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272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket

From: Deke's Techniques

Video: 272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket

In this movie, I'll show you how to Next what you want to do is draw a Right now we need to fill in a few more gaps.

272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket

In this movie, I'll show you how to create the uniformly stroked line art that we created in the previous movie, and we'll turn it into this full color rendering using the Live Paint tool. Now, before we can use the Live Paint tool, we need to add some colors to the Swatches panel, and you can see that the Swatches panel is nearly empty, because I created this illustration from an image file. But, you can still get the default swatches by clicking on this little Swatch Libraries Menu icon in the bottom left corner of the Swatches Panel.

Then, choose Default Swatches and choose Print. Then, go ahead and select all these swatches by clicking on the last one, and shift clicking on the first one, and then just drag em and drop em over into the Swatches Panel. And then you can go ahead and close that Floating Print panel. Now what I want to do is twirl open my Tracing Layer here. And because the Live Paint function ends up changing the nature of the line art, I'm going to create a copy of it. So I'll go ahead and click on the little meatball to the right of the word simplified here.

And I'll press Ctrl+C or Cmd+C on the Mac to copy it. I'll go ahead and turn off that simplified art and I'll press Ctrl+F or Cmd+F on a Mac to paste the copy in front. And now I'm going to go ahead and rename this guy Live Paint like so. Next what you want to do is draw a big rectangle around your artwork and let me demonstrate why. I'm going to press Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on the Mac to zoom out and it'll click off the artwork to deselect it. We're going to need to fill in the grass around the sides of this creature and at the bottom of the art as well.

And a Live Paint tool, can only fill in areas that are continuously surrounded by lines. So, I'm going to go ahead and switch to the White Arrow tool, and I'm going to click on this point, and Shift-click on this one. And then, assuming that your keyboard increment is one point, press Shift+Left Arrow three times in a row, like so. And then grab this point, and Shift click on this one, and press Shift+Right Arrow three times in a row. Now, I want you to go to the View menu. And choose Smart Guides in the event that it's currently turned off, and that way, you'll turn the smart guides on.

Then grab the Rectangle tool and drag from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner, or vice versa, just so long as you're intersecting those corners like so. And now I want to expand the rectangle, which I'll do by clicking on the word Transform up here on the Control Panel. I'll click at the end of the Width Value and enter + 36. That will give us 18 points on either side. Tab to the Height Value, click after it, and enter + 36 for it as well. Then press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to produce this big rectangle that you see here.

Right now we need to fill in a few more gaps. Notice right there on the creature's hand we've got a little bit of gap between the suction cups, and I'm going to fill that in just using the Line tool. So you just need to make sure that things are visually filled in. Now, you want to press Ctrl+Y or Cmd+Y on a Mac to switch to the Outline Mode, so you can see the other gaps in your artwork. So I'll switch to the White Arrow tool by pressing the A key, and this guy's a big gap so I'll go ahead and close it up. And probably at this point you want to turn Smart Guides off.

Which you can do by pressing Ctrl+U, or Cmd+U on the Mac, because they're going to get in the way as we try to snap these points together. So, here I am just working a little bit above the hand. I'll go ahead and close up this gap. You don't have to close up the really small ones. But you might just want to move things into alignment with each other, like so. And I'll go ahead and drag this guy down. And this is a pretty good sized gap, potentially. So is this one here. We've got a gap at this location. This is, obviously, tedious work, but it's worth doing.

Go ahead and select this point and get rid of it. And then grab this guy and drag it over and then maybe to round things out a little bit. This is a big gap so it needs to be closed up. This guy right here can be closed very simply by marking the two points and then just pressing Ctrl+J, or Cmd+J on the Mac in order to join the end points together. With a straight segment, albeit but, you know, it's pretty tiny. So I don't think it'll show up that well. We'll go ahead and drag guys down as well. So I'm just kind of skirting around the outside of the artwork.

And once you get to about the top of his head, you can give up on it. You don't really have to fill in any of the other gaps. You may decide that something like this isn't going to suit you, I'm right below the moon. In case you're wondering where I've gone. And, so I'll select this guy, get rid of him, and I'll just drag this point over to this location, oops. I don't want to move that control handle up. If you're feeling like a big fuss budget, you can take care of that point there. I'm going to leave that area alone. We do have one pretty big problem over here in the bushes to the side of the flag.

So I'll press Ctrl+Y or Cmd+Y on the Mac to switch back to the preview mode. And I'm going to scroll down my Layers panel, and I'm going to turn on the Image Trace item right there, and I'll meatball it. That is I'll click on this little circular target icon. And then go up to this little Image Trace panel icon, click on it, and you want to change View from Tracing Result to Source Image. And that way you'll be able to see what the original pencil sketch or a tleast the original Photoshop image looked like.

This may reek all kinds of havoc on your screen, as it is in my case. My entire screen has turned black, so that's the kind of thing where you think gee whiz, I just crashed the program. In fact, it's just Illustrator's way of trying to attract your attention and also demonstrate that it's having a hard time making this happen, but in the fullness of time so just wait for it. You will end up seeing your screen come back and the image come back as well. So once you see it as I am now, go ahead and close the Image Trace panel and then zoom in on the art work and now you want to select the Pen tool, Which you can do by pressing the P key.

