a Warhol-style silkscreen effect
      14m 43s
    11. 195 Creating a series of Warhol-style variations
      10m 43s
    12. 196 Adding Warhol-style background variations
      8m 20s
    13. 197 Creating opaque colored shadows
      5m 20s
    14. 198 Assembling multiple variations into a single comp
      5m 9s
    15. 199 Creating a pattern of unique inset circles
      9m 55s
    16. 200 Changing a static blended color scheme
      7m 16s
    17. 201 Op art experiment 2a: Undulating pattern
      20m 26s
    18. 202 Op art experiment 2b: Concentric rings
      9m 43s
    19. 203 Developing a dramatic castle in Camera Raw
      13m 21s
    20. 204 Artificially coloring a photo in Camera Raw
      9m 38s
    21. 205 Creating an antique photo effect in Camera Raw
      7m 53s
    22. 206 Adding a weathered old-photo frame effect
      12m 0s
    23. 207 Drawing an Angry Birds-like character
      16m 59s
    24. 208 Stroking an entire layer in Illustrator
      9m 21s
    25. 209 Drawing a classic snarling cartoon face
      11m 10s
    26. 210 Drawing a radiant, cheerful cartoon background
      18m 29s
    27. 211 Stroking any kind of type in Illustrator
      5m 0s
    28. 212 Creating synthetic water droplets
      9m 29s
    29. 213 Simulating liquid reflections with effect
      5m 19s
    30. 214 Simulating liquid refractions with a dmap
      5m 30s
    31. 215 Creating an eye-catching splatter effect
      9m 8s
    32. 216 Defringing purples and greens in Camera Raw 7
      10m 4s
    33. 217 Making a danger sign more dangerous
      15m 9s
    34. 218 Using texture and depth to add realism
      10m 22s
    35. 219 Precisely aligning artwork to the bleed
      7m 16s
    36. 220 Creating and importing a tracing template
      6m 50s
    37. 221 Drawing a distinctive 2D video game character
      18m 52s
    38. 222 Adding features to the face of a 2D character
      14m 3s
    39. 223 Creating a vivid aura around an entire character
      7m 25s
    40. 224 Adding variable-width strokes in Illustrator
      11m 23s
    41. 225 Animating bird wings with Puppet Warp
      12m 15s
    42. 226 Animating text by onion skinning in Photoshop
      8m 0s
    43. 227 Creating an animated movie in Photoshop
      9m 15s
    44. 228 Exporting an animation to QuickTime and GIF
      5m 44s
    45. 229 Correcting an underwater photograph
      10m 30s
    46. 230 Making a photo razor-sharp and porcelain-smooth
      7m 17s
    47. 231 Reducing noise in a high-ISO shot with Camera Raw
      8m 33s
    48. 232 Creating highly reflective sunglasses
      10m 43s
    49. 233 Adding drama to an outdoor portrait shot
      6m 35s
    50. 234 Creating volumetric forms with shape layers
      15m 52s
    51. 235 Creating a bloodshot eye effect
      7m 11s
    52. 236 Shading an image with shapes and layer masks
      13m 2s
    53. 237 Creating fabric textures with pattern layers
      7m 27s
    54. 238 Colorize any layer with Color Overlay
      3m 23s
    55. 239 Turning a portrait into a dot drawing
      7m 40s
    56. 240 Creating a full-color dot drawing
      3m 29s
    57. 241 Drawing an orthogonal cube with the line tool
      7m 9s
    58. 242 Creating a cube of differently colored cubes
      9m 27s
    59. 243 Recreating the Creative Cloud Logo in Illustrator
      16m 18s
    60. 244 Creating a psychedelic fabric texture
      9m 7s
    61. 245 Turning psychedelic fabric into rock letters
      5m 23s
    62. 246 Creating a more finely rendered dot drawing
      8m 29s
    63. 247 Converting from RGB to CMYK via Multichannel
      12m 31s
    64. 248 Creating printer-safe CMYK shadows
      6m 48s
    65. 249 Creating bright, golden motion trails
      12m 32s
    66. 250 Creating schematic art with grid
      12m 41s
    67. 251 Drawing precisely aligned arrowhead
      12m 8s
    68. 252 Adding arrowheads around a closed path
      6m 1s
    69. 253 Drawing the Pen tool without touching the Pen tool
      17m 13s
    70. 254 Merging frames for the best possible UAV photo
      16m 40s
    71. 255 Retouching details in an aerial landscape
      12m 13s
    72. 256 Editing a video and adding transitions in Photoshop
      10m 57s
