Sometimes, in order to achieve the perfect composition, we have to extend our images. In this class, Simon Raible will help you master transforming, liquefying, rendering, illustrating, Content-Aware and vanishing point techniques using Adobe® Photoshop®, which are valuable not only for extension exercises but innumerable other photo manipulation challenges as well. You’ll learn how extending tasks can be prioritized from large to small to best economize your time, and you’ll discover several professional-level techniques to feather your artwork in problem areas.
Simon Peter Raible is a world renowned Photoshop® Finisher based in Los Angeles. He moved from Maryland to Los Angeles in 1988 and procured a delivery boy job at an entertainment advertisement boutique near Universal Studios.
I LOVE this class! Let me preface this by saying that it's not for beginners. IMO you should be at least intermediate-advanced to keep up with the fact that the instructor assumes you understand how layers, channels and shortcuts work. Having said that, he's a fantastic educator. As someone else mentioned, it's refreshing to see someone who is teaching exactly what the course name promises, he doesn't hold back and he doesn't try to sell 3rd party products. It was interesting to learn how he goes about his edits considering there's 1000 ways to do one thing in Photoshop. I would love for Creative Live to give Simon a full course on advanced Photoshop techniques since he's funny and clearly knows his craft. For the price of this course, I highly recommend it!
Dude, I really like this instructor's style! He is funny, he explains what he does, doesn't spends time selling his own business, like many instructors do here on Creative Live. The class itself is right on point, explaining how to use the various tools to create way bigger scenes from scenes you already got, but maybe they are not big enough to fulfill your needs. The use I saw in this class is, for example, when you do a big panorama, and somehow part of it is missing, then you can complete it with examples presented here. Also, recommended for making posters, or big wallpapers.
If I understood correctly, the attached files contains step by step instructions how to achieve exactly what he does, which are handy for practicing.
He is definitely one of my favorite instructors from Photoshop 2018.
Paul Vincent Farrell
After the incredible value of his Business of Professional Photo Retouching class, I was itching to gain some hands-on Photoshop instruction from Simon Peter Raible in this class.
I honestly don't think I've ever had more "wow!" moments or learned more immediately useful techniques in my many years of watching CreativeLive courses than in this class. I've immediately been able to do things I'd never known in 15 years of using Photoshop.
Simon is also such a laid-back, relaxed instructor it's a pleasure to learn from him. An absolutely must-watch course.