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Photographing Digital Assets

by Kirk Nelson

Natural elements like fire, smoke, and water are visually dynamic elements that add energy and interest to your digital designs. Learn how to create, photograph, and process your own natural effects in this course. Software Required: Adobe Photoshop.

What you'll learn

Natural effects are a brilliant way to add energy to a photo or a design. Elements like fire, water, and smoke are all very familiar but often difficult to capture in a way that is useful as a digital asset. One solution is to purchase stock images, but what if you could generate these effects for yourself? In this course, Photographing Digital Assets, you'll be taught how to achieve these effects from start to finish. You will learn safe and fun techniques to create these effects in way that is controllable and easy to capture with a digital camera. Then you will learn how to best capture these effects with a basic DSLR, and finally how to process the images in Photoshop to create a library of digital assets. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create these effects for yourself and you'll stop having to pay for the same tired stock images everybody else uses--and your work will be better for it! Software Required: Adobe Photoshop.

About the author

Kirk is a professional graphics with almost 20 years of experience, and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. His work has been published over 400 times in internationally acclaimed publications. Kirk has experience with a broad range of subjects in design. Kirk is just your friendly neighborhood Graphics Geek!

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