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217 Making a danger sign more dangerous

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Hey gang this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. This week we're going to take a danger sign and make it more dangerous in Photoshop. Specifically we're going to take this real-life sign that's available to you all at The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland better known as The Cliffs of Insanity in the movie Princess Bride. But this sign here wouldn't dissuade anybody from going to the edge of the cliff, at least it didn't work for me, but this one would have and we're going to create this guy as an intricate shape layer inside Photoshop.

217 Making a danger sign more dangerous

Hey gang this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. This week we're going to take a danger sign and make it more dangerous in Photoshop. Specifically we're going to take this real-life sign that's available to you all at The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland better known as The Cliffs of Insanity in the movie Princess Bride. But this sign here wouldn't dissuade anybody from going to the edge of the cliff, at least it didn't work for me, but this one would have and we're going to create this guy as an intricate shape layer inside Photoshop.

Here, let me show you exactly how it works. All right, here is that extra scary version of the warning sign and here is the unmodified version which is where we'll start. The only changes I've made are to add a few path outlines just to expedite the process. You can however of course draw your own path outlines if you like. So I am going to start by switching over to the Paths panel which you can get by choosing the Paths command from the Window menu and then I'll click on the shark body path here. And if I scroll up and press the A key to switch to my Black Arrow tool and then click on the path outline, you can see it's very simple.

Just a total of four anchor points and that's it. To convert the path to a shape layer, return to the Layers panel, then drop down to this black/white circle at the bottom of the panel and press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and go ahead and choose the very top command Solid Color. Because you have the Alt or Option key down you will see the New Layer dialog box. I am going to go ahead and call this guy Shark and click OK. By default Photoshop should just go ahead and select black for you in which case you can click OK, because we want a black shark.

We also want to mask the shark inside of the confines of the sign, which means grabbing this cliff over here on the left-hand side and flipping it over to the right so that we can generate a mask. We'll do that for starters by turning off the shark layer and then go ahead and click on the developed photo layer there. Press the L key to switch to the Lasso tool and you want to press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click around this cliff like so, and make sure that you leave plenty of white margin around there.

But you don't need to select the orange margin outside the sign and you don't need to select the rocks either. We just need this portion of the cliff selected. All right, I am going to go ahead and zoom in so that I can see what I'm doing a little more up close and personal. And I will jump a copy of the cliff to a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+J or Command+Option+J on the Mac and I will go ahead and call this new layer cliff and click OK and you can see that we now have a duplicate of the cliff on an independent layer. Now, go up to the Edit menu, choose Transform and choose Flip Horizontal in order to flip the cliff to the other side like so.

And then, you want to press the Ctrl key or the Command key on the Mac in order to temporarily access the Move tool on the fly and go ahead and drag that cliff over to the right-hand side like so. Now we want to scale the cliff so it's taller than the shark. And normally you would turn the shark layer back on so you can keep track of what you're doing. I already happen to know the settings I am going to use however. So I will turn that Shark layer off, and then with the Cliff layer active, I will return to the Edit menu and choose Free Transform or you could press Ctrl+T or Command+T on the Mac.

And we want to scale with respect more or less to the bottom-right corner of the bounding box. So I will select that corner up here under Reference Point Matrix on the far left side of the Options Bar. Then I am going to turn on link between the Width and Height values. I'll click on W to select the Width Value and I will change it to 124. Then we need to adjust the X and Y values to get this guy exactly in place. And the values I am looking for are these. I will go and click on the X value and change it to 3342 and then tab to the Y value and change it to 2702.

So it's just a few pixels off in both directions. And we end up with this effect here, at which point you want to go ahead and press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac a couple of times in order to apply your change. I am going to go ahead and zoom out here. Now we need to convert this cliff to a kind of layer mask for the shark, so that he is not exceeding the boundaries of the sign. And we'll do that by switching to the Channels panel which you can get by choosing the Channels command from the Window menu. The cliff appears darkest in Red channel than the other two.

So go ahead and grab the Red channel and drag it onto the little page icon at the bottom of the Channels panel to make a copy, and we'll call this new channel Mask. Then press Ctrl+I or Command+I on the Mac to invert the channel. Now we need to increase the contrast by going up to the Image menu and choosing Adjustments, and then you want to choose the Levels command. We want to change this first input Levels value to 100, so we're darkening up the darkest colors and then change the last input Levels value to 200 in order to produce this effect here.

So 100, 1.00 and 200, then click OK. And now if you want to clean things up a little bit, which is probably a good idea, go ahead and zoom in here and I'll press the B key to switch to the Brush tool. you want to tap the D key as well as in default in order to get the default foreground and background colors. Then right-click inside the Image window and increase your Hardness value to 100%. Then you can click away some of these little particles that are appearing inside of the cliff like so.

