Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

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Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Volume 1 will take you inside the creative mind of renowned artist Bert Monroy and show you how to produce ultra-realistic images using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. These movies showcase Bert Monroy's personal methods for getting realistic details into an image. He demonstrates his techniques for creating lighting, fire, smoke, grass, reflections and even mold. In these movies you will get up close and personal with Bert's paintings as well as learn to make your own photorealistic imagery. Though these movies were created using Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, the principles and techniques apply to other versions of both programs in addition to other paint or vector-based drawing tools. lynda.com is very pleased to bring you Bert's work and we hope you will find it as exciting as we do!

Topics Include:

  • Using layers & layer styles
  • Creating your own artistic brushes
  • How to use perspective
  • Creating reflections, textures, and patterns
  • Creating stunning 3D effects
  • Using the displace filter
  • Learn how to create fire, rain, lightning, and other amazing effects


Duration: 5.5 hours
On 1 CD-ROM

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Each lynda.com CD/DVD course offers hours of training movies that you watch on your computer. The movies are recorded in pixel-perfect quality, and include the authors' narration and movements as they teach the subject matter. Courses include the same project files that the instructors use, so you can follow along at your own pace. lynda.com tutorials are great for visual learners and people who like to learn by doing. Topics include software applications, workflow optimization, tips and techniques, and much more. Play, fast-forward, and rewind for easy learning.

About the Author:

Bert Monroy is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. His work has been seen in many magazines and scores of books. He is an accomplished illustrator serving a client list that includes Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, AT&T and American Express. Bert has also worked in the motion picture industry for Industrial Light and Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/Greenberg.

He co-authored "The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook", the first book on Photoshop, plus many other books including the highly acclaimed "Photoshop Channel Chops". His recent books, "Bert Monroy: Photo-realistic Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop" and "Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy" have received critical acclaim around the world. In 2004 he adds "Commercial Photoshop with Bert Monroy" to his list of books. He has appeared on many television shows both in the US and Japan and for the last two and a half years has been a monthly regular on The Screen Savers show on TechTV.

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