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Special Effects for Composite Photography

with Corey Barker

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About The Class

Get creative with custom brushes and layer effects

In this class, we will explore a variety of special effects that can add that polished look to your compositing work. You will see how you can get creative with custom brushes and layer effects. We will also explore some more advanced effects using 3D.

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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Flare Effects

  3. 03

    Bokeh Effects

  4. 04

    Light Frame Effect

  5. 05

    Custom Brush Effects

  6. 06

    Spark Effects

  7. 07

    Smoke Effects

  8. 08

    Texture Effects

  9. 09

    Water Effects


Meet Your Expert

Corey Barker

Corey has been a well-known Photoshop instructor for the past 10 years but has been using Photoshop since version 2.0. He graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design In Sarasota, FL with a BFA in Illustration. He has since gone on to... ... read more

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75% of students recommend this class.
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  • Pat Saizan

    September 2017

    Great short course. Love to see advanced photoshop classes like this. Cory is great and an excellent instructor.

  • Andrew Millett

    September 2019

    Corey is nice and does a pretty good job of explaining, but I was really hoping to learn and see how he created the image of the soccer player breaking through glass. I learned some fun things you can do with creating your own brushes and it was interesting to see what he learned while playing with filters and styles, but honestly felt a little mislead by the class picture.

  • Beth Krzes

    Beth Krzes

    November 2017

    i found this class to be very informative. the image and description were a bit misleading but I did enjoy the subjects covered. well worth the time. I think he went through the steps quickly, you do need a better than average understanding of layers and tools as he isn't always clear as to the "path" of how to do certain steps. I took notes, attempted the project and listened to the lesson again to reiterate the sections that my notes weren't too clear. also was more focused on watching the process vs just writing it down. would recommend this class to anyone who wants to step up their skils in PS.

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