In the last 20 years, I've watched computer graphics programs transform from fun and interesting trinkets to powerhouse applications that let you perform feats of magic that you would never even think to attempt in the pre-digital age. I mean, honestly, when I was a kid, this was a while back, superheroes did amazing things on the printed page, but they looked completely lame onscreen. Now whatever you may think of the movies themselves, the screen heroes have no end of power. Various production studios have different proprietary tools at their disposal, stuff that you and I couldn't buy if we wanted to, but they all use at some point in their workflows Photoshop.
Bear in mind that Photoshop owes its origin in part to the movie business. The visual effects supervisor of 'Star Wars' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean', his brother, Thomas Knoll, wrote Photoshop. That same guy, John Knoll, also supervised the effects for the biggest blockbuster ever, 'Avatar'. See, Photoshop can turn reality into super reality. What we know and love develops into what we know and love more. So in these next movies, I continue the project that I started back in Chapter 1 of the Fundamentals course; the conversion of an everyday human being into an Avatar.
Now, the movie has had its day, popular culture is so fleeting, but the power of the effects remains as vibrant as ever. In this chapter, we'll create eyes, big beautiful eyes, largely out of nothing, and the eyes have depth and beauty and soul and everything else you expect from eyes. Yes, this is what Photoshop can do, but more importantly, this is what you can do with Photoshop.
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