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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to the course Creating a Fantasy Book Cover. In this course I'll be showing you my techniques of creating a fantasy scene using Adobe Photoshop. So let's have a quick overview of the course and what you will be learning.

1.1 Introduction

Hello and welcome. My name is Lewis Moorehead, and it is my great pleasure to introduce you to this course, which is Creating a Fantasy Book Cover. First of all, let me introduce myself and my background. People name me as FlewDesigns Online, and that's my designer alias I go by. I have worked on many projects all over the world, for various brands and companies, creating visual identities, using photo-manipulation and retouching techniques. I've over five years experience in a professional freelance capacity. In that time, I have learned many professional techniques which I hope to share with you on this course. My work has been published in various capacities, including being placed in an animation on the big screens in Times Square in New York. My goal with this course is to help you as an artist, and not just to teach you the ways I create my visuals. Hopefully this course, which hones you in determination and patience. The majority of the struggle is taking out the time to really put in the effort. You may be repeating techniques over and over again, and it's about pushing through that and thinking about the final outcome and how the work is going to end up. For this course, we have a great project and offer. I've created a fantasy book cover with a main subject, which is our Moss Man. It's made out of some perforated rock and grass textures, as you can see on your screen now. In this course, I go over creating a general scene, adding sun flares, and applying textures, characters, multiple techniques and using adjustment layers. As well as new techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC, such as the focus area. This is an advanced course. Some basic knowledge is required for completing the course. I work at a fast, but reasonable speed because of the length of the course and how much we need to get through. Feel free to pause at any time or go back and rewatch something. I don't expect you to remember everything. So, if your style of learning is to rewatch something, then, of course, please do that. Also, because of the length and depth of the project, I might show you a certain technique or process in a certain area and then repeat that process in another area off screen. So, I will pause it, do the work and then I'll come back with it already finished. I've only done a few times, literally a few minutes, but I will show you every single time I do that. It's just to speed up the process a little bit so you can pause and do the exact same thing off screen. This course is for people who want to learn something new, but also have and already understand at a basic understanding of Photoshop, as well as other programs such as InDesign. So with all this being said, let's get on with lesson number two, and get being on the course. So thank you for subscribing to this course, and I'll see you in the next lesson.

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