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Jane Conner-ziser and Jack Davis join Bert this week to guest host from Photoshop World in Las Vegas. Learn how to Dodge and Burn for skin retouching, then see how to paint with the Pattern Stamp Tool!
Jane Conner-ziser and Jack Davis join Bert this week to guest host from Photoshop World in Las Vegas.
Jane has a couple of quick tips on using a Wacom tablet on your lap without having to use keyboard shortcuts, as well as some dodge effects.
Jack will show you how to do some faux painting.
The Intuos 4 fits nicely on your lap. In the Wacom Tablet settings, Jane disables the two pen clickers on the side of the pen so that your drawing is not interrupted. In the functions of the pen tool, you can assign toggled functions.
Jane takes a sample image of a model to demonstrate dodge and burn effects on skin tones, as opposed to blurring, which makes your image lose texture. With dodge, Jane recommends a low exposure of about 5% and with "Protect Tones" and Shape Dynamics turned off. Your brush size should be appropriate to the size of the area being edited, and the effects should be applied gradually.
Tip for switching to burn: Hold option key while using the dodge tool.
When dodging and burning, there may be discoloration, but you can apply the skin colored tint back to the image by using the eyedropper and a brush in "color" mode.
You'll see great examples of before & after shots!
Jack Davis demonstrates how to use the pattern stamp tool in Photoshop. Download preset tools used in this tutorial at www.kelbytraininglive.com/downloads, www.adventuresinphotoshop.com, and get 25% off your purchases with the code "wow" at www.software-cinema.com/wow.
One of the features of the pattern stamp tool is the impression setting. This is the coolest way to clone a photograph into a full blown painting.
The first step of a painting is to enhance a photograph and eventually add an expressionistic effect (as opposed to realism).
Choose Edit > Define Pattern to capture your artwork. In the pattern presets, Jack chooses the dry brush. In the options bar, tell Photoshop to use the image (pattern) you just created.
Create separate layers for your canvas (add some transparency so you can see your enhanced image below) and your paint. When you paint, it will pull colors from the original image with added paint texture! Smaller brushes give you more detail in your painting.