THIS VIDEO TRAINING BUNDLE INCLUDES:
🔥 10 HRS VIDEO TRAINING 🔥
⬇️ BONUS 1: 150 PREMIUM PORTRAIT STOCKS ⬇️ BONUS 2: SURREAL PRESET BUNDLE ⬇️ BONUS 3: 150 PREMIUM TEXTURES
Module 1 | THE BASICS
2 VIDEOS | 16 MINUTES
In “The Basics” you'll learn how to set up your desktop and Photoshop workspace (specifically) for Digital Art and Photo Manipulation. Once you've got that figured out, we'll dive deep into how to plan and conceptualize concepts and images.
Module 2 | IMAGE PREPARATION
3 VIDEOS | 48 MINUTES
In the 'Image Preparation' Module you'll learn the basics of Color Grading and the tools you can use to achieve high-drama mood and color.
We’ll then cover some of the very best tools for cutting out images... also known as 'Compositing' in the business!
This module also includes a step-by-step walkthrough of how to extract hair without losing hair strands - quite tricky when you don't know how!
Module 3 | UNDERSTANDING LIGHT, SHADOW, & CONTRAST
2 VIDEOS | 78.8 MINUTES
This Module is an in-depth guide to Light, Shadow, and Contrast, where you'll take the techniques taught in traditional painting and re-apply them to photo compositing.
The Old Masters got it right the first time! Ancient fine-art techniques, re-purposed for the Digital Age.
Module 4 | WORKING WITH TEXTURES
4 VIDEOS | 212 MINUTES
In this Module you'll learn how to master Textures, allowing you to transform a flat looking 2D image into a fully realised / realistic looking scene.
You'll learn the concepts of Continuity and Storytelling, taking your work from basic photo composites into TRUE Fine Art.
This Module also includes lessons covering Skin Based Texture Effects, which can also be applied to a massive range of projects!
Module 5 | APPLYING LIGHT & SHADOW
4 VIDEOS | 9.2HRS | FOLDER SIZE: 2.6GB
covers my universal lighting techniques for both skin and hair. This includes dramatic cascading shadows, rim lighting, and hyper realistic back-lit hair. As well as how I get hyper detailed editorial inspired skin texture.
Your Instructor: ABBEY ESPARZA
Your Guide for this Photoshop Adventure is Abbey Esparza – a professional Digital Artist and Educator, from good ol' US-of-A 😄
As a DEDICATED Surrealist Abbey is a truly unique talent in the world of Photo Manipulation, and the go-to educator for mega-brands such as Envato and 123RF.
If you've picked up a few basics and feel like you're ready to inject your work with more artistic flavour – then I'd highly recommend Abbey's Dark Surrealism Masterclass (...which will ABSOLUTELY take your work to the next level!)
I can confidently say Abbey is a Master Technician and TRUE Fine Artist, and I'm super-proud to have her training program on this site ❤️
(Words by Dean Samed, PM Head Honcho)
Module 6 | EASY EYE EFFECTS
1 VIDEO | XMINS
"Easy Eye Effects" covers my two base eye techniques that I mix and match to create an endless number of engaging but fast eye effects.
Module 7 | BLOOD, SLIME, + GLOOP!
3 VIDEOS | XMINS
In "Blood, Slime & Goop," we'll cover how to create a detailed and versatile body paint effect using adjustment layers. We'll then cover a simplified slime technique, great for painting quick liquid and slime-based effects. And finally, we'll do a deep dive into my signature blood painting technique that even a first-time digital painter can do.
Module 8 | Finishing Touches
3 VIDEOS | XMINS
In the final lesson, “Finishing touches,” we’ll go over the last-minute details I add to my images to bring everything together. As well as the process I go through to finalize all my images before publishing them or sending them to a client.
🔥 Reverse-engineer and LEARN HOW IT'S DONE with these (fully-layered) PSD documents! 🔥
DARK SURREALISM: VIDEO TRAINING FAQs
Q: What do I receive when I purchase this bundle, is it a physical product?
The Dark Surrealism Video Training Bundle is a Digital Product. Upon purchase, you'll receive instant download links for all the video lessons and assets – which you can download and keep (forever!). This bundle includes: 10HRS video training (MP4), 150 Premium Portrait Stock Assets (JPG), 200 Premium Texture Stock Assets (JPG), 111 Photoshop Presets, and 11 Reference PSD Documents.
Q: Do I get the matching stocks for these tutorial lessons, so I can follow along / create the same artwork?
The PM Team believes that the best way to learn Photoshop, is to create your own artworks (as oppposed to copying the lesson artwork). Instead, we provide you with a GIGANTIC collection of Portrait, Texture, and Background stocks – so you can create something completely NEW and ORIGINAL, whilst still applying the techniques you've learned in the lessons.
We believe this is the best and most effective way to learn Photoshop, and it also kickstarts your portfolio with original works that YOU OWN.
Q: What can I do with these stock assets / what projects can I use them for?
All of the included stock assets come under the 'NeoStock Licensing' – this means you can use these stocks for both PERSONAL and COMMERCIAL projects! We understand that a lot of our students are interested in freelancing / earning money from Digital Art, so we made our licensing as versatile as possible for you. For more information, check out our Stock Licensing Info page.
Q: These downloads are HUGE! Why can't you stream everything from the Cloud?
We know our downloads are pretty hefty! The reason we want you to download and keep (EVERYTHING!) instead of leaving it on the cloud, is that even the biggest servers or platforms go down from time to time. Remember when Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube craps out? That can also happen to any service hosted in the cloud – so we like our customers to keep their assets locally, so nothing can hold you back from learning or creating new artworks.
Q: This Training Bundle isn't quite what I expected. If I get a refund for the course, can I keep and use all of the stock assets?
Unfortunately not! If you're not 100% happy with your purchase, we'll (always) issue a FULL REFUND without question – but you'll need to delete all of the stock assets, and ensure they're not used for any personal or commercial projects.