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« on: February 17, 2012, 15:22 »
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I've been toying around with the idea of creating youtube tutorials for a while and I've finally gotten around to making one. This one focuses only on post production however. As usual, I go in depth - no fast talking quickie 4 minute tutorials for me. Just quality content, in depth, and advanced.

This is the image that is torn apart and dissected. It's composed of four separate images from my stock photography library.

Have fun! I'm starting work this weekend on some more videos. One is a photo shoot, the others are software reviews of some really cool cutting edge open source photography tools.



Advanced Photoshop Compositing Tutorial


« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 18:39 »
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Very nice work, cardmaverick, but at 52+ minutes this video is waaay TLDR for even the hardiest photoshopper.

I applaud your effort, and I'm sorry of this offends you, but you really need to cut down on the talk-talk and speed up on the the click-clicks - if you want to be successful in the 'how-to' arena you'll need to lean more towards concise and succinct and away from verbose and pedantic.

RT


« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 19:09 »
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I sometimes like watching clips like these but by the sound of it yours is way too long, oh and a quick tip, just looking at your example above I suggest you blur the girls outline into the background a bit, even at this size she looks too obviously cut out, the edges are far too sharp especially the hair.

« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 19:48 »
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Very nice work, cardmaverick, but at 52+ minutes this video is waaay TLDR for even the hardiest photoshopper.

I applaud your effort, and I'm sorry of this offends you, but you really need to cut down on the talk-talk and speed up on the the click-clicks - if you want to be successful in the 'how-to' arena you'll need to lean more towards concise and succinct and away from verbose and pedantic.

Don't worry, I like the feedback ;) It's aimed at people wanting the opposite however. Same with my blog, which is why my old tutorials had so much success. I discovered there's a demand for longer and more in depth VS short and fast. I did wonder about the length though given youtubes "snippet" culture... I saw one "tutvid" where the guy narrating literally sounds like a speed reader. We'll have to see how the experiment plays out! Might put it up on Vimeo.

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 19:53 »
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I started to watch, but couldn't deal with all the chat. I like tutorials that are to the point. I don't want to be entertained, at least not by a Photoshop tutorial.

I don't see a problem with doing more in depth work, but I think you need to break it into chapters with an intro. Very few people are going to commit an hour of their time for something like this, IMO

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 23:03 »
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I started to watch, but couldn't deal with all the chat. I like tutorials that are to the point. I don't want to be entertained, at least not by a Photoshop tutorial.

I don't see a problem with doing more in depth work, but I think you need to break it into chapters with an intro. Very few people are going to commit an hour of their time for something like this, IMO

The one problem I had the whole way threw the project was, unlike a blog it's harder for you to skip around. I did discover you can make clickable screen sections... so I think the next one will feature a "menu" of sorts. I've got a lot of "screen flab" due to my monitors 16:10 format, so I could easily have a continuous side graphic with links.... humm... now I'm getting some good ideas :)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2012, 23:05 by cardmaverick »

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 00:40 »
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I started to watch, but couldn't deal with all the chat. I like tutorials that are to the point. I don't want to be entertained, at least not by a Photoshop tutorial.

I don't see a problem with doing more in depth work, but I think you need to break it into chapters with an intro. Very few people are going to commit an hour of their time for something like this, IMO

The same here. I watched but got bored. Its a good idea to break it down to shorter sessions.

« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 05:39 »
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Hi,

It's nice picture and video, but it is so long. improve your click seep on photoshope.

« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 03:58 »
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I started to watch, but couldn't deal with all the chat. I like tutorials that are to the point. I don't want to be entertained, at least not by a Photoshop tutorial.

I don't see a problem with doing more in depth work, but I think you need to break it into chapters with an intro. Very few people are going to commit an hour of their time for something like this, IMO


Same here. Topic misunderstood. You lost me at 4.32 min, where I already had to put up with 4 minutes of irrellevant chit chat. Get to the point man! rehearse the thing you want to show, find the crucial points, and do it in 5 minutes at the most. A tutorial is made for the viewer who wants to learn, not for the author to discuss chinese philosophy.

« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 15:14 »
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I've been pretty busy with a big 6 month commercial assignment, so not much time to create more content, but I''ve got a new improved format I'll roll out for the next video. I'm planning to have an interactive sidebar menu. If you want to sit and watch all of the video and get all the little details, you're fine, if you're impatient, just click on a menu item and zoom ahead ;) I didn't even know you could do that until after I made the first video.

From the looks of my data, I seem to be connecting well with the right people and I've achieved many of my desired goals.

BTW - you'll never find an advanced tutorial crammed into only 5 minutes, not a good one anyways ;)


 

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