    73. 257 Importing the quadcopter crash sequences
      9m 4s
    74. 258 Color correcting a video and adding a soundtrack
      8m 56s
    75. 259 Adding precisely timed titles to your video
      11m 43s
    76. 260 Hand-painting an image with a Wacom Cintiq
      13m 11s
    77. 261 Blending the final false-color artwork
      8m 41s
    78. 262 Creating a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator
      12m 50s
    79. 263 Building up strokes to create 3D honeycomb
      9m 8s
    80. 264 Turning yourself into a zombie
      14m 0s
    81. 265 Enhancing an ambience environment for the undead
      9m 26s
    82. 266 Creating dripping, gooey ghost letters
      16m 43s
    83. 267 Turning type into gooey green slime
      11m 19s
    84. 268 Creating heavy metal type (updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC)
      12m 27s
    85. 269 Cleaning up a crummy product shot
      11m 3s
    86. 270 Scaling and rotating photographic objects
      10m 10s
    87. 271 Tracing a line drawing with uniform strokes
      11m 18s
    88. 272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket
      18m 22s
    89. 273 Creating a pigture using shapes and letters
      18m 7s
    90. 274 Integrating a cartoon into a photograph
      7m 27s
    91. 275 Converting a photo into a Lichtenstein drawing
      16m 8s
    92. 276 Adding bring Ben-Day dots and a talk balloon
      15m 31s
    93. 277 Painting an eye using a custom brush
      11m 31s
    94. 278 Painting and smoothing straight-sided brushstrokes
      12m 0s
    95. 279 Simulating pressure with path outlines
      6m 3s
    96. 280 Developing a 32-bit HDR image in Camera Raw
      14m 42s
    97. 281 Converting from 32-bit to the more flexible 8-bit mode
      11m 15s
  4. 14h 31m
    1. 091 Removing people from a photo
      10m 44s
    2. 092 Masking people back into a photo
      10m 58s
    3. 093 Hand-painting a mask
      10m 5s
    4. 094 Masking a real-life shadow
      10m 40s
    5. 095 Turning a photo into line art
      7m 44s
    6. 096 Adding a crosshatch shading pattern
      6m 46s
    7. 097 Creating type that inverts anything behind it
      5m 32s
    8. 098 Creating auto-inverting line art
      5m 7s
    9. 099 Creating movie poster credits
      8m 10s
    10. 100 Creating a dual-focus hybrid image
      6m 24s
    11. 101 Adding text to a hybrid composition
      7m 24s
    12. 102 Drawing with the reshape tool
      10m 39s
    13. 103 Hand-drawing a really great letter
      10m 6s
    14. 104 Creating a vanity frame
      5m 28s
    15. 105 Adding a frame to a photograph
      5m 3s
    16. 106 Drawing a highly graphic explosion with Illustrator
      10m 3s
    17. 107 Drawing a Ninja Turtle nose
      10m 22s
    18. 108 Mapping a dog face onto a duck
      8m 20s
    19. 109 Putting a tongue on a duck
      7m 6s
    20. 110 Making synthetic lightning in Photoshop
      11m 3s
    21. 111 Creating a driving rain effect in Photoshop
      4m 57s
    22. 112 Designing a railroad track
      12m 18s
    23. 113 Bending the railroad track around curves
      7m 46s
    24. 114 Creating a Star Wars hologram effect
      9m 23s
    25. 115 Creating leafy letters
      6m 12s
    26. 116 Creating topiary type
      6m 22s
    27. 117 Creating type in grass
      9m 0s
    28. 118 Rendering type in smoke
      7m 30s
    29. 119 Rendering type in brushed metal
      9m 57s
    30. 120 Adding brushed copper effect
      4m 14s
    31. 121 Reflecting type in water
      10m 57s
    32. 122 Reflecting water back into type
      11m 14s
    33. 123 Joining type to a circle
      7m 14s
    34. 124 Making flared type on a circle
      7m 17s
    35. 125 Making a person emerge from water
      5m 32s
    36. 126 Creating progressive water ripples
      10m 17s
    37. 127 Creating an upside-down face effect
      10m 17s
    38. 128 Achieving silky smooth skin with retouching
      6m 33s
    39. 129 Pearly white teeth
      7m 28s
    40. 130 Head-shrinking
      8m 26s
    41. 131 Getting a big head
      5m 11s
    42. 132 Adding a photographic texture to vector type
      4m 28s
    43. 133 Adding strokes in back of photo type
      5m 9s
    44. 134 Adding a border to an image in Illustrator
