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290 Painting happy little trees

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Hey gang, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. Alright, we're going to start off inside this image from the fotolia image And we end up with this nice tree here.

290 Painting happy little trees

Hey gang, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. Today, I'm going to take you on a tour of what has to be the most obscure new feature in Photoshop CC Version 14.2. And that's its ability to automatically generate trees. That's right. And while that might sound like the best example ever of software bloat, it's actually a lot of fun, because it lays down every tree differently and at a different angle, and you can choose from all kinds of different trees if you like.

And as a result, we're going to take this fake landscape. The, the, the sky and the grass don't really go with each other, and we're going to turn it into this lush forest full of happy little trees. Here, let me show you exactly how it works. Alright, we're going to start off inside this image from the fotolia image library, about which you can learn more and get deals at fotolia.com/deke. And as you can see this image is a work of fakery. We've got a bunch of tiles of grass here set against a sky that was shot independently.

Which is why I figure it's only fitting that we throw in some fake trees as well. Alright, so I'll switch back to that image and zoom out as well. And I want you to know a keyboard shortcut that we're going to be using quite a bit. If you press Ctrl+A, this isn't the keyboard shortcut, you already know this one, Ctrl+A or Cmd+A on a Mac, you're going to select the entire image like so. And then, if you press the Backspace key, with the Delete key on the Mac, you'll bring up the fill dialogue box. Alright. So, just remember that. Now, I'm going to go ahead and dismiss that dialogue box. Press Ctrl+D or Cmd+D on a Mac, to deselect the image.

Go ahead and zoom back in a little bit. And I'll press Ctrl+Shift+N or Cmd+Shift+N on a Mac to bring up the new layer dialogue box, and I'll call this layer tree one and then I'll click OK. Here's the keyboard shortcut. If you're working on an independent layer and you want to bring up the fill dialogue box, you can choose fill from the edit menu, you'll also see that it's got this kooky keyboard shortcut by default of shift f5. I don't think much of that one, because, it doesn't make any sense. But here's the one that, to me, does make sense. Shift+Backspace, or Shift+Delete on a Mac.

So, you just add shift to that keyboard shortcut we used a moment ago on the background and you bring up the fill dialogue box. And the reason I'm admonishing you to use this keyboard shortcut is because we're going to be creating six trees in all, and this is the only way to get to the tree feature. Now what you want to do is set Use to Pattern, and then you want to turn on Scripted patterns, the scripted patterns check box down here. You need the newest version of Photoshop CC, that's 14.2 or later, in order for this feature to work.

And then you go ahead and change the script to tree. And you're not going to create a pattern, by the way, you're just going to create a single tree, so it's not a pattern of trees which is a little misleading. But it's a really great feature. Now, you click OK. It doesn't matter what your pattern is set to up here. Click OK and you get this dialogue box which tells you all about how to draw trees automatically inside Photoshop CC. Now, you can populate your little forest with any kind of trees that you like. There are no wrong trees, I'm telling you, all the way down to palms.

You could have a nice little forest of palms out here in this field. But I'm going to go with the Robinia. I think that's how it's pronounced. Maybe it's Robinia, I really don't know. But, it's a cool looking tree. Now, notice some other controls that we have. See this little tree icon down here? I just love this feature. You can change the location of the light in the sky by changing this light direction value. If you set it to 180, it's going to be over here on the other side of the tree. Now these controls are not going to be represented inside this preview. This preview is just showing the you the kind of tree you're going for.

And it does show you a few other things, like how many leaves you have and so forth. But not the light direction. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and set this guy to 30. Next, we have camera tilt. Now look at the tree, this little tree down here, the cone. When I change the tilt all the way to its maximum of 12, you can see that it bends down toward us. It doesn't really bend necessarily that far. What you're going to see though is a little slight rounding at the base of the trunk, which is definitely what we want, so crank that guy up to 12. And then the leaves amount, check this out. Right now, it's at 100, but I could reduce the leaves to zero, in which case, it becomes winter.

