After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
Unpack a brief, perform research on your client and manage their expectations
Get your creative juices flowing and find inspiration for new designs
Develop a standard photo manipulation workflow to streamline your process
Master rough compositing and make seamless selections and cutouts
Work with lights, shadows and colors like a pro
Fill out a scene using atmospheric effects, light streaks and other techniques
Correct noise and blur in your manipulations
Add finishing effects for a high-polished, industry standard image
About This Course
If you’ve ever seen a breathtaking composite image or advert created by a professional editor, you know the wonders that Photoshop manipulation can produce. But it’s easier said than done to know which of the wide variety of tools to use and how to use each one to create a masterpiece.
This course covers essential Photoshop skills needed to create pro-level manipulations and impress even the most seasoned clients. You'll learn a proven nine-step image manipulation process, starting from the client brief and ending with a completed image that’s fit for advertising standards.
The course is best suited to individuals with intermediate Photoshop experience and is packed with in-depth, advanced lessons and downloads to help you go from Photoshop user to manipulation expert.
What You Will Learn
10 key questions to ask your client before you start a project
3 things to consider to manage client expectations
How to plan, sketch and brainstorm your designs
How to establish vanishing points, perspective and light sources
How to source images to build your scenes
How to use the 3D features in Photoshop to build a “mock-up” of your scene
How to add clouds and vegetation to a scene
How to use noise and blur smart filters
How to use non-destructive dodge and burn to enhance your image
Why Learn With Kirk Nelson?
Graphic artist and Adobe Certified Specialist with 20+ years of experience in branding and design. Kirk has a BA degree from George Mason University and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop with his work being published globally over 400 times.
Who Is This Course For?
Intermediate Photoshop users with some basic knowledge of the program
Users who already know how to do selections, layers, masks, filters and adjustments
Editors wanting to enhance their existing Photoshop skills
Creatives wanting to start producing images that are suitable for advertising
Photographers wanting to perform advanced image manipulations
Intermediate and Advanced level
Adobe Photoshop CC
Access to Internet
Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device
What Is Included?
Immediate unlimited access to course materials
30-day money-back guarantee
Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
English Closed Captions
Suitable for mobile or desktop
A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion