In this tutorial we’ll create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps. Let’s do it!
how to create a set of weather icons in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to use and combine basic tools to create vector shape icons and how to have a perfect alignment using the Snap to Grid feature. Next, you’ll find out how to add effects via the Layer Style window. In the end, you will know how to create your own weather icons by applying these techniques and if you play with the Layer Style settings you can easily make your own unique design. Let’s get on!
how to create a powerful scene with a man holding a light. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together by using adjustment layers, masking and brush tools. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to work with groups, perspective and create lighting effect.
We’ll start this tutorial by creating a surreal environment with a sky and desert images. Then we’ll add the model and do some retouch on him as well as blend him with the background using adjustment layers and brush. Later we’ll add the rocks, particles, lightning and create some light effect. We’ll finish it up with some adjustment layers. You’ll need Photoshop CS3 or newer to follow the process.
in this tutorial! Get ready for some quick introductions to some of the most important topics in Photoshop (Layer Masks, clipping layers, smart objects, etc)! I will also guide you step by step through this tutorial and hoppefully you will achieve Photoshop enlightment by the end of this tutorial!
In this tutorial we will create a fantasy underwater scene in Photoshop. You will need Photoshop CS3 or
First let’s take a look at an example of vintage illustration. This example is fairly typical of the look we are trying to create.
get in a warm and sunny mood while drawing this vivid floral illustration of a girl surrounded with gentle flowers and fresh green foliage. Follow through a calming process of digital painting, using the Lasso Tool and standard Adobe Photoshop brushes, creating a textured effect. Let’s start!
Art Deco is an iconic design style from the 1920s that was recently given a new lease of life thanks to the movie The Great Gatsby. Geometric, angular shapes and symmetry are some of the key features of the art deco style, which produce some beautiful graphic designs when used as backgrounds, frames and patterns. In today’s tutorial we’ll use Illustrator to create a detailed art deco pattern, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to polish it up with shiny brass metal effects.
If you have been creating your own isometric pixel town or smaller exterior scenes, or if you’re interested in doing so, you will eventually need trees. They’re an excellent decoration item to have in your pixel art inventory because they can brighten up almost any scene, and they’re just plain necessary for larger towns or cityscapes, not to mention parks and nature scenes.
For the treetop, your first instinct might be to freehand something jagged and irregular so as to achieve a “natural” look, but we’ll be avoiding that because a random shape won’t look good duplicated over and over again.
We’ll try to get the most bang for our buck with our tree design, with a relatively simple, symmetrical, possibly geometric shape that looks organic but remains harmonious when duplicated multiple times.
For this task it’s best to just use a graphics tablet and a mouse. Add a new layer and trace over the photo with a low-opacity brush. Duplicate the layer and draw all other details, such as hair and eyes, on top. Next, duplicate the same layer again, use a mouse to draw the thicker strands of the hair and then a tablet to draw the finer ones.
Find your tablet image and a jumping shark image. Open them both in the same document, and transform them both so that the shark appears to be jumping out of the iPad. It’s helpful to reduce the Opacity of the layers when positioning.
process for creating convincing grungy brushes with a technique that is easy to do, and doesn’t make a huge mess to clean up! The results are also very easy to digitize and use.
When we paint simple scenes, ground is a necessary evil. We know that everyone will ignore it and focus on the main object/character, but if we skip it, it will not go unnoticed. the way to create a simple, customizable piece of ground, perfect for a background or a base for something more detailed.
Creating good, dependable, seamless selections in Adobe Photoshop can be excruciatingly slow and difficult. However, the program has entire tool sets devoted to making this task better, faster, and easier.
In this Quick Tip, we ll explore one of the easiest and most useful ways to create selections based on the brightness values of the pixels in the image. This allows very easy editing of the highlights, shadows, and midtones with unprecedented control.
These selections then allow for some high-end photo retouching techniques that would be extremely difficult otherwise. This technique also creates selection edges that are completely seamless. All without even touching a single selection tool!
Creating your own practical brush effects in Adobe Photoshop is an incredibly rewarding experience. Getting away from your desk and crafting something in the real world to use as a digital effect causes you to look at the world around you in a different way. You begin to see textures and patterns that were previously overlooked. Finding elements to use digitally is one thing; creating them yourself is something entirely different.
Portraying metal in any type of realistic manner necessitates a bit of wear and tear on the substance. Metals are more durable than most of the objects found in our world, but that doesn’t mean the world doesn’t try to test that limit on a regular basis. Metal objects that are used heavily tend to have dings, dents, scrapes and scratches. In this tutorial we will explore some easy methods of creating and capturing scratched metal effects that can be used for digital designs in Photoshop.
we can easily make a clipping mask of the scales over it.
Traditional sketches are often appreciated more than digital ones. They seem more lively, more “real”, and they have some kind of “soul”. However, if you want to present your pencil art to a wider audience using the same medium as digital art—the Internet—you stumble upon one great problem. Any tool you use to convert traditional art into digital form will have some influence (usually negative) on its quality.
Adobe Photoshop comes to your aid! If you think that doing anything to a scan/photo is cheating, let me reassure you—whether you want it or not, the conversion itself changes your original picture. You can only leave it as (bad) as it is, or do something to bring it back to its traditional glory
Perspective is very complicated topic even when we try to handle a single perspective grid. It gets even harder when you try to make the scene more dynamic by adding more objects and rotating them. And when you want to connect two dynamic objects with an elastic tube, like a neck… that’s hell!
Luckily, on a small scale we can safely simplify perspective rules. In some cases, we can even totally forget about them and let Photoshop do the trick. That’s what I’m going to show you in this short tutorial—how to outsmart perspective and make Adobe Photoshop draw necks, tails, snakes, and other twisted tubes for you.
Warning: the tool we’re going to use is available in CS5 and higher.
how to incorporate the Liquify Tool into your digital painting workflow. Similar in its use for photo manipulation, the Liquify Tool can make massive improvements on all your digital portraits faster than ever before.
Using patterns with different glow and texture settings can make creating interesting, detailed effects a fun and simple job. This tutorial will show you how to use the duplicate with transformation technique to create a piece of 3D text, and then use a bunch of different layer styles to achieve a glowing metal text effect.
create this Mysterious “Energy Flow” rock text effect in Photoshop. We will use a rock texture, river flow stock image, and cloud brushes to achieve this effect. The rock texture will form the foundation of the text, whereas the river stock will be used to create the “Energy Flow” around the text.
This tutorial will show you how to play around with brush settings, as well as layer styles, to create a messy, flour-inspired text effect.
This tutorial will show you how to use a dotted font, with a couple of layer styles, to achieve a simple, glittering diamonds text effect. Let’s get started!
3D sticker effects are actually simple and easy, but really nice and useful. This quick tip will show you how to create an editable, glossy 3D sticker text effect, using smart objects and layer styles. Let’s get started!
Learn how to create realistic brain text effect. This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will show how to apply gray cells, blood vessel texture and light reflections to the 3D shapes.