Photographing Digital Assets Premium class

Kirk Nelson, Professional Graphics Artist

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18 Videos (1h 44m)
    • Course Overview

      1:57
    • Materials and Safety Precautions

      1:55
    • Technique for Creating the Fireballs

      3:26
    • Photographing the Fireball Effect

      6:32
    • Processing the Fireball Photos

      7:10
    • Materials and Safety Precautions

      2:12
    • Technique for Creating the Explosive Effect

      3:48
    • Photographing the Explosive Effect

      4:48
    • Processing the Explosion Photos

      5:55
    • Materials, Safety Precautions, and the Basic Technique

      2:39
    • Techniques for Lighting and Photographing the Smoke and Fog Effect

      6:01
    • Processing the Smoke and Fog Photos

      10:16
    • Materials, Safety Precautions, and Best Practices

      3:13
    • Techniques for Lighting and Photographing the Water Splashes

      5:49
    • Techniques for Lighting and Photographing the Water Splashes

      11:14
    • Creating the Queen of Water

      12:40
    • Creating a Fire Knight

      7:43
    • Finishing the Elemental Chess Game

      6:28

About This Class

Natural effects are a brilliant way to add energy to a photo or a design. Elements like fire, water, and smoke are all very familiar but often difficult to capture in a way that is useful as a digital asset. One solution is to purchase stock images, but what if you could generate these effects for yourself? In this course, Photographing Digital Assets, you'll be taught how to achieve these effects from start to finish. You will learn safe and fun techniques to create these effects in way that is controllable and easy to capture with a digital camera. Then you will learn how to best capture these effects with a basic DSLR, and finally how to process the images in Photoshop to create a library of digital assets. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create these effects for yourself and you'll stop having to pay for the same tired stock images everybody else uses--and your work will be better for it! Software Required: Adobe Photoshop.

 

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Kirk Nelson

Professional Graphics Artist

Kirk has been a professional graphics artist for almost 20 years. He has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. Kirk's work has been published over 400 times in various internationally acclaimed publications such as Photoshop Creative, Advanced Photoshop, and Digital Photographer. Kirk has experience with a broad range of subjects in the design field, from web design to logo design, to print design to 3D modeling and animation. Kirk is just your friendly neighborhood Graphics Geek!