Pimp My Text: Bling Bling With Photoshop » Web Design » SitePoint Blogs Last week I was watching the opening credits of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” and I noticed the titles consist of bling bling text getting dropped into the jungle. I’ve also noticed quite a few ads on TV using bling text as Christmas approaches. So today we’ll have a look at how to produce some sparkling silver and diamonds (or diamante) text in Photoshop using layer effects, blending modes and filters. 1. Start off with a new canvas (size 600 x 300 pixels in this example) with a dark gray background. I’m going down the gangsta route here and pimping out SitePoint using a Blackletter font called Divine set in white. 2. 3. 4. Double click on the Gradient to open the Gradient Editor, then choose Silver from the list of gradients. So that’s our silver text in place. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Click OK and your new fancy diamonds will be added to the layer. 11. 12. (Optional). This is one way to produce the bling effect.
Removing Transparency with Brushes Photoshop Tutorial Compatibility: Photoshop 7, CS-CS6, CC Some of ObsidianDawn.com’s older brushes are “image based.” The tutorial has been made with Photoshop in mind, but these principles are all very basic. 1. Once you have it open, make a new layer on top of that background layer. 2. Load the brush set of your choice. 3. 4. This is the layer that we’ll be adding color to. 5. What you’ve done here is selected the leaf brush’s shape. 6. Now choose the paint bucket tool. 7.Select > Deselect to deselect (or CTRL-D on PC, CMD-D on Mac). So, choose the magic wand tool and click anywhere outside the leaf area on the “Colors” layer. 8.Much better, right? But, notice those see-through areas at the base of the leaf, where the leaf’s “vein” is? That’s because of how Photoshop brushes work. Knowing this, all that you have to do now is go back and fill in those holes with white or a color very close to it. 9.To do so, let’s make a new layer beneath those the Color layer. 10.This is what mine looks like now.
Creating Smoke In Photoshop Using Photoshop and a specific technique, it’s rather easy to create something that looks like smoke or fog—from scratch. It’s not as good as actual smoke photographed on a black background, but it’s much easier to come by. Here’s the trick… Doodle Draw a doodle. Distort Use the Liquify tool to distort the doodle. Once you’ve applied the liquify transformation, select Edit > Fade Liquify.... Repeat Now repeat the process until you’re satisfied: LiquifyFade Liquify to 50% If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might also enjoy my Creating Microworlds in Photoshop tutorial. Like this: Like Loading...
1000 Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets - Noupe Design Blog Oct 15 2008 Hundreds of thousands of incredible Adobe Photoshop brush sets are all over the web. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of Photoshop brushes available, you can now add patches of dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artworks and photos to give them an aged, damaged, dreamy or any look you want. Without further ado, we present 1000+ high-Resolution Adobe Photoshop brush sets that will be perfect for any project you may happen to be working on. Important: Licenses of every brush set varies, so be sure to check that information before using them. 1. 1.1 Sidewalk Series Vol. 2 Oil Stains 10 high resolution grungy concrete stains inspired by all the cracks, stains, and spots on the sidewalk and in the street. 1.2 Sidewalk Series Vol. 1 Cracks 6 Excellent high resolution sidewalk cracks to give you a nice grungy texture. 1.3 Cracks Part III 15 brushes made with Photoshop 7.0. 1.4 Urban Decay Photoshop Brushes 1.5 QuadGrunged 1.6 Cracked Brush Set 2. 2.4 Autumn Glory
Photoshop Actions: How to Use them, and how to create your own by Adrienne Cleveland (all rights reserved) This Tip is intended to be a very basic introduction for people wanting to learn how to use actions in Photoshop. We offer Photoshop actions, including some freebies, and this tip will tell you how you can record your own. Using Photoshop actions can make your life easier and help you edit your photos more quickly. Basically, actions are nothing more than a series of normal Photoshop operations recorded so you can run them in sequence quickly, without having to remember just what steps to do, and in what order. The Actions Window Loading Actions There are several methods of loading actions, but we'll talk about two: Using the Photoshop Actions Menu (Windows or Mac) Drag and drop (Windows) Drag and drop (Mac) Running Actions Let's assume that we want to run one of the frame actions from ACsFlexibleFrames. Recording/Creating Actions Re-recording a Step to Change the Default Values A Simple Example
designrfix: 40 Useful Tutorials Since our last Photoshop tutorial, Photoshop Tutorials: Compilation of some stunning text effects, we got so much positive feedback that we decided to put together another collection of tutorials concentrating on photo manipulation. In this post, you’ll find everything from Pencil Sketching Effect to Creating A Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect in Photoshop. Now the hard part will be deciding which of these amazing tutorials you will use in your next creations. Hope you enjoy! Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff. How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits ... if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you'll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz! AHHHHH!
