Lesson 7, Retro Wrap/Retro Wrap Hair is a lesson on creating one of the more Rockwell-looking images that the instructor is known for. In this lesson you begin with a photo and an image of a background that was taken from some gift wrap and then cut the background out of the photo so that the gift wrap comes through. You will also make some other adjustments.
Next, using airbrushing, you will spend quite a bit of time learning how to work the photo. You will learn how to work the skin, the lips, the eyes, as well as the other objects that are in the photo. Finally you will spend quite a bit of time working on enhancing the hair for an illustrative look.
Lesson 8, Snow Globe Portrait Parts 1 & 2 now gets more creative with putting one image into the scene of another. This video takes the image of a girl who is wearing a sweater and putting her into the image of a snow globe that contains two snowmen. You start by changing the sweater into a coat and adding a matching knitted cap.
Next you will cut the girl out of the old image and insert her into the globe. You will see how to resize her to fit into the globe and make adjustments so she fits the scene properly. Then once that is done, you will see how to make additional enhancements to make it a much more illustrative scene with the look of a Christmas card.
Lesson 9, Snow Angel Parts 1-3 works with another little girl and creates a more vintage Christmas card style of image. This takes images of a candy cane, a cap, and a winter sky. You begin by creating a couple of new snowflake brushes, and then set up the image with the new winter sky background.
You will see more advanced techniques of transforming to form fit a two dimensional cap into a more 3D look, closing up the buttons on a sweater, adding a collar to the sweater, and adding the candy cane, as well as adding shadows to make it more realistic.
Then you will work the skin, lips, eyes, and hair. Much of this is similar to what you have learned before just with different techniques to fit different situations. Finally you will finish off with adding texture and snowflakes for special effects.