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Kirk Nelson
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Catch my Rusted Text Effects tutorial in Advanced Photoshop issue 127 on sale now.
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My Fundamentals of Children's Illustration course is now up at tuts+ Check out a few of the different types of illustration styles covered in the course.

https://design.tutsplus.com/courses/fundamentals-of-childrens-illustration
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and the obligatory time lapse videos for the Event Flyer Design projects:

Sporting Event Flyer Timelapse

Concert Flyer Design timelapse
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High res version of the final poster
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Looks great, the fighting force of the future.
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I just finished up a course for tuts+ on how to create your own space battle scene in Photoshop.  So yes, the guy named Kirk just made a sc-fi space scene. Let's see who gets to make the first obvious reference in the comments!
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One beautiful spring weekend + 8 overlapping shots at Great Falls park, Cook on Photomerge until tender, sprinkle a touch of HDR on top, then arrange with an Adaptive Wide Angle filter. Viola! Panoramic goodness!
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My ohone is to touchy .I dont even touch it and it goes to a web site
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My tutorial on creating a cracked, exploding planet is up at Tuts+ now.
https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-an-exploding-planet-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-22180
This tutorial will teach you how to create a cracked and exploding planet. All super villains wish for a weapon capable of destroying a planet. We have one too: we call it Photoshop! We will start with a perfectly good planet and smash it like an egg! Or at least an egg that is floating in space and has an explosion of energy within it. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Short; Tags: Photo Manipulation, Adobe Photoshop, Futuristic, Sci-Fi
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Check out the Earth Force Field project from my Mastering 3D in Photoshop course at tuts+
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My latest course from tuts+ is now live!  Event Flyer Design:
https://courses.tutsplus.com/courses/event-flyer-design
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Checkout the limelapse video of the Movie Poster project I did for an upcoming course at tuts+ 

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Check out the time lapse video of the Space Battle artwork I did for my Advance Photo Manipulation course at Tuts+
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Wow, OK it's been a while since I put up any new artwork. But I haven't been sitting still! Here's a fun project I did after a trip to National Harbor. It's for an upcoming course for tuts+
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very cool Kirk!
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Freelance Photoshop Trainer, Author, Speaker. Friendly Neighborhood Graphics Geek!
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Introduction

According to legends, in each generation a designer will rise whose inspiration and vision will be unparalleled by ordinary mortals. An artist of such renowned skill and talent that everyone will call him as the GifMaker! (we presume that title lost something in the translation)

That legend, as far anybody can tell, still waits to be fulfilled. But until you find that guy, you’ve got me. I’m just your friendly neighborhood Graphics Geek! I am ever willing to help you with all your graphic needs as long as I can crack a lame joke while I’m at it.

I have been working as an all around graphics geek or “Visual Information Specialist” for the past 13 years around Washington DC Metro area. With my career getting across almost every aspect of the design industry, I have worked from web design, to 3d animation, to logo design, to photo retouching.

I have acquired substantial skills with software like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, and Flash along the way and, recently, I found out that imparting these skills is something that I enjoy!

I’ve just recently passed the ACE exam, which makes me an official Adobe Certified Expert!

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Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop. Over 100 articles published in international publications Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, Digital Photographer, and Better Photoshop Techniques. Instructor at Digital art Academy and Niagara School of Imaging.
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    Animation and Design
  • George Mason University
    Internet & Animation
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