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Today's Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 video tutorial shows how to create the attractive high key, high contrast, bright colour portrait style that's so fashionable at the moment with companies like Venture. In this one chapter tutorial I used Photoshop CS5 to produce the effect and then show how to do the same thing using Lightroom 3. These steps work equally well in earlier versions of Photoshop as far back as CS and Lightroom 2. Download the source image and try this yourself.
The final chapter of our Photoshop CS4 tutorial showing how to create a Dragan effect using a portrait. In this chapter we create the gritty high contrast effect so characteristic of Dragan's work along with some colour work to give the image character. We finish our work with a little more dodging and burning through the draganizing layers to get the precise draganized effect we're looking for.
We continue to work on applying the Dragan effect to our portrait in Tutorial 18, Chapter 2, starting with some work on fixing eye colour with colour blending mode and some more work on preparing the image for the draganizing layers. We then move on to boosting contrast and fixing colours by using curves and hue/saturation layers.
Today we start Tutorial 18 where I show you my take on how to Draganize a portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Discover the Dragan effect by viewing Andrzej Dragan's amazing portraits if you're not familiar with his style. This is a 3 part free video tutorial and this section lays the ground work with getting the light and detail levels right using dodging and burning layers with soft light, hard light and a wacom pen and touch tablet so that the later, draganizing layers will look right. We also perform some basic colour correction using a curves layer.
On today's show we've got exciting news about a special Photo Day on TWiT Live, hosted by our good friend Chris Marquardt. I'll be joining Chris on air at 4pm pacific (midnight UK time). We've also got another quick tip showing some of the new targeted adjustment features in Photoshop CS4. These features have been ported over from Lightroom and make editing your images much more natural. And of course we have a new assignment ready for our next show - the big Episode 100!