Visitors From the World Outside of the Mac Lab
You may have to create some of your own starter files and use your own images. Not all tutorials are available to the general public for reasons explained in this movie. Please read the FAQ and the Blog (especially this entry) before emailing me. And sorry, if the movie isn't on this page I can't share it with the general public for reasons I explain directly below.
Where are the Resources?
If there is not a link for a starter file or an intact final psd in the tutorials below, the files and movies are on the server in maclab > documents > _photoshop_resources (right below the _flash_resources folder) Note: If the final psd does not have all layers intact (as in the above example) it's because I'm protecting the intellectual property of the technique's creator. We have permission to use this in class
Dark Vignette Enhancement Starter file | Compacted psd | A very easy method for bringing your focal point into better focus (or just saving a terrible photograph from the digital trash can as in this example). Final psd and movies on the server.
Preparing Work for Your Portfolio
It all starts with a pencil and paper, right? After you plan it out you're ready to work smart in preparing your files for Flash. Includes generating interesting thumbnails, intermediate sized images, full sized versions, and preparing your psds for animation (as well as organization tips). Steps repeated in real-time for additional images.
How do you print an 8 x 10 when you only have a tiny version of your image? Starter File | Finished psd (This is the unaltered result of the process. For best results, more post-upsampling clean-up would be useful) |
Movies are on the server (though here is a final comparison).