Creative Photoshop with John Reuter
By John Reuter
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Photoshop artist and educator John Reuter has created this Photoshop podcast geared towards the fine art photographers and teachers who are beginning to embrace Photoshop as part of their personal work and teaching curriculum. Less focused on singular tips or tricks it rather attempts to instill a more comprehensive approach to image making and manipulation that relies on Photoshop as its core. To John, Photoshop is as much a printmaking program as it is a photography program. The emphasis is to encourage the viewers to explore their creative impulses through Photoshop technique and develop a more personal vision. These episodes are generally longer than many Photoshop podcasts but the goal is to provide the equivalent of a classroom experience with a more thorough examination of the topics. To see examples of the images John creates and the workshops he offers in Photoshop at the International Center of Photography, Maine Photographic Workshops, Palm Beach Photographic Centre and Santa Fe Workshops please visit www.johnreuter.com. To post comments on the episodes visit http:/johnreuter.libsyn.com.
|1||CleanVideoJohn Reuter: The Mask Panel in PS CS4||In this episode we continue to explore the new features and interface in Photoshop CS4. As with the Adjustment Pane, while there are some new tools it really is a re-configuration of previously existing tools. Everything is right there for you, and...||1/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoPhotoshop CS4 Adjustment Panel||It has been over a year since I last produced an episode of Creative Photoshop. While many things made it difficult to continue for a long period, the release of Photoshop CS4 has given me ample reason to start up again. I appreciate the...||1/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoAnalog Input/Digital Output, Part 2||In this episode we continue our look at Analog Input/Digital Output. Taking one of our images from the last episode, we explore ways to integrate it into some other images and create a composite. We explore some techniques from past episodes and use...||10/8/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoPolaroid Materials: Analog Input/Digital Output||In this episode of Creative Photoshop we go into a different direction. For several years I have taught a class called Polaroid Creativity: Analog Input/Digital Output. Most recently I offered this class at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA in...||9/6/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoComposite Project, Part Three||I’m back after a rather long absence. Many things have been going on, work, teaching and actually making my own art, which I am very excited about. But turning our attention to our Composite Project, we finally get to Part Three which finishes off...||7/12/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoProject Composite, Part Two: Background Blending||In this episode we continue with our project on image composite. Last week we added color to an antique portrait in preparation to bringing it into a new composition. This week we blend two backgrounds together with the Blend If sliders in Layer...||5/20/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoProject Composite, Part One: Hand Coloring||I am back after a one-month hiatus. I received many e-mails asking if I was going to continue producing Creative Photoshop and the answer is definitely “yes?. Life sometimes intervenes and my day job as Director of the Polaroid 20x24 Studio has...||5/4/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoQuick Selection in CS3 with John Reuter||I am very proud to say that with our last episode we exceeded 100,000 downloads for the Creative Photoshop Podcast. To me, this level of response to a longer, more measured approach to on-line Photoshop education is very gratifying. I thank all of...||3/31/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoSelections, Part Three: The Extract Filter with John Reuter||Our look at selections continues with a comparative look at the Extract filter and a selection created with the Pen Tool and Channel conversion. Students often ask me why do I prefer to use the traditional methods utilizing channels when newer tools...||3/11/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoSelections, Part Two: The Pen Tool with John Reuter||This week we continue with our look at Selections with an emphasis on the Pen Tool. Our subject matter presents a very different tonal situation from last week, a portrait on a white background. These differences prompt us to use a different...||2/27/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoSelections, Selections, Selections....with John Reuter||I have always said that mastery of Selections is the most important skill you can learn in Photoshop. They are the doorway to amazing control over tonality, color, and emphasis as well as the vehicle to create believable and unbelievable composite...||2/21/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoClass Project: Image Composite with John Reuter||In this episode we explore image composite as I presented it to my Creative Photoshop class at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in Florida. The idea was to explore many concepts in one exercise, from working in camera raw, to placing an image from...