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286 Coloring and shading your avatar

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Video: 286 Coloring and shading your avatar

In this movie we'll be taking that black and white avatar that we created in the And then I'm going to dial in some values here.

286 Coloring and shading your avatar

In this movie we'll be taking that black and white avatar that we created in the previous movie and we will be adding shading and coloring to create this final effect here. I go ahead and switch over to my illustration in progress and I'll click on the new drawing layer to make it active, because that's the layer that we're working on. And I'll click on the outline of the face with a black arrow tool to select it. and I'll bring up my color panel as you can see here. If your not seeing the color sliders then you need to click the double arrow icon a couple times next to the word color to expand it.

And you should be looking at the fill which is this first guy right there. You also want to be, if you're working along with me, looking at the RGB sliders as I am. And then I'm going to dial in some values here. I'm going to change the red value to 240, I'll enter a green value of 200 and finally I'll take the blue value down to 180, in order to produce this sort of pale skin tone. Now I'm going to go ahead and zoom in and I want to begin work on the various shading elements that I'll need. Starting with a little bit of a line under the lip.

So I'll press the P key in order to switch to the pen tool. I'll press control + shift + a or command + shift+ a in the mac to deselect the art work that way, I'm not adding or deleting points around the face and I'll just go around and draw a tiny path outline like so. I'll drag to create on smooth point and I'll drag to create another smooth point, and we'll end up with something along these lines. You can create any kind of under the lip effect that you want, and next what we want to do is change the color of this stroke, and I'm going to do that by clicking On the stroke icon right there. Actually I'm going to start with the fill.

I'll get rid of the fill. We don't want that. And then I'll click on the stroke icon. And this time I'm going to dial in a red value of 200, a green value of 140, and a blue value of 130, in order to produce this darkish shading line right there. Now I'll press the A key to switch to the white arrow tool. And I just want to make sure I got this guy in the right place. Now, you can't help but notice that it's overlapping the outside stroke. And that's why we need a Clipping Mask so I'll press the V key to switch to the black arrow tool, I'll click on this path outline to select this entire thing, and then I'll press control + X ,or command + X on the Mac, to cut it to the clipboard.

Now I'll select the big path outline that surrounds the entire head and I'm going to switch to the two column tool box so I can see these options down here at the bottom. Notice this guy right there, Draw Inside. I'll go ahead and select it and then I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose Paste in Place and that pastes that little line in the proper location, like so. Now I'll switch back to the Draw Normal mode, down here at the bottom of the toolbox. And I'll switch to the single column toolbox, which is more likely to match what you're seeing on screen.

Now, this guy's too thick. Notice, this line weight value is set to 12 points. I want it to be 9 points, like so, and we get this much improved effect here. And I'll go ahead and press the A key. You can go ahead and modify exactly how this line looks as much as you want. Alright, now's let's say I want a line under the jaw here. So I'll press the V Key to switch the black arrow tool, select the jaw and I'll press Control +C or Command + C on the Mac. In order to copy it, and you know what, I might as well grab a few paths here, now that I think of it.

I'll shift + click on the nostril, I'll shift + click on the eye brow, and I'll shift + click on the bottom of the ear. All those things will come in handy. And now we'll go ahead and choose a copy command, or press control + C or command + C on a Mac. And now I'm going to paste these things into that Clipping Mask. So, just a moment ago, when I pasted inside, I created a Clipping Mask. In order to modify the clipping mask, go ahead and double click on the face outline. And you'll enter this isolation mode. And then press Control + F, or command + F on a Mac, in order to paste all those objects in place.

Press the I key to switch to the eyedropper right there, near the bottom of the toolbox. And then you can click on this stroke in order to lift its attributes like so. Alright, now I'm going to switch to the black arrow tool, click off the path outline to deselect, then grab this guy, click on it to select it, and I'll switch to the rotate tool. Click right there at the top of the jawline and then drag down to right about there and before you release press and hold the Alt key or the option key on the Mac.

And notice now I get that double arrowhead cursor that shows me that I'm going to clone this line. Go ahead and drop it in place and now you have two of these jawlines. Let's join them together by switching to the white arrow tool, marquis these two points right there, and press control + J or command + J on the Mac to join them. Then, I should be able to Alt click the path to select the entire thing and press control + J or command + J on the Mac to join them but the Illustrator has a problem when joining paths inside a Clipping Mask. So what you gotta do, click OK, is click off the shape, click on this point, Shift + click on this one so just these two anchor points are selected.

Then press control + J, or command + J on the Mac, to join them. And now lets switch to the fill here inside the color panel. And with any luck, you'll see this little guy that represents the last used color. Go ahead and click on it, and then that loads that same color under the jaw. Alright, now lets do the same for the nose. Press the V key to switch to the black arrow tool, click on the nose line, the nostril line, to select it, press the R key to switch to the rotate tool, that guy right there, click on this anchor point to select it, the far left one, drag down, at about this point, press and hold the Alt key, or the Option key on the Mac, in order to create a duplicate.

Now, grab the white arrow tool, marquee these two anchor points, press control + J, or command + J on a Mac to select them. Drag this control handle down a little bit so we have a little bit more of a shadow going. But I do want it to kind of follow the contours of the lips, so I'm going to move this guy down and drag its control handle upward, then click this guy, click shift this one and press control + J, command + J on the Mac, to join them. Make sure the fills active here inside the color panel. Click on the little punk icon there. Kind of mauve, I guess.

That'll fill that path with that color. So that we've got some shading going on there. This next one is a little harder. Press the V key to switch to the black arrow tool, select the eyebrow, and let's just go ahead and drag it down this time, and, at about this point right there, drag it down to the left slightly, like so. Press and hold the alt key, or the option on a Mac, and release in order to create a clone. Press the A key, in order to switch to the white arrow. Go ahead and marquee those two right hand points, press control + J or command + J on a mac to join them. Let's move this guy down slightly, like over here, and then marquee these two points and press control + J or command + J on a Mac to join them.

Make sure the fill is active and color panel click and on the mauve icon, in order to load that color. Alright, now for the ear. What we really want to do with the ear is switch to the pen tool, by pressing the P key. And when you hover over this anchor point here, the bottom right one, you should see a little slash next to the cursor that shows you that you're about to extend this path. You want to alt drag, or option drag like so, so that you convert that smooth point to a cuss point and then drag like this, in order to create more the path.

And it's not showing up so you have to press control + Y, twice in a row, that's command + Y twice in a row on the Mac, in order to get the screen to refresh. And they just all click or option click on that point to cut away its control handle and click up here, maybe click over here like so. And, grab that white arrow tool, get rid of this anchor point there, just select it, click on it to select it, and press the backspace key, or delete key on a mac. Then marquee those two anchor points on top and press control + J or command + J on a Mac, to join them.

Go to the color panel and click on that last used color swatch to load that fill. Alright now we're done. So, all you have to do to escape the isolation mode, is press the escape key, and you'll see all these paths in the context of the larger illustration. Alright now at this point we have a better idea of what's going on, especially with this line that represents the shade under the eyebrow. I'm going to click on this point with the white arrow tool to select it. That should work, at this point, because sometime it's hard to select things inside of clipping path inside of Illustrator, but this clipping path, so far, is pretty darn simple.

So, I'm just kind of nudge this guy up by pressing the up arrow key a few times. And now, I'll drag upward on this control handle. So that we have a little bit of an arch where that eye lid would be and I actually might want to take this over even more because I am just kind of trying represent the top eyelid using negative space here. Now you want to press the V key. Click on the eyelashes and press control + C, or command + C on the mac in order to copy it.

Go ahead and double click on the outline of the entire face again and press control + F or command + F on the mnac. We're in the isolationmode here now. What we want to do is, press the C key in order to switch to the scissors tool over here, and click right about there, and then click right about there, I think, should work out. And then, now get the black arrow tool, click on this little path fragment, and shift + click on this one to select them both. And press the backspace key, or the delete key on the mac, to get rid of them. And then press the P key to switch to the pen tool, and Alt drag, like so right there.

And then Alt drag there. Those are Option drags on the Mac. And this is going to be the white of the eye, in case you're wondering what the heck I'm up to. Press the V key to switch to the black arrow tool, click on that eye path to select it. And let's go ahead and press shift + X to swap the fill on the strokes, so we have this black eye, obviously not what we want. So go up to the fill swatch here in the control panel and switch to white. And now, you can press the escape key in order to escape the isolation mode. And you should end up with something like this. Now I think I want to bring that out a little bit.

So, I'm going to grab my scale tool, click right there to set the Transformation Origin, and drag out like so, because I think the eye wants to be more like that. Now, I might increase the curvature just a little bit, what the heck, by switching to the white arrow tool. And, I'll go ahead and click off the path outline, click right there, and that's actually selecting the wrong thing, so click there. And then I should be able to drag this guy in and drag the control handles out. So obviously, I'm being a little but of a perfectionist but I want to get it right.

Alright a couple of more things, just two more shadows actually. One is a function of this right here, so go ahead and grab this edge that's associated with the hair. So just click on it with the white arrow tool, and then press control + C or command + C on a Mac to copy it. Now press the V key to switch to the black arrow tool, double-click on the outline of the entire face and press control + V or command + V on a Mac, in order to paste that guy in there. Press the I key in order to switch to the eye dropper, click on one of these paths to lift its attributes.

Go ahead and grab the black arrow tool again. What we're going to do is create a shade underneath the hair, so go ahead and drag this guy over just a little bit and press the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac, in order to create a clone of it. Then press the R key to switch back to the rotate tool. Click up at this top point. Drag ever so slightly down and to the right here, just to rotate a little bit. And now switch to the white arrow tool. Go ahead and marquee these two points up at the top. We do not want the skull to be selected. So, I might try that again.

Go ahead and marque more carefully this one and then shift + marquee this one. Press control + J or command + J on a Mac to join em. Then select these two guys, click on one, shift + click on the other and press control + J or command + J on a Mac, to join them. And then I wanted to draw a cheek line. And I'm not really sure where it wants to go, but I am going to press control + shift + A, or command + shift + D in a Mac in order to deselect my artwork. And then I'll just draw this cheek right there like that. And it's doesn't want to have a fill, so with the fill selected here in the color panel, click on none, to get rid of it, and then press the escape key in order to escape the isolation mode.

Now I'm thinking this path outline's too high. So, I'll press the A key to switch to the white arrow tool, or Alt + click or option + click on that cheek outline and I'll take it down to right about there. So, it's kind of even with a little bit of hair. Alright now, I also want to duplicate this hair, over into different a spot. I'll go ahead and grab the black arrow tool. And I'll click on this guy. Shift + click on this one and I am going to drag them and then once they get down to this location here, I'll press the Alt key or the option key on the mac in order to create clones of those two hairs.

I really want them to be in the back of the face. So I'll press control + X or command + X on the Mac in order to cut them to the clipboard. I'll click on the face outline, and I'll press Control + B, or command + B on a Mac, to paste those guys in back. And incidentally, in case you're curious how to create these little curly Q's, I'll show you over here. I'll make a copy of one of 'em. And then I'll press the A key to select the white arrow tool. I'll marquee these two anchor points, press the backspace key, or the delete key on a Mac, to get rid of' em. This is obviously an easy thing to draw, there. But how do you draw a perfect curly cue? Well, you use, of course, the ellipse tool.

Because it's always drawing perfect circles. And then you basically create an ellipse the size you want it. And I'm pressing the shift key as I drag, so I get a perfect circle. And then you go ahead and switch back to the white arrow tool, and we want this to be perfectly aligned, so I'm going to press Control + Y, or command + Y on a Mac, to switch to the outline mode. I'll drag this control handle so it snaps into place right there. I'll go ahead and grab my rotate tool. I'll click right there to set the center of the rotation and I'll drag this up until it appears to be exactly at the right angle.

So, in other words, this guy's coming tangentially to the circle. Now I'll press the A key to switch back to the white arrow tool. Click off the path outline, select this guy right there, delete it. Marquee these two points, press Control + Shift + Alt + J, or command + shift + option + J on the Mac, to bring up the joint dialogue box so we can select a smooth point. Click OK, press Control + Y or command + Y on a Mac, and you get this perfect curly cue. Anyway, I don't want it so I'll press the backspace key, or the delete key on a mac, a couple of times to get rid of it. Couple of more changes.

One is that I want the hair to appear kind of blue. So, it's got a little bit of super sheen associated with it. So, I'm going to click on one of these hairlines. And, notice that selects all of them because I've already joined them into a compound path in advance. And, with the fill selected here in the color panel, I'll just go ahead and dial in some values: 140 for red, 180 for green, and 220 for blue. And so, giving us this color right there. And now, I want everything to cut off right at this location.

I don't want all this extra stuff showing through. So, I'll twirl open the hair layer, here inside the layers panel, by clicking on a little triangle. And, notice there's this little item here called Hide that's turned off. Go ahead and turn it on. All it is is a rectangle and you can see it right there and does it's job. I'm just going to draw a white rectangle in order to hide the bottom edge, let's see. Best solution that I came up with anyway. I'll go ahead and twirl close hair. And then frankly, that's all there is to it.

We now have ourselves a beautifully colored vector-based avatar here inside Illustrator.

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Deke McClelland
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  1. 26m 40s
    1. 349 Mixing a low-color photo with Camera Raw
      11m 2s
    2. 350 Mixing a low-color photo with adjustment layers
      10m 7s
    3. 351 Saving your effect as a color lookup table
      5m 31s
  2. 13h 16m
    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
  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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