Photo zines! Small, self published presentations of your photographic works – how and why to make them? I tell you about my experience with copy machine photo zines and Blurb trade books and show you samples of both, then get into why zines are a great option for presenting your photography in a physical way to your audience.
New on my Skillshare channel!
Learn Shading and Depth in Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is an amazing design program that can execute resizable vector graphics with ease, but many designers find themselves heading over to Photoshop for shading and adding atmospheric depth to their works. This course focuses on the unique set of tools within Illustrator to give the impression of a three dimensional space, make your characters pop off of their backgrounds, and breathe a new life into the flat vector look.
It’s zine fest season again, and I’m finishing up on my first “big production” zine. This one is called Dusk and features a combination of sharp graphic design on my photographs combined with hard edged poetry from a few wonderfully talented writers. I shaped it in response to the hard political climate we currently live under, even though politics are not present, it definitely shows in the emotional response represented in Dusk.
I made so many zines last year, and none in 2017, that I’m suddenly remembering how fun and expressive zine making is, like running into an old best friend.
I made a class for zine beginners on my Skillshare channel, and it’s still one of my highest rated/ most frequently lauded classes. No experience necessary, just paper and pens!
Adobe Illustrator Speed Drawing – Primordial Creative Studio vs the Batman Rogues!
I’ve been doing nightly illustrations of Batman villains as I watch the old Bruce Timm DC Animated Universe shows with my kids. It’s a bit of “just for fun” and also challenging myself to get better at one of the Adobe Creative Cloud programs I don’t use as much as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere and After Effects.
This time I redesigned Bane, a Batman villain not held in high regard by Bruce Timm. I sketched him out, used Adobe Illustrator to fully render the comic art, and recorded the process for your viewing pleasure. At the end I show you a few other of the other DC Batman villains I drew in Adobe Illustrator. Please enjoy this speed drawing and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Show some love to our studio Primordial Creative on Patreon and check out further photography/ art tutorials at my Skillshare channel!
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.
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.
Hey out there! Summer’s winding down, my kids are back in school, and Skillshare classes can once again start flowing. This one is about a topic near and dear to my heart – Finding Your Photographic Vision. It’s a class not about the technical side of photography but about the steps anyone can take to become more unique and expressive in their photographic art.
Click here to enroll right away and start learning –>Finding Your Photographic Vision!
I also wanted to mention that San Diego Comic Con just wrapped up, and Adobe sponsored me to give a panel on their motion capture animation software Character Animator. It was a hoot to be onstage at the largest comics convention anywhere, and it’s all down to a film I made called The Innocence of Seduction and the corresponding classes I created on Skillshare. On my channel there are lessons about Motion Comics in Photoshop, Character Animator, After Effects, and other Character Animator tutorials here and here!
Entering my second year as a Skillshare teacher, I’ve been preparing several new photo/ video editing classes- until those go out, I wanted to let any interested people know my previous Lightroom-focused classes are still available on my channel!
In any portrait photography, it’s a give that there will be some facial retouching to make your subjects look their best. We cover the basics of both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for retouching skin, enhancing eyes, color correction and more! Sign up is here!
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.
In this class I’ll show how to speed up your editing process in Adobe Lightroom, taking your workflow time from hours down to mere minutes. We cover syncing and auto syncing your actions, creating your own preset filters and brushes, effectively utilizing virtual copies and collections, and more. Sign up is over here!
See you in class!