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50 Awesome Opencourseware Links to Effectively Get Your Photography Degree for Free

50 Awesome Opencourseware Links to Effectively Get Your Photography Degree for Free
Whether you are a first time digital camera owner, or someone looking to start a professional photography business, knowledge is key. Utilize these 50 courses, guides, and more to bring out the best in your photos. For Beginners These courses are a must for the first time photographer, or those looking to brush up on their camera skills. 1. Photography Course: This site offers free photography lessons ranging from the basics of film, optics, cameras and light to web page layout and digital photography. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For Advanced Users Now that you know the basics, learn how to truly master everything from setting up a photo, mastering the complex SLR, and more. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Photojournalism For those looking to go into reporting, learn how take pictures like the professionals do from the stunningly beautiful to the deftly haunting. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Free Guides and Tips 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Specialty Courses 40. 41.

33 Remarkable Photoshop Brushes That You Must Bookmark The paint brush is the medium that communicates the artist’s intention onto the canvas. An experienced artist once pointed out that, Most of the materials involved in painting are expendable. I’d like to bring this concept into today’s commercial painting programs, where the Paint Brush in Photoshop is perhaps one of the most precious and useful tools invented. Grunge Smooth Floral Brushes This pack has several dozen brushes ranging in size from 800px-100px. Light Grunge Brushes 14 Hi-Resolution (2500x2500) Light Grunge Texture Brushes. Cosmetic Skin Care Brush Set Combination of 3 packs of Photoshop skin texture brushes specifically for faces. Fantasy Lighting 19 Brushes to enhance your photos or digital fantasy work. Coffee Stains Includes high resolution and smaller stain circles. 29 Brushes in total. Fur Brush Fur Brushes for Photoshop CS3+. Moon and Stars 45 Brushes in this pack. Fractal Brush 17 Fractal Brushes to enhance lighting effects or textures. Splatter Delicate Praise Brushes Snow

How to Photograph Anything When we launched Learn My Shot, just over 2 years ago, our mission was to create the most comprehensive resource where photographers could learn how to photograph anything. We are still enthusiastically working towards this goal. With the help of contributing photographers we published over 90 creative step by step howto tutorials that answered the most common question: How to photograph…? How to Photograph a Model How to Photograph a Water Splash How to Create Repetition How to Photograph Street Portraits How Photograph Food with Natural Light How to Photograph a Baby How to Photograph a Flying Cat How to Photograph Flowers How to Photograph Fire How to Photograph Long Exposures with Steel Wool How to Photograph Wine Bottles How to Photograph Jewelry How to Compress Perspective with Telephoto Lens How to Emphasize Texture How to Photograph a Zombi Portrait How to Shape Light for Creative Effect How to Photograph Classic Still Life How to Photograph Using Artificial Sunlight

Enoch Bolles,pin-up,pinup,GGA,flapper Art-Deco pin-up master. Worked exclusively as a cover artist, painting oils for Film Fun, Screen Romances, Stolen Sweets, Gay Book, Judge, Titter, Cupid's Capers, Live Stories, Tattle Tales, Gay Parisienne, and the endless "Stories": Pep, Breezy, Snappy, Bedtime, Spicy. Often did premier issues. Excellent portraiturist, using the faces (and figures) of young starlets like Myrna Loy, Ida Lupino, etc. Admired by, among others, Alberto Vargas, who has been mistaken for Bolles in one famous and continuing case (see below). Rumor is he died insane. He liked to take his original pin-ups and add abstract touches. Special thanks to author, Hiroshi Aramata and Keith Swearingen for helping with this Bolles page.

Haring Kids | Welcome Digital Imaging with Photoshop Elements and KidPix Digital Imaging with Photoshop Elements and KidPix This web page lists links to tutorials and lesson plans that use Photoshop Elements and KidPix, two popular digital imaging applications. Also included are some school sites that show examples of digital imaging classes and/or lessons using other software which are comparable to Elements and/or KidPix. Photoshop Elements Tutorials and Program Overview Jay Arraich's Photoshop Elements Tips Photoshop Elements Lessons and Examples of Digital Art Cubism and the Photomontage-Photo II - David Hockney Cubism and the Photomontage-Photo II, Grade Level: High School Lesson Plan Submitted by: Joe Applebaum , Cleveland, Ohio The lesson on this page is not digital but can easily be adapted as a digital lesson. Kid Pix Tutorials and Lessons Kid Pix Activities Activities using Kid Pix to reinforce phonemic awareness and/or phonics skills and other activities.

Colllor - Color Palette Generator A Level Photography: Examples, Ideas and Creative Techniquesamiria [blog] Students who are sitting A Level Photography (AS or A2 level) often search the internet looking for ideas and inspiration. This article contains a gallery of creative techniques that A Level Photography students may wish to use within their work. It showcases A Level Photography examples and artist models. Ideas relate specifically to photographic techniques, compositional strategy and use of media. Digitally merge images to play with scale, as in this photograph by Katherine Mitchell: Digitally merging images to create surrealist works that play with scale can be exciting and result in striking images. Digitally erase pieces of objects, as in this A Level Photography work by DrinkwaterLeigh: The mouth of this A Level Photography portrait has been digitally erased using an image manipulation tool such as Fireworks or Photoshop. Colour select areas, as in this example by Locopelli: Cut out shapes and layer images, as in these photographs by Micah Danges: This post is a work in progress.

13 Free Photoshop Actions That Will Save You A Lot of Time Have you ever heard of Photoshop actions? If you haven’t, wow, you’re missing out on a lot! Photoshop actions are the universe’s gift to photographers and avid Photoshop users. They’re simply a series of recorded Photoshop steps that will achieve a look without the user having to manually apply each process. Of course, you’ll have to create a list of Photoshop actions in the actions palette first. Polaroid Many of us are still grieving over the death of the Polaroid camera a few years ago, so that’s why we became all giddy when we came across this action. Reddish 1970s style If you want your photo to look like it stepped out of the 1970s, this action is the perfect thing to use! Black and white Sure, it might be easy to remove color from photos on Photoshop, but this action helps your photos achieve the right contrast and keeps it from looking flat. Faded-out vintage effect A lot of Photoshopped vintage photos look flat and dull. Sun kissed Some photos may come out too harsh and cold. Retro

Double Exposure Style in Photoshop We've featured quite a few posts and images with the effect most call double exposure. This technique consists of 2 images superimposed. There are some really nice examples with very intricate overlaying, usually with faces of people mixed with photos of nature. So in this tutorial/case study I will show you how to create this double exposure effect using Photoshop and some stock photos. Step 1 Open Photoshop and start a new document. Step 2 Isolate the girl from the background using the select tool. Step 3 Now let's add the second image for the double exposure experiment. Step 4 Duplicate the photo of the branches to make them mor compact. Step 5 Now put both images together. Step 6 Mask the photo of the girl with the branches selection. Step 7 Time for some refinements, especially on the edges and to make them look random and not so uniform. Step 8 Duplicate all layers and merge them into one. Conclusion Resize the layers to place the girl in the center of the document. Applications