Lynda - Dekes Techniques 2012 (1-182) 
Photoshop | Video Training | 25 Hours |  9.11 GB + 1.05 GB + 256 MB
Updated (14.12.2012)

Deke's Techniques is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away.
New techniques will be added to the collection each week. Exercise files accompany the course.
author Deke McClelland
subject Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Imaging, Design Projects
software Illustrator CS5 , CS6, Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6
level Intermediate

Lynda - Dekes Techniques 2012 (1-182)

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author Deke McClelland
subject Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Imaging, Design Projects
software Illustrator CS5 , CS6, Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6
level Intermediate

 Deke's Techniques 25h 11m

001 Creating ice type 8m 39s
002 Branding type on a texture 7m 6s
003 Creating an image-branding machine 7m 13s
004 Capturing effects with layer comps 7m 35s
005 Rendering type in gold 8m 9s
006 Creating a hammered metal background 5m 48s
007 Creating heavy metal type 8m 13s
008 Creating a molten letter effect 6m 43s
009 Setting type on fire 11m 20s
010 Using an anti-edge mask 7m 20s
011 Blending textures onto a face 9m 28s
012 Rendering a face as a cave painting 7m 34s
013 Creating a reflection in shattered glass 8m 32s
014 Creating a face in a tree 11m 20s
015 Building a synthetic star field 8m 21s
016 Making 3D type with Repoussé 10m 14s
017 Casting 3D shadows and reflections 9m 35s
018 Adjusting 3D light sources 10m 51s
019 Masking highlights and shadows 6m 27s
020 Masking glass 10m 39s
021 High key, high contrast 8m 33s
022 Simulating sub-pixel rendering 10m 58s
023 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Photoshop 9m 41s
024 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Camera Raw 8m 51s
025 Correcting red-eye like a pro 11m 56s
026 Turning a photo into an ink drawing 10m 42s
027 Turning a photo into a pencil sketch 8m 43s
028 Creating a seamlessly repeating pattern 10m 56s
029 Repairing seams in a repeating pattern 10m 47s
030 Creating a 3D pie chart 11m 9s
031 Splitting and modifying 3D meshes 11m 52s
032 Using the Ground Plane Shadow Catcher 6m 58s
033 Creating a talk show-style curtain 7m 57s
034 Assembling a flawless panorama 10m 5s
035 Removing people with image stacks 11m 44s
036 Creative stacking with Maximum and Range 11m 44s
037 Creating synthetic wood grain 9m 23s
038 Making slats of uniquely textured wood 10m 52s
039 Kerning within a single character 10m 31s
040 Creating a raised bevel effect 11m 49s
041 Putting wings on a horse 10m 41s
042 Creating a classic heart in Illustrator 7m 15s
043 Glossing up a heart in Photoshop 8m 42s
044 Shooting and assembling a stereoscopic photo 8m 15s
045 Extending 3D beyond the screen plane 6m 13s
046 Adding stereo 3D text and shapes 9m 9s
047 Tilting text and shapes toward the viewer 8m 13s
048 Creating a shooting star in Illustrator 6m 33s
049 Using blends to draw path outlines 8m 8s
050 Inventing custom starbursts 7m 33s
051 Making a fictional creature 12m 5s
052 Transforming a creature into a monster 6m 14s
053 Capturing a monster in motion 11m 45s
054 Changing the color of a car 7m 12s
055 Painting a colorful car black 8m 16s
056 Coloring the stripes on a zebra 10m 47s
057 Drawing trendy swirls in Illustrator 10m 59s
058 Creating variable-width and brushed swirls 10m 46s
059 Drawing trendy ornaments in Illustrator 8m 49s
060 Designing a magically updating pattern 8m 40s
061 Automatically collapsing a selection 7m 43s
062 Adding a magnifying glass into a design 7m 5s
063 Healing one eye onto another 7m 18s
064 Creating a giant command key 9m 15s
065 Drawing common symbols, part 1 6m 29s
066 Drawing common symbols, part 2 9m 26s
067 Filtering images with Camera Raw 7m 52s
068 Creating a vivid HDR effect 5m 29s
069 Creating an ambigram in Illustrator 10m 46s
070 Making a two-word ambigram 7m 47s
071 Drawing a Halloween scareflake 10m 45s
072 Creating true clones in Illustrator 11m 7s
073 Taking your scareflakes into Photoshop 7m 20s
074 Making a faux HDR image in Lab 8m 38s
075 Turning a guy into a zombie 7m 3s
076 Miniaturizing the world in Photoshop 6m 45s
077 Creating a synthetic rainbow 8m 53s
078 Casting an artificial shadow from a layer 7m 2s
079 Rendering a portrait in type 8m 58s
080 Rendering a portrait in tile patterns 7m 43s
081 Rotating a pattern layer in Photoshop 4m 16s
082 Tracing an image with path outlines 7m 50s
083 Turning path outlines into a vector mask 6m 0s
084 Drawing rays of light in Photoshop 5m 40s
085 Drawing concentric glow rings 7m 24s
086 Designing an Indiana Jones-style logo 8m 50s
