Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop Lighting effects can make or break any digital artwork. When done properly, lighting can add visual impact, draw the viewer’s eye, convey depth and emotion, and tie together all the elements of the piece for a quality finished result. However, achieving brilliant lighting is not always an easy task, particularly for newer digital artists. Perfecting contrast, color variation, sharpness and depth will help make your digital art more enticing. In this tutorial, you’ll learn the essential process of achieving brilliant lighting effects in Photoshop. Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you’ll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results. This is tutorial is jam packed with tips, shortcuts and techniques, and each detail is explained to allow beginning users to follow along. Tools Required Adobe Photoshop CS2 (or higher) Final Image Preview Step 1 – The Background: Step 2 – The Foreground:
Arkitip, Inc. HDR and Photoshop CS3 Training video High Dynamic Range Imaging Colin Smith 2.5 Hours $49.99 Have you ever looked at a stunning HDR image and wondered, “how did they do that?” When used correctly the 32 bit tools in Photoshop will enable you to create drop-dead gorgeous images with effortless ease. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is not just a trend. Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 20 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. Q: Does this DVD work for CS4? (In fact it's the best out there). Includes everything you need to get started! All source photos and trial versions of Photomatix Plug-in for Mac and Windows are on the disk. Intro to HDR 4:16 (HRDI) High Dynamic Range imaging explained. Photoshop in 32 Bits 4:02 Photoshop’s a bit different in 32 bit mode. Global Operator Modes 8:00 Tone mapping your HDR photos using the first 3 Modes in Photoshop. Photoshop Local Adaption 12:19 Master the HDR curve and get the very best results from your HDR images
22 Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials, Part I Typography means a lot in any medium kind of presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner or just a title; being able to inject creativity into it not only help in delivering the message across, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer. Good typography design is not easy, or should I say getting the type match and speaks for the product is often a very challenging job. Here are some of the best Photoshop text effects tutorials on the web, and as usual it’s the creativity that counts. ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect Metal Text EffectReally metallic chrome effect.
Tutorials Tutorials Upscaling: enlarge your images the right way We all have been there; sometimes a client gives us an image he wants to use for a printed material but the image is at 72 dpis for web › Continue reading Tags: image size, Quick Tip, skin retouch 20 Amazing Web Layout photoshop tutorials and free templates Sometimes we need a start point for our designs. Tags: free images, free vectors, photoshop tutorial Create a Cool Highlight portrait using levels Today we are going to create a wild highlight portrait using levels and blending modes. Tags: color correction, photoshop tutorial How to use shadow highlight to get impressive results In this tutorial we are going to learn how to use the shadow/highlght effect (it is really under adjustments, I don’t know why it is there) to create a boost in your images, intense colors, and a more sculptural look. › Continue reading Tags: color correction Create a deep sea scene in Photoshop Tags: photoshop tutorial Create a Pixel Effect using layer mask
Free Video Tutorials For Beginners Learning Web Design When A Thousand Words Is Worth A Picture - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Good design speaks for itself, right? Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Most of us don’t have the privilege of designing for ourselves; we design for clients, clients who have their own taste and ideas, clients who ultimately need to be persuaded on why we’ve made certain decisions. Good design doesn’t speak for itself; it needs an advocate. This article examines both why design requires justification and how you can go about providing it in a way that is clear and understandable. Beyond The Talk There is a saying oft quoted by professionals: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”— George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman I disagree with the premise of this statement, but I do sympathize with its tone. Web design is to some degree immune from this criticism, being an extremely practical discipline by nature, and also a very new one. At the other end of the spectrum, we have the salespeople. We need to reconnect the practice of design with the theory of design. Dan M.
Ultimate Photoshop Design Resources There's no doubt that I like to design. Next to coding, I also love to edit photos, designing websites etc. My personal favorite tool to achieve this, has to be Adobe Photoshop. Next to a good tool, you'll need some good resources. Fonts, Plug-ins such as Brushes and Textures, Stock photos can help you tremendously when designing. Here's a list of my personal favorite photoshop design resources. Fonts, Stock Photos, Patterns, some Textures and Inspiring sites do not require Photoshop. If you think that there's a top-source missing from the list, share it with us by posting them in the comments. Fonts The standard fonts on a PC are really boring and just created to read. Dafont Personal FavoriteGreat website, huge amount of fonts. Photoshop Brushes One of my favorite tools in Photoshop has to be the brush tool. VBrushOld site with Photoshop 7 brushes. Photoshop Textures If you want a little bit more depth or relief in your images, than textures can help you out. Patterns Photoshop Plug-ins
Mac Create Network Amazing Photoshop tutorials and Resources Collection I usually don’t make this kind of collections because I don’t like to post collections of tutorials that you can easily find on all design dedicated websites. What I do instead, is try to find new tutorials and resources that are harder to find and not seen on other sites. Spent 2 months making this compilation hope you like what’s inside. I also want to point out that in this article I included tutorials that personally impressed me so you might have seen them before on other websites. How to create a cool artistic ad in Photoshop and Illustrator Learn how to make an abstract smoke bird Clean and Futuristic Media Player Tutorial Abstract & Futuristic Artwork using 3D Techniques in Photoshop Realistic iPhone 4 Tutorial in Photoshop Modern Portfolio Design Photoshop Tutorial Amazing Makeup Tutorial for Photoshop Make a Really Cool 3D Text Futuristic 2011 Wallpaper Tutorial for Photoshop Colorful Ice Cream Text Effect in Photoshop Broken Plate Text Effect Make the Firefox Logo in Photoshop