I have been making my living with Photoshop for over 15 years. Following several needs of graphic designer at the time for the design in image for the design of my frames for the music industry. After working with several people who ultimately was not able to meet my demands in time as well as to respect my artistic direction. I wanted to learn how to become independent and to create my own designs. I had the privilege of having at the time a visual artist friend who was in his field a unique creator using Photoshop at the time for his artistic needs combined with stop-motion animation and characters. in modeling clay . I was curious and wanted to learn how to manage for my graphic needs at the time .
Pierre, to help me understand the software and proud of his art, had done me a favor to explain it to me in his jargon to him since he came from the south of France with his French accent to combine with Quebec sisters and compulsive smoker . All a colorful character. His proposal was to open myself artistically in a new world of creation and to make me understand how to use Photoshop for my needs, In return for a modest sum of $ 50 and during the course to enjoy mutual exchange of a reproductive nature to enjoy drinking with him a good bottle of Ricard. For me it was a nice deal to spend time with Pierre Zovile, to understand his vision of human nature and his sarcastic humor, and to learn at the same time the basics of software in his good company. I remember very well its loft and its facilities. His studio was located all ready for the Turco exchange or unfortunately, later many people had been expropriating this incredible industrial building .
His vision was simple , use Photoshop is like building a pizza , you have more layers superimposed food not starting paste sauce condiments pepperoni and cheese to finish. A multiple layer overlay with different filter mask tools , action , allowing you to create your vision of things and to invent an imaginary world. Immediately I liked learning the basics, I had with Pierre well understood his lesson. Photoshop and the Adobe suite are powerful software for those who are passionate about the image, creativity, photography, the web and any kind of visual concept for multiple needs are necessary tools today to be able to offer and express your creativity. Sky is the limit If you like this medium, It is also like doing multidisciplinary painting with a big incredible toolbox.
I was lucky to be able to use Photoshop for my creations, even after more than 15 years of use I still learn every day. Succeed in expressing yourself by using several software and business tricks
A little later Lightroom
Lightroom is a very powerful software too that I use for my needs today. Photo graph is a medium that I use almost every day now for my personal and professional needs . A good camera captures all the information of the moment but the very emotion of the colors and the light need in my eyes a helping hand to visually bring your photo taken to reveal all the beauty of what it has been store at the level digital information. The source Raw t a photo taken includes whole are nuances, it must then calibrate this information and translate the emotion of the moment by your memories combine your strength Personal Expression . Lightroom allows you to control the very heart of the photo.
Photography and brightness masks
The power of the luminosity masks allows you to have total control of light, color and saturation. Understanding how the brightness masks work brings you into the final realization of your photos an infinite potential for the implementation of some detail that Lightroom sometimes struggles to control. I happened to find on YouTube a video with Greg Benz a professional photographer who had developed software to simplify your life in the manual creation of your masks with Photoshop. A very simple plugin ( Lumenzia ) to understand that allows you to completely tune-up your image and have control of the natural light store. It often happens that by taking an extraordinary sunset using Lightroom and Photoshop sometimes it misses the magic of the moment of why you took this picture, Lumenzia gives you the opportunity to make alive the color the nuance and the details important of the photo and this in a natural way.
Lumenzia: a simpler way to create stunning images
Personally I find it important to launch me creative challenges seeing several interesting things on the web and Youtube I always try to bring my way of working with the software s and stuff that are present. This allows me to save time and better understand the world around us in terms of the beautiful images that we see in promotions, blog, video and advertising. In the end, you have to evolve your art and define your style. The coming of Youtube in our lives we facilitate the learning of many things in all kinds of body and profession passion travel etc. I have no degree in my training. All my life I learned by myself being curious and I wanted to understand just how to do things right in my creative field. Youtube allowed me to connect with several passionate people who had also shared their way of doing to bring us all to another level of easy and accessible learning and thanks to the internet. If you want to learn something and you have the will, just ask the question on YouTube, Google and something magical will appear in front of your screen at home. Then you just have to practice your passion simply.
Here is 3 playlists from my personal channel about Unmesh Dinda, Serge Ramelli and Greg Benz, the best successful teachers on YouTube.