Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video The Photoshop PSD format: Working in Photoshop and Painter, part of Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait.
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Because we'll be moving our image between Photoshop and Painter we'll need…a way to migrate our work back and forth without losing information.…The key to this is Photoshops native PSD format.…Painter is capable of reading and writing files in this format with a few caviats.…Let's go over them, first of all let's…talk about the compatibility, basically layers are compatible…with one another, however you do want to remember that…in Photoshop, the default layer is called a normal layer.…
Now in painter the default layer is interestingly called the default layer.…Both the normal Photoshop, and the Painter default layer types, are exactly the same.…So those layer types are consistent when they…move back and forth between the two applications.…Also, layer groups are compatible back and forth between each.…So if you take several layers and group them together Both…Photoshop and Painter will recognize one another's grouping of those layers.…
Masks are also compatible between Photo Shop and Painter.…Painter also addresses some of the blend modes, but it…
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.
- Building the image nondestructively
- Extending the edges of your image for gallery wraps
- Removing distractions
- Handling patterns
- Making preliminary tonal adjustments
- Blending skin
- Adding lighting
- Using vignetting to focus on the subjects