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Tutorial on Spyre Studios

posted by Matt Ward on Sep 7, 2009.

I had my first tutorial, entitled “Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop”, published over at Spyre Studios, and I just wanted to post and let everyone know about it!

I just wanted to add a quick post to announce that I’ve had an article published on the Spyre Studios blog. It’s a tutorial, entitled “Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop“. As you would probably guess from the title, the tutorial is about how to use channels and colour modes to add an interesting effect to a digital photograph.

Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop

Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop

The tutorial basically takes a photo from RGB mode, through CMYK and Multichannel mode, in order to create an interesting blend of colours. Then, I explain how to take the image from Multichannel back to RGB mode, which involves a little bit of a trick.

Even more important, I think, is the effort I make to go into detail about exactly how things are working and why. It’s one thing for a tutorial to give you the steps to achieve a particular effect on a particular photo, but I try to take it one step further and actually explain how the effect works, in hopes that you will be able to take the knowledge and use it in other situations.

I’ve always felt that that’s the mark of a great tutorial. It should impart knowledge, so that when the reader is finished they don’t just have a step by step process to follow, but a new understanding of the topic – in this case Photoshop Channels. I really hope that my tutorial does at least a bit of that!

I think it’s an interesting tutorial, so be sure to check it out!

I’m also really excited about this tutorial, because it’s the first article of this sort that I’ve had published on another site. Moreover, I’m equally excited about being a contributor to Spyre Studios, which is a really great site and resource for designers. It features a number a tone of inspirational articles and tutorials, which are really worth checking out.

I’m also in dialogue with Jon from Spyre Studios about some other exciting opportunities to work together. I’ll keep you posted as details develop!

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Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. He is also the Creative Director for Highland Marketing, a creative direct marketing company based out of Waterloo, Ontario. You can follow Matt on Twitter

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