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Filters and Smart Objects

with Lisa Carney

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Class duration: 4h 48m

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About The Class

Non Destructive Editing

Learn how filters and smart objects can enhance your images when you incorporate them into your retouching workflow. Make adjustments to your file without overwriting your original image. Professional high-end retoucher Lisa Carney will show you the many tools within filters and how to use them to improve and speed up your post-processing workflow. You’ll learn about:

  • Transforming edit functions
  • Camera Raw Techniques
  • Understanding Liquify
  • Blur and distort techniques
  • Adding textures and stylized looks
  • Incorporating third party plugins into Photoshop® like Alien Skin Software and Nik

Gain more control over your portraits or product retouching by understanding and incorporating filters and smart objects.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    07:18
  2. 02

    Create Backgrounds with Render Filters

    28:19
  3. 03

    Autumn Background with Render Filters

    08:56
  4. 04

    Create Fabric & Hair with Flame Render & Plug-in

    12:08
  5. 05

    Using Mextures for Color Tone & Textures

    15:44
  6. 06

    Build Water Scene

    24:41
  7. 07

    Use Filters & Plug-in for Rain

    15:16
  8. 08

    Gradient Maps & Motion Blur for Photographs

    05:51
  9. 09

    Lens Flare with Filters

    15:34
  10. 10

    Smart Objects Overview

    12:56
  11. 11

    Oil Paint Filters

    17:17
  12. 12

    Snap Art Overview

    13:32
  13. 13

    Camera Raw Processing

    13:46
  14. 14

    Alien Skin Software Processing

    10:29
  15. 15

    Adding Rimlight & Glowing Edges

    11:08
  16. 16

    Alien Skin Software Backlit Plug-in

    17:07
  17. 17

    Filigree with Alien Skin Software

    12:11
  18. 18

    Type with Alien Skin Software

    15:04
  19. 19

    Create Environment with Alien Skin Software

    08:46
  20. 20

    Logos with Alien Skin Software

    06:54
  21. 21

    Bokeh & Details with Alien Skin Software

    15:21

Meet Your Expert

Lisa Carney

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries ... read more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Filters & Smart Objects Companion Handout (57 pages)
  • pdf Rendering Hair How To Handout
  • psd Autumn Render File
  • psd Autumn Road Demo FIle
  • psd Flame Hair Layered File
  • psd Finishing Station Logo Demo File
  • psd Winter Look Demo File
  • zip Alien Skin Discount Code
  • pdf Adobe Stock Contributor

75% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-3b9448

    user-3b9448

    July 2019

    Oh my word! this must be the best money I have spent in years on my photoshop education. This class is amazing, just so very informative and I have only watched 2 lessons! Finally understand what the jargon around brushes means and how to adjust the settings to get what the gurus can do with brushes. Love this class - thank you Lisa and love: "Don't panic" :-). If you like photoshop and spend loads of money on other people's actions and overlays and "stuff", you need this class. Brilliant.

  • Pat Saizan

    February 2018

    This is one of the best courses I have taken on Creative Live. Just amazing. This is geared towards intermediate to advanced Photoshop users. So happy to see an advanced class!! Very happy to see Alien Skin being used as a part of this course. Highly recommend this course.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    December 2017

    I can't say enough about this class. I am looking forward to watching this again and applying all I have learned at my leisure. Lisa Carney is am amazing instructor and I loved Simon as well, they did an awesome job! Just the handouts alone are well worth the price of the class. Thanks for another class filled with excellent content and lots of laughter. I own all of her classes and will certainly purchase any other's she instructs. Way to go Lisa! Well done and Exceptional!

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