Deke's Techniques (Updated 29th March 2011)

Tutorial & e-learning. April 19, 2011 by Muawia. Deke's Techniques (Updated 29th March 2011)
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Deke's Techniques is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away

Topics include:
Current Techniques
Simulating sub-pixel rendering

March 2011 Techniques
Building a synthetic star field
Making 3D type with Repousse
Casting 3D shadows and reflections
Adjusting 3D light sources
Masking highlights and shadows
Masking glass
Creating a high key, high contrast effect

February 2011 Techniques
Creating a molten letter effect
Setting type on fire
Control smoothing with an anti-edge mask
Blending textures onto a face
Rendering a face as a cave painting
Creating a reflection in shattered glass
Creating a face in a tree

January 2011 Techniques
Creating ice type
Branding type on a texture
Creating an image-branding machine
Capturing effects with layer comps
Rendering type in gold
Creating a hammered metal background
Creating heavy metal type



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