||2/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoBlack and White Conversions in CS2, Lightroom, and CS3||In this episode we explore converting color images to grayscale. In Photoshop CS2 we use an adjustment layer technique to create not only a grayscale effect but an infrared effect as well. I first learned of this technique on Kent Conklin's Two...||2/5/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoBlend Modes, Part Two with John Reuter||Part Two of Blend Modes focuses more on creative effects. The first effect is one I learned of on Russell Brown's excellent podcast and shows ways to paint with Blend Modes through the History brush and offers extremely flexible ways to change the...||1/28/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||ExplicitVideoJohn Reuter: Photoshop Imagery||In this episode I want to go in a slightly different direction. Rather than another how-to tutorial I want to present my work from a more creative perspective, how I evolved as an artist and a Photoshop practitioner. So we will look back at early...||1/27/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoPhotoshop Blend Modes Part One||The Photoshop Blend Modes offer the artist a great deal of creative and practical possibilities. At first glance they can seem a little overwhelming and confusing. But if you approach them by their groupings and understand what each group does they...||1/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoPhotoshop CS3: Smart Objects and Smart Filters||Photoshop CS3 has taken the concept of Smart Objects to a new level, adding the capability of working with Smart Filters. Smart filters are non-destructive filters associated with Smart Objects that give Photoshop capabilities that programs such as...||1/4/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoSneak Peek, Photoshop 2.5: A Look Back||With all of the excitement of the release of the Photoshop CS3 beta I too have been tempted to begin offering some tutorials on the new version. But rather than put up some quick me too tutorials I would rather wait and work with the program and...||12/27/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoSmart Objects in CS2||I'm glad to be back after two weeks off for shoulder surgery. My right arm is still in an ultra sling for three more weeks so this podcast is a left hand creation. I'm not bad but not great with the mouse left handed so pardon the erratic movements...||12/21/06||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCreative Photoshop Audiocast||They say necessity is the mother of invention..... I am recovering from shoulder reconstruction last Friday and am unable to create this week's videocast, a coherent one anyway. Photoshop's logic and menu commands take on a new reality under...||12/14/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoEdge Effects Part Two: Image Transfer with John Reuter||Edge Effects Two continues our explorations of our previous episode in using a grayscale scan of a transfer image to create a border for another image. But we take it a step further in more closely replicating Image Transfer characteristics from...||12/6/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoCreating Edge Effects Part One with John Reuter||Creative Edge Effects explores ways to add your own borders and edges to your digital and scanned images. From a simple blurred transition edge we progress through a filtered edge and finally to an edge created from a scanned image. This allows the...||12/3/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoHistory Palette Part Two with John Reuter||The History Palette Part Two takes us in a very different direction than Part One. Here we will explore ways to use Photoshop's filters and paint them into our image from history snapshots as well as the Fill Command. We will also...||12/1/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoHistory Palette Part One with John Reuter||The History Palette has always been a great way to track your movements in Photoshop and return to previous versions of your image when you have taken a direction that is no longer working for you. It can also be a very practical and creative tool...||11/29/06||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoLayer Styles Blending with John Reuter||Layer Styles Blending has been an integral technique in my workflow for many years. It is a great way to composite images and has many other practical uses as well. This podcast explores Layer Blend Modes as well as the "Blend If" sliders to blend...||11/26/06||Free||View In iTunes|
very clear, very helpful, brilliant work
Beautiful visual work and very helpful instruction
Great podcast involving techniques that I could remember from Art classes in my college years. With the exception that it can now be done in Photoshop! It really is inspiring to see all these great artwork. It's make you go and start being creative... Unfortunately, this podcast had not been updated in a year. Not sure why, but I hope Mr. Reuter will start creating more podcasts in the near future....
What separates John's podcast from other "Photoshoppers" is.....
Anyone can show "tricks", but that's not the juice. You need to know what Photoshop is capable of and how it works. An expert photoshop user doesn't memorize anything, they lean and know. This podcast serves this purpose.