Creating a Typographic Wallpaper After writing my previous tutorial here about Creating a Zune in Photoshop, several viewers asked if I’d share how I created the wallpaper graphic. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make something similar, and it’s quite easy! What is Typography? In order to create a typographic wallpaper, it would make sense to know a bit about Typography in the first place. Typography is the art and technique of arranging movable type. What does this mean? This is by no means an in depth look at typography. Step 1 – Creating the Background The background of our wallpaper is going to help set the mood. Create a new document with the dimensions you desire. Step 2 – Setting Our Text Boundary Since I want my text to be in the shape of a 9 (in relation to 2009 and Tutorial9), the easiest way to achieve the shape is going to be to create a large 9 and then use it to place our other text. Step 3 – Placing the Type Now that we have our boundary area, we are ready to start adding our type. Simple enough?
How to Create an Abstract Wireframe Text Effect In this text effect tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an abstract wireframe text effect. Let's get started! Let's start by creating a new document which is 900 px wide and and 600 px high at a resolution of 300 pixels/inch. Make sure the Color Mode is set to RGB. Fill the "Background" layer with Black. Get the Type Tool and type your text. While the text layer is selected on the Layers Palette, hit Command/Ctrl + E to merge the text and the "Background" layers. Now go to Filter > Distort > Wave and use these settings: Type: Square, Number of Generators: 1, Max Wavelength: 635, Min. We'll add another displacement effect to our text and we're going to use Fragment filter for that. Now go to Filter > Stylize > Glowing Edges, set Edge Width to 1, Edge Brightness to 6 and Smoothness to 1. We're going to copy this image to a new alpha channel and make a selection out of it. Now go back to the Layers Panel. It is time to add some lighting effects now. Now we'll create the background.
Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator - StumbleUpon With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste. Preview Resources Portrait by Lillian Bertram (Creative Commons Share Alike – used here with permission) Step 1: Set up your Illustrator document Start with a print document of 8.5 x 11″. Step 2: Import the reference photo Import the photo you will be using as a reference (File > Place). Size it up or down as necessary—try to size it up to the artboard. Don’t sweat the resolution or pixelation of the image since the reference photo is only a guide. Since the artwork will be imported into the first layer, name it “Photo Reference” using the Layers panel. Your work area should look like this: Step 3: Set up your work area
HDR Photoshop effect The most important is first step, it is a base of HDR Photoshop effect. Use command image > adjustment > shadow/highlight and set up values: shadows amount: 50%, tonal width 45%, radius 41 px; High-light amount 83%, tonal width 76%, radius 1120px; Duplicate layer "base" and set up its layer blending to Color Dodge. This blending gives picture strong colors and cause that light areas turn into pure white. In next step it will be repaired by another layer blending. Do the same thing as in the second step, but layer blending is set up to Linear Burn now. Fourth step is easy, it profits from third step. Now it's time to adjust picture look, try to experiment with layer opacity. Set up foreground color to white and use command select > color range with fuzziness set up around 100. The last step colorize picture into red tones. I use some other adjustmenst to achieve HDR look. If you are interested in real HDR, try article on wikipedia or on my blog: HDR fotografie
Vintage Typography Tutorial using Ornamental Styles Vintage and ornamental typography can yield some truly impressive effects for graphic designers, and have applications in everything from poster design to logo design. Vintage typography can involve ornamental or floral elements, vectors, as well as some vibrant colors contrasted against the background. Today, we have a great vintage typography tutorial for you to follow along with. If you like this vintage typography tutorial, check out our other great text effect tutorials: Hope you find this vintage typography tutorial entertaining and informative! In this tutorial we will look at the process of creating interesting work “Vintage Typography”, based on the photo-manipulation and collage. Vintage Typography Tutorial Preview: Vintage Typography Tutorial – Tools Used: Adobe PhotoshopStock imagesTopaz Clean filter Vintage Typography Tutorial – Links & resources: Vintage Typography Tutorial Step 1 Let’s to begin! Vintage Typography Tutorial Step 2 Vintage Typography Tutorial Step 3 PS.
Create Vintage and Grungy Digital Art Work in Photoshop Follow this step by step design process for my recent digital art work, High Voltage. The design process involves photo manipulation, creating patterns, mixing images, textures and blend modes to to create a vintage and grunge theme. Learn how a range of Photoshop techniques pull together the various elements to create the final design. Open up your chosen image in Photoshop. Here I’ve picked out a nice Pylons near wheat field shot from DepositPhotos. Make small Levels adjustments to increase the contrast slightly. If you are planning to use your work for poster printing, use a high DPI (between 150-300dpi) and CMYK Color Mode. Add Curves Adjustment Layer (go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) and change the drop down menu to select the Red channel and make adjustments. Change the drop down to the Green channel and make adjustments to the tones controlled by this channel, and finally adjust the Blue channel. Change the Blend Mode to Linear Dodge (Add) and Opacity to 50%. 3200% zoom
Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you the methods I use to Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial with lots of tips and tricks about effective text manipulation. Have a try :) Along the way, I will show you a number of methods I use to create nice abstract effect to make the overall design look cool, as well as the use of slice tool to create your own stripe brush. Here is a preview of the final effect: (click to enlarge) 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 stock: Font Step 1 Create a new document (sized doesn’t really matter here), fill the background layer with the gradients shown below: Hint: don’t paint or render too much cloud, a subtle effect will do. Step 2 Drop Shadow Inner Glow Bevel and Emboss Stroke Step 3
8500+ Free Photoshop Brushes. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat | DesignFloat Blog - StumbleUpon Hey guys, the time for Friday roundup has come and we want to share some useful resources featuring free Photoshop brushes with you. We all know that brushes turn out to be the essential tools for web designers and help to add the desired atmosphere to the websites. Using this Photoshop tool, it is possible to give the design the impressive touch and make it catchy. Of course, you have seen a vast amount of brush sets all around the web, but here you can find the top-notch collection of the most popular among them. We have decided to compile 8500+ various brush sets for our readers and we hope that this post will come in handy and add inspiration for your future designs. Additionally, we’d also recommend you to check out the compilation of 60 free Photoshop gradient sets, which you can easily use to improve your graphics. 1100+ Abstract High Quality Free Photoshop Brushes High Quality and Useful Photoshop Brushes 15 Awesome (Fresh) Free Photoshop Brushsets to Spice Up Your Design
Photoshop Frenzy - Made for faster learning! » Blog Archive » Dramatic Gritty Effect Posted in Photo Effects on December 6th, 2007 with 77 responses . In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to add a dramatic, gritty, bronzed effect to your images. We’ll convert our subject image as follows: 1. Open our project image and immediately duplicate the background layer by right clicking the background layer and selecting ‘Duplicate Layer’. 2. 3. 4. 5. Our effect looks like this now: 6. And voila…our dramatic gritty effect is complete!