25 Helpful Tutorials for Lighting Effects in Photoshop Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help. Looking for hosting? WPEngine offers secure managed WordPress hosting. Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth. So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. To do that we wil use a few stock photos, layer adjustments and the Displace filter in Photoshop CS5. The technique is pretty simple and the tutorial won't take you more than 30 minutes to go through it. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Let's import another image, now of a girl opening the curtains. Step 3 With the Lasso Tool (L) or the Pen Tool (P) select the empty white. Step 5 Now select the hands/arms of the girl and the curtains. Step 6 Step 7 Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Hide Selection. Step 8
8 photoshop tricks Graphics Photoshop is one of the (if not THE) most well known software used in the design industry when it comes to manipulating images and pixels. As a web designer I had some Photoshop lessons at school but that was 2 years ago. Today the software has evolved, more options are available, and I also learn a few tricks while practicing. You will find in this article eight tricks I wish I knew when I was a student (or wish existed in previous Photoshop versions). Easier Illustrator-like Layer Auto-Select As I do a lot of logo / UI design, I won’t hide it, I’m a huge fan of Illustrator. In Photoshop by default you have to go and select what you want to work on in the layer panel, and use a CTRL + click on the element to select it, or right-click somewhere in the working space and you’ll get a list of your layers (good luck if you did not rename them). Fortunately, there’s a simple tip to make Photoshop behave like illustrator. Get Better & Quicker Control on Your Current Tool Size Conclusion
Creation of Aquatic Sounds In this tutorial I will show you how I created “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”. We will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short time and a very easily way. Preview: Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Click here to learn more. Step 1 In this step we will cover the beginning of our manipulation, simple document creation and placement of the base stock image as well as the hue change. Once you have your stock, go ahead and place it into your document as I have done below. We will change the hue of the liquid from red to blue. Our image now looks like the this one: Step 2 In step two, we will drop our background in, and use a few simple blending modes and techniques to simplify the isolation process so it takes no time at all. Our composition should now look like this one:
50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? Reevaluate that color palette? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts 11. 12. 13. Photoshop, the Word Processor 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
Create Surreal Photo Manipulation With A Man Without Face First, I’d like to thank Joubert Quentin a.k.a hybrid-creation for allowing me to create this tutorial based on his image, Your Skull is Red. You can see his portofolio in DeviantArt or his personal site. Before we start, take at look at the image we are about to create below. In this tutorial we will learn how to create selection, adjusting color, and adding depth to image. Source Needed For this tutorial, we will need these images: Step 1: Selecting The Victorian Man We’ll start by cutting this man from his background. Step 2 Once we’re done creating path, hit ctrl+Enter to change it to a selection. Step 3: Removing Face To remove his face we can just use an eraser. Step 4: Fixing Floating Hat Now, we need to create his bottom hat. Step 5 With clone tool, draw his bottom hat. Step 6 Using lasso tool, create ellipse selection underneath his hat and fill it with black. Step 7 Add Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) to give it a soft realistic shadow. Step 8: Fixing Collar Step 9 Step 12
Episode 26 - Creating Clouds/Fog (Part 3 of 4) | Adobe Beginner Classes with Dennis Radeke Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. It can take a few weeks for the transcript to become available in the Community Translation Project, so keep checking back. Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode In the murky past….
Vodka Ad Alcohol is one of the most commonly advertised products on the planet. During major sporting events such as the Superbowl, the World Cup and the Olympics, companies spend millions on TV advertisements, and also product advertisements in banner and billboard format at the sporting venue itself. However, because alcohol is a liquid, it can be very difficult to design around since liquid stock images require significant more attention during isolation and blending in order to appear realistic. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a vibrant, colorful alcoholic product advertisement in Adobe Photoshop, using some easy techniques and quality stock images. You’ll learn how to deal with liquid stock images, how to take a brand image and create elements to match, and how to work with colors and composition for a brilliant result. Tools Used Adobe Photoshop Final Image Preview Next we will be adding in some color to our bottle. Now we can set this layers blending mode to color at 100%.
70+ Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator Icon Tutorials Icons can be used effectively almost everywhere in design to send a clear message or assist users to navigate. Some Icons are detailed to a degree that makes them look almost photographs while others are the simplest possible drawings. You are probably aware that there are tons of icons available both for free or on commercial license to cover nearly any you may have. However if you cant find the perfect match you still have the option to create the icon yourself. Advertisement Before you jump right into designing your own icons make sure you know the pitfalls. 10 Mistakes in Icon Design provides great general advice on what mistakes you should avoid. Index Photoshop Icon Design Tutorials Shiny Lock Icon Design Tutorial Create a great looking lock with excellent metallic effects. Radar Icon in Photoshop This tutorial will show you how to create a Mac style radar icon in Photoshop. How To Design a Realistic Takeout Coffee Icon How to Create a Battery Icon in Photoshop Traffic Cone Icon Tutorial
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Manipulate Smoke Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull. This technique has a variety of outcomes and works well with water, clouds and a whole bunch of other stuff. This is probably more for intermediate users, as I guide you through the process well, but not every Warp Grid point handle move. Let's get started! Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Video Tutorial Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. Image Assets Smoker - from my personal collectionSkull - thanks to Martin Land for thatSmoke 1, Smoke 2, Smoke 3, and Smoke 4 Step 1 Open up Smoker image. Step 2 Open the Skull image and draw a path around it using the Pen Tool (set to Paths not Shape Layers). Make a selection from your Path (Command-click the Path icon on the Paths palette) and copy and paste it into the working document. Step 3 Step 4 Change the "CIG_SMOKE" Layer Blending Mode to Screen. Step 5
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. Colorful Plexi Text Effect 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. 7. This tutorial is so versatile. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1. Cross Processing You can learn how to apply the Cross Processing film-developing technique digitally to your images by reading through this quick and educational tutorial that leverages the powers of the Curves tool in Photoshop. 2. Take your ordinary digital photos and simulate the Lomo Photography effect (also known as Lomography) that will apply a dreamy and surreal effect onto your images in this tutorial that uses a Levels Adjustment layer among other Photoshop techniques. 3.