And finally, after painting that chunk away, you'll want to increase the size of your brush by pressing the right-bracket key a few times and then click on that screw to get rid of it. Now press the L key to switch back to the Lasso tool and I'm going to zoom out a little bit, press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and just make sure to select all the way around the cliff, you don't have to select tight to the edge, in fact you want some black margin in there just to make sure you don't goof things up. And then when you're done you can release both the mouse button and the Alt or Option key, go up to the Select menu and choose the Inverse Command or press Ctrl+Shift+I or Command+Shift+I on a Mac and then press Ctrl+Backspace or Command+Delete on the Mac to fill everything outside of the marching ants.

Now press Ctrl+D or Command+D on a Mac in order to deselect the image. We want to load this mask as a selection and you do that by Ctrl+Clicking on it here on a PC or Command+Clicking on it on a Mac. Then switch back to the RGB image, switch over to the Layers panel. You can turn off the cliff layer for now, turn on the shark layer; click on it and then drop down to the Add Layer Mask icon and click on it in order to convert the selection outline to a layer mask. Now we need to bring back in the rest of the shark, which you do by copying and pasting paths.

So switch over to the Paths panel and then click on the mouth path in order to make it active, press the A key to switch to the Black Arrow tool and click on the path outline to select it like so. Then press Ctrl+C or Command+C on the Mac in order to copy the mouth. Switch to this path right there, this temporary one that's called Shark Shape Path, which is the path for the Shape Layer and then press Ctrl +V or Command+V on the Mac to paste in the mouth. Then you want to go up to this icon which is called Path Operations up in the Options Bar, click on it and switch it to Subtract Front Shape in order to subtract away that mouth.

Now let's scroll up a little bit here, we want to grab this sweat above the guy's head and that's this sweat path right there. Go ahead and click on it, marquee the paths like so and press Ctrl+C or Command+C on a Mac to paste them. Then click on this shark shape path again and press Ctrl+V or Command+V on the Mac in order to paste him in place. Now it looks like they're set to that Subtract Front mode again, but they're actually not. If I go up here to the Path Operations we've got Combined Shape selected which means that the sweat will be added to the shark.

Problem is it falls outside of the layer mask. So you need to switch back to the Layers panel, make sure that Layer Mask thumbnail is selected, press the M key to switch to the Rectangular Marquee tool and just select this general area up here. And then, assuming white as your foreground color, press Alt+Backspace or Option+Delete on the Mac to fill the selection with white and bring back the sweat. Now you can click anywhere inside the image to deselect it and then switch back to the Paths panel and click on the Teeth Path to select them.

Then press the A key to switch back to your Black Arrow tool. Click on the top teeth and Shift+Click on these bottom ones that are just sitting here loose and then press Ctrl+C or Command+C on the Mac to copy them, switch back to the shark shape path and then press Ctrl+V or Command+V on a Mac in order to paste those teeth into place. And the reason we have two different groups of teeth neither of which is quite right is because I was trying to figure out the better approach as opposed to just sitting there and drawing every single one of them which got a little bit tedious.

So came out with two approaches, you see which one you like. I am going to click off the paths in order to deselect them, and then I'll click on this top set of teeth to select them. I am going to create a copy of them by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and then dragging them to this location here. So you have to have the Alt or Option key down before you start dragging. That way, you can make a copy of those teeth at this new location. Then press Ctrl+T or Command+T on a Mac in order to enter the Free Transform mode. Grab that little target right there, which is the origin point for the transformation, drag them to the upper-left corner like so and then drag outside the teeth to rotate them in the place until they look like this, this is fine.

Then press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to apply that change and now Alt+Drag or Option+Drag the teeth again to right about here in order to create another copy of them and then press Ctrl+T or Command+ T on the Mac to enter the Free Transform mode, drag that little target up into left like so. Then you want to rotate the teeth into place and scale them by the way. So I am dragging on this lower-right corner handle in order to scale the teeth and I am pressing the Shift key as I do so, so I am scaling the teeth proportionally.

Then I might move them down to about here. Then press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac in order to apply that change. Now let's say you want to lengthen a few of the teeth. Then what you do is you switch from the Path Selection tool, the Black Arrow tool to the Direct Selection tool, the White Arrow tool. Now go ahead and marquee those two points and Shift+Marquee this one as well, at least that's what I did, and then drag those points down a little bit to make the teeth taller. And I might move this one over a little bit. We might need some further adjustments in the future.

Now we've got to get these guys right here. And so what you want to do is press Shift+A in order to switch back to the Black Arrow tool, click on these teeth to select them and drag them up into the bottom of the mouth like so. And at this point I decided I bet I could warp these teeth to match the bottom of the mouth. You once again want to press Ctrl+T or Command +T on a Mac to enter the Free Transform mode and then you can click on this little warp icon on the right side of the Options Bar.

And then you choose a warp style. Now in our case it's got to be Arch, so that the teeth remain upright as they bend. They're bending in the wrong direction however and I ultimately came up with a Bend value of -26 as you can see up there in the Options Bar. Then you want to Tab over to the Horizontal Distortion value and change it to -45% and you can press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to apply that warp on-the-fly. Now we need to scale and rotate the teeth and you do that by clicking on this Warp Icon once again, this time to turn it off.

And I went ahead and moved this target over to this location on the right side of the teeth and then I dragged up a little bit until I rotated them about 3 degrees, works out nicely. I am going to nudge these guys down too. And then I ended up changing the Width value to 98%, so not a lot of scaling going on, but just a little bit. Then I will press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac a couple of times in order to apply that change, and I am going to move these guys out like so. We have too many teeth as you can see or I didn't know when I was creating the teeth how many I'd need, so I am going to zoom out a little bit here.

In order to select the extra teeth and delete them, you want to press Shift+A once again this time to switch back to the White Arrow tool and marquee this region right there. Unfortunately, in addition to selecting the teeth, that select parts of a couple of other paths. To deselect them what you've got to do is press the Shift and Alt keys. That's Shift and Option on a Mac, and click once and then twice on the big shark outline, and then once and then twice on the mouth outline. So just make sure you have the Shift and Alt keys down.

That's Shift and Option on the Mac in order to make that work. Then press the Backspace key or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of the extra teeth and then this guy needs to be tucked in just a little bit like so. And then finally, so we don't have that line through the middle of things, you want to switch to the Pen tool which you can get by pressing the P key and drag down and to the right from that farthest left anchor point and then drag up into the right from the last one over here on the right-hand side and you end up with this effect here. This looks great! And now what we got to do if you want to add a little texture to the shark, then switch back to the Layers panel, grab that Cliff layer, drag it above the Shark layer, turn it on, and then press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click on the horizontal line between cliff and shark to combine them into a clipping mask.

Now I'll zoom out a couple of clicks here so that we can take in all of the sign at a time. Now admittedly that's not everything. In the next movie in fact I will show you how to heighten the realism of this effect. But that is how you go about turning a scary sign into something much scarier inside Photoshop. If you're a member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, I have a follow-up movie in which I show you how to enhance the credibility of this shark. Now for example, I wanted to give him an eye but I didn't want to draw it in because that would be too much definition.

The dude doesn't even have feet. So I decided to represent the eye as a screw as in the case of this completely credible version of the shark here. If you're waiting for next week's free technique, I am going to show you how to precisely align elements to a bleed inside of Illustrator. Now, I'll explain everything then, but along the way we're going to create this really cool piece of vector artwork here. Deke's Techniques, each and every week. Keep watching!

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  1. 24m 37s
    1. 371 Creating secret-message type in Photoshop NEW
      13m 38s
    2. 372 Animating a continuously morphing message NEW
      10m 59s
  2. 17h 31m
    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
    62. 343 Creating a 3D doughnut in Illustrator
      15m 23s
    63. 344 Creating a golden 3D ring in Illustrator
      10m 21s
    64. 345 Mapping Elven runes (or text) onto a 3D ring
      15m 57s
    65. 346 Hand-drawing custom-made letters in Illustrator
      19m 33s
    66. 347 Drawing letters with curves and holes
      15m 56s
    67. 348 Enhancing your hand-drawn text in Photoshop
      7m 20s
    68. 349 Mixing a low-color photo with Camera Raw
      11m 2s
    69. 350 Mixing a low-color photo with adjustment layers
      10m 7s
    70. 351 Saving your effect as a color lookup table
      5m 31s
    71. 352 Extracting a classic painting from its frame
      11m 35s
    72. 353 Extracting that same painting nondestructively
      7m 59s
    73. 354 Archiving and enhancing a child’s art
      10m 47s
    74. 355 Combining a child’s art with a real classic
      11m 5s
    75. 356 Developing the perfect sunset in Camera Raw
      9m 55s
    76. 357 Lush landscapes: The real green is yellow
      9m 7s
    77. 358 Painting away Camera Raw “Clarity halos”
      17m 7s
    78. 359 Selectively sharpening a stressed photograph
      16m 12s
    79. 360 Transforming yourself into a Dark Elf
      16m 27s
    80. 361 Hand-masking the elf against a vivid background
      15m 35s
    81. 362 Making the Dark Elf that much darker
      15m 29s
    82. 363 Developing a photograph of The Joker
      16m 26s
    83. 364 Carving expression lines into The Joker’s face
      14m 1s
    84. 365 Creating a campaign poster in Illustrator
      15m 3s
    85. 366 Creating a Prohibition (or Universal No) symbol
      7m 13s
    86. 367 Using Photoshop CC’s new Flame Generator
      10m 4s
    87. 368 Creating cool Flame Generator art
      9m 35s
    88. 369 Setting type on fire with the Flame Generator
      8m 13s
    89. 370 Blending synthetic flames with type
      6m 12s
  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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