All posts for the day April 21st, 2011

Today we?re excited to bring you the next part in the ?The Civil War? cannon series by author Chris Tate. In today?s post we?ll begin unwrapping the cannon, starting with the many parts that make up the cannon?s under carriage and wheel sections. To do this, we?ll be using the various tools found in the ?Unwrap UVW? modifier.

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English | 4 Hours | 960?600 | H264 | 30fps 495kbps | AAC 64kbps | 1.19GB
Genre: eLearning
Learn how to extend the dynamic range of any Photograph!

Have you ever looked at a stunning HDR image and wondered, ?how did they do that?? Wonder no more! This video will serve as your simple to follow and informative guide to the world of HDR. You will be being paid results better than you dreamed of with maximum ease. Colin clarifies in Plain-English all you need to get going in HDR. All new and prolonged for Photoshop CS5 and Photomatix 4.

When used correctly the 32 bit tools in Photoshop will enable you to make drop-dead gorgeous images with effortless ease. Learn everything from completely natural to jaw-dropping surrealistic looks. You will also learn some gifted tricks that will enable you to boost the dynamic punch of Low Dynamic images. You?ll be able to supercharge any image with this bag of tricks in your arsenal.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is not just a trend. It?s the future of Photography. Get a jump start on the newest Photographic technology with this 4 hour indepth guide and learn why as well as how!

The bar has been raised on HDR training? again!

This quick loading DVD ROM/or Download contains 4 hours of sharp widescreen video. The well ahead interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are built-in, so you can follow along at your own pace!

Lessons Include:
Pull the most natural result from your images.
Make stylized Tone effects
(HDRI) High Dynamic Range imaging clarified.
7 tips for shooting HDR images.
Full HDR Workflow clarified
Post processing workflows
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro
Using Camera Raw and Lightroom with HDR
Painting with light and shadow. Use layers and masks to paint your perfect exposure.
Single image techniques for dynamic range and for effect.
Pseudo Bracketing techniques
Pseudo Maskingtechniques
Use Photoshop to make right 32-bit HDR images.
Master the HDR curve and get the very best results from your HDR images
Photoshop 32 bit Adjustments
Avoid the pitfalls and maximize your results in Photoshop.
Let loose the powerful Photomatix tone mapping plug-in for Photoshop.
Extreme Tone Mapping
Natural Tone Mapping
Tone Mapping and Photoshop Workflow
Photomatix Pro 4 overview and Batch Processing

For premium user: http://www.url-dead/file/803018301/PhotoshopCAFE.HDRandPS.CS5.2nd.Edition.Premium.rar

English | 5 Hours | 960?600 | H264 | 10fps 118kbps | AAC 125kbps | 918MB
Genre: eLearning
Learn from an award winning artist!

The demand for cartoon illustration is booming. The creative industry is crying for artists who can work digitally. Photoshop has become the leading software for cartoonists and illustrators worldwide. Whether you?re cartooning for your own enjoyment, or you?re a traditional cartoonist looking to make the leap to digital, these lessons will walk you through the process of turning a sketch into a cartoon illustration. Patrick?s approach is easy enough for a beginner to learn cartooning, but is also full of valuable information for working industry professionals.

This video will teach you how to use the Photoshop tools required for sketching, inking, flat color, shading & tone, patterns, textures, and brushes, from the perspective of a syndicated cartoonist producing work on a daily basis for publication across North America.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains over 5 hours of video! The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the 25 lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace!

If you have ever been intrigued by the art of cartooning, had a desire to create your own cartoons, or if you just want to look behind the scenes? experiencing the first-class instruction of Patrick, a successful working cartoonist, makes this disk a must for your library.

Lessons Include:
Document Setup
The Layers Palette
Brush Basics
Sketching in Photoshop
Importing a Sketch
Freehand Inking
The Pen Tool
Inking with the Pen Tool
Ink Layer Cleanup
Color Fills
Selections and Color
Basic Color Theory
The Brush Engine
Brush Creation
Lighting Basics
Dodge and Burn
Soft Light
Shadow and Light
More Painting
Light and Layer Masks
Backgrounds and Composition
Patterns and Texture
Final Touches
The Final Image


English | 5 Hours | 960?600 | VP6F | 8fps 500kbps | MP3 80kbps | 1.1GB
Genre: eLearning
Covers Everything from Shooting, using on-camera filters, understanding light, and extra shooting tips. Also covers some basic post production, photo fusion and HDR techniques for landscape photography.
Magic light. Sweet light. Sunset and sunrise.

