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Perfect masking using a highpass

Perfect masking using a highpass
1 Open any picture that contains a big shot of a person / celebrity / whatever. I use a picture of a well known celebrity. 2 Duplicate the background layer 2 times, you should that layer 3 times then. On the top layer use Filter / Gaussian Blur: 18px. Set the layer to 50% transparency in the layers dialog.Then go to Colors / Invert. At the end you should have an image containg almost only black an white.

How to create a grid quickly and easily with Photoshop Here is a quick technique for creating a grid. This was written for digital painting but it can be used for anything. Note: This tutorial is meant as a supplement to my digital painting tutorial. What you will need Adobe Photoshop.A reference photograph. Why not use the grid tool? Photoshop can’t currently create proportional grids with the grid tool, it’s a global setting that gets applied to every document. Here is an example: In the grid below I created a 2×2 inch square and created a gridline every 1 inches, note the four squares I want to create an image that is twice the size of this while also having four squares (a gridline every 2 inches). Notice that this has 16 squares whereas the other one only has 4! At the moment there is no way to set a different grid for each document. Part One: Preparing a grid for your reference photo. Find the width of your reference image First thing you need to do is find the width of your reference image. Find the width of each square in your grid Click Ok

Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends, Visualized When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The feds can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement investigation. What kind of relationships do they see in an average account? Thanks to the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, now you can find out. They've developed a tool called Immersion that taps into your Gmail and displays the results as an interactive graphic. (That's mine, above.) The chart depicts all of your contacts as nodes, and the gray lines between those nodes represent connections between people by e-mail. A word of warning for the privacy conscious: To use the service, you need to give MIT permission to analyze your e-mail metadata. What you see in my chart are five and a half years' worth of e-mails.

10 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in August 2012 Its time once again for our Monthly Photoshop Tutorial Collection where we only share our favorite and what we feel are the most helpful Photoshop tutorials created each month or in the previous month. August was another month of creation. There were so many Photoshop Tutorials created that I had a hard time limiting our monthly Photoshop round out to just ten articles. I have decided to share a list of ten photo manipulation tutorials that are a mix of beginner to advanced tutorials. Design a Rusted Metal Face Manipulation with Abstract Falling Lines in Photoshop “In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Rusted Metal Face Manipulation with Abstract Falling Lines in Photoshop. Create a Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop “In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop . Create an Abstract Floating Break-Apart Rock Circle in Photoshop

Creating a Masking Effect Tutorial by iAPDesign Alright guys, I will show you right now how to make a simple masking effects tutorial in Photoshop CS5 by iapdesign. Actually this tutorial is kinda easy to do, you just need to be creative and enjoy what you are doing. So lets start! Here is the Final Image that we’re going to do today! Requirements for this tutorial: 1. 2. Open a New Document in Photoshop, I used 640×480 pixels for this tutorial. Get your Gradient tool (G) setup the color to the image below. And add some highlights in your background by adding some dark color. Now let’s create a splatter, create new layer and your chosen splat brush use it. Now let’s add the stock photo that we use or any photo you want to used. So here it comes the masking effect, hover your mouse in the middle of the the Splat layer and the Stock layer while pressing Alt then click it with your left mouse. Just add some drop shadow in your Splat Layer using the blending option. So that’s it guys,

Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you! Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using Photoshop. While it’s simple to extract a geometric figure from its background, it is difficult to do the same with a tree or a blonde flowing hair model. Do you want to learn Photoshop basics with simple yet effective tutorials? How to: Before we start: in the following exercises I take for grant you’ll unlock the background layer when you open a new image in Photoshop before start the exercise. For mac users: alt=options. ctrl=cmd. Exercise 1: How to extract simple form objects Objects with simple forms are easy to be extracted. Open the screw image in Photoshop. Why to press shift? Why to press alt? Why red channel?

350 Photoshop Tutorials Photoshop is what makes the virtual world seem alive. Its nothing less than a blessing for designers. The Internet is full of Photoshop Tutorials and you will find a tutorial on each and every tool. With that being said, we understand that these tutorials require time and effort to find so we’ve saved you both. How? Who knows, after going through these tutorials, you may end up being the next big thing in the world of Graphic Design. This article is divided in 14 Sections: Advertisement Tutorials for Beginners 5 Common Photoshop Myths Solved for Absolute Beginners In this post, author will provide 5 Simple, Yet Useful Photoshop “How-to”s for Absolute Beginners. More Information on 5 Common Photoshop Myths Solved for Absolute Beginners How to Use and Create Brushes in Adobe Photoshop This tutorial will show you how to get and use brushes. More Information on How to Use and Create Brushes in Adobe Photoshop A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks – Part One Bridge is Going to be Your Best Friend

Photoshop Brushes: Top 10 sites for Photoshop Brushes - Photoshop Freebies Here is a handy little list of sites that specialize in offering free Photoshop brushes for you to download. There are a lot of sites on the net that offer free brushes and Photoshop resources but these stand out for the volume of Photoshop brushes and their quality. So take a deep breath and dive into a sea of Photoshop brushes. Enjoy! DeviantArt Photoshop Brushes GetBrushes Brusheezy Photoshop Brushes PSBrushes QBrushes My Photoshop Brushes GFXFever BrushFed Photