Explore the limitless possibilities of photo-illustration techniques in the studio, on location, and in the digital darkroom.

Lee Varis, the award winning Hollywood photographer responsible for the "Silence of the Lambs" movie poster, and numerous other photo-digital illustrations will guide you in an intense exploration of photo-illustration techniques in the studio, on location, and in the digital lab. You will work on photographing various illustrative projects from still life, to glamour, and fine art conceptual imagery—then assemble multiple elements into a cohesive whole that goes beyond the sum of its parts. You will learn special lighting techniques that leverage the idiosyncrasies of digital capture to create compelling other-worldly images, and master Hollywood style special effects. Lee will guide you step-by-step in the digital lab to create several fantastic projects using material shot in class. Topics include:

  • Studio lighting effects
  • Advanced "lighting in layers" technique
  • False color technique
  • Hollywood lighting effects
  • Creating drop shadows and shading in Photoshop
  • Figure shaping and retouching
  • Background replacement
  • Type and type effects
  • Learn advanced masking techniques for hair
  • Master blend modes and advanced Blending Options
  • Light beams, glows, halos, and fire effects in Photoshop
 

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
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Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.

Tuition

$1095

Class Size

15