Covers Everything from Shooting, using on-camera filters, understanding light, and extra shooting tips. Also covers some basic post production, photo fusion and HDR techniques for landscape photography.
Magic light. Sweet light. Sunset and sunrise.

This famed light goes by many names but is known to all landscape photographers as on of the best time to make images. This warm light is soft enough to lower contrast but directional enough to define the landscape. Join Tim Cooper as he explains exactly how to use this light to make stunning and dynamic photographs of the natural world.

This video begins with a study of the aspects of light that pertain to photographers- angle, quality, and color. Tim demonstrates how light affects our images at different times of day and under various atmospheric conditions. Making great landscape photos will often require a little planning so Tim explains the differences between Civil Twilight, Nautical Twilight, Sunrise and Sunset so that you can be in the right location at exactly the right time.

Understanding the light is only half the battle though. To create dramatic imagery you must understand how to compose and expose for this tricky light. ?The Landscape Photographers Guide to Magic Light? outlines a host of considerations, tips and tricks from using filters to getting correct exposures that will help you bring home dramatic photographs.

The DVD finishes with an in-depth explanation of how to fine tune your images on the computer. Using Photoshop and Lightroom Tim fully explains the developing tools so that you can maximize the impact of your imagery. He also demonstrates his techniques for blending high contrast images together using the HDR software Photomatix.

All Lessons
Explanation of Magic Light
Components of Magic Light
Understanding the different Twilight times
How to plan for your shots
Preferred Camera settings for Landscape Photography
Camera techniques for working in the field
Exposing for single exposure images
Exposing for HDR imagery
Landscape composition
Using Flash to enhance a foreground element
Sunrise and sunset tips and tricks
Using Split Neutral Density filters in the field
Developing your Raw image in Photoshop and Lightroom
Recreating a Split Neutral Density filter in Photoshop
Blending images together using Photoshop
Using PhotoMatix to create HDR images

For premium users: http://www.url-dead/file/804275021/The_Landscape_Photographers_Guide_to_Magic_Light.rar

English | 70 Min | 800?600 | H264 | 10fps 352kbps | AAC 64kbps | 459MB
Genre: eLearning
Expand your creativity with ease.

What?s the quickest way to produce professional looking artwork and album pages from your photographs? Use some high quality templates. Graphics/Photography expert, Judy Host shows you how to get the most out of templates in Photoshop. You will learn to go way beyond the ordinary. Follow along as Judy shows you how to use Layers, Blending Modes and more to maximize your creative results. Discover how to create some of today?s hottest looks and master the tools you need to create stunning and original artwork for yourself in a fraction of the time.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains 70 minutesof brand new sharp video. The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the lessons with complete control over the playback including Full Screen.
3 Graphic Authority Templates are included free with this training.

If you use templates, or create layouts, this disk is a godsend.

All Lessons
Create an aged look.
The ?Grunge effect.?
One Template ? Several Looks.
Blending Modes
Painting with Templates
Antique Paper
Dramatic Backgrounds
Blending Templates


English | 2.5 Hours | 960?592 | H264 | 10fps 516kbps | AAC 64kbps | 501MB
Genre: eLearning
Using Smith Micro Poser, you?ll learn the features and workflow that the pros use. In a simple step-by-step, plain English approach, Stephen will show you exactly what you need to know.

Even if you have no prior experience, this video will teach you what you need to know to create stunning artwork in Poser 8. (Also covers the new interface of Poser 2010). This PhotoshopCAFE training video shows you how to pose a character, apply clothing and accessories, lighting, rendering and much more. You will import to Photoshop and integrate it into a scene. This DVD will also address the concept of posing characters into a visual story line.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains sharp wide-screen video. The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the 23 lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace!

If you?ve ever dreamed of easily creating 3D characters to integrate with your 2D or 3D artwork this is the video for you!

Lessons Include:
Poser 8 overview
Navigating the 3D interface
Selecting individual components on the character
Setting up the 3D visual components
Posing your character
Creating and setting lighting
Setting up custom libraries and importing 3D
Creating and applying custom poses
Applying clothing to your characters
Workflow for setting up your scene for an IBL environment.
Pose your character in the desired backdrop
Working with multiple cameras
Setting up lighting to match a photographic scene
Adding additional characters into your scene
Working in the Texture Room
How to use inspirational sources to learn poses
Altering the body type of your character
Exporting Poser 3D objects into Photoshop