Abstract Portraiture with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Klarens Malluta , Visual Artist

Visual Artist. Durrës, Albania.
Joined February 2020

Use digital tools to transform conventional portraits into unique and colorful works of art

  • 100% positive reviews (67)
  • 1859 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Use digital tools to transform conventional portraits into unique and colorful works of art

A course by Klarens Malluta

Working with abstract content can seem complicated, but with digital tools, anything is possible. Visual artist Klarens Malluta uses them to make colorful, and unusual works of art. He aims to bring something new to the table every time he creates and has collaborated with clients including Adobe, Ultra Music, and DJ Snake.

In this course, he teaches you how to transform regular portraits into unique artwork using Photoshop and After Effects. Explore the possibilities of abstract portraits by experimenting with digital tools and capture the essence of your subject without the need for words.

This is Klarens’ second course at Domestika. In his first, Psychedelic Animation with Photoshop and After Effects, he teaches you how to use your imagination to design futuristic animations full of color.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 18 downloads

Decoding the Style
3 minutes, 56 seconds
Resources
4 minutes, 10 seconds
Materials and Plugins
2 minutes, 54 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (67)
  • 1859 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 33m)
  • 18 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create two abstract portraits and a PNG animation using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to create abstract artwork and animations.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects is useful but not essential.

In terms of materials, you will need access to a computer with these programs installed.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Klarens Malluta

A course by Klarens Malluta

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Visual Artist

Klarens Malluta is a freelance visual artist from Albania. For three years, he has been creating original visual compositions and uploading them daily on social media, compiling over 1000 pieces since he began. His experimental style mixes different techniques and software to bring new, colorful ideas to life.

With an aesthetic often described as trippy, psychedelic, or futuristic, Klarens work creating cover art and other visuals has led him to collaborate with several musicians and labels, including DJ Snake, Ultra Music, The Galantis, Jackboy, Adobe, and Empire Records. You can find his work online on Instagram and Behance.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started

    • Decoding the Style
    • Resources
    • Materials and Plugins
  • U3

    Creating Portraits

    • Portrait 1: Gradients and Patterns 1
    • Portrait 1: Gradients and Patterns 2
    • Portrait 1: Gradients and Patterns 3
    • Portrait 1: Adjustment Layers, Blending Modes and Finalize
    • Portrait 2: Starting in Photoshop
    • Portrait 2: Edit in AE with Displacer Pro 1
    • Portrait 2: Edit in AE with Displacer Pro 2
    • Portrait 3: Photoshop Actions
    • Portrait 3: Editing Variations
    • Portrait 3: Animate in AE
  • U4

    Final Effects and Exporting

    • Exporting in Different Formats
    • How to Make Your Work More Abstract
  • FP

    Final project

    • Abstract Portraiture with Photoshop and After Effects

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Abstract Portraiture with Photoshop and After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Klarens Malluta

Abstract Portraiture with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Klarens Malluta
Visual Artist. Durrës, Albania.
Joined February 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (67)
  • 1859 students