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Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy
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Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy

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Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy has been making digital art since 1984; he's a pioneer in the field who never stops innovating creatively. In this course, he walks through basic artistic concepts critical for creating great art and designs. The course covers concepts like perspective, shadows, and reflections, and shows how to take advantage of Adobe Photoshop tools like layers to add, mask, and remove objects.

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Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy
42m 14s Beginner May 15, 2013

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Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy has been making digital art since 1984; he's a pioneer in the field who never stops innovating creatively. In this course, he walks through basic artistic concepts critical for creating great art and designs. The course covers concepts like perspective, shadows, and reflections, and shows how to take advantage of Adobe Photoshop tools like layers to add, mask, and remove objects.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the vanishing point
  • Establishing a light source
  • Creating shadows on surfaces
  • Creating reflections
  • Aligning layers to add and remove objects
Subjects:
Design Design Techniques
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Bert Monroy

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi, and welcome to Artistic Concepts with me, Bert Monroy. Now in this course, what I'm going to cover is not just techniques in Photoshop, but basically some basic concepts about design. Not design in ways you put something, but how it should look when it's put with other objects. If you're going to take a photograph and make it look nice, that's fairly simple. Sometimes complicated, but still, fairly simple. But if you're going to take two photographs and put them together, that's where certain complications come in. So I'm going to teach you about shading. How to add shadows, how to find out where the light source is? Things like perspective, a very important thing, because one thing might have been shot on a tabletop and you're trying to put into a scene of a plaza. The perspective has to match to make it look like that item is, in fact in that plaza. And things like shadows, and reflections. If something's shiny and it's put into another scene, well, it has to reflect the environment around it. So, what we're going to talk about is how all these things work together and how to use them to make your images look real.

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