Advanced Glow Effects In this tutorial, we're going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending. The end effect is quite stunning and hopefully you'll pick up some tips you didn't know before. As with pretty much every tutorial I've ever written, we begin with a radial gradient. This one is pretty harsh and goes from a reddish brown color to black. Foreground color - #922f00 Background color - #000000 In this tutorial, we actually need a pretty intense center, so what we'll do is duplicate the layer we just made and set the one above to a blending mode of Color Dodge. Now in our glow effect, it helps to have a nice textured background. Then go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Now set the opacity of your layer to Overlay and 30% transparency. So go to Filter > Sketch > Chrome and use default settings of 4 and 7 for detail and smoothness respectively. Now before we can start making glows, we need to have something to glow.
How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop This tutorial will give you a general workflow overview of how to create traditional illustrations on paper and then refining it further in Photoshop. We will use Indian ink, paintbrushes and a brush pen to ink our pencil sketch, and then watercolor to fill in the illustration. Then we will place the illustration into Photoshop to perform some fine-tuning and image corrections. Preview Tutorial Resources Reference image: Lonely Hearts Step 1: Research and Gathering Materials You might need to search for images that you will use as your illustration’s reference. Also, choose the right tools and materials for your illustration. Step 2: Sketch I use a sharp pencil to draw the sketch softly. Step 3: Inking the Sketch Use Indian ink and a brush pen to draw lines on top of the pencil sketch. For wide pencil strokes, use ink and a brush. Use a brush pen for the narrower, finer pencil strokes (such as the facial area). Step 4: Remove the Pencil Lines and Draw More Details Step 5: Using Watercolor
Waldseemuller World Map Photoshop Brushes Arbenting > Freebies > Brushes > Waldseemuller World Map Photoshop Brushes In 1507 Martin Waldeemuller, a German cartographer, carved an intricately detailed, and ornamental rendering of the world as it was then known. In 2011 Rob Bowen, a graphic designer, set out to create a dual set of freebies using Waldseemuller’s world map, a set of vectors and a set of Photoshop brushes. After many failed attempts to be able to combine these large vectors into a single manageable file, Rob gave up on the complete vector set, and instead turned the large pieces over to his partner in crime (and life) so the Photoshop brushes could be made from the enormous vectors. Just like the map was divided into twelve pieces, so is the brush pack, creating one brush from each of the richly detailed illustrated map sections. These 12 all new Photoshop brushes are now ready for you to download and start using today! For more about the Waldseemuller Map visit the Wiki via that link. Detail Previews Specs Get More
Primitive Art Man Cartoon | Adobetutorialz | Photoshop Tutorials Open the scanned or pictured contours of a drawing: File ? Open (ctrl+o). It’s not necessary for the contours to be regular and correct ones. Apply now the Pen Tool on a new layer to picture the correct contours. Choose form the next table the appropriate adjustments for the instrument. The new layer is possible to represent with the next command: Layer ? Erase the layer, containing the scanned contours, using the fast button on the Layers window. Create a new layer and move it lower than the layer with the new drawn contours, by clicking on it and moving on the necessary position. Choose next the Brush Tool and paint our ancient man with the basic colors on the layer that is placed lower than the contours’ layer. Determine out now the light’s direction. Set the brush this way. Pass to representing the shadows, but first give volume to the eyes. Then mark out the shadows on his skin. Mark out the same way the enlighten parts of the skin. Change a little the Smudge Tool‘s adjustments. Finished!
How to Paint a Lovely Pair of Birds in Photoshop How to Paint a Lovely Pair of Birds in PhotoshopReviewed by Dek Wid on Jan 28Rating: Preview of Final Results Download the PSD Bird Painting.zip | 18.09 MB Download from Website Pair of Birds Painting Photoshop Tutorial Tutorial Resources Umbrella – Pxleyes Trees and Bushes Brushes – falln brushes, Deviantart Texture – sxc.hu Step 1 (Preparing Stock) Firstly, open the picture provided : Next, activate the pen tool in the tool panel. Step 2 (Creating Flowers) Now we have the umbrella with which we will create some shapes needed. After finding the flower looking like shape, we need to give it some shadow and highlight. Now switch to burn tool to give some shadow to the shape. Do similar ways as in previous steps to give shadow and highlight to the other shape : Step 3 (Creating Twigs) From this step on, we will create twigs for the flowers. Select one of the duplications and then go to filter > liquify. Next, do similar ways to the other duplication pictures.
