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Transform a portrait or family photo into a piece of art worthy of framing, in this digital painting tutorial with artist John Derry. John shares his library of custom brushstrokes and years of experience with you, and shows how to combine the powers of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter to convert your snapshots into art. Learn to adjust the tone of the original image; paint skin, eyes, and hair; minimize the background; and add subtle vignetting. Plus, John shows you how to bundle and submit your image to online services that will print your painting on canvas.
These techniques work with subjects of any age or skin tone, and are perfect for memorializing moments a photo can't quite do justice to.
(MUSIC). Hi. I'm John Derry. Welcome to Digital Painting, Transforming a Portrait. In this title, I'm going to introduce you to the conept of interprettting a photographic portrait. And transforming it into an expressive, handpainted work of art, that you can proudly hang on your wall. I described the specifics of portraiture, focusing on the subjects, rendering skin, painting the lips, mouth, and teeth, detailing the eye's, and refining the hair.
We will be using both Adobe Photoshop CC and Corel painter X 3 for this project. Photoshop, for the image preparization and finalizaiton. And Painter for the expressive, interpretive brush work. I will share with you my brushes and non-destructive techniques, teaching you how to apply them to execute your own unique, artistic vision. Using one of my brushes, John's Just Add Water, you can smooth out photographic detail and replace it with hand-painted brush strokes.
We will go through the process of painting eyes, and adding convincing catch lights that add life to your subjects. I will demonstrate how to submit your finished portrait to a service bureau for printing to canvas. If you've got a favorite portrait image, your child, spouse or family, you can take your picture from digital image to printed masterpiece. Let's get started with Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait. (BLANK_AUDIO) (BLANK_AUDIO)
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