Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Skytrain

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Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Skytrain
Video duration: 0s 1h 4m Intermediate


In this course master Adobe Photoshop artist Uli Staiger takes you step by step through the process of combining real photographic elements with a rendered 3D object to create a stylish futuristic cityscape. Uli shows how to use Photoshop to prepare the background image by combining two source images, add the skytrain and its supporting structure, and use 3D tools to position the train and integrate it with the background. The tutorials are presented in a series of simple, easy-to-follow lessons that give you plenty of room to add your own artistic touches to the final product.

Topics include:
  • Creating the background
  • Adding the train
  • Working with materials
  • Adding lights
  • Finishing the project
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- Hi there. My name is Uli Staiger. I'm a photographer and retoucher from Berlin, Germany. I've created a collection of new Photoshop workshops that walk you through how to create stunning scenes, step-by-step. By following along with me, you'll learn numerous sophisticated techniques, and see them applied in a real-world setting. Each of these workshops includes all the exercises' files you'll need to follow along with me step-by-step. In this fast and breathtaking Manhattan-based scene, we'll use Photoshop CS5 Extended's new 3D module.

You will learn how to create materials and textures, draw the 3D model of a train, and you will see how to light it. We'll also cover numerous classic 2D techniques. I'll show you how to create a cool city, using nondestructive and easy-to-use tools. Have fun while creating this extraordinary fantasy scene.

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