Doug Nelson has invited me back to do another live 2-hour seminar on Photoshop. This time, I’ll be talking about creating atmospheric effects in photographs.
I really enjoyed the last show, as it gave me a chance to show how I work, not just outline the steps. When I write for CommunityMX, I like to give reasons and explain the thought process behind certain decisions. While I feel this gives the material more flexibility, it seems to bog things down, too. So, the CMX articles tend to get edited down a bit so folks don’t get lost in the explanations.
RetouchPro‘s format gives me a lot of liberty to show variations and even do some live experimentation. This has value for folks who need to see it’s not all just cookie-cutter tutorials that Photoshop pros learn – we sometimes stumble and make it up as we go. Watching over my shoulder gives you a little insight about how I make my decisions, and how I recover or take off in new directions.
If you’ve got some time on Saturday, July 17th, consider joining me as I add fog, rain, dust, and the ever popular ‘rays of God’ to a few example images. I’ll be taking questions, and shooting the breeze with Doug during the show. There’s no script, and I had a lot of fun during the last one. Stop in and say hi! There’s also a forum for asking questions before and after the show (see the registration page for more info).