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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2
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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

with Bert Monroy

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi, I'm Bert Monroy, and welcome to Dreamscapes Volume Two. This is a continuation of Volume One. But what I really want to stress is that, everything you're going to see is being done with very bad photography. In fact, most of it is being taken with a phone, not a big fancy camera. The point is that, you can do just about anything you can imagine. With Photoshop. And what I'm going to use is just very simple throwaway vacation shots and transform them into surreal effects.
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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 34m 57s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Isolating and retouching the horse
      8m 13s
    3. Creating the wing
      5m 51s
    4. Applying the wings
      5m 13s
    5. Adding tone and the second wing
      4m 17s
    6. Adding highlights to the horse
      4m 50s
    7. Colorizing the background
      3m 42s
    8. Creating the rainbow
      2m 37s
  3. 43m 3s
    1. Introduction
      17s
    2. Creating the cave
      5m 5s
    3. Adding the floor
      5m 34s
    4. Adding the outside
      3m 51s
    5. Adding the man and a shadow
      5m 39s
    6. Flashlight and glow
      7m 16s
    7. Demon eyes
      7m 33s
    8. Two demon eyes
      3m 7s
    9. Adding demon eyes
      4m 41s
  4. 51m 45s
    1. Introduction
      16s
    2. Retouching the building
      6m 20s
    3. Lighting a building at night
      8m 11s
    4. Creating a candle
      6m 17s
    5. Lantern light
      5m 33s
    6. Adding a beard to the ghost
      5m 45s
    7. Retouching the ghost
      6m 24s
    8. Creating a ghost
      5m 37s
    9. Adding the ghost and highlights
      2m 5s
    10. Adding sparkles
      5m 17s
  5. 35m 36s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Separating the toy
      2m 47s
    3. Retouching the toy
      4m 7s
    4. Creating an eye
      4m 40s
    5. Compositing the toy
      3m 52s
    6. Adding shadows
      4m 31s
    7. Adding wreckage and smoke
      3m 59s
    8. Destroying the sign on the building
      6m 13s
    9. Adding pieces to the destruction of the sign
      5m 13s
  6. 36m 42s
    1. Introduction
      34s
    2. Isolating the building
      3m 3s
    3. Darkening the building
      2m 24s
    4. Windows
      2m 15s
    5. Isolating lanterns and adding light
      3m 58s
    6. Positioning lanterns
      4m 0s
    7. Adding sidewalk
      5m 31s
    8. Lighting up the sidewalk
      2m 57s
    9. Lighting up the building
      2m 49s
    10. Adding the sky and lightning
      4m 2s
    11. Adding lightning on a building and the street
      2m 48s
    12. Adding rain
      2m 21s
  7. 22m 45s
    1. Introduction
      20s
    2. Foreground
      6m 4s
    3. Retouching and compositing the background
      6m 0s
    4. Compositing a sky and a reflection
      4m 26s
    5. Compositing a skull
      5m 55s
  8. 35s
    1. Goodbye
      35s

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2
3h 47m Intermediate Mar 26, 2013

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Learn how to create artwork with Adobe Photoshop—no fine art skill required—and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Author and illustrator Bert Monroy takes an unexciting photo and transforms it into an amazing dream sequence by combining it with other photos and techniques. This installment shows you how to fill your scenes with imaginary creatures, stormy weather, ancient ruins, and more. His process touches on compositing, digital painting, masking, and other key image editing techniques. All you need is Photoshop, some images that could use a boost, and your imagination!

Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.

Topics include:
  • Isolating and retouching composite images
  • Colorizing backgrounds
  • Adding shadows
  • Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
  • Positioning elements
Subjects:
Design Photography Design Techniques Digital Painting Masking + Compositing
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Bert Monroy

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi, I'm Bert Monroy, and welcome to Dreamscapes Volume Two. This is a continuation of Volume One. But what I really want to stress is that, everything you're going to see is being done with very bad photography. In fact, most of it is being taken with a phone, not a big fancy camera. The point is that, you can do just about anything you can imagine. With Photoshop. And what I'm going to use is just very simple throwaway vacation shots and transform them into surreal effects.

The effects that you can easily create by just following simple steps in Photoshop. In some cases there will be shots that will be done specifically for a dreamscape. And even then those shots will be shot against a garage door, just putting on a very simple props. Nothing that requires a very elaborate set-up. This is just very simple steps to create very fantastic scenes.

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