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!

 

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!

New Skillshare class up! Create Motion Comics With Adobe Character Animator

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Now on my Skillshare – Create Motion Comics Pt. 2!  In this section, we’ll be using Adobe Character Animator to animate the faces and mouths of comic characters using motion capture technology.  This gives us actual fully animated talking heads with physics like swinging hair and blinking eyes, all controlled by our own facial movements and lip synced sounds.

We’ll also cover designing our Character Animator puppets in Photoshop and bringing the scene into After Effects!

If you haven’t seen Pt. 1 of “Creating Motion Comics” I highly encourage you to check it out as it establishes what motion comics are, why they are a great animation alternative, and how to put together frame animation in Photoshop.

Skillshare – my favorite tutorial site

 

Last year I was determined to grow as an artist in new directions- I was able to upgrade my computer and imaging gear, pay for the Adobe Creative Cloud and use all their programs beyond the photographic ones, and I traveled outside of my normal LA/ Seattle/ Arizona loop.

New_Project 2With new directions come new learning curves, and the tutorial site that has helped me the most by far is Skillshare.  I used it to get my business in order, learn Adobe Illustrator and After Effects and InDesign, learned graphic design of posters, and more.

IMG_2564Beyond that, I’ve been able to bring the stuff I teach locally in the Phoenix Metro to a worldwide audience.  Currently my classes involve photography (Mixed Media Image Transfer + Capturing the Great Outdoors + Speed Up Your Workflow In Lightroom) , videography (Get Surreal With Adobe Premiere), sculpture (Create A Caricature in Clay Without A Studio), and graphic design (Build Your Creative Cloud Library With Adobe Capture).  I’m prepping classes on Creative Photographic Portraiture, Voice Editing for Adobe Premiere and Audition, and Making Motion Comics, all of which will be up before the summer ends.

get surreal in adobe premiereIn the meantime, anyone out there who wants to try out Skillshare, here’s a lovely referral code for a 3 month trial for .99!

Build Your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture CC

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My latest class on tutorial site Skillshare features the free Adobe app Capture and covers how to integrate it into your Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Premiere etc. workflow using Adobe’s Library function.

Capture is probably my most used Adobe mobile app.  It lets you make line art, color palettes, patterns, video filters and brushes out of whatever photograph or graphic you throw at it.  I’ve been using it in my short films and music videos to have background patterns, make costumes for characters, reduce old low-res comics to animatable line art pieces, and keep track of my character’s color schemes without having to reopen and resample colors.

The class is free for the first 25 signups- no Skillshare membership necessary!

Any requests for future tutorials?  Let me know in the comments!

New Skillshare Creative Tutorials Posted!

I’ve just added 2 new tutorials to my Skillshare tutorial channel:

Build Your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture CC

and

Create A Caricature In Clay Without A Studio

Skillshare is my favorite venue to post tutorials and view them as well.  Virtually everything I learned about Adobe Illustrator and After Effects and animation has come from Skillshare.  I’m finding it’s a positive community full of bite-sized projects rather than the quite random youtube tutorials that may explain a technique but fail to put it into practice.

Any suggestions for what I should do a tutorial on next?

 

“Introducing Chaos – Creative Image Transfer Techniques” video course now up on Skillshare

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I joined Skillshare and put up my first class this week- “Introducing Chaos with Creative Image Transfer Techniques.” Photographers, crafters, graphic designers, it’s great for whatever pleases you. The mysterious xerox transfer, the ancient skill of transferring photos onto tiles, and a new use for rubbing alcohol besides a cheap vodka alternative. Here’s a link to get the video course for free  and if you watch it and enjoy it please pass it on!

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