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Simple Roy Lichtenstein Style in Illustrator and Photoshop

Simple Roy Lichtenstein Style in Illustrator and Photoshop
I have been playing with the Halftone filter in Photoshop for the past few weeks and trying different things we can do with it. I also discover the Width Tool in Illustrator CS 5 and it was a great surprise because now we have much more freedom when playing with strokes. So with these two things in mind I decided that I had to create an image using them, and then the idea of a design inspired in Roy Lichtenstein. There are quite a few tutorials showing how to create this type of image, but I decided to try it myself. I haven't checked any tutorial because I wanted to play with the tools, so the technique might be the same as other tutorials but I really don't know. Besides I think a tutorial on Roy's style is always a great add to the tutorials section of Abduzeedo. Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist. Step 1 Let's start the tutorial in Illustrator. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 With the Pencil Tool (N) create the contour of her hair. Step 5

A Collection of Eye Catching Poster Design May 11 2012 Poster design is a true art form. Often the best posters will be bold, eye catching and visually intense, yet minimal and elegant at the same time. As with logo design, often a great poster will be great for what it omits, as well as what it features. Really the effectiveness of a poster’s design depends upon it’s purpose. Whilst some posters require a basic typographic treatment, others may suit an elaborate visual design. Often poster designs will need to be pixel perfect, and very carefully designed as they will be printed at very high resolutions. Today we have featured a wide range of poster designs, each demonstrating a different style, purpose and agenda. The Poster Designs James White’s Poster Designs Whilst this post showcases a variety of artist’s and styles, with James White’s permission to feature his poster designs as part of this article, we had to load up on his works. Alejandro de Antonio’s Minimal Movie Poster Designs Grzegorz Domaradzki’s Vector Posters (rb)

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Photoshop Quick Tips #3 - Enhancing Photos with High Pass Filter Following our series of quick tips, I will show you how to enhance a regular photo in Photoshop and make it look better. Of course you can change the presets in order to make it look more subtle, my idea was to exaggerate a bit. Also we will use the Shadows/Highlight adjustments showing how you can easily simulate a sort of HDR style. Step 1 Open a regular photo in Photoshop. Step 2 Duplicate the layer and go to Filter>Other>High Pass. Step 3 Duplicate the High Pass layer. Step 4 Duplicate the original photo and change its Blend Mode to Screen. Step 5 Group all layers and convert them to Smart Objects, Layers>Smart Objects>Convert to Smart Objects. Conclusion This is just one way to enhance your photos, you can use the Unsharp Mask filter as well. Click Here for Full Preview

Designing a Retro Flyer with Photoshop Designing a Retro Flyer with Photoshop Creating retro designs is pretty easy when you’re using Adobe Photoshop. Here, you will learn how to do this yourself based on a primary image. We will start with setting up a proper print-ready design then proceed to image processing and finish with the right design details for our flyer. Let’s get started. Open Photoshop and create a new document (CTRL+N). a. b. c. d. The next step is to add margins and guidelines. a. b. c. d. We then add an additional guideline set for the bleeds. a. b. c. d. Finally, to make the bleeds visible, go to Image -> Canvass Size… add 0.25 inches to the width and height values. This sets up our flyer template correctly. Now, we create a new layer by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N. Continue doing this until you have the whole design filled out with the appropriate background. Next, using the rectangle shape tool we create three color strips for a design accent. Next, with all the rectangles selected, we press CTRL+T. Great!

Top 50 Stunning Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials Under Articles Sometimes, you may find it difficult to look for some of the highest quality photoshop tutorials using search engines. As most of time, almost all tutorials would label themselves to be good, high quality or even the best photoshop tutorial you can find. When searching through all these tutorials, your time is wasted. In order to save your time, Photoshop Lady come up with Top 50 Stunning Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials. These are selected from our Photoshop users and readers. Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect One of the best features in Photoshop is the Layer Styles. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen! In this tutorial we’ll be creating a smokey night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. In this tutorial, the type-effects shows how to create the above image.

How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation In this tutorial, we'll manipulate a picture so it looks like a woman burning in flames. The idea behind this manipulation was to create a nice looking illustration, only by using simple techniques and tools such as the Brush tool and Warp command. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery. Editor's note: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in January 2009. Step 1 For this project, I used two nice images that suits for the manipulation; image1, image2. Step 2 Let's start with image1, open and duplicate this image by using the Image > Duplicate command from the menu bar. Step 3 With the "PassionFire" image active, duplicate the "background" layer. Step 4 Reactivate "Layer 1," then press Command + Shift + U to apply desaturate command. Step 5 Duplicate "Layer 1," then apply the find edges filter from Filter > Stylized > Find Edges. Step 6 To give the white line more contrast, duplicate the "Layer 1" copy then change the Blending Mode to Screen. Step 7

35 Creative Portrait Effects Photoshop Tutorials Portrait effects are no longer constrained to vignettes or simple stencil effects. This area has vertiginously evolved to an unbelievable level of creativity and complexity. So, don’t expect to find your average two step special effect. Many of these require a lot of work, which in the end will result in a lot of Photoshop techniques learned. Turn a photo into a pencil sketch Two color technicolor effect Dreamy mystical effect Complete beauty retouching Andy Warhol pop effect Natural skin smoothing Photo to Illustration effect Give your photos a color ink sketch effect Give your photos a retro comic look effect Creating an unique profile image Snow queen Underwater portrait effect High contrast artistic portrait Abstract lighting effect Pop portrait effect Turn a face into a stone statue Creating a smoke fading effect Color effects with alpha channel Retro pop art in Photoshop Good and evil photo effect Create a vexel image in Photoshop Polaroids effect Ghosting an image Andy Warhol pop art effect

Massive Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 Dec 14 2010 Photoshop has given new pinnacles to creativity of designers all around the globe. They are free to create astounding effects that can accomplish almost anything one can imagine. Many artists have shared their creation process through quite a number of tutorials and articles. Photo Effects & Color Abstract Photo Manipulation Here we’ll learn how to create an abstract photo manipulation that looks like you’ve just painted the subject; the artist has included lots of useful techniques for creating impressive abstract pieces. Playing with custom brushes to create magical scenes In this tutorial the artist will show you some powerful features of brushes. Apply a Vintage Effect to Several Images Using Actions In this tutorial the artist will demonstrate how to create an action and apply it to several images using Photoshop’s batch process function. Giving your Photograph an Antique Look In this tutorial the artist will show you how to make a photograph look aged. Drawing Digital Art

Create a Vibrant Conceptual Photo Manipulation in Photoshop So, in this tutorial we are going to create a poster design. This means you should be able to print it in the end and to be able to do so we have to work with high quality graphics and photos. Some of the resources used in this tutorial are premium and you can get them here. Stock photos Please note the license posted next to each image. Be sure to check out Giveaway: Premium Stock Photos Worth $150 if you are looking for quality resources like those listed above! Textures All textures are from and can be downloaded for free. Grass (Image 2 and Image 3 only)Ivy (Image 1 only)Flower 1 (Image 1 – Alpha-Masked)Flower 2 (Image 1 – Alpha-Masked) Setting Up the Document Since this will be a printable poster, we will make this document fairly large in a standard format. Walls And Ground Open the Metal overpass photo in Photoshop (new document). I wanted a kinda unreal look for this image (duh), so we will play with the perspective a bit. Hide the Background layer. Cloudy Background Google+