Being willing to destroy detail


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Being willing to destroy detail

I've talked expressive interpretation classes to a lot of photographers and the number one mistake they typically make is to not initially remove enough detail from the source photograph. Remember a key element in the language of photography is sharp focus and fine detail. It is very hard for photographers to let go of this element. As a result, too much detail is often retained in the translation and the so-called painting continues to look photographic. In this video we'll look at how always having the original source imagery available provides a safety net for vigorously destroying detail during the underpainting step.

I'm using the project image from Chapter 9 in the exercise files and one of the things that is kind of difficult to start with here is how you know how to break up this detail. Because this is an admittedly fairly complex scene and I am going to show you a little trick that I've figured out that helps me determine what are the critical areas. So I am goin...

Being willing to destroy detail
Video duration: 7m 21s 4h 0m Intermediate

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Being willing to destroy detail provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Street Scene

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Design
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Photoshop
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