087 Achieving mitered corners in Photoshop 5m 43s
088 Masking with Photoshop’s Blunt Instruments 11m 8s
089 Creating a stained-glass ornament 8m 26s
090 Designing a stained-glass window 10m 23s
091 Removing people from a photo 10m 44s
092 Masking people back into a photo 10m 58s
093 Hand-painting a mask 10m 5s
094 Masking a real-life shadow 10m 40s
095 Turning a photo into line art 7m 44s
096 Adding a crosshatch shading pattern 6m 46s
097 Creating type that inverts anything behind it 5m 32s
098 Creating auto-inverting line art 5m 7s
099 Creating movie poster credits 8m 10s
100 Creating a dual-focus "hybrid image" 6m 24s
101 Adding text to a hybrid composition 7m 24s
102 Drawing with the reshape tool 10m 39s
103 Hand-drawing a really great letter 10m 6s
104 Creating a vanity frame 5m 28s
105 Adding a frame to a photograph 5m 3s
106 Drawing a highly graphic explosion with Illustrator 10m 3s
107 Drawing a Ninja Turtle nose 10m 22s
108 Mapping a dog face onto a duck 8m 20s
109 Putting a tongue on a duck 7m 6s
110 Making synthetic lightning in Photoshop 11m 3s
111 Creating a driving rain effect in Photoshop 4m 57s
112 Designing a railroad track 12m 18s
113 Bending the railroad track around curves 7m 46s
114 Creating a Star Wars hologram effect 9m 23s
115 Creating leafy letters 6m 12s
116 Creating topiary type 6m 22s
117 Creating type in grass 9m 0s
118 Rendering type in smoke 7m 13s
119 Rendering type in brushed metal 9m 57s
120 Adding brushed copper effect 4m 14s
121 Reflecting type in water 10m 57s
122 Reflecting water back into type 11m 14s
123 Joining type to a circle 7m 14s
124 Making flared type on a circle 7m 17s
125 Making a person emerge from water 5m 32s
126 Creating progressive water ripples 10m 17s
127 Creating an upside-down face effect 10m 17s
128 Achieving silky smooth skin with retouching 6m 33s
129 Pearly white teeth 7m 28s
130 Head-shrinking 8m 26s
131 Getting a big head 5m 11s
132 Adding a photographic texture to vector type 4m 28s
133 Adding strokes in back of photo type 5m 9s
134 Adding a border to an image in Illustrator 4m 17s
135 Two ways to crop in Illustrator 7m 29s
136 Inventing a 3D temple with a depth map 10m 0s
137 Drawing a 3D object with Curves 11m 41s
138 Creating a superhero shield in Illustrator 16m 28s
139 Turning Illustrator paths into Photoshop shapes 11m 42s
140 Creating a photorealistic superhero shield 12m 39s
141 Pimping your ride in Photoshop 9m 59s
142 Masking and blackening a car 10m 20s
143 Drawing a multi-part vector mask 12m 46s
144 Masking and painting a shadow 8m 26s
145 Integrating blades of grass into tires 5m 34s
146 Making a (ridiculously) dramatic sky 6m 2s
147 Adding flame stripes to a car 8m 23s
148 Creating interlocking octagons in Illustrator 7m 44s
149 Hand-coloring line art 13m 9s
150 Creating a custom wave pattern 9m 56s
151 Simulating a screen print 8m 30s
152 Drawing a perfect linear spiral in Illustrator 9m 42s
153 Drawing a spiraling nautilus shell 11m 4s
154 Designing a hex pattern in Illustrator CS6 11m 10s
155 Making a hex pattern in Illustrator CS5 and earlier 7m 4s
156 Creating a Facebook cover in Photoshop 9m 25s
157 Matching a profile picture to your cover 6m 37s
158 Cloning yourself in Photoshop 11m 16s
159 Lighting the "clone party" 8m 29s
160 Hand-carving letters into wood 8m 0s
161 Creating a Spirograph-like pattern 7m 34s
162 Tracing scalloped gear teeth around a circle 4m 55s
163 Applying custom carve and shadow styles to type 8m 50s
164 Turning a pencil sketch into digital ink 12m 55s
165 Adding a graph-paper background 13m 42s
166 Creating a continuous, single-line Spirograph 13m 2s
167 Scaling circles into complex patterns 7m 15s
168 Creating a money-like design 8m 43s
169 Attack of the killer pumpkin 14m 49s
170 Simulating a glowing Jack-o’-lantern 12m 24s
171 The headless stranger in the mist 12m 25s
172 Creating 3D “punched” letters 13m 29s
173 Designing a double-wave line pattern 11m 2s
174 Assembling a seamless pattern brush 9m 53s
175 Creating a hand turkey in Photoshop 18m 42s
176 Creating a depth-of-field cast shadow 7m 29s 
177 Creating a lustrous round jewel 13m 56s 
178 Cutting and brushing light on a gem 8m 30s 
179 Creating a shiny button with inset text 11m 5s 
180 Creating a jaunty Star of David 14m 33s 
181 Interweaving star shapes and adding gradients 8m 27s 
182 Casting shadows between interwoven shapes 9m 9s  
183 Creating a Hobbit-like text effect 15m 6s  
184 Enhancing a landscape photo in Camera Raw 7 9m 16s  
185 Creating a custom 2013 calendar in Illustrator 11m 44s  
186 Adding dates to a calendar using tables 9m 50s  
187 Branding your calendar with a field of logos 10m 54s 



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