10 posts tagged retouching
Lesa Snider, author of “Photoshop CS6 : The Missing Manual”, gives a 3 days workshop on CreativeLive.com
She started yesterday, with selections. Today she’s covering Adjustment Layers and is giving her last workshop on “Smart Objects” tomorrow starting at 9am (Pacific Time). It’s free if you follow the workshops live and 75$ if you want to watch them later.
Tom Hussey portrays old people looking at their younger reflection in the mirror. These photographs are beautiful and melancholic.
When I see those images I’m starting to feel nostalgic… even though I’m far of being this age! Don’t you? Anyway, this is a great project and I think it can inspire our students for their final project!
Thanks to our student Geneviève Grimard for the share on the student forum!
Anything can fly!
The artist Carl Kleiner used Avios’ slogan to create the new ad campaign of the company.
The objects are a selection of the items you can choose from at Avios when collecting points for buying plane tickets. Kleiner succeeded once more at making a humorous ad campaign with very simple means and vivid visual effects.
More details on IGNANT
Be inspired for your future creative projects! Thanks to Charlene for the share.
Can the iPad replace a graphic tablet?
If Apple decides to create a stylus that can compute pressure then maybe yes! :O
In the mean time let see what the illustrator Brian Yap can do on a simple iPad!
La nouvelle tablette intuos5 de Wacom est sortie!
This week we discover Elena Vizerskaya’s universe who succeeded in making her work stands out trough iStockphoto. Take the time to read this article that features an inspiring artist.
Thanks to Shawn Harrison for the reference.
Retouching for a cause
BBDO Madrid agency used a strong photomontage to illustrate the damaging effect of desertification on the survival of approximately 6000 species. The campaign realized for the WWF is well executed and offers a great visual impact!
How to use and choose its graphic tablet
1. Mouse or tablet? Many retouchers argue that using one or the other is the same! Not true! A tablet is a must for all those who do illustration, retouching or any other form of digital creation. It allows us a better flow and greater accuracy, but be careful, using it for tasks such as moving files, selecting from the menu or creating a vector is not appropriate for a tablet. The slightest misplacement of the pen could seriously damage the order of your files. For this reason, it is best to combine the tablet with a mouse.
2. To optimize your use, work with the mouse in the opposite hand to the one holding the stylus, this way you won’t need to stop every time you want to look through the menu bar or transfer images. It takes a little while to adapt, but people who have adopted this technique all say they see a notable improvement in their time management.
3. When choosing your tablet, of course it is obvious that the price is important, but it is better to make your choice according to your needs and the equipment you already have so that you maximize your purchase and especially your work efficiency! The important thing when choosing a tablet is that it has a surface area that is bigger than half your screen. (A tablet that is too small will be compatible, but you will need to do more small movements to make your maneuvers, which is less convenient and certainly less precise). Equally important is the pressure level, which translates into the ability of the tablet to reproduce the pressure of your line (fine to thick) in order to find the same feel as a pen and paper. For the pros it is strongly advised to look for a tablet that has 1024 levels of pressure, you will appreciate the accuracy!
4. A large proportion of people, I would say 35% to 40%, are not comfortable when they first use it. If you are experiencing the same thing, don’t be disappointed as it is normal. This occurs because we are used to writing while looking at the same spot. It takes a while to adapt, usually one week to familiarize yourself to this movement done outside your field of vision.
TIP: To make the transition easier, I recommend you start by putting the tablet on you, this way, there is a straight line between what you see and your working hand.
5. A mistake many beginners make is to position their tablet at an angle. Remember that your tablet is a mirror of your screen, it must be positioned parallel to your monitor or your maneuvers won’t be carried out correctly. Although, now it is possible to change the position of your canevas.
The Dodge & Burn technique, now used in the professional retouching industry, comes from the time when photographers were doing their photo manipulations in the Darkroom. The tools were used to hide light or let light through, in order to make an image darker or lighter. In contrast of photomontage techniques, airbrushing and polaroid scratching, the dodge & burn was considered as a traditional art. Do you think that the image industry sees retouchers as artist or technician today?