From Photo to Graphic Art By Lesa Snider

2 hr 26 min

Lesa will show you how to quickly and easily turn ordinary photos into unique pieces of graphic art.

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From Photo to Graphic Art
Accentuate your focal point by draining color from an image and bringing it back in one area.
Using a gradient mask to fade an image from grayscale to color.
How to add color where there was none.
Add a non-destructive color tint and finish it off with an Olan Mills style dark-edged vignette.
Using the lens blur filter to produce a selective focus effect similar to that of a tilt lens.
How to turn a photo into a beautiful pencil sketch; also great for saving sub-par images!
Give your image depth by adding a reflection beneath it.
How to make a non-destructive, creative, resizable photo frame by placing an illustration as a smart object.
Using filters and brushes to make interesting photo edges, plus how to paste stock art into a layer mask.
How to easily pop a photo into a real-world, digital picture frame, tilting it, adding a drop shadow and a new background.
Fading an image into another. The world's easiest non-destructive collage technique using a gradient mask.
Background Swaps - Using blending modes to zap white backgrounds.
Grunge Collage - Creating a multi-layered collage with nary a selection, just blending modes!
Mapping an image to the contours of another and creating a digital body using a displacement map.
Using the Quick Selection tool and a layer mask to turn loved ones into statues.
Che Guevara effect - Recreating the famous revolutionary's high-contrast face on a red background.
Just like the pop artist. Let's learn how to create this effect.
Painting color blocks onto a high-contrast face, and setting up a document for a 3 x 3 poster.
Setting up a spatter brush to use with a layer mask.
Antiquing, streaking, and adding blotches to photos to take them back in time.
Selecting and accentuating eyes the non-destructive way.
From Photo to Graphic Art
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Lesa Snider

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Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She’s the author of several books including the best-selling series, Photoshop: The Missing Manual, iPhoto: The Missing Manual (, and The Skinny Book series of eBooks ( Lesa has a...


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