BOSS MODE Colorization
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BOSS MODE Colorization

I forgot to start recording until after much of the line work and base color was in -- but here's the process on the shading and halftone experiments.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Healing, Patching, And Cloning
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Understanding Healing, Patching, And Cloning

In this episode, I cover the difference between healing, patching, and cloning, and how they relate to the size of your edits.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Black And White As Key To All Edits
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Understanding Black And White As Key To All Edits

In this episode, I cover the concept of how black and white control almost all photo edits you make in Photoshop, and how to make the most of that knowledge.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Levels and Curves In The Editing Process
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Understanding Levels and Curves In The Editing Process

In this episode, I cover the concept of when to use levels and curves when editing the lighting in an image, and how to use existing light data to make more accurate adjustments.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Colors and Swatches
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Understanding Colors and Swatches

In this episode, I cover colors and swatches, how to set them up, and how to modify colors.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences
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How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is the first part of a multi-part series which attempts to explain why we like what we like, and what designers can do with that knowledge. Part 2 aims to be about why everything in part 1 is true, and Part 3 will focus on examples for how to implement these findings in your designs.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
How Society Sets Your Preferences
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How Society Sets Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 2 which elaborates on how society as a whole shapes most of our design preferences, and in leaning into those cues we can become more effective designers.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design
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The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 3 which elaborates on how simple ratios can be seen and utilized in graphic design as a short cut to effective layouts and color choices.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
Adding Drama To Fake Shadows In Assets
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Adding Drama To Fake Shadows In Assets

In this tutorial I cover how to use layer masks to up the realism in your fake shadows.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
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