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PRO Tutorial: Rise of the Humboldt
PRO Texture: Bokeh 100 Pack
PRO Photoshop Tutorial
In this INTERMEDIATE Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn how to take a very simple image and transform it into an exciting feast for the eyes! That was a bit dramatic, but really the transformation is awesome.
BONUS: 10 Textures included FREE
Learn From Start to Finish
You will learn every detail necessary to go from beginning to end in this special color tutorial!
Sometimes an idea drives every detail of a shoot, dictating what props need to be used etc, other times the props dictate the shoot. This was the case for this image, it happened almost out of accident. I was in an asian market and just happened to see an octopus for sale. The first thing I thought was – “We have to put this on someone’s head!”.
That is exactly what we did. We added about 1/2 gallon of corn syrup to the shoot to give it a bit more detail, and help bring out the highlights of the octopus. In my opinion you can never have enough corn syrup or baby oil around for photo shoots.
Sharpening, Dodging & Burning
To get the most detail possible out of this image, it is important to be able to sharpen well. Sharpening can add a ton of detail by bringing out both highlights and shadows. We also go over dodging and burning your image to bring these details out even more!
Adding Lighting Effects
The original image was kept very clean using flags for the lights, to not add any spill into the photo. Starting out clean gives you the option of adding effects if that is what you want, or you can keep the image very crisp. For this concept we wanted a lot of color and texture everywhere, and lighting effects help to bring that look to life.
We include 10 FREE textures in this tutorial that add a ton to this image, and will work on your images as well! Through these textures, we are able to add atmosphere and make it look like the lighting is really interacting with the image.
Learn Color Theory
Certain colors work well with each other, and knowing how to manipulate your images and push them towards these color ranges will help an image stand out.
You have many choices when deciding to work with color. You can make your image using complimentary colors, analogous colors, and many other combinations. We explain why we use certain colors, and how to accurately change of the colors of your highlights, shadows, and mid tones.
All The Small Details
You are in for a total surprise with this tutorial. We go through some pretty unconventional methods to get effects and details into the image.
You will learn the benefit of being crazy and trying things you would normally never do, simply because no one else does it. This is where creativity and inspiration come from!
To add drama to an image, you can enhance a light source, or create one from scratch. In the original image, there isn’t a bright light visible in the top right corner of the image. When adding a light source, there are many things that need to be taken into account. Making sure the lighting of the original image will support your placement of these details is huge!