      4m 17s
    45. 135 Two ways to crop in Illustrator
      7m 29s
    46. 136 Inventing a 3D temple with a depth map
      10m 0s
    47. 137 Drawing a 3D object with Curves
      11m 41s
    48. 138 Creating a superhero shield in Illustrator
      16m 28s
    49. 139 Turning Illustrator paths into Photoshop shapes
      11m 42s
    50. 140 Creating a photorealistic superhero shield
      12m 39s
    51. 141 Pimping your ride in Photoshop
      9m 59s
    52. 142 Masking and blackening a car
      10m 20s
    53. 143 Drawing a multi-part vector mask
      12m 46s
    54. 144 Masking and painting a shadow
      8m 26s
    55. 145 Integrating blades of grass into tires
      5m 34s
    56. 146 Making a (ridiculously) dramatic sky
      6m 2s
    57. 147 Adding flame stripes to a car
      8m 23s
    58. 148 Creating interlocking octagons in Illustrator
      7m 44s
    59. 149 Hand-coloring line art
      13m 9s
    60. 150 Creating a custom wave pattern
      9m 56s
    61. 151 Simulating a screen print
      8m 30s
    62. 152 Drawing a perfect linear spiral in Illustrator
      9m 42s
    63. 153 Drawing a spiraling nautilus shell
      11m 4s
    64. 154 Designing a hex pattern in Illustrator CS6
      11m 10s
    65. 155 Making a hex pattern in Illustrator CS5 and earlier
      7m 4s
    66. 156 Creating a Facebook cover in Photoshop
      9m 25s
    67. 157 Matching a profile picture to your cover
      6m 37s
    68. 158 Cloning yourself in Photoshop
      11m 16s
    69. 159 Lighting the clone party
      8m 29s
    70. 160 Hand-carving letters into wood
      8m 0s
    71. 161 Creating a Spirograph-like pattern
      7m 34s
    72. 162 Tracing scalloped gear teeth around a circle
      4m 55s
    73. 163 Applying custom carve and shadow styles to type
      8m 50s
    74. 164 Turning a pencil sketch into digital ink
      12m 55s
    75. 165 Adding a graph-paper background
      13m 42s
    76. 166 Creating a continuous single-line Spirograph
      13m 2s
    77. 167 Scaling circles into complex patterns
      7m 15s
    78. 168 Creating a money-like design
      8m 43s
    79. 169 Attack of the killer pumpkin
      14m 49s
    80. 170 Simulating a glowing Jack-o-lantern
      12m 24s
    81. 171 The headless stranger in the mist
      12m 25s
    82. 172 Creating 3D punched letters
      13m 29s
    83. 173 Designing a double-wave line pattern
      11m 2s
    84. 174 Assembling a seamless pattern brush
      9m 53s
    85. 175 Creating a hand turkey in Photoshop
      18m 42s
    86. 176 Creating a depth-of-field cast shadow
      7m 29s
    87. 177 Creating a lustrous round jewel
      13m 56s
    88. 178 Cutting and brushing light on a gem
      8m 30s
    89. 179 Creating a shiny button with inset text
      11m 5s
    90. 180 Creating a jaunty six-sided star
      15m 1s
    91. 181 Interweaving star shapes and adding gradients
      8m 28s
    92. 182 Casting shadows between interwoven shapes
      9m 12s
    93. 183 Creating a Hobbit-like text effect
      15m 6s
    94. 184 Enhancing a landscape photo in Camera Raw 7
      9m 16s
  5. 13h 11m
    1. 001 Creating ice type
      8m 39s
    2. 002 Branding type on a texture
      7m 6s
    3. 003 Creating an image-branding machine
      7m 13s
    4. 004 Capturing effects with layer comps
      7m 35s
    5. 005 Rendering type in gold
      8m 9s
    6. 006 Creating a hammered metal background
      5m 48s
    7. 007 Creating heavy metal type
      8m 13s
    8. 008 Creating a molten letter effect
      6m 43s
    9. 009 Setting type on fire
      11m 20s
    10. 010 Using an anti-edge mask
      7m 20s
    11. 011 Blending textures onto a face
      9m 28s
    12. 012 Rendering a face as a cave painting
      7m 34s
    13. 013 Creating a reflection in shattered glass
      8m 32s
    14. 014 Creating a face in a tree
      11m 20s
    15. 015 Building a synthetic star field
      8m 21s
    16. 016 Making 3D type with Repoussé
      10m 14s
    17. 017 Casting 3D shadows and reflections
      9m 35s
    18. 018 Adjusting 3D light sources
      10m 51s
    19. 019 Masking highlights and shadows
      6m 27s
    20. 020 Masking glass
      10m 39s
    21. 021 High key high contrast
