Learn from an award winning artist! The demand for cartoon illustration is booming. The creative industry is crying for artists who can work digitally. Photoshop has become the leading software for cartoonists and illustrators worldwide. Whether you're cartooning for your own enjoyment, or you're a traditional cartoonist looking to make the leap to digital, these lessons will walk you through the process of turning a sketch into a cartoon illustration. Patrick's approach is easy enough for a beginner to learn cartooning, but is also full of valuable information for working industry professionals. This video will teach you how to use the Photoshop tools required for sketching, inking, flat color, shading & tone, patterns, textures, and brushes, from the perspective of a syndicated cartoonist producing work on a daily basis for publication across North America. This fast loading DVD ROM contains over 5 hours of video! The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the 25 lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace! If you have ever been intrigued by the art of cartooning, had a desire to create your own cartoons, or if you just want to look behind the scenes... experiencing the first-class instruction of Patrick, a successful working cartoonist, makes this disk a must for your library. Lessons Include: Document Setup The Layers Palette Brush Basics Sketching in Photoshop Importing a Sketch Freehand Inking The Pen Tool Inking with the Pen Tool Ink Layer Cleanup Color Fills Selections and Color Basic Color Theory The Brush Engine Brush Creation Lighting Basics Dodge and Burn Soft Light Painting Shadow and Light More Painting Light and Layer Masks Backgrounds and Composition Patterns and Texture Final Touches The Final Image
Patrick LaMontagne is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist and illustrator whose work appears regularly in newspapers and magazines across North America, despite having never received any formal art training. He received the Photoshop World Guru Awards for Illustration and Best in Show in the same year. While his illustration work has often been mistaken for traditional media, he has always been a digital artist, and his medium of choice is Photoshop. Patrick lives with his wife, Shonna in Canmore, Alberta, surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.