Photo Painting Basics with Adobe Photoshop CS5 By Dave Cross

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Join Dave Cross as he guides you through the features, and shares the how's-and-wow's of the new Photoshop CS5 Paint Engine. Dave will show you everything you need to know to quickly and easily create cutting-edge photo painting effects in Photoshop CS5.

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Dave introduces himself and talks about what he will be covering in this course
How to download and install the free pixel bender plug-in from Adobe Labs.
Dave explores a number of options for creating texture and adding interest to your image.
Dave explains how to make painting without painting an action.
Using the action we created in the last lesson on a new image and taking it to the next level with a few steps.
Dave discusses do we or don ''t we need to do more and shows us how just a few little touches here and there can make a big difference in your overall effect.
Take a tour of what is involved in turning your artwork into a canvas.
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Dave Cross


For over 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Ce...

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  1. Profile photo of mpalphoto mpalphoto

    Besides some very distracting technical issues with the audio/video that make this almost impossible to watch, this video was made for CS5 and the plugin that is required (Pixel Bender) is no longer available. It is totally obsolete and should be removed.

  2. Profile photo of bussywales bussywales

    some of the audio is out of sync with the video, leaving me to try and catchup mentally with what he said earlier as the audio is way ahead of the video. It will be awesome if this can be fixed. Also I’d like to know when it’s fixed ‘cos I really like this training. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of Mark Kuper Mark Kuper

    Good Info…….BUT THE video is out of sync with the audio……very disruptive and hard to follow since the video is 15 seconds behind what he is saying. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Ronnelsky Ronnelsky

    How did you came up with the layer mask at the bottom of layer 0? —- Yes, please post my feedback

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