Useful PSD Files For Your Creativity - Noupe Design Blog Mar 02 2011 PSD files can be used to create beautiful, stunning, vibrant and very creative business cards, icons, characters, website layouts, photo manipulations and much more. With Adobe Photoshop’s convenient interface, even newbies can understand how to work with some of the basic tools and options that this fantastic program has to offer. Please note that all of these files listed below are free of charge, however not all of them are available to be used for both commercial as well as personal use. Magnifa Pro – Zooming Glass PSD Here is a useful PSD file that could be used for peviewing images for zooming some special parts of it: Renders PSD A PSD that contains a collection of free randers that can be used for some abstract design work: Brush Icon PSD This high-quality PSD can be used as an icon for your blog or webpage but as well as an application icon it will also work great: Gas Can PSD This high-detailed gas can PSD can be used just for some specific websites or design works:
Create a Vintage-Style Poster In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more. Preview Tutorial Resources Step 1: Set Up the Photoshop Document Open up Photoshop and create a new document (Ctrl/Cmd + N) with your desired canvas size (mine is 800x1200px) and then fill the Background layer with dark gray (#181a1c). Step 2: Add a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map. Step 3: Create Light Spots Create a new layer just above the Background layer (but below the Gradient Map adjustment layer that we created in the last step). As you can see below, the Gradient Map adjustment layer does the rest of the work. Step 4: Create an Abstract Design Element Tutorial Summary
60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources - Noupe Design Blog Jan 04 2009 For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative Adobe Photoshop tutorials and Resources, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of textures, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artworks and photos to give them an aged, damaged, dreamy or any look you want. So in today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of top-notch tutorials, brushes, patterns, textures, actions and .PSD downloadable files that others have freely contributed to the design community for making your next photoshop effect. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-Feed and visit my twitter page : nourayehia if you want to keep track of our next post. To make your job a little bit easier, we have categorized this post into 7 section, the links below will get you to your desired section. Photoshop Tutorials - 40 Spine-chilling Horror Photoshop Effects
20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4. Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. 6. Mental waves do not exist, but if they did they’d look rather like this. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Photoshop tips, tutorials Photoshop There are essential features that you can incorporate in your web page that can make a difference to its visual appearance and functionality. A particular feature or element is the… Share Aside from textures, there is a design element which a graphic artist or web designer can use to add detail and fill the background layer of a graphic, website or… In this tutorial we’re going to create a nice animation that you can use in your videos as an intro or credits. Graphic user interface elements are essential in enhancing the design of mobile platforms and web-based applications. In this tutorial we’re going to create a 3D video games controller based on the Wii U design. In this article we’re going to focus on how to combine effectively separate shapes (elements) in order to create one complex object/scene. It is just a few days away from the so called Valentine’s Day thus for our season of love treat, we are showcasing several sets of high resolution brushes which…
Photo Retouching | Skin Retouching in Photoshop This tutorial will help you learn how to speed up skin retouching and polish photos in Photoshop using basic techniques. Original Photo Step 1 Duplicate the background image and rename it to Layer 1. Step 2 Go to Filter > Other > High Pass and set the Radius to around 4.5 pixels. Step 3 Change the Blending Options for Layer 1 from Normal to Soft Light and uncheck the eye to make Layer 1 invisible for the next step. Step 4 Duplicate the background image again and rename it to Layer 2. Step 5 As you’ll see the image will be just slightly blurred and smoothen out but not the edges. Step 6 Flatten Image and use the Clone Stamp Tool mixed with a Soft Brush with the Flow set to around 30% to manually select areas next to one another, blend it in as much as you can using this tool to make further improvements to the skin. Step 7 This step here is to quickly balance out the whole lot, to do that we need that extra bit of shadow to be added to the overall image. Final Result