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Rayce Bird

Rayce Bird Rayce Bird's love for monsters and creatures began at a very young age, kick started by the popular 80s cartoon He-Man and the movie Predator. This love of creatures inspired him to go into the world of special effects makeup, but seeing that there was a trend for the digital side of special effects, Rayce decided on University of Idaho's Virtual Technology and Design program, where he studied animation and game design. After graduating, Rayce auditioned to be on SyFy's hit series Face Off, and went on to win season 2.

Since then, he has worked on short films, conceptual designs, and production designs. He has even done conceptual work for video games. Rayce was also recruited by the Navy to build training simulators in a way that would help people not only have fun, but learn in an entertaining way. He was then asked to come back to teach at his alma mater, the University of Idaho, where he currently teaches Design Studio and character design classes. In addition to his teaching, Rayce is a design consultant for Adobe Photoshop and, through Adobe, has consulted with Sony and Samsung.
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  • view course page for Photoshop: Create a Satyr Using Layer Styles

  • view course page for Photoshop: Create a Goblin Using Textures and Compositing

  • view course page for Photoshop: Turn Yourself into a Zombie

    Zombify yourself! Learn how to turn ordinary portraits into terrifying zombie pictures with this Photoshop tutorial featuring Face Off winner Rayce Bird.

    1h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rayce Bird: Real Life Creature Creation

    Watch Rayce Bird, a special effects makeup artist, reveal the process behind his "monstrous" latex masks and walk through a demo for fans at Comic-Con.

    14m 21s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Sculpting a Creature with ZBrush and Photoshop

    Bring creatures from the depths of your imagination to life with ZBrush and Photoshop, in these tutorials from concept artist and Face Off champion Rayce Bird.

    2h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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“I am in love with the After Effects program and have already started to apply some animation on our web pages. Even at this baby-steps stage, it looks awesome. You guys are the best thing that ever happened.” —Ida P.
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