Deke McClelland

Monday, 11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Join notorious Photoshop guru Deke McClelland as he quickly reviews some of his favorite techniques for making eye-catching, design-friendly effects in Photoshop.

To give you a glimpse of the perfect wedding of Photoshop and graphic design, Deke’s chosen something old school (displacement maps), something new fangled (multiple strokes), something borrowed (from Madonna of all people!) and something blue (some deep, dark gradient-festooned type).

In just a few minutes, you’ll see how to:

  • Make the most designerly use of Photoshop’s new ability to add multiple layer effect, including drop shadows and strokes.
  • Apply a mathematically precise displacement map to create a ribbed glass effect over your photo.
  • Wrangle your effects in the Layer Style dialog box so they work exactly how you want.
  • Add wild night-club inspired colors to a photo in Camera Raw.