Ever wonder how those cool ads from your favorite magazine are made? Well for the most part they are created using Photoshop. For those unfamiliar, Photoshop is a software program created by Adobe for digital photo manipulation. Almost any picture or advertisement you’ve seen in a magazine within the last 10 years was almost certainly made with Photoshop.
As most of you know, the media lab here at MUM is loaded with Photoshop and the media department offers several courses the integrate Photoshop training throughout the year. Here are the courses which dabble in Photoshop for this coming spring semester:
- Block 6 – FA 338: Photography and New Media
- Block 6 – MC 363: Web Design and Web Animation 1
- Block 9 – MC 366: Graphic Design for Media and Communications 1
- Block 10 – MC 337: Advanced Digital Photography
Once you learn how to navigate around Photoshop you’ll understand the basic tools that professionals use everyday to create stunning advertisements meant to compel you into buying stuff you really need, like this:
All jokes aside, making cool stuff in Photoshop is fairly easy and only consists of a few main elements: Several stock images, using blend modes, creative erasing, and an adjustment layer or two. There are definitely more tools, tweaks, and changes you can add to that list but you’ll start to notice the same few tips we just mentioned being utilized within the tutorials we’ve listed below. So check out this list of Advanced Photoshop tutorials and try a few out, maybe we’ll see your work on our Facebook Page??