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By Lopsie Schwartz

Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artists is an in-depth consultant to making visible results artwork utilizing Photoshop. Taking a simple, visible method of Adobe's best-selling software program, this booklet offers you every little thing you should utilize Photoshop to fulfill particular pursuits for artwork production. enhance the abilities you want to grasp specialist matte portray and second and 3D texturing ideas and secrets and techniques. This certain consultant is without doubt one of the basically books to be had precise particularly to the VFX artist. Written through a qualified Texture Artist at a huge Hollywood visible results studio, you’ll study insider assistance and methods which are difficult to come back through. Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artists adheres to the excessive criteria of the pro VFX global, whereas nonetheless providing an abundance of knowledge for the VFX hobbyist.

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33 Painting with black gives no effect, but even an almost-black color lightens the base. 40 Chapter 2 ■ Brushes Color Dodge Another lightening effect, Color Dodge infuses the base with the applied colors and brightens the base. The opposite effect of Color Burn, this lightens by decreasing contrast. 34 Here is the first example of how the brush reacts differently than the layer blend mode. Notice how the brush eats away much more than the layer. Linear Dodge Similar to Screen mode, Linear Dodge brightens the base to reflect the application color.

Kind of defeats the purpose of a preview window, doesn’t it? One day, I know it will happen—color thumbnails. Until then, I continue to pine away. Nonetheless, this is one of my favorite options. The Hue, Saturation, and Brightness Jitter choices introduce variation to their respective aspects. The higher the percentage, the more the variations deviate from a numerical setting. The best way to understand this is to think of painting in HSB (hue, saturation, and brightness). Looking at an HSB slider, you can see how the variance affects you.

11 Since nothing in nature is a solid color, playing with these settings at a more subtle level gives some very organic results. 12, introduces jitter to the opacity and the flow aspects. The settings do not override the main brush opacity setting, but give variation from the point at which they were set. For instance, an opacity jitter of 50 percent does not jitter around 50 percent, but jitters 50 percent of the opacity set. In other words, if you have a brush set at 50 percent opacity, a 50 percent jitter randomizes between 25–75 percent opacity, a 100 percent jitter randomizes between 0–100 percent opacity, and a 10 percent jitter gives you an opacity between 45–55 percent.

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