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Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

38 comments on “Custom Coins

  1. Hi there I just wanted to compliment you on the newest video addition you uploaded, you did a great job at creating this and commend you for the technique. I have seen this done before but a poor recreation at best. i truly enjoy your videos and i am glad that i bumped into your site by accident.

  2. How about a dollar bill now? Its too hard to counterfeit coins :)

    This effect could be used in making etchings into photgraphed trees or mountains, you think? I’d really like to see what mount Rushmore looks like with my face instead :)

    Thanks for all your free lessons you’ve defiantly inspired me and many others i’m sure. I’ve become huge a planetphotoshop fan.

  3. Is there a short cut to toggle between tools in the too pallet?
    let say i type “L” for lasso tool, but i want the Magnetic lasso tool is there a way to scroll down?

    Thanks Ray

  4. Yes! Thank you, I’ve been trying to do this properly for weeks. Didn’t think about using alpha channels. Thanks, this helped a lot.

  5. This was yet another great tutorial. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the “copper coin” at the conclusion, so I tweaked the colors to get a darker, more used-looking coin. Still didn’t quite look right, so I added another layer, selected the coin to create a mask. I went into filters->render->clouds and filled the selection with clouds. I then went into blending options, and set fill opacity to 75%, and set the mode to color dodge. Suddenly I had a shiny new penny!

    I used an image of Charlize Theron as the source model, and I’ve put a copy of the finished product on my home page in case anyone wants to see my results.

  6. Are there any written directions for this coin tutorial? You went way too fast for me but I love the idea and want to try.

  7. this is a very nice tutorial, but i was looking for something a little bit diferent…. do you have any tutorial where u teach how to do a coin but that golden coins like the old civilizations and like we see in the pirates movies? i really need to know how to do that for a work i have in progress… can yoou help me? thanks…

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  15. this worked amazingly well, i’m really happy with the result. i went on to use my coin to create an image reminiscent of the opening of the first pirates of the carribean-a coin being dropped into a large pile. i noticed that when i rotated the coin 180 degrees, it looked like the embossing had reversed. is there a quick way to change the lighting?

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  17. Hey…..You did a bang-up job on this presentation, truely OUTSTANDING! You have given me a lot of great ideas on the desiging of my coin.

    THANKS!!!