I'm going to drag from this point, like so, and then drag down here. I might go ahead and press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on the Mac to get the white arrow to on the fly and drag that control handle up a little bit. And then I'll Ctrl or Cmd, click off of the path, to deactivate it. Now I'll click here in order to wake up this guy, and click right about there to add a segment. Alright so that should take care of that. I'll go ahead and turn off that Image Trace object, so that it can better see what the art work looks like. And I want to fix these other bushes.

So I'll press Ctrl+Y, or Cmd+Y on a Mac, to switch to the Outline mode. I'll press the A key, to get the White Arrow tool, and I'll just drag these points around a little bit. And this guy shouldn't even be here, so I'll get rid of him. I'll just select this guy, and move 'em up like so. That'll do it. So I'll press Ctrl+0, or Cmd+0 on a Mac in order to zoom out. Press Ctrl+Y or Cmd+Y on a Mac, in order to preview my artwork. And I'll press the V key, in order to switch to the Black Arrow tool.

It'll click on the spath outlines to select em all, because they're grouped together. Just to sort of be able to tell what you're doing here. You'll want to press Ctrl+H, or Cmd+H on a Mac to hide those selection edges. Now drop down to the Shape Builder tool right there. Click and hold and select the Live Paint Bucket from the Flyout menu. Now notice as you move around the artwork you'll see various locations that you might fill. So I'm going to select this shade of orange. Its C0M50Y100K0, here inside the Swatches panel.

And then click inside the dude's face in order to fill it like so. And notice it gets this big thick edge. I don't really like that, and there's a lot of little areas inside this artwork that are not going to be served well by the thick edge. To get rid of it, Double-click on the Live Paint Bucket tool in order to bring up the Live Paint Bucket options. By default, Paint Strokes is turned off. I want you to leave it that way. So, only Paint Fill should be selected. A red highlight is just fine, but let's change the width to one point and then click OK. One of the little time savers associated with this tool, you can just click, like so, in order to fill these regions.

Or you can drag kind of in and out of them. So you're not creating a marquee, you're just dragging in and out of the regions that you want to fill like so in order to achieve this effect. Now I want his eye to be white. So I'll go ahead and switch to white here inside the Swatches panel. And I'll click inside of his eye. And notice by the way, it's not the end of the drip coming out of the paint bucket that's hot, it's the top left point on that arrow cursor. So in other words, you want to click with the arrow inside the eye. But that ends up filling up the dude's entire face. So that's no good.

So we'll press Ctrl+Z, or Cmd+Z on a Mac, to undo that. The culprit is under the Object menu. Then you drop down to Live Paint, and then you choose Gap Options. My default is finely set to three points, we want it set to two. So knock it down to two, and you'll see where all the gaps are, all the two point gaps, inside of the artwork highlighted in red. And, so what the Live Paint tool's capable of doing is automatically filling in gaps on the fly. However, it's not so great that it could uniformly take care of all the different gaps that we had before.

That's why we had to fill them in manually. Anyway, I'll go ahead and click OK now. And, then click inside the eye and you can see I can fill it with white. Finally let's go over to this dude's hand here and I'm going to select that same shade of orange. And I'll drag inside the various regions of the hand and I'm not doing anything. If I start dragging around in here, I can get something accomplished like so. And, I just want to stay inside some of these regions here, but I'm not going to fill in the entire hand. Now just as soon as I release, I didn't fill in the big area.

And the problem is, that this little line that I drew is not inside the Live Paint object, and it needs to be. So what we need to do is press the V key to switch back to the Black Arrow tool. Press Ctrl+H or Cmd+H on a Mac in order to bring back the selection edges. Go ahead and Shift-click on this little guy to select him, and you might as well do this inside the Layer's panel. Go ahead and Shift-click on this path right there. That is to say on it's circular so called meatball, in order to select it as well.

So that we've got that outside rectangle selected. That's the big rectangle around the whole artwork. And now you want to go up to this button, Merge Life Paint, and click on it, here inside the Control panel. I'll zoom out a little bit. And I'll press Ctrl+H, or Cmd+H on the Mac, in order to hide the selection edges. I'll switch back to the Paint Bucket tool. And then I'll just click inside the hand, and I still need to fill in these two regions as well. All right, now I'll zoom out a little bit. I'll go ahead and do the same thing, drag around inside this other hand.

And just make sure that I get all the bits. It looks like I've gone too far, and I filled in his jacket as well. And I missed the finger, so I'll go ahead and click on those guys. We can always come back to the jacket, so I'll just leave it the way it is for now. And now the really fun part, just dragging around inside this weird sort of anatomical detail of the bottom of him, which is, you know what passes for feet and legs if it was a person. But he's an alien, so he's kind of squid like or something.

And now I'll drag around in these regions. And I think I've got it all. No, I missed one little part. Well I got most of it. I just missed this lovely detail, over here. Now let's fill in some other stuff. I'm going to select purple, C 75 M 100, and I'll click in this area, and I'll sort of drag right here, to get those two pieces. The national flag of this land also has purple in it and this little fluffy detail that he's wearing is purple as well.

