Monday, February 8, 2010

90-minute Intro to Portraiture Tutorial

The video from my All Things Painter Introduction to Portraiture webinar (aired last November) is available for purchase as a downloadable QuickTime movie.

This 90-minute tutorial covers the start-to-finish workflow of expressive interpretation of a photographic portrait source into a painted result.

Subjects covered:
Preparation in Photoshop
Non-destructive Layer Painting Explained
Brush Organization
Background-to-Foreground Subject Workflow
Focus on the Face
Skin Treatment
Preserving Facial Character
Eyes: The Window to the Soul
Hair: Simplifying Complexity

Here are some of the comments of attendees that participated in the webinar:
"This was a wonderful webinar. So much to learn and think about my mind is spinning."
"What usually takes a year to learn...John does it in an hour or two."
"Fantastic - throughly enjoyed it and learned a lot."
"Absolutely fantastic. I picked up so many pointers, I can't wait to put them into practice."
"Fantastic Seminar. So many lightbulb moments."
"John had a great, simple way to present the topic."

Below is a short video sample from the tutorial:

Click to watch preview segment

This tutorial isn't intended as an exhaustive class; rather, it is an introduction that will clarify the key aspects of expressive digital portrait interpretation. If you are interested in this creative use of digital paint tools, this tutorial will provide you with a clear starting point.

The Introduction to Portraiture Tutorial is $20. You can purchase this downloadable movie by clicking the PayPal "Buy Now" button below. If you don't have a PayPal account, an option to pay via credit card is offered as well.

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