Learning Lightroom – A Skillshare Class Series

I’ve taught photo editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for many years in person, and put small, specialized lessons online, but I recently had the drive and time to put together a comprehensive series of Lightroom lessons.  In this Skillshare series “Learning Lightroom” we tackle the modules one by one, breaking down all the features and explaining how they may be relevant to any photographer.

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This particular lesson focuses on the Library module, an amazing organizational tool with its own development features and special capabilities.  At the end I show you how an experienced Lightroom user would utilize all the components in a real world scenario.

Sign up for the first part of the series, “Learning Lightroom: The Library Module”, is here!

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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!

New Skillshare class- Creating Motion Comics!

I’m deep in the process of making my motion comic short film, The Innocence of Seduction, using the process of motion comics.  Marvel made cartoons in this manner in the 1960s and 2000s, there was a Watchmen motion comic that exceeded the movie, and shows like Minoriteam utilized the technique to hysterical effect.  To go along with the finished movie, I’ve been recording several “how to” tutorials and the first part- Creating Motion Comics with Adobe Photoshop – is now up on my Skillshare channel!

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In my class we cover where to find artwork, how to extract and repair it, using Photoshop’s animation features, creating tweens and warps, and more!  It’s Part 1 of a 3 part series on Motion Comics, with future installments focusing on Adobe After Effects and Character Animator.  I’m excited to share the process as I think motion comics are a fun way to keep the original aesthetic of the comic art form while adding the drama of film.