Fuji X-T2 Video Review + Samples

Another year, another Fuji upgrade- here’s my review of the X-T2 along with samples!  Side note, the video itself was filmed in 4k with the X-T2.

I’ve been thinking about how to better utilize my youtube channel beyond posting my video art, and I decided it’s a good place to do gear reviews and tutorials that wouldn’t fit on my Skillshare channel.  As I’m making more youtube content I’m also open to requests!  Comment or message me about what kind of reviews or tutorials you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to make it happen!

Free Photography + Design Classes On Skillshare Through Today

The Skillshare video teaching platform has Premium classes, which students need a membership to access, and Free ones, which can be viewed without a membership.  I have 4 of my classes set to Free through today:

Creative Image Transfer For Photographers and Crafters

Build Your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture

Design A Character Based On An Ancient Culture

Speed Up Your Photography Workflow With Adobe Lightroom

See you in class!

 

Concept Art Skills + Designing Characters Based On The Past – a new Skillshare class

This week’s Skillshare lesson has a really, really, really long name: it’s full title is “Creating Concept Art Pt.1: Design a Character Based on an Ancient Culture in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.”  I created it while working on an animated film of the Mayan Hero Twins.

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What goes into characters with real history behind them- people of the past, of legend, from mythology?  In this class, we’ll explore how to approach a character based on an ancient culture – learning about their unique fashions and lifestyles – and create our own character through Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop which can be used in design and animation.  Sign up is here!

Manga Effects In Adobe Photoshop – A Skillshare Course

This week’s class on my Skillshare channel is Manga Effects In Adobe Photoshop.

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We cover screentones, making linework from your pencils, and more!  As a lifelong fan of the manga art form, this was one of the most fun classes for me to put together.  I have seen firsthand young artists get super thrilled when they see what a few tricks in Photoshop can do to make their art pop like the comics they read.

Signup is here!

Bring Out The Details With Tone Mapping In Adobe Photoshop – a Skillshare tutorial

I have yet another Skillshare Tutorial up on my channel – this one regarding Tone Mapping in Adobe Photoshop.    We cover Nik software’s HDR EFX Pro, Photoshop’s own tone mapping functions, and making the whole image gel.  Here’s the trailer…

…and here’s the signup!  See you in class!

How To Use Adobe Lightroom For Video-a Skillshare class

I’ve got a couple new photo/ video/ Adobe classes dropping on Skillshare this week, and the first is How To Use Adobe Lightroom For Video.

Lightroom is generally thought of as a still photography program but here are a few neat tricks you can do, especially if you are just starting to work with videos, need to capture stills from your videos, or want to keep a consistent style between your existing photographic library and your video work.  You’ll be able to have unique looking footage that you can piece together in your video editor such as Adobe Premiere or iMovie.

Sign up here!  And if there are any particular tutorials you’d like me to do in the future, let me know in the comments!

Build Your Adobe Creative Cloud Asset Library with Adobe Capture – A Skillshare Tutorial

My Skillshare class Build your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture covers how to use a wonderful phone app, Capture, to create line work, patterns, make video filters and sample color schemes from images.  These assets all plug in to Adobe desktop apps- Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, you name it!  Capture has completely changed the way I make art, so much I was compelled to make a Skillshare tutorial about it!

See you in class!