Mashup - Where Pencil Meets Pixels: Creating Mixed Media Art From Your Home Computer | Jami Odell | Skillshare

Mashup - Where Pencil Meets Pixels: Creating Mixed Media Art From Your Home Computer

Jami Odell

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18 Lessons (2h 17m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Welcome to Class!

    • 3. Research and Development

    • 4. Get sketching the Mashup way

    • 5. Photoshop basic training

    • 6. Class project - Part 1, digitizing your sketch

    • 7. Class project - Part 2, adding color and texture

    • 8. Class project - Part 3, exploring brush modes

    • 9. Class project - Part 4, adding bright highlights and deep shadows

    • 10. Class project - Part 5, creating smoke

    • 11. Class Project - Part 6, adding in fine details

    • 12. Class Project - Part 7, advanced masking and detailing

    • 13. Class Project - Part 8, making custom brushes

    • 14. Class Project – Part 9, exploring layer embossing styles

    • 15. Class Project – Part 10, creating an emblem

    • 16. Class Project – Part 11, adding depth to your masterpiece

    • 17. Class project - Finishing up

    • 18. Resources


About This Class

Mash-up: Where pencil meets pixels guides you through a fun and engaging digital art project where you will learn how to enhance your traditional art into a digital masterpiece that you can share with friends & family, your social media circles-everyone! Enrolling in this easy-to-follow class will inspire you to create a wide range of digital mixed-media pieces using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own photos and artwork. 

Using traditional art materials, a scanner and Photoshop, you will learn how to:

· Develop a beginning to intermediate photoshop skillset by enrolling in an entertaining class project, not by reading a boring how-to manual

· Manipulate scanned images by adding color, texture and text using Photoshop

· Emulate the look of oil, pastel or watercolor as it appears in traditional art, creating your own custom brushes in Photoshop, to give your art project a personalized look and feel.

· Digitally compose your work using Photoshop layers, masks, clipping paths

· Add “wow” to your work using various Photoshop effects and filters

Whether you are a mixed-media artist, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, or just love to be creative…Mash-up: Where pencil meets pixels is for you!





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I have been working as a traditional artist up until the late 90's where I began experimenting with digital art and photography. Now my work is a fusion of all these elements. Since 1998, I have worked as a full time graphic designer and illustrator. In my career, I have created designs for Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Microsoft, The Venetian Hotel and Resort of Las Vegas and many more. In my capacity as a graphic designer, I have had package and signage designs placed in REI, Costco, Walmart, Sp...

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