Winner: Most Improved Student.
Will receive upcoming AdvancedPhotoshop.com Video Tutorials (within 8 weeks)
As I really havenít got into the real nitty gritty of design,
I am submitting 2 entries in the most improved designer area. The originals are
in grayscale as they were ads and the entries are in colour but can be easily
converted to grayscale for advertising.
Orion Williams not only teaches what Photoshop
can do, he also shows you how to achieve these effects and add variables. He
continues your education with free downloads and access to his portfolio which I
find amazing as most designers are so protective of their work. I have learned
that you can really organize your work with layer sets (Iím still working on
understanding layer comps) and the effectiveness of gradients. I have downloaded
and installed the freebies for styles, brushes etc. and have used them. I am
still experimenting with layer masks but do find it a lot of fun to combine
photos, do some blending and apply layer masks. As I continue to progress with
the tutorials, I hope to become more valuable to my company and find the
confidence to produce more exciting flyers and promotional materials.
Tolerances, opacities, flow, fill, the various layer styles and what they mean
(overlay, hard light, multiply etc) are all covered. The one complaint that I
have (there goes my brownie points) is that you sometimes go too fast but there
is always rewind. I also appreciate the subtle humour throughout the tutorials.