13 Free Photoshop Fire Brushes Brushes, Freebies January 27, 2014 Hello creatives! It’s been a while since our last featured free design goodies. So to kickstart our series of freebie posts this 2014, we partnered with one of the most talented digital artists out there! Digital artist Niño Batitis, popular with his photo manipulated surreal scenes, have shared to us one of his awesome tools in Photoshop – a cool set of brushes! Download this amazing brush pack by tweeting or sharing over Facebook. (Email subscribers: if you’re viewing this on your email, visit the actual post to download.) Below is a particular piece called “The Rise of Phoenix” created by Niño applying some techniques using this set of brushes. “The Rise of Phoenix” – Niño Batitis SEE ALSO: 30 Hand Drawn Speech Bubble Photoshop Brushes Tell us your thoughts and suggestions in the comment box below. Author: Kerby Rosanes Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks.
APs Brushes: Scar Face A great way to add effect to your digital painting is to use textures. It's easy to apply and fast... however I do prefer a personal touch by painting my own texture via a number of brushes. This download contains brushes I've used specifically to create my 'Scar Face' portrait and similar paintings. In truth, these brushes are very simple with basic results... so HOW they're used will be up to you Original painting above ('Nick'): [link] 'Scar Face' : [link] ‘Nick’ is © Jennifer Lorenzo, 2011 - [link]
Create a Stunning Liquid Text Effect in Photoshop To sort of wrap up our series on using liquid effects for design, today, we will look at how to use liquid photostocks to create a gorgeous and stunning liquid text effect in Photoshop. By using some clever techniques, we can warp liquids into a variety of shapes to meet our needs. In this case, you’ll learn how to create letters from liquids, and then add in some extra effects for a dynamic composition. All you need is Photoshop and some free stock images, so let’s get started! Also, don’t forget to suggest tutorials in the comments! Tools used: Adobe Photoshop Various stock images Final Image Preview: Step 1: Document creation and water stock selection To start off we will need to create a new document. Now we will need a mass selection of stock images to create our text. Step 2: Water stock manipulation Once you have obtained your stock images you will need to begin to mold them into your water letters. My stock images look like the below screen shots: Next I started on the P.
Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes. First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection). Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1” in the pic) onto the “levels 2” layer. With a Colour Balance set desired eye colour, keep “Preserve Luminosity” ticked, again use copy of previously created mask to select eyes only. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.
How to Color Inked Line Art in Photoshop In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going give you a general overview of how I digitally color an illustration. We’ll go over scanning, cleaning, flatting, coloring, rendering, and texturing techniques. There’s just as many ways to coloring a drawing digitally as there is to painting a picture. This tutorial won’t focus on any specific way to blend or choose colors; we’ll assume you have knowledge of the basics. Preview Click the image below to see it in full size. Step 1: Scanning Your Inks In this tutorial, I’m going to use my own illustration. Make sure you are scanning in black and white. Step 2: Isolating the Line Art Now that we have our image scanned, open it in Adobe Photoshop. Press Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + 2 (for Photoshop CS4 and up) or Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + ~ (for Photoshop CS3 and below). Tip: I encourage you to know and use Photoshop shortcut keys; it saves a lot of time. Then press Delete to remove the selected white areas, leaving us with just the line art on this layer.
Design a "Texts Drop in Water" Typography Effect in Photoshop In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a “Letter Drops into Water” Typographic Effect in Photoshop. This is intermediate level Photoshop tutorial, have a try! We will heavily use the liquify filter, custom brush and the free transform tool. The inspiration of this tutorial comes from this wonderful text effect work done by ~BK1LL3R on DeviantART. Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge) Note: If you have any difficulty with step 4 and 5, check out this video tutorial I have on psdvault.com Youtube Channel: PSD File Download You can download the PSD File for this tutorial via the VIP Members Area for only $6.95/Month (or less)! OK Let’s get started! To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks: Water Texture Water Brushes Font Step 1 Create a new document with black background, use the font we downloaded to type some letter on the canvas, rotate the text as shown below to form an angle: Bevel and Emboss Step 2
950+ Photoshop Tutorials To Keep Your Skillset Updated I know how much everyone loves tutorials, I know I love writing them too. Well in this post I have taken my time to roundup some Photoshop Tutorials and some Photoshop Roundups that I think is valid to be featured in this post. I know quite a few people are going to love me for this, but let’s keep it professional. If you think that I was kidding about the title, well then you’re making a mistake, there is really 1000 tutorials in this post. I hope you guys enjoy the post and the resources. Design a Brilliant Product Advertisement Source Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork Source Design a Slick 3D Ice Text Effect Source Logo Design Tips: Letterspacing & Typefaces Source Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights Source Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics – Photoshop Tutorial Source 60 Tutorials Creating High Quality Design Icons Source 31 Outstanding Logo Tutorials Source 20 Amazing Tutorials to Help you Make Icons Source 20 Tutorials for Creating HDR Images