10 Photoshop Tutorials for Advanced Photoshop Skills

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Photoshop skills for advanced users. Photoshop has become one of the bread and butter tools for the landscape architect. Over the past several years, Photoshop has advanced in amazing ways and expanded the creative potential for designers in every profession. Landscape architects can keep their designs as simple and suggestive as they would like — or they can push the limits of human perception through photomanipulation. An apparent love for creating engaging and emotion-laden imagery has found a resurgence through montage-styled perspectives and otherworldly lighting and atmospheric effects. So to this end, we have collected 10 of the best “how-to” videos on the internet that show you how to move beyond the basics of Photoshop representation and advance your abilities to artistically represent your designs. But don’t be surprised if you don’t find the obligatory lens flare or flock of migrating birds in these videos. 1. Ambient Occlusion As mentioned in our introduction, having an accurate understanding of the way the world works pays dividends into the quality of our representations. Here, Alex Hogrefe shows us how to replicate ambient occlusion (or natural lighting) in Photoshop instead of using a time-consuming rendering program. The results are incredible and will save you hours of sitting at a slow computer. By: Alex Hogrefe 2. Gradient Maps Have you ever wondered how some final renderings seem to have a finishing element that ties all of the colors in a representation together? Gradient maps let you alter mid tones, shadows, and highlights with gradient overlays and blending modes. By Andrei Oprinca 3. Digital watercolor Watercolor graphics are often a crowd pleaser. But how do you take a sketchup model, site photos, tracings, and scans, and turn them into professional-quality watercolor imagery? Here’s your answer! By: Les Chylinski 4. Tilt Shift Blur Camera effects, like a shallow depth of field, are quickly entering the digital representation world. Photoshop has a great collection of filters, but one of our favorites is the Tilt Shift Blur. You can defocus the background as well as the foreground, and guide your viewers’ eyes right where they need to be. By: Howard Pinsky 5. Alex Hogrefe Alex Hogrefe is quickly becoming a staple in the architecture university. He shows us here how to quickly manipulate a few images of grass into an entire green roof. Don’t miss this tutorial on the clone-stamp tool. By Alex Hogrefe 6. Scene Creation If you haven’t discovered Pixelflakes yet, you are really missing out. Their in-depth tutorials come with stock imagery and MP4’. This tutorial will show you how to select foreground and background landscape elements, place and light entourage, and appropriately light a scene. Concrete Cliff from Pixelflakes on Vimeo. By: Pixelflakes 7. Lighting Effects Gritty images tell stories. People are starting to catch on to the standby lens flare, flock of birds, and two children running toward us holding hands (you know what we are talking about). This tutorial by Pixelflakes takes you through another step-by-step tutorial on creating emotionally driven lighting and atmosphere effects, color, and texture. This tutorial will revolutionize your Photoshop understanding. By: Pixelflakes 8. Painting FZDSCHOOL style FZDSchool is a Singapore-based entertainment design school. We feature this video first as a reminder that other disciplines are having representation dialogues that are worth participating in and learning from. In this video, FZD founder Feng Zhu does a real-time digital painting in which he teaches us about creating depth, lighting, scale, drama, and much more. By: FZDSchool 9. Non-Destructive Workflow One of the quickest ways to create trouble is poor file and layer management. Work smarter and not harder after you learn about layer masks, layer copying techniques, smart objects, and more. You will waste less time recreating work that you messed up. By: Martin 10. Clipping Masks Did you know that you can use layer adjustments and only affect the layer directly beneath your layer? There are numerous reasons for using clipping masks. This is one of the big ones. By: Andrei Oprinca Free Extra Photo Manipulation – FlewDesigns – Step into my turtle  The golden egg in each of these tutorials is to slow down the video or pause your way through and watch how he creates adjustments for each of his layers. Purely brilliant. Don’t miss how he uses the HIGH PASS effect. By: Flew Designs – Lewis Moorhead The big thing to keep in mind about advancing your representation skills is to find tutorials you like. The people making these videos really know their stuff and have a wealth of knowledge that they love to share with us all. Keep looking for ways to bring up your skill level and maybe you will end up on our next beyond the basics Top 10. Also see:  10 AutoCAD Hacks for Beginners! Recommended reading:  Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book  by Adobe Creative Team Photoshop CS6 For Dummies  by Peter Bauer Article written by Cameron Rodman Featured image: Print screen Youtube: Source

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