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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Creative Lighting Effects in Adobe Photoshop. This course is perfect for illustrators or graphic designers who enjoy manipulating photographic images. In this introductory video, I highlight the inspiration for the theme and discuss how you can achieve the end result using Adobe Photoshop and a plugin called Flame Painter.

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1.1 Introduction

Hey I'm Gavin Campbell from Tuts+ and I'm an international freelance illustrator and creative designer. My regular clients include Microsoft, Sony Music, RCA Records, the NBA and Arsenal FC. Other clients include Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Formula One team Lotus, McDonald's, Perseal, Advanced Photoshop and many, many more. I'm also one of 40 UK ambassadors for Adobe. So you may see me do the occasional speech at an event, or put up a little trolley line. If you'd like to attract more high-profile clients, brands, or agencies, then you'll want to join me in this course as we explore the power of lighting effects. And how it can take your work to the next level using only a handful of stock images. So in this course we'll be focusing on the world of beauty and fragrances. And I'll be emerging a fictional contemporary perfume brand with a natural origins of this scent. So I'll be creating a powerful advertising campaign much like I've done for clients in the past using as many natural elements as possible to take the inspiration from many fragrances back to their core essence. We're primarily gonna be using Photoshop and two great plug-ins called Flame Painter and LensFlare to extract and manipulate images, add layers to create depth to the image. And using multiple adjustment layers to really change the tone and feel of the overall composition. By the end of this course, you'll be able to enhance your portfolio and take your client brief to the next level, using several simple techniques. So join me in the first lesson, as we delve into the limitless world of light, effects, and photo manipulation.

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