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. 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.
Don't Leave Me - Photoshop Tutorial Don’t Leave Me – Photoshop Tutorial 4.8 (96.67%) 6 votes Welcome to another PSD Box tutorial. Resources needed You need a premium PLUS membership in order to see the downloads links The model is by Faestock from deviantART but the set that contains this particular stock was removed so I uploaded myself here so that you can follow the tutorial. Final result preview Video Walkthrough (no audio for this one) Step 1 I’m will go through the first step quick because it’s an easy one. After you remove the original sky from the background image, open the sky stock using the link at the beginning of the tutorial and paste it on a new layer below the background layer and flip it horizontally. Step 2 I made a few subtle changes to the sky to increase the contrast and make the green and blue more visible. Step 3 The main secret that makes this manipulation look so nice is the light effects. Go to Filters>Render>Lighting Effects and apply the light effect as shown in the image below. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Photoshop Tutorials | Photoshop Essentials Portrait Retouching Tutorials Email Is it something that often happens to you? You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. \24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
Rap Diamonds, bling in Photoshop Begin with the text you want to turn into the gold and Diamond "Iced Out" effect. Right click on the layer palette and choose Rasterize layer. This will make the text editable. Make a selection around the text (Hold down Ctrl/CMD and click on the layer thumbnail) Press "D" to reset to default colors Filter>render>clouds If the render menu is not available make sure you are in RGB mode. Now this is where we create the diamond effect. Filter>Distort>glass Choose the tiny lens texture and scale it down. Use the settings as shown here. Click OK to apply Please note, in CS3 the diamonds look gray and not silver. Choose Curves (Crtl/Cmd+M) Grab the top right point (or the white triangle at the bottom) and drag it across to the left until your diamonds look like the bright ones here. We now have the diamond covered look to the text. Apply a layer style to the layer, choose stroke. The important things here are: Position = Center Fill type: Gradient, choose the default copper setting Make the size 10
Texture Gallery: Metal, Rust, Industrial - Smashing Magazine These photos have been created by Smashing Magazine readeres in our Smashing Texture Contest. What can you do with them? You can use all textures for both private and commercial projects for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to offer these files for download; please respect the interestes of over 300 participants of our contest. Please also consider the license information attached to the .zip-archives you download from our server. When it comes to usage of textures, different photographers may have different opinions and intentions. Some .zip-archives also contain further images of the same photographer. Jim Ferguson This image is of a rusted out tank at an abandoned mill. Download Dominic Taverniti Weathered ocean buoy with dings and peeling paint Download (ZIP) Nathan Van Driel 100-year old sliding metal door from an apple warehouse. Download Abraham Wallin Download Ross Chrystall Download Jamie Winder Taken in Bangkok, Thailand with a 7.2MP Sony. Download
10 Ways Photoshop Actions Can Improve Your Workflow Photoshop actions are an extremely easy way to automate all of the mundane daily tasks that have made their way into your design workflow. Whether you’re in web or print design, odds are there are a few repetitive tasks that you could let Photoshop handle for you. Perhaps the biggest hurdle to automating your workflow is simply coming up with ideas for where Photoshop actions could help you out. Today we’ll help you solve that problem by going over 10 ways Photoshop actions can improve your workflow. Wielding Actions as a Designer Just about everyone that uses Photoshop knows about actions. The thing is, they’re largely underutilized in the design world. I think one of the biggest hurdles is simply coming up with ideas for how to use actions effectively. To help you out, I’ve compiled ten ways that I use custom actions in my workflow. How Do Actions Work? For those new to actions, I’ll give you a quick primer. Remember that Photoshop actions record every little thing you do. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Cinemagraph No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Cinemagraphs require some kind of motion, so while the final image looks much more similar to a photograph than a video, we need to begin with actual video footage. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage. Download this file
11 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials to Boost Creativity Tutorials can often be your greatest source of inspiration. Sometimes, you may find it difficult to look for some of the highest quality Photoshop tutorials using search engines. There’s so many tutorials available, but only a handful offer inspiration along with valuable tips and techniques. So here are the some cool, creative tutorials collected by us, we hope these tutorials should help sharpen your Photoshop skill-set. Don’t forget to comment and share your favorite tutorial. Design a Slick 3D Ice Text Effect Smokin’ Woman Cyborg 3D Text On Fire Dragons Flaming Photo Manipulation Bright Floral Text Effect Milk Typography Effect Making a grungy business card Hell Smashing Your Creative Block Advertisement
Rapid Vector Portrait Process | Vectortuts+ This Quick Tip tutorial will guide you through the process of making a vector portrait rapidly. A picture will be used as a guide for black and gray paths. We'll review some shortcuts that will allow you to achieve good quality results with few steps and minimum fuss. Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards. Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4Difficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 1-2 hours Step 1 Take a picture of yourself or of an other person. Step 2 Open the photo in Photoshop, unlock the layer. Step 3 Press the button Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer under the layers panel and then select Threshold. Step 4 Open up both of the images in Illustrator. Now select one of these images again, and in the top menu press the triangle located to the right of the Live Trace button (shown below). I used these settings: 4px Blur, 4px Path Fitting, and 1000px Minimum Area. Do the same for other image as well. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
Useful Photoshop Tips And Tricks For Photo Retouching Advertisement When it comes to designing in Photoshop, there is a myriad of ways one could use to achieve a certain result, especially when it comes to photo retouching. Designers use technique they are most confident as well as comfortable with, which is great because it’s always useful to peek into the workflow of our colleagues and learn new design approaches. We have had articles on cloning1, compositing2, masks3 and obscure Photoshop time-savers4 in the past. This article is different. I’ll be covering some of the useful techniques and tricks which I’ve learned from my experience. Here is a short overview of the techniques we’ll be covering: Naturally Increased Light The light of the sun creates texture. Increase light on a separate layer. Then use the brush tool with a soft brush, and hold the Alt/Option key to pick up colors from the area that you want to brighten. The blending mode “Color Dodge” creates realistic results. Simulate Infrared Images It’s almost like an infrared image.
Simple Adjustments With everyone and their grandmother having a digital camera you can make almost anybody look like a professional photographer, well, better-than-amateur at least. You can use this simple process on almost any photo you take. Let’s start with our regular, old, point-and-shoot photo. This one was taken with a little higher-end camera, but it can still use a lot of work. First, we’re going to sharpen our image a bit using the Unsharp Mask [Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask]. Now we’re going to add a Levels Adjustment layer [Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels]. Next step is to add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer [Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast]. One more adjustment layer… the Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer [Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation]. Now you can probably already see how much of a difference these few steps make. It’s a subtle change, but it usually makes the photo look nicer. I’m going to start by duplicating my Background Layer [Ctrl + J].