Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express [Lynda]

Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express [Lynda]
Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express [Lynda] with Uli Staiger
Aug 26, 2014 | Level: Intermediate | MP4 + Exercise Files | 1 h 56 mins | 750.35MB

Photoshop allows artists to stretch the possibilities of photography almost as far as their imaginations can reach. Here Uli Staiger reveals his process for creating a complex scene from just a simple sketch and some source images. The end result: a train station of the future, built from images of normal, everyday platform scenes. Along the way, he'll show how to create breathtaking perspective, lighten the background to create a visible distance, paint in light and shadows, composite 3D objects into the scene, and create realistic lens flares without using any filters, plugins, or external software! It all starts with a little imagination. Bring yours and get inspired by a Photoshop artist in action.

Topics include:

  • Sketching out a concept
  • Masking reference images
  • Constructing a roof with the fill method
  • Building a looping track
  • Painting in light and reflections
  • Brightening the background to give the illusion of distance
  • Adding text and layer styles
  • Compositing, texturing, and lighting 3D objects
  • Adding smoke and dust to the scene