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10 Videos (58m)
    • Enlarge Your Pet in Photoshop Introduction

    • Course Overview

    • Relative Pixel Size

    • Day Of Shooting

    • Photoshop Introduction

    • Creating The Selection

    • Stamp And Content Aware

    • Matching The Images

    • Adding Whiskers And Hair

    • Finishing Touches


About This Class

Hello and thank you for checking out this course! 

My name is Lucas Ridley and I work in the visual effects industry on films like Transformers, Suicide Squad, and Ready Player One.

In this course we will be creating a visual effects photograph!

Pet owner's love this idea and if you're a photographer this will be a unique technique you can add to offer your clients. Just imagine doing family portraits and including this service! The family will love it! If you're a pet owner then you already know how cool this would be. Make a new profile photo for social media that will get attention!

You do not need any prior experience with photography or Photoshop. You can download a free trial of Photoshop to follow along. This course is a good introduction to Photoshop and for those familiar with it you will learn how to think like a visual effects artist to make a believable photo!

This course is divided into two sections:

  • Taking the Photo
  • Make It Look Great In Photoshop

I will walk you through step-by-step how I made the example photo from taking the photo and all the way through each little step and tool I use inside Photoshop to enhance and sell this effect.

Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing what you make!


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Thanks, really needed this.
As a dog lover and owner to a little buddy who also thinks he is bigger than he really is, I think this concept for a class is absolutely fantastic! I have picked up a few Photoshop skills here and there, but nothing compared to taking this course. The teacher knows his stuff and has an aptitude for explaining it in a way that even a novice, like myself, can easily understand and replicate. The concepts he teaches in this course can be applied to many different types of Photoshop work and the fact that I got to learn them while working on a super fun project was incredible. I am SO looking forward to turning my picture into a card that I can send to my friends and family. Thanks so much for creating this class and I 100% recommend it to anyone who has any interest in learning or improving their Photoshop techniques!





Lucas Ridley

Commercial Director & Animator

Hi! I'm an award-winning animator and commercial director, my clients include LEGO, Nestle, Anheuser-Busch, and Braun. I got my start by photographing and filming weddings and then learned 3D Animation and went on to work at the Academy Award-winning Moonbot Studios on Playstation games and short films, one of which was awarded 2 daytime Emmy's.

Most recently I had the privilege to work at the birthplace of visual effects known for Star Wars: Industrial Light and Magic on movies for di...

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