And then I'm going to switch to this shade of blue which is C85M50, and I'm going to drag down like that through the pocket in order to fill in that area. And I'll click there in order to fill in that little bit inside the pen and we've got these guys in the back that need to be filled as well so just drag across them oh, and his sleeve has to be blue. And notice you can see these little swatches above the Paint Bucket cursor. Those show you three swatches at a time that you can choose from. So if I want to go to the next shade of blue, the lighter shade of blue on the left, I just press the left arrow cursor, and I select it.

And then, I can just click and drag inside some of these little guys, in order to fill in his you know, ceremonial elbow pads and also the center of the flag. And then, I want to grab this lighter shade of purple over here. And I'll go ahead and drag down these two details here. Alright, now let's color the sun by selecting the shade of yellow, which is C5Y90. And I'll click inside the sun, the outer ring that is, and I need to click there as well. And in these little towers, by the way they're golden towers of course but in case you're thinking this is just some kind of a little building, it's not.

It's very far away. Very large castle that this guy lives in. So, we just have a little bit of forced cartoon perspective. All right, now I'm going to select this sort of creamy color there, and I'm going to drag around inside the main portion of the building to fill it. This is also the color of the moon, so you just want to drag inside him, including his nostril. Make sure to get that and his arm. So that'll fill him. I missed the sun's face so I'll go ahead and select this light shade of orange and click inside of it.

And then what else do we have here? We've got the flag and the flag pole and all that jazz. I'm going to select this shade of brown, which is C35M60Y80K25, and I'm going to click inside of the flag pole, and click at the top of it as well. Then this next sort of creamy color, C40M45Y50K5, is the color of the base of the flagpole. Have to drag across it as well as this little ceremonial pen that he uses to sign, you know, documents and junk.

And, finally, we've got this light shade of green right here which is C50Y100. Just go ahead and click at the bottom to fill it and then this slightly darker shade of green, C75Y100, click on the right side and then click on the left side. For the bushes, we've got this dark shade of green right there, and I'm just going to kind of drag, sort of hit and miss across the bushes, see if I'm able to pull it off. Looks like I got those guys. Then I'll try to see if I can hit all of them.

Gotta click inside him independently. Drag over these various bush pieces. And I'll click very carefully on him. Alright, the reason I don't want to do the sky is cause we're going to handle the sky differently. Lets say you want to fill the sky with a color that's not currently represented as a swatch. Well you need to represent it as a swatch. So, I started by selecting this kind of pinkish color right there. Then I went to the Color Guide panel which you can get to maybe in a different portion of your screen. You can get to it by choosing Color Guide from the Window menu.

And, then I selected two tints over, this guy right there, to come up with that paler shade of pink. And, then I'll switch over to the Swatches panel and I'll click that little Page icon and I'll just leave the swatch name what it is and click OK. And then I tried using that as a color for the sky and it just seemed like I was overwhelming things, so I decided I wanted a gradient instead. In which case, make sure the Gradient panel is up. You could also get to it by choosing Gradient from the Window menu. And, of course you can get to any panel in Illustrator from the Window menu.

And then, I just need to see the bar, the white to black bar, and just drag the little pink guy there. And drop where the black swatch was previously, and you'll get pink instead. And then you need to save that as a swatch by clicking on the little Page icon. And I'll call this guy, Pink Grad, and I'll go ahead and click OK. And now I'll fill the sky with that gradient and also fill this little wedge right there with a gradient, too. Now, it's going in the wrong direction. I want pink to be at the top and white to be at the bottom, so I'll go ahead and switch to my Gradient tool.

And then you drag from down below, right here at the line, I think, and press the Shift key, and then release somewhere near the top of the art board in order to create this effect here. Now, for some reason, Illustrator sees fit to ruin all the strokes. So what you do to fix them, is to switch back to the Black Arrow tool, go up to the Line Weight Value and change it to one point. And I want you to see, notice these weird edges that are surrounding the lines? And, so, it's like we've got halos around the lines between the strokes and the colored fills.

That's really something that can show up, by the way. If you press Ctrl+K, or Cmd+K on a Mac, and switch to appearance of black. To really see what's going on inside of a document, you want to make sure that On Screen is set to display all blacks accurately, and that way you'll know what's going on. So if it's not set that way, go ahead and set it that way, and then click OK. Now, notice as soon as I changed the stroke from this weak black, which is a standard black ink, with no cyan, magenta, or yellow, to our rich black that we created in a previous movie, we end up getting these better transitions here.

And that way, we're not going to have any trapping problems, whatsoever. You should also go ahead and click on the word Stroke, and just make sure that the Round Cap and the Round Joint are still selected. Which, for me, they are. So, it takes a little while to pull it off, but it is possible, and actually quite a bit of fun to color vector-based illustrations using the Live Paint feature, here inside Illustrator.

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  1. 18m 1s
    1. 336 Drawing a hand (clenched in a fist)
      11m 44s
    2. 337 Cleaning up a sketch captured with a phone
      6m 17s
  2. 10h 39m
    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
  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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