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Adobe Photoshop: Creative Explorations, Lighting Effects & More

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About The Class

Part of the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle.

Explore the creative side of Adobe® Photoshop®. Take a walk down the filter menu and learn what's lurking in the not-so-obvious filters like Displacement Maps and Lighting Effects. See how the simple text and shape tools can be taken to the next level by incorporating layer styles, clipping masks and more.

  • Learn which filters have a special relationship with the Adobe Photoshop Blending Modes, which allows for unexpectedly creative results
  • See how puppet warping and layer masks will allow you to make a single layer look as if it's intertwined around another layer
  • Start to use Adobe Photoshop 3D features to add dimension to otherwise flat imagery
  • Create animated slide shows that better keep your viewer's attention
  • Add texture to your images to give them more personality

  • Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.0

    Topics Covered

    Lesson Plan

    1. 01

      Adobe Camera Raw Effects

    2. 02


    3. 03

      Stylizing an Image

    4. 04

      Applying Textures

    5. 05

      Creating Your Own Textures

    6. 06

      Textures Q&A

    7. 07

      Transforming a Photograph into a Painting

    8. 08

      Oil Paint Filter

    9. 09

      Simulating a Drawing

    10. 10

      Working with Type

    11. 11

      Shape Tool Tricks

    12. 12

      Shape Tool TricksType and Shape Q&A

    13. 13

      Layer Styles

    14. 14

      Brush Basics

    15. 15

      The Brush Panel Part 1

    16. 16

      Custom Brushes

    17. 17

      The Brush Panel Part 2

    18. 18

      Wacom Tablet Setup

    19. 19

      The Pattern Stamp Tool

    20. 20

      Bristle Brushes

    21. 21

      Simulating Rain

    22. 22

      Lighting Effects

    23. 23

      Displacement Maps

    24. 24

      Topomap Effect

    25. 25

      Creative Focus Control

    26. 26

      Additional Filter Effects


    Meet Your Expert

    Ben Willmore

    Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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    • Kathleen


      April 2017

      This is the second class on PS filters that I've taken with Ben Willmore. He is handsdown a fabulous teacher and one I highly recommend. I purchased both classes and I feel that for the price, they are worth their weight in gold. I applied his PS filter techniques to some of my surface pattern designs that were created using my original artwork and I've received great comments. So I owe a great deal of gratitude to CL and to Ben Wilmore for giving me the opportunity to grow my PS knowledge and to apply it with confidence to my artwork. Thank you!

    • Creativelive Student

      August 2017

      well I would recommend it sort of. I think much of the chapters show you how to use things without giving good examples or reasons such as with the brushes part. The photo on the cover is never worked on or really any of the topics didn't talk about how to achieve that look. I did learn some things as I have a lot to learn. I have been using the textures with great success. He does a nice job of explaining...I just don;t think we saw enough start to finish work.

    • Creativelive Student

      April 2017

      Fantastic tutor and course content! Ben Willmore truly is a master of Photoshop and has the ability to teach all aspects of Photoshop in such and easy-to-understand manner. Thanks so much for making Photoshop so much more understandable. Highly recommended.

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