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Photoshop: Revising Reference

Time to break away from the limitations of your reference photo! Are reference photos stifling your creativity, painting you into a corner? With photoshop, everything is your canvas, including your reference photo—and in this course you'll become familiar with all the digital tools you need to make your imagination flourish. Join respected fine artist and concept designer David Dibble in this deep dive into the best digital tools you can use to manipulate any element you need before you even pick up your brush. Learn to identify and understand the different elements of a subject: stage, main actor theme, and idea. Then cement this newfound knowledge in two of David's most detailed and constructive demonstrations yet. (2 + hours)
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Meet your instructor

David Dibble

Digital painting and its associated tools have been an artistic game-changer for award-winning artist David Dibble.  He improved his digital painting skills over years of experience in the animation industry, working on demanding projects such as Rio, Ice Age 4, Peanuts, and Ferdinand, followed by years teaching in academia. Now a successful gallery painter and concept designer, he has learned to harness the power of digital tools in a traditional workflow, particularly in the compositional and thematic development of large-scale canvases.

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