      8m 33s
    22. 022 Simulating sub-pixel rendering
      10m 58s
    23. 023 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Photoshop
      9m 41s
    24. 024 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Camera Raw
      8m 51s
    25. 025 Correcting red-eye like a pro
      11m 56s
    26. 026 Turning a photo into an ink drawing
      10m 42s
    27. 027 Turning a photo into a pencil sketch
      8m 43s
    28. 028 Creating a seamlessly repeating pattern
      10m 56s
    29. 029 Repairing seams in a repeating pattern
      10m 47s
    30. 030 Creating a 3D pie chart
      11m 9s
    31. 031 Splitting and modifying 3D meshes
      11m 52s
    32. 032 Using the Ground Plane Shadow Catcher
      6m 58s
    33. 033 Creating a talk show-style curtain
      7m 57s
    34. 034 Assembling a flawless panorama
      10m 5s
    35. 035 Removing people with image stacks
      11m 44s
    36. 036 Creative stacking with Maximum and Range
      11m 44s
    37. 037 Creating synthetic wood grain
      9m 23s
    38. 038 Making slats of uniquely textured wood
      10m 52s
    39. 039 Kerning within a single character
      10m 31s
    40. 040 Creating a raised bevel effect
      11m 49s
    41. 041 Putting wings on a horse
      10m 41s
    42. 042 Creating a classic heart in Illustrator
      7m 15s
    43. 043 Glossing up a heart in Photoshop
      8m 42s
    44. 044 Shooting and assembling a stereoscopic photo
      8m 15s
    45. 045 Extending 3D beyond the screen plane
      6m 13s
    46. 046 Adding stereo 3D text and shapes
      9m 9s
    47. 047 Tilting text and shapes toward the viewer
      8m 13s
    48. 048 Creating a shooting star in Illustrator
      6m 33s
    49. 049 Using blends to draw path outlines
      8m 8s
    50. 050 Inventing custom starbursts
      7m 33s
    51. 051 Making a fictional creature
      12m 5s
    52. 052 Transforming a creature into a monster
      6m 14s
    53. 053 Capturing a monster in motion
      11m 45s
    54. 054 Changing the color of a car
      7m 12s
    55. 055 Painting a colorful car black
      8m 16s
    56. 056 Coloring the stripes on a zebra
      10m 47s
    57. 057 Drawing trendy swirls in Illustrator
      10m 59s
    58. 058 Creating variable-width and brushed swirls
      10m 46s
    59. 059 Drawing trendy ornaments in Illustrator
      8m 49s
    60. 060 Designing a magically updating pattern
      8m 40s
    61. 061 Automatically collapsing a selection
      7m 43s
    62. 062 Adding a magnifying glass into a design
      7m 5s
    63. 063 Healing one eye onto another
      7m 15s
    64. 064 Creating a giant command key
      9m 15s
    65. 065 Drawing common symbols part 1
      6m 29s
    66. 066 Drawing common symbols part 2
      9m 26s
    67. 067 Filtering images with Camera Raw
      7m 52s
    68. 068 Creating a vivid HDR effect
      5m 29s
    69. 069 Creating an ambigram in Illustrator
      10m 45s
    70. 070 Making a two-word ambigram
      7m 47s
    71. 071 Drawing a Halloween scareflake
      10m 45s
    72. 072 Creating true clones in Illustrator
      11m 7s
    73. 073 Taking your scareflakes into Photoshop
      7m 20s
    74. 074 Making a faux HDR image in Lab
      8m 38s
    75. 075 Turning a guy into a zombie
      7m 3s
    76. 076 Miniaturizing the world in Photoshop
      6m 45s
    77. 077 Creating a synthetic rainbow
      8m 53s
    78. 078 Casting an artificial shadow from a layer
      7m 2s
    79. 079 Rendering a portrait in type
      8m 58s
    80. 080 Rendering a portrait in tile patterns
      7m 43s
    81. 081 Rotating a pattern layer in Photoshop
      4m 16s
    82. 082 Tracing an image with path outlines
      7m 50s
    83. 083 Turning path outlines into a vector mask
      6m 0s
    84. 084 Drawing rays of light in Photoshop
      5m 40s
    85. 085 Drawing concentric glow rings
      7m 24s
    86. 086 Designing an Indiana Jones-style logo
      8m 50s
    87. 087 Achieving mitered corners in Photoshop
      5m 43s
    88. 088 Masking with Blunt Instruments in Photoshop
      11m 8s
    89. 089 Creating a stained-glass ornament
      8m 26s
    90. 090 Designing a stained-glass window
      10m 23s

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