But I'm going to change mine to, let's say, 66. Quite a few leaves. Now, I want my leaves to match the background, so I'm going to turn on Use Custom Color For Leaves, that makes the leaves way too green. There's no such thing as a Robinia this green. So I'm going to go ahead and click on this little color swatch right there. This is going to bring up a different interface on a Mac, but, you can switch so that you can see color sliders on a Mac. You'll just have to play around inside the dialogue box. And then, the values you want to enter are for red, we want a value of 120.

And for green, we want a value of 150. And then for blue, we want zero. And that's going to give us this sort of terrible looking shade of green right there but it happens to match the background really nicely. So, go ahead and click OK. And it's going to work out really nicely for our purposes, as well, as you can see here in the preview. Now, I'm going to turn on Use Custom Color For Branches. And this default color is okay, but the one that I came up with was a red value of 128, and then I changed the green value to 64, and I took the blue value down to zero.

So, I just darkened up the brown slightly and then click OK. Now, we don't want flat shading, even though that would work much more quickly. We want nice rounded shading. You can add noise to the leaves if you want, but it doesn't tend to make much difference and we'll go with an arrangement value of one for now. And then, you can save a preset, by the way, if you want, to come back to it later. But I'm just going to click OK, in order to create that first tree. Now, it does take a few moments for Photoshop to draw this tree, because it's actually doing so mathematically, based on some mathematical parameters that we just entered.

And this, I would imagine, quite complicated formula that's going on in the background. So, you just have to wait it out. We're going to go ahead and speed up the process here inside the video, so that I'm not wasting any more of your time than I have to. And we end up with this nice tree here. I'm going to Ctrl or Cmd+Drag it over to about this location, and again feel free to go your own way. This is your forest. You can do anything that you like. I'm going to create another tree by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N, or Cmd+Shift+N on the Mac, and calling this new layer, tree two.

And then I'll click OK. And I'll press Shift+Backspace, or Shift+Delete on a Mac, in order to bring up the fill dialogue box. Then all you have to do is press the Enter or Return key, in order to switch to the tree dialogue box right here. And now you might think, well gosh, now we're just going to create another version of this tree because, this Robinia's always sort of shaped this way, right? We do have another Robinia, which is the young Robinia. I don't want it. So, I'm going to stick with Robinia 15 here. What you do if you want to randomize things, is you change this arrangement value.

So, I'm going to take it up to, let's say, 60. But, you can take it to whatever you want. It will change the arrangement of everything. All the various shapes. The limbs, the trunk, leaves and everything on the tree, so it doesn't just twist it around in 3D space, it actually rearranges the thing. And then, test that this is indeed the case. Go ahead and click OK in order to create yet another tree. Again, we're going to speed up this progress here. And now I'm going to Ctrl+Drag or Cmd+Drag that guy over to, let's say, approximately this location.

I kind of want the forest to lean a little bit over to the left here. And I'm actually going to move tree two in back of tree one, just because I want to. Alright, now let's create, hey, more trees, by clicking on the background, and then I'll press Ctrl+Shift+N, Cmd+Shift+N on a Mac, and enter tree three right here. And I'll click OK. And, this time, we're going to press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on a Mac, and press the Enter or Return key, in order to bring up the tree dialogue box. And I'm going to turn on randomized shapes this time, just to let Photoshop do its own thing.

And notice that dims the arrangement option right there. And now I'll click OK in order to create yet another tree. And so this is how you draw trees in Photoshop CC. You just sit there and enter a bunch of numerical values into a dialogue box, and then you press the Enter or Return key and this is what happens. You just have to be very good at waiting, is the thing, because you're going to see a lot of progress bars. But we're going to speed it up. Alright, now I'm going to move this guy up by control dragging or command dragging on the Mac. Actually, you know what? I'm going to move it back down a little bit because I'm going to shrink him.

I want the tops of all the trees to be more or less in alignment with each other. They don't have to be exactly, of course, we want some randomness, but he's going to be in the background a little bit, so he's going to be a little smaller, I think. So I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose the Free Transform command or you've got that keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac. And then I'm going to Shift+Alt+Drag that Shift+Option+Drag one of these corner handles here in order to scale with respect to the center. That's what the alter option key does, and the fact that I have the shift key down as I'm doing this allows me to scale the tree proportionately.

Right about there should be good. And we've got ourselves yet another happy little tree. Who wants to create another tree? I'm going to click on the background and press Ctrl+Shift+N or Cmd+Shift+N on a Mac. I'll call this guy tree four. And click OK. And then, I'll press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete, and press the Enter or Return key, in order to bring up the tree dialogue box and let's just click OK. We don't have to do anything this time because I've got randomize turned on, which means we will get yet another very special tree delivered to us.

Now I'm going to Ctrl+Drag or Cmd+Drag this guy over around here. Press Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac, to invoke the free transform mode. Make this guy a little bit smaller, like so. Actually, let's set him back a little bit more. He kind of wants to be, I think, right about there. That's a good look for him. And then I'll press the Enter key, or the Return key on the Mac in order to accept that tree. We're going to create different kind of tree this time, just to mix it up, by clicking on the background, pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or Cmd+Shift+N on a Mac, calling this guy tree five.

Click OK. And press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on a Mac, press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac in order to bring up the tree dialogue box, and let's switch from 15 Robinia to 20 Acer Maxim something, don't really know what that says. That tree looks a little different, as you can see there, otherwise, you know what? Let's get more leaves. We'll give him, like, 77. We want to keep the light direction the same so that everybody's lit from a common angle, and of course, the camera tilt needs to be the same as well. So, go ahead and click OK in order to create that next tree.

I think we're going to put him back here someplace after we get done, of course, speeding up the progress bar. So, after we get done speeding up the progress bar, not quite so much this time, because I guess it's faster to draw one of these acer maximos. And then I'll press Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac, in order to enter the free transform mode. I'll go ahead and Shift+Alt+Drag, or Shift+Option+Drag a corner handle in order to scale proportionately with respect to the center. And I'll move this guy back, to let's say this approximate location right there, maybe scale him down just a little more and press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac in order to accept that tree.

We need one more tree and you can go nuts, by the way, if you want to create 12 more trees that is totally fine. But, I'm going to put another tree over here. So, I'm going to leave tree five selected there and I'll press Ctrl+Shift+N or Cmd+Shift+N on the Mac in order to bring up the new layer dialogue box. I'll go ahead and call this guy tree six and click OK. I'll press Shift+Backspace or Shift+Delete on a Mac, and then just for the sake of variety, I'll click the OK button in order to bring up the tree dialog box. And you know what? I'm going to switch back to Robinia, and we'll leave randomized shapes turned on.

And I'll click OK in order to create yet another tree. Alright, now let's take that new tree. Ctrl+Drag or Cmd+Drag him over. Press Ctrl+T, Cmd+T on the Mac, in order to invoke free transform. Go ahead and make that guy about this big, take him over to this approximate location right there. He's maybe a little tall, I think, so I'll Shift+Drag a corner handle there, and move him down a little bit. Now, he's too short. With him about there, I'll go ahead and Shift+Drag that corner handle in order to resize him to that size.

Now I'll press the Enter key, or the Return key on the Mac, in order to accept that new tree. And that, dear friends, is how you create happy little trees here inside Photoshop CC 14.2 or later. Now, I can just imagine getting a letter from a marketing person at Adobe, saying, oh no, automatic tree generation in Photoshop has been one of our most requested features for years. If you're a member of the Lynda.com Online Training Library, I've a follow-up movie in which I show you how to take our flat forest so far, and we're going to turn it into this rich, lustrous work of artistic opulence right here.

In next week's free movie, I'll show you how to take this tiny, little postage stamp of an image and we're going to up-sample it to the best effect possible. Not only inside Photoshop CC, which has a new up-sampling algorithm, but inside CS6 and earlier as well. Deke's Techniques, each and every week. Keep watching.

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

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