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Calvinize: Signature Techniques of Photoshop Artist Calvin Hollywood

Video Description

Calvin Hollywood is a photo artist from Heidelberg, Germany who combines photography and image editing in a most imaginative way. His personal style is characterized by the hyper sharpness, high contrasts, and almost painted look of his photos (http://www.calvinhollywood-blog.com/portfolio/). Digital editing plays an important role in his photographic work, but Hollywood emphasizes getting the shot right from the start. He considers lighting very important, but the surroundings and the model's styling are also key and he always tries to factor textures and details into the shot. This photo collection contains more than 100 of Calvin Hollywood's most spectacular pictures as well as his thoughts on topics such as Photoshop, plug-ins, outfits, lighting, planning, time management, and more. The book also comes with over four hours of video tutorials created and produced by Video2Brain, creators of the popular Learn By Video series. In the videos, Hollywood walks viewers step-by-step through his signature techniques and shows readers exactly how he used them to create many of the images featured in the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Basics
    1. Introduction 03:59 00:03:59
  2. Raw Conversion
    1. Basic RAW Conversion 08:33 00:08:33
    2. Creative RAW Conversion 04:55 00:04:55
  3. Photoshop Basics
    1. Changing the Background 02:43 00:02:43
    2. Working Non-destructively 04:31 00:04:31
    3. Adjustment Layers and Blending Modes 05:33 00:05:33
    4. Working with Masks 06:24 00:06:24
    5. Correcting a Color Cast with P2 02:42 00:02:42
    6. Correcting a Color Cast in RAW with a JPEG 02:18 00:02:18
    7. Changing the Color 05:41 00:05:41
    8. Painting with Fill Layers 05:22 00:05:22
  4. Beauty Retouching
    1. Introduction to Beauty Retouching 02:58 00:02:58
    2. Playing Dentist 03:08 00:03:08
    3. Body-styling 03:03 00:03:03
    4. Liquify 06:58 00:06:58
    5. Makeup 04:00 00:04:00
    6. Eyelashes 03:57 00:03:57
    7. Skin Retouching I 05:02 00:05:02
    8. Skin Retouching II 04:12 00:04:12
    9. Skin Retouching III 04:10 00:04:10
    10. Eye Retouching 03:51 00:03:51
    11. Changing Skin Tone 03:55 00:03:55
    12. Dodging and Burning I 02:59 00:02:59
    13. Dodging and Burning II 07:17 00:07:17
    14. Making a Person Taller 03:04 00:03:04
    15. Stretching the Neck 02:52 00:02:52
  5. Compositing
    1. Introduction to Compositing 01:55 00:01:55
  6. Extracting from Green Screen
    1. Extracting from Green Screen I 03:27 00:03:27
    2. Extracting from Green Screen II 05:02 00:05:02
    3. Extracting from Green Screen III 05:13 00:05:13
  7. Working with Channels
    1. Working with Channels I 01:46 00:01:46
    2. Working with Channels II 03:12 00:03:12
    3. Working with Channels III 05:33 00:05:33
  8. Compositing with a Gray Background
    1. Compositing with a Gray Background I 04:52 00:04:52
    2. Compositing with a Gray Background II 04:42 00:04:42
  9. Compositing with Dark or Light Backgrounds
    1. Compositing with a Light Background 04:00 00:04:00
    2. Compositing with a Dark Background 02:34 00:02:34
  10. Improving Details and Contrast
    1. Introduction to Details and Contrast 01:43 00:01:43
    2. Adding Contrast with Unsharp Mask 03:54 00:03:54
    3. Amazing Details with Blurring 04:49 00:04:49
    4. Improving Color and Contrast 03:32 00:03:32
  11. Creating Looks
    1. Introduction to Looks 02:24 00:02:24
    2. Dodge and Burn 04:48 00:04:48
    3. Calvinize 03:36 00:03:36
    4. Movie Look 04:40 00:04:40
    5. Gold Look 04:12 00:04:12
    6. Glow Look 03:36 00:03:36
    7. Painting Look 05:21 00:05:21
    8. Bleach Bypass Look 04:48 00:04:48
  12. Working with Effects
    1. Intro 01:28 00:01:28
    2. Creating a Light 04:57 00:04:57
    3. Photoshop Spotlight 04:34 00:04:34
    4. Creating Mist/Fog 04:16 00:04:16
    5. Ray of Light 05:17 00:05:17
    6. Creating Grain 04:53 00:04:53
    7. Creating Rain I 03:08 00:03:08
    8. Creating Rain II 05:33 00:05:33
  13. About Calvin
    1. The 2080 Layers 06:03 00:06:03
    2. Explaining a PSD File 05:23 00:05:23
    3. Creating the Cover I 04:00 00:04:00
    4. Creating the Cover II 05:24 00:05:24