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10 Awesome Background Techniques: Photoshop CS6 (IPS7302)

Presented by: Helen Bradley
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60 minutes
  •  Wed, July 24, 2013
Event Description

Create and craft beautiful backgrounds in Photoshop with these hands-on techniques

Do you often stare at a blank Photoshop screen wondering where to start? Do you sometimes lack inspiration? Are you looking for ideas to kick start your next project? Does your technique toolkit need refreshing? Give your workflow a creative boost by learning simple background techniques that will fast start your next project saving you time and inspiring your creativity.

Join our 60-minute audio session in which our expert speaker, Helen Bradley will provide you with useful insights on background techniques of Photoshop.

In this presentation, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make simple patterns to use for backgrounds
  • Use a gradient to make metallic looking backgrounds
  • Use the Extrude filter to make a spikey futuristic background
  • Get colors from a photo to make a painterly background.
  • Borrow colors from a photo to make a striped background
  • Turn stripes into plaids for backgrounds
  • Configure and use a multi-color paint brush to make a background
  • Create a sunburst background
  • Create a retro warped checkerboard background

By the end of this session you will :

  • Have learned to make 10 different backgrounds for your Photoshop projects
  • Know how to use filters such as Extrude and Polar Coordinates
  • Understand how to use the Single Row Marquee tool, Art History Brush and the Warp tool
  • Understand how polka dots can be made to resemble metal studs
  • Know how to reuse elements such as polka dots, stripes and checks to create multiple different effects
  • Know how to make and use repeating patterns to use as backgrounds
  • Understand two ways to make brushes paint in color
  • Understand how to get color palettes for background effects from photos
  • Know three ways to use gradients for background effects

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for graphic designers, photographers, artists, photo editors, designers, web designers, and anyone who uses Photoshop in their job.

About Our Speaker(s)

Helen Bradley, Photoshop Training ExpertHelen Bradley
Helen Bradley is a photographer and designer specializing in training designers and photographers in Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Adobe Lightroom. She writes how to articles, tips and projects and produces how to videos for computer magazines, photography magazines, and online sites in the USA, Australia, Ca... More info

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