Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 15&30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch
(2h 12m Intermediate Apr 24, 2015)
Learn the best techniques for creating stunning black-and-white landscape photos in Lightroom. Taz Tally takes some of his own full-color photographs, shot in the dramatic Alaskan wilderness, and shows how to transform them into high-contrast black and white images. He introduces the fundamental concepts, tools, and workflows you'll need to use to master the conversion process, and shows how to use Lightroom's Histogram and Info tools to understand what's going on "behind the scenes" of your images. Then Taz introduces some advanced color- and tone-based adjustments for enhancing brightness and contrast. Last but not least, he shares tips on sharpening, sharing, and printing your results.
16Lessons | 1.6 hours | aac, 44100 Hz, stereo | h264, yuv420p, 1280x720, 24fps | 1.65 GB
Genre: Video Training | Kirk Nelson
Have you ever seen an amazing effect in a piece of digital art and wondered how they did it? Maybe it was a figure in a column of smoke or a flaming ball of energy around a fighter's fist. Digital artists usually have to resort to purchasing stock images to accomplish these effects, unless they want to try to draw the effect by hand.
Migrating from AutoCAD to Inventor
Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 15&30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch
(1h 18m Beginner Apr 24, 2015)
AutoCAD users around the world are adopting Autodesk Inventor, the purpose-built tool for mechanical design, engineering, and manufacturing. While they're both Autodesk products, Inventor has different tools, terminology, and workflows than AutoCAD, which can make migration challenging. This course explores the key elements of Inventor that every experienced AutoCAD user needs to start moving their projects and design processes over to Inventor. Author Thom Tremblay explores 2D drawing and 3D modeling, as well as options for collaborating with AutoCAD users while using Inventor and leveraging your existing AutoCAD data in Inventor.
Creating Commercial Illustrations
768 MB | 3h 13m | Level: | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 | Project files
Today, more products are advertised and sold using illustrations than photographs. In this course, master illustrator Bert Monroy walks though the process of creating these realistic images with Photoshop. Bert develops four different illustrations: a home magazine cover, a mechanical unit, a nail polish bottle, and an eye shadow compact. In his trademark style, he explains what he's doing as he does it, so you too can learn how to achieve the featured effects.
- Discover the Industry's Best Kept Professional Retouching Secrets
- Learn some of the best kept industry retouching secrets used in high street advertising images to give your photographs that highly polished look. Learn the essential tools and techniques step by step for light shaping, skin smoothing, shading and much, much more. We'll be looking in depth at the process and Karl will show exactly how he re-works beauty and product images to high end advertising standards.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has become a popular program for photographers of all experience levels. In this course, photographer and teacher Jan Kabili provides an approachable introduction to all its capabilities. The course begins with a look at how to import photos from a camera and from a hard drive, describing how the Lightroom catalog works along the way.
- Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
- Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- In this Lightroom 5 Essentials installment, Chris Orwig breaks out the Adobe Lightroom power tools. Learn advanced techniques to improve images with creative color, retouching, and other effects in the Develop module. Chris shows you how to crop and straighten your photographs for instantly improved compositions; remove dust and distracting background elements; selectively paint in adjustments to make your subject's skin, teeth, and eyes shine in portraits; and make both subtle and dramatic color changes, including black-and-white conversions. Plus, learn to increase image quality through noise reduction and clarity adjustments, apply split toning and vignettes, and correct for lens distortion.
This advanced course offers students the opportunity to work through 3 demanding shots - from the first steps to the finishing touches - employing on the way a variety of techniques to tackle some tough challenges.
In this course, prof Hugo Guerra will cover Nuke Studio, the latest addition to the Nuke family from The Foundry. Nuke Studio is the combination of the most powerful compositing toolset in the Industry, Nuke, with one of the most robust conforms tool in the market today, Hiero. Nuke Studio has been designed to give you a full suite of tools for composting, shot management, conform, review and finishing for visual effects productions, enabling very collaborative workflows.
Size: 216MB | Duration: 2h 09m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 15fps | Audio: AAC 32KHz 2ch
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Language: English
In this NUKE tutorial we'll learn how to create and use a powerful lens flare tool based on my popular FlareFactory tool.
Genre: eLearning | Project files
This course builds upon our extremely popular After Effects project-based courses, with a creative concept that has a bit of a laugh with some of Hollywood's current offerings. For this course, the profs and members will be creating effects, graphics, and animation for a :30 trailer promoting our fictional movie "Chutes and Ladders". As a stark contrast to giant killer robots -- or battleships -- New York City is "invaded" by giant smiling cardboard cutout characters who build ladders between buildings and run slides to the street.
Design to Development
670MB | Duration: 2h 30m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1024x768 15fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English | Proj files
This course will show you how to create a mockup inside of Photoshop, name the layers correctly, and group them for easy asset generation. Then you will learn how to extract the assets out of Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC and CC 2014. Finally, you will create a website from the mock-up and learn about the pipeline from design to development.
.MP4, AVC, 300 kbps, 960x540 | English, AAC, 48 kbps, 2 Ch | 1.85 hrs | 744 MB
This course covers four of the most popular commercial theme families on the web (StudioPress, WooThemes, ElegantThemes, and Thesis), as well as sales-letter theme, OptimizePress, and the excellent free Weaver theme. We work with each one as we build out real client websites.
.MP4, AVC, 300 kbps, 960x540 | English, AAC, 48 kbps, 2 Ch | 8.33 hrs | 954 MB
Instructor: Bob Flisser
Bob Flisser will take you step-by-step through the program, showing you how to draw basic shapes, custom curves, text effects and color gradients, as well as techniques for combining shapes, creating re-usable styles, modifying existing artwork, working with color, printing and creating PDFs, and a lot more.