AVAILABLE NOW: “Running Late” Full Length Tutorial

Hey Everyone,

Today I’m REALLY excited to let you know that I have a BRAND NEW Full Length Tutorial available in my Web Store.

This new tutorial is called ‘RUNNING LATE‘ and it’s the second in a series of full length tutorials I’m releasing all about Compositing.

I’m really proud of this one because I think you’re going to get a heck of a lot out of it. One thing in particular that I’ve taken time over is not just showing you the retouching steps but also covering why each technique was used and the process and thinking behind it…

When you purchase this Full Length tutorial you’ll get…

  • 17 Video Tutorials
  • 3 x RAW Files
  • Final Retouched Image
  • Full Layered psd File
  • Stock File

VIDEO SUMMARY

VIDEO 1: Introduction & Behind the Scenes

VIDEO 2: Image Settings and Enhancing Details in Camera RAW

VIDEO 3: Cleaning & Sharpening the Background Scene

VIDEO 4: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 1: Adaptive Wide Angle

VIDEO 5: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 2: Copying Elements 

VIDEO 6: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 3: The Magic of Vanishing Point

VIDEO 7: Replacing the Sky

VIDEO 8: The London Gent: Enhancing the Eyes

VIDEO 9: The London Gent: Skin Retouching, Sharpening and Working Smart with Smart Objects

VIDEO 10: Enhancing Details – 3 Techniques + Why & When to use them

VIDEO 11: Non Destructive Dodging & Burning Part 1

VIDEO 12: Non Destructive Dodging & Burning Part 2

VIDEO 13: Enlarging the Head for that Cartoon / Caricature Look 

VIDEO 14: Making the Selection / Cut Out

VIDEO 15: Minor Adjustments & Placing Subject into Scene

VIDEO 16: Matching the Colour between Foreground and Background PLUS Adding Birds

VIDEO 17: Finishing Touches

•     •     •

I’m really excited about this one because not only is it a lot of fun, but you’ll also pick up tips, tricks and techniques that will enable you to create a background from anywhere!

One thing I make a point of doing, as in all my tutorials is to not just show you the retouching steps but also cover why each technique was used and the process and thinking behind it.

I’m a firm believer that anyone can learn techniques BUT the real skill is knowing when to apply them, and this I cover throughout this tutorial as well as showing how to work Non Destructively!

DOWNLOAD your copy of my brand new Tutorial RUNNING LATE over in my Web Store here [Link]

Priced at just $27

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • January 13, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Catherine - Thx Glynn for sharing your great knowledge; I can’t wait to buy it (will do so later today) and hopefully learn some new techniques. I imagine many hours going into creating the tutorial, as well as creating the image, so thank you again for letting us peek into your creative world and learn from you, as you really are a master talent.
    Cheers and good luck with the sales.

VIDEO NEWS: New Tutorial, Screen Captures & Better Sound

Hi Folks

Today I’ve some video related content to let you know about:

  • My NEW full length downloadable retouching tutorial
  • Software for recording your computer screen
  • Tutorials for improving sound in your videos using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Ok so let’s get started…

RUNNING LATE: Photoshop Retouching Tutorial
One of the things I’m committed to for 2014 is to add a minimum of one new downloadable tutorial to the web store each month. However January will see two, namely Sleeping Beauty and this one called Running Late.

Over the coming weeks and months I’ve shoots being planned which will see new techniques being shown as what I want is for each picture to bring something different to the table.

As an example, kicking off with Running Late you’ll see a new approach to building the background using Vanishing Point; this way you can make a background from anywhere!

Check it out in my web store from Monday 13th January 2014 [Link]

•   •   •

SCREENFLOW: Everything you need to make the Perfect Screencast
As someone who produces video content such as a weekly iTunes Podcast and YouTube content one of the questions I get asked quite often is what software I use to record my screen.

So just to let you know, the one I choose to use is SCREENFLOW from Telestream which is only available for Mac; great price and real easy to use.

ScreenFlow does have a lot of functionality available to enabling you to edit the video, add transitions and more but to be honest I use it purely to record my screen. For editing I’ll export the video from ScreenFlow and then take it over into Premiere Pro CC.

Check out ScreenFlow by following this [Link]

•   •   •

HOW TO: Improve the sound in your videos
One thing I’ve very quickly learned is that when it comes to video…Great Sound is VITAL!

In fact as Adobe Evangelist Terry Ryan says in these two videos, “The secret to professional looking video, is professional sounding audio”

So, in these two videos which I caught in the Adobe Inspire eMagazine, Terry shows how you can very quickly and easily improve the sound quality in your videos when editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; seriously impressive!

Check the videos out by clicking on this [Link]

•   •   •

As always if you have any questions / comments feel free to give me a shout at glyn@glyndewis.com or leave a comment in the section below.

For now though that’s all from me so thanks for stopping by and whatever you’re up to have a great weekend.

Catch you back here in a couple of days,
Enjoy,
Glyn

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PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Create Realistic Snow #30

Hi Folks,

Hope you’re having a good week.

Ok so a change to the schedule today because here’s the latest episode of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Show / Podcast…

This week I show you a Quick and Easy technique for making realistic looking snow and show how to add it into your pictures PLUS how to apply it again and again by making it into a brush.

Much like the technique used in Episode 28 where I showed you how to add Dust & Debris, the realism here comes from adding the snow in layers to add depth.

Hope you like it:)

As always, any questions / comments feel free to drop me a line to glyn@glyndewis.com or post a comment below.

In the mean time though feel free to share with others who you think might like to see the video content I’m posting for FREE each and every week

Catch you next time,
Glyn

  • January 9, 2014 - 12:33 pm

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Check out my Interview on the PhotoFocus Podcast

Hey Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend.

So being the start of a new week I’m kicking off with an interview.

Back in September last year when out teaching at Photoshop World in Las Vegas I was honoured to be interviewed for the PhotoFocus Podcast; a weekly show and website I’ve followed for as long as I can remember…

I spoke with Melissa Niu and we talked through so much including:

  • My Background
  • My Path to Teaching
  • Past Life and how it works into my Photography
  • Where should you start with Post Processing?
  • Advice for starting to find your way into Photography
  • How Zack Arias changed my path
  • Labelling
  • Marketing side of doing what you love and making money

Hope you like it…

HUGE thanks to everyone at PhotoFocus…Richard Harrington, Scott Bourne, Melissa Niu and Pamela Ann Berry.

Check out and Subscribe to the PhotoFocus Podcast on iTunes here [Link]

Catch you tomorrow,
Glyn

ps> There’s also a GREAT interview with my Buddy Kevin Stohlmeyer all about Adobe Creative Cloud and also looking at how Photographers need to be designers!

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: 3D Photoshop by Steve Caplin

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick post today before we head into the first weekend of 2014…

I always have been and always will be an avid book buyer when it comes to Photoshop. In fact I always say when I give talks that a quick way to make money would be to write a book about anything, literally anything but put the word ‘Photoshop‘ in the title and I’ll buy it; well…not quite but you get my meaning right:)

You never do and never should stop learning, which is why I’ve always made a point of doing Personal Projects (something I’ve talked about many times before) but I also study and play with Photoshop each and every day outside of any official pictures. I’ll set aside time each day when I’ll experiment with something, practice a technique etc to keep me in the learning mode. Sure I don’t always manage as much time as I’d like (unless I’ve been on the Red Bull) because ‘life‘ happens, however I will always manage something…even 5 minutes is better than nothing.

So on the subject of learning, which is darned exciting when it’s with something you love and enjoy doing, I have a book to recommend; 3D Photoshop by Steve Caplin…

Being around the Photoshop scene, Steve Caplin is a name you will almost certainly have heard. If not for his Best Selling series of books “How to Cheat in Photoshop” then certainly for his Photo Montages and Illustrations that grace magazines and very well known newspapers.

I have learned (and continue to) so much from Steve. I have a hard copy of every book on Photoshop that he’s released and each one has post it notes, the corners turned down and highlighter pen throughout so when he told me that he’d written a new book on 3D in Photoshop it was a done deal! Well if I’m honest Steve was kind enough to give me a copy when we were both teaching at Photo Live in London last year but between you and me it was on the shopping list anyway:)

3D is an area I’m toying with more and more and having seen what Steve is doing with it and having recently lectured with my Buddy Uli Staiger at his recent Cinema 4D event for Train to Create, it’s an area I’m extremely excited about; the possibilities are quite literally limitless! As Zorana Gee, Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager writes in the foreward “PHOTOSHOP IS THE ULTIMATE PLAYGROUND”… and now with 3D becoming much more accessible that Playground is becoming even more exciting:)

3D does carry with it this label of being incredibly challenging to master however thanks to Steve within just a couple of pages you’ll find yourself smiling and wanting to know more. He has a great way of not only explaining what to do, but also why AND makes it fun!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.
Enjoy,
Glyn

•Check out Photoshop 3D on Amazon

•Paperback £29.24 [Link]
•Kindle £21.93 [Link]

  • January 4, 2014 - 12:31 am

    Ron Kirkwood - Let me just say thank you. I follow you on all the social media and read your blog daily. You inspire not only me but thousands of others. It might be overused but you are the “real deal”. I have come to your lectures at Photoshop World these past two years and you exude an enthusiasm for you art and show by your behavior a desire to teach others. I started in photography years ago when everyone was very protective of how they accomplished their finished images. I so much enjoy this digital age of photography wher it seems most are willing to help others improve. You are certainly one. I pray that you and your family have a very successful and rewarding New Year. I very much look forward to seeing you again in Atlanta and shake your hand.

  • January 5, 2014 - 5:03 pm

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