You must destroy detail


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You must destroy detail

I've taught 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. Let's keep in mind, a key element in the language of photography is sharp focus and fine detail. It's very hard for the photographer who has spent a lifetime achieving that goal 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.

You always have access to the source photograph. Always remember that. There's nothing you can do that you're going to lose information that you can't recall back. It's always there. In this environment that we're working in, you can always get it back. And just keep that tucked away in the back of your mind. So if you flub and make a mistake, don't worry. If nothing else, you have Undo to help you get back. But we have all these mechanisms in pl...

You must destroy detail
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You must destroy detail provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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