Photoshop Wizardry: For Authors & Designers
Want to really dive into photoshop? Let's build off the basics and make book cover magic.
Photoshop Wizardry will be nothing short of magical. What’s incredible about it, is the fact that you’ll come out feeling like the wizard we all know and love and be able to wield your magic wand (mouse or tablet pen) to create some seriously kick ass creations.
Here’s the magical breakdown. I wanted to make this course a little different from other courses out there that focus on JUST the how tos. This will definitely have the HOW TO CREATE MAGIC bit, I promise. However, because we want to challenge your growth in the knowledge of design & photoshop, I’ve created a course that helps you explore the art side along with the logical side of marketing & trends. No matter what you create, it always has a story and we’re out to tell it and sell it. RIGHT?
Here’s what we’ll be covering:
- Mood boarding
- Market research
- Finding stock images
- Tricks of compositing
- Matching lighting (understanding light & dark)
- Layering images
- Blend modes
- Quick Selection Tools
- Lasso Tools
- Typography Effects
- Clipping masks
- Layer masks
- Layer adjustments
- Depth & Realism
- Changing Color
- Cmyk vs RGB
- Challenging your understanding genres
- Formatting a Paperback & Hardback Dust Cover
Is that lingo KINDA SORTA Uncomfortable? If so, it wont be when we're done! Each week you’ll be given a "book of spells" to get you started in creating your module's challenge. Every module will challenge you to create one new book cover. The most important part of learning is DOING. So while you may be able to watch and learn, you’ll grasp 100X faster by doing.
- New Resources (stock images, overlays, & textures) that I've created myself
- Every Photoshop file I create for studying purposes!
- At LEAST 4 new covers (And if you're a magician and inspired, maybe many more!)
- Stock image hunting tips (come out stronger knowing how to pick the RIGHT image for what you're creating)
- Knowledge to make you MORE covers after the four we make (invaluable, whats the cost of book covers now days? How much will this knowledge save you? How much will you GAIN if you can sell your covers? This course MORE than pays for itself!)
- Understanding of Photoshop's tricks, tools & time-savers (I'll be teaching you tools to help you save time!! Yes, SAVE YOU TIME! It's like magic!)
- One winner of a Wacom Tablet (My favorite tool!)
The challenges in Wizardry are meant to get you researching, thinking, & creating magic. Save TIME & MONEY by making your portfolio stronger, sell them as pre-mades OR rely on yourself for your LONG list of books you'll be writing that will need covers!
*important disclaimer - when signing up and creating an account online for The Rebellious Creative courses YOU MUST click the checkbox to "Opt-In" for emails from me and my school! That's where all your important information goes - including $1,000 in exclusive and stock photo coupons!
Hey, I'm Regina Wamba. It's me in all my snarky introvert glory. I'm a bit of a rebel who is determined to do things differently, weave through the chaos of a creative and manifest consistent and spellbinding art, forevermore.
My creations have been given awards, featured in magazines, and have graced multiple New York Times & USA Today bestsellers lists while landing my work on bookshelves (and magazine shelves? LOL) across the globe (I'm still in shocked about this one!).
My soul is in everything I put out into the world whether it is from behind a camera lens, a Mac screen, a sarcastic tee, fine art creations, journals & books or world-trekking adventures. I'm an artist, mom, wifey, entrepreneur, and teacher building a creative empire to inspire all the creatives! My dream is to be someone for visionaries to look up to and artists to pursue their biggest dreams (because, WHY NOT?). I want people to hold magic in their hands, and always believe in their own unique, incredible magic.
Full throttle and all-in, my brain is an explosion of ideas and color and I only wished that my hands could keep up with my brain of chaos & creativity.
Let's make magic.
StartMarket Research (6:44)
StartFall in Love -Romance Cover (43:37)
StartCreating a Double Exposure (8:00)
StartBONUS: YA Ilustration + Stock Image Hunt (34:30)
StartBONUS: Sweet Romance (31:05)
StartMasking Hair Tutorial (6:51)
StartBONUS: Fonts & How they change the game (14:10)
StartSpellbook & Resources
"You'll learn everything you need to know." – Julie Jones, Photoshop Wizardry 2019
"The holy grail to cover design." – Sade Rena, Photoshop Wizardry 2019
"You know that dreaded bed of hot coals called Photoshop? Regina turns that into a luxurious trip to a day spa!" -- Casey Hagen, Photoshop Wizardry 2019
"Joining Photoshop Wizardry was like entering Hogwarts on a magical unicorn. Everything I learned will take my covers from blah to ahhhh. Thanks Regina!" -- Kelly Collins, Photoshop Wizardry 2019
"Super informative. Easy to understand. And Regina is an awesome teacher who will hold your hand every step of the way. A great course and highly recommended for all authors. Even if you don't plan on doing your own covers, the course arms you with the tools and arsenal to speak the same language as your cover designer." – Susan Alexander, Photoshop Wizardry 2019
"[This Courses is] Good for someone who's intermediate in Photoshop, lots of tips and tricks to help with the creative process and work flow." – Paulina, Photoshop Wizardy 2019
"The magical shot of creativity that gives you all the right tools and tricks for making magic in photoshop. It’s perfect if you only dabbled in photoshop and want to be able to make cooler stuff. Super easy to understand and the videos are very detailed." -- Photoshop Wizardry Student 2019
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"THANK YOU!!! Your course means so much! Each video just continues to blow my mind. EVERYONE should be learning from you, you make it so easy!"
- Belinda Boring, Author
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"I’m halfway through this week’s classes and I am beyond thrilled so far! This is exactly the info I needed. I’ve got a hot guy image I can’t wait to start working with for a book cover!!"
- Amy Olle, Author