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"Only In Twilight" Photoshop Compositing & Digital Lighting Tutorial Available Now | Digital Art That Rocks

"Only In Twilight" Available Now!

Learn how to create stunning soft light composite imagery in Photoshop! Tutorial by Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks! The tutorial contains over 3 hours of content ranging from helpful studio tips, to creating amazing imagery in Photoshop.


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Bring Your Vision To Life

This tutorial will cover a range of topics. We'll first start in the studio and talk about quality of light, touch on some lighting theory and I'll also show you how to re-create softlight in the studio.

Then we'll head over to Lightroom and learn how process realistic High Dynamic Range images, and merge seamless panoramic images.

In Photoshop we'll cover a ton of topics, like creating faux panoramic images from a single frame, cleaning up blemishes on your subject, creating realistic shadows & digital lighting techniques. 

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Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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"Only In Twilight" Photoshop Compositing & Digital Lighting Tutorial Teaser | Digital Art That Rocks LLC | Brian Rodgers jr.

This is the teaser trailer for the first ever Digital Art That Rocks Photoshop Compositing & Digital Lighting Tutorial called "Only In Twilight." 

"Only In Twilight" Tutorial Coming Soon!

This is the teaser trailer for the first ever Digital Art That Rocks Photoshop Compositing & Digital Lighting Tutorial called "Only In Twilight."

This comprehensive tutorial will cover topics such as lighting theory, and tips for matching light quality in a studio environment to match your backplate . 

In Lightroom, Brian will show you how to create high dynamic range imagery and photo merge seamless panoramic images. 

In the Photoshop portion of the tutorial, Brian will teach you how to composite dramatic skies with ease, his compositing techniques for matching color, building shadows, and adding realistic digital lighting to your scene. 

 

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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Visual Optimization: The Influence of Imagery | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks

Visual Optimization: The Influence of Imagery

Images are in fact the rising stars of the internet. In recent years, due to the advancement of technology and affordable consumer cameras, we have become a very visual culture. Though there is a lot of noise out in the world, our culture as a whole is becoming increasingly more aware of image quality and image content.

Visual Content Eliminates Language Barriers

Photography has become a universal language with over 2.5 billion camera phones in use today. In 2015 alone, over one trillion images were created worldwide! People share the story of their lives through imagery. And this effect is no different on businesses. Think about it, no matter what language you speak, people on opposite ends of the world can see an image of a product or service on your website and make an emotional connection that speaks to them in some way.  

Look at some of this data gathered by MDG Advertising:

  1. 94% more total views on average are attracted by content containing compelling images than content without images.

  2. 67% of consumers consider clear, detailed images to be very important and carry even more weight than the product information, full description and customer ratings.

  3. 60% of consumers are more likely to consider or contact a business whose images appear in local search results

  4. 37% increase in engagement is experienced when facebook posts include photographs. this is consistent with research by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot

  5. 14% Increase in page views are seen when press releases contain a photograph. (They climb to 48% when both photographs and videos are included.)

Bad Imagery = Bad Website

It’s 2016. If you have bad images on your website, then you have a bad website. If you don’t have engaging visual assets on your website, then your website is probably not doing it’s job. Engaging imagery builds brand awareness, helps establish trust, and generates leads. Simply having a website, does not mean it’s working for your brand and furthering your business. Whether you’re a small, medium or large business, commercial photography and compelling visual content should be an important part of your marketing and advertising strategy.  

Don’t focus on creating more content...focus on creating better content.


Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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How To Create Realistic Steam in Photoshop | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks™

Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks™ shows you how to create realistic looking steam from scratch, right inside of Photoshop CC! His unique approach will have you creating realistic steam in no time!

As a retoucher, one of the things that I love about Photoshop is the ability to create things from scratch. Recently I was shooting a commercial product assignment and I had a cup of coffee in the background as a prop. It really added to the image, but it was by no means the focal point of the image. By the time I had everything right where I wanted it on set, the coffee was cold and no longer had real steam. Instead of brewing more coffee, as I had drank enough already that day, I decided it would be best to create it in Photoshop. I tried a few a few things first before ultimately coming up with a really cool and repeatable technique. I tried creating some custom brushes, and I got some pretty good results, but it was taking way too long to do it with the brush tool. So after about 10 minutes of experimenting, I developed a really cool technique that allows you to create realistic looking steam in just minutes! It utilizes one of Photoshop CC's new features. Check out the video to see how it works! 

A Retouchers Guide to Dodging & Burning in Photoshop | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks™ | South Bend, IN

In today's episode, Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks demonstrates 3 ways to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop. This tutorial will have you dodging & burning in no time! Thanks for watching Digital Art That Rocks on youtube!

Method #1 - RGB Luminosity Dodge & Burn

Method #2 - Dodging & Burning with Curves

Method #3 - Dodging & Burning with a 50% Gray Layer