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How to Shoot for Motion Art with Troy Plota

Learn how to create photographs with the intention of transforming them into motion art using Plotagraph. Join Troy Plota in beautiful Siesta Key for a two part photo shoot on the beach followed by an indoor studio shoot. Images from the shoots will be available for download so you can follow along during the lessons on creating motion art at the end.

During each shoot Troy shares the important considerations that pertain to creating images that will look amazing when animated. After the shoots are complete, Troy works through the process of creating three different motion art projects.

In Case You Missed It: Maximize Your Impact with Plotaverse

Take your photography to the next level with the Plotaverse platform! Join Troy Plota, the creator of the Plotaverse platform, as he teaches you how to get the most out of the Plotaverse suite of apps and utilize the motion art you create to promote your work on social media.

In this class you’ll learn the ins and outs of the Plotaverse sharing platform, how to animate a still photo using Plotagraph, how to apply special effects and overlays to your motion art, how to create advanced motion effects, how to morph multiple photos into an animation, and how to create a portfolio of work that you can use to promote yourself to the world.

A Guide To Commanding Color with Mark Heaps

Gain the ability to command color in your images! Join Mark Heaps as he teaches you the terminology, fundamentals, theory, and tools to adjust, edit, change, and tweak the colors in your photos. You’ll learn how color exists within Photoshop, how to control saturation, different ways to isolate colors, how to match the color of objects, how to affect the mood of your images by adjusting color, and so much more. By the end of the class you’ll have the skills to approach editing color with confidence.

In Case You Missed It… Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading

Join Viktor Fejes for an advanced look at essential elements of color theory. From understanding color models and the science of RGB, to how to apply this knowledge when performing practical tasks such as color correcting and color grading. Viktor starts with the fundamentals and works up to advanced techniques used in cinema. If you want to manipulate color at will, understand the reasons why, and make your images look fantastic while doing it, then this class is for you.

Getting Your Portfolio Online Using Adobe Portfolio with Scott Kelby

Take advantage of the online portfolio option that is included in all Creative Cloud subscriptions, and showcase your work! Join Scott Kelby to learn how to use the latest templates and features found inside of Adobe Portfolio.

In this class you’ll learn how to get started with Portfolio, how to build a single gallery, how to add multiple galleries, how to add a contact page, how to add an about the artist page, and how to customize the most important settings to make your portfolio reflect your personal style and taste. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to use once you learn the basics.

In Case You Missed It… Building Your Portfolio: Editing & Sequencing Your Work

Become a better photographer through editing and sequencing! Join Stella Kramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, as she teaches you how good editing and sequencing can help to do a better job of telling a story with your work.

You’ll learn the basics of editing and sequencing, the importance of knowing your objective, how to deal with critique, why you should stand behind your work, and the value in letting go. Stella brings all of these points home in a series of live edit and sequencing work sessions with three different photographic projects.

The Art of Zootography with Steven Gotz

The zoo is a wonderful place to begin or renew your love of photography! Join Steven Gotz at the Oakland Zoo as he takes you through all of the photographic opportunities that can be found at your local zoo. From shooting megafauna like lions and bears to microfauna like reptiles and insects, there’s always something to photograph at a zoo.

In this class you’ll learn about the gear and camera settings you can use, how to shoot through fencing and glass, how to use small flash in surprising ways, how to shoot animals in natural looking habitats, the importance of doing your research before you go, and so much more. As Steven takes you through the zoo he shares many tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your zoo experience.

In Case You Missed It: Moose Peterson’s African Safari Adventure

Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.

3D Compositing Bundle: Create A 3D Polaroid Effect and Illuminated Backdrops with Corey Barker

Learn how make the impossible possible by using the 3D space inside of Photoshop! Join Corey Barker as he teaches you how to create a 3D scene from 2D objects, where you have complete control over everything.

In Corey’s first class for this week, he walks you through working with Polaroids in a 3D space! You’ll start with a photo of a Polaroid photo, transform it into a 3D object, and then create an entire scene in 3D space that would be impossible to do in real life. This project is a lot of fun and provides lots of room for creativity and experimentation.

After learning how to work with Polaroids in a 3D space, join Corey in his second class for this week where he’ll show you how to work with 3D illuminated backdrops! He demonstrates how to create an illuminated backdrop from scratch, place it in 3D space, create a floor that interacts with the backdrop, and then place silhouetted figures on the floor with complete control over every element. This project is a lot of fun and provides lots of room for creativity and experimentation.

In Case You Missed It: Sports Design Bundle

In the first part of this exclusive design bundle by Corey Barker you’ll be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a composite image of a soccer player appearing to kick a ball through a glass window. One of the greatest aspects of a composite image is that it allows us to create scenes that would be too dangerous or impossible to do in real life. Download the practice files and follow along as Corey demonstrates how to blend each element of the final composite into a dynamic sports graphic. You’ll learn techniques using masking, 3D, layer styles, and more along the way.

In the second segment of this exclusive sports design bundle, you’ll be guided, step-by-step, through the completion of a high-impact sports design graphic. The creation of this composite image involves a wide array of Photoshop tricks and techniques that you can apply to many different projects. In this class you’ll use layer styles, custom brushes, 3D design, lighting effects, extractions, selections, and more. Be sure to download the practice files and follow along as Corey teaches you what’s possible when you experiment, create, and have fun in Photoshop.

Photograph An Airshow Like A Pro with Moose Peterson

Learn how to photograph an airshow like a pro with Moose Peterson! Join Moose for two days of shooting during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this class Moose shares his process for preparing for the show, the gear you’ll need, what to look for when choosing your shooting locations, the camera settings he uses, and a host of important considerations to help you get the most out of your time. After two days of shooting, Moose reflects on what he’s seen, what he’s learned, and how to keep on improving over the day before. Moose wraps up the class with a look at his process for reviewing photos and post processing the keepers.

In Case You Missed It: Using Light to Bring Emotion into Your Images

Follow the light! Join Moose Peterson for an inspiring look at how to use light as a means to tell a story with your photographs. In this class Moose draws on his 40 years of experience as a photographer to teach you how to see light, how to understand the way the human brain responds to photographs, and how to bring all of that information to bear to create more evocative and impactful photos. Chock full of examples, stories, and insight, you’ll end up with a deeper appreciation for the qualities of light that you can blend with your passion for image making.

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