- The Art of Composition | IAMAG
- Animator's Guide to Health and Wellness: Part1, Part2
- Computer Graphics Workstation Ergonomics | Kevin Hulsey
- What's Wrong with Home Office and How to Fix it | Ergo-Talk
- A Short Lesson in Perspective | Lins Redding (RIP)
- An Open Letter to Young Freelancers | Thrillbent
Video Channel Links:
- Color Psychology: Montage of How Color Creates Emotion in Film
- Now You See It
- Cinematography Database Show | Watch Now, getting taken down!
- How to Understand Picasso | Nerdwriter1
- Drone Footage Competition Winners | NYCDFF 2016
- Make Custom brushes and Shapes, Set up Tool Presets
- 3 Day/Night BW Plein-air pieces at the same spot (Total = 6)
- Set up 2-3 color palettes to bring to class next week to do Color Plein-air during class; I recommend 1 complementary gamut mask with sunset colors, and Atmospheric Triad, or one with nighttime colors city colors.
NOTES: Tips for Custom Brushes/Shapes
- When taking a photo, make sure the edges have the most contrast and are clear of overlap with any noisy background
- If necessary, clean up edges
- Use Hue/Saturation to turn the image into BW
- Using Levels, increase the contrast by bringing in the sliders on the left (for darks) and right side (lights)
- Again in Levels, select the Eyedropper which says "Set in Image to set Black Point" to set the image/pattern you want to be in the brush.
- In Levels again, select the Eyedropper which says "Set in Image to set White Point" and pick the background to make it completely white (i.e. not be in your brush)
- In PS, use Color Dodge/Burn tool with a soft round brush set to "Highlights" in the upper menu panel to increase the white level along edges
- Use Color Range to select dark shape, then decrease the black levels. Make sure the shape is filled with pure black
- Select Inverse, then delete the background
- In the Layers Panel, CMD+Click the Thumbnail to select just the shape, then go to Edit -> Define Brush Preset. Name your brush and make a Tool Preset
For a Custom Shape, a few Extra Steps:
- After selecting your shape, at the bottom of the Path Panel select the baseball diamond icon "Make Work Path from Selection"
- Then go to Edit -> Define Custom Shape. Name your shape and it will be found at the bottom of the Custom Shape dropdown menu
- Note: In the Menu of the Custom Shape Tool, select Pixels from the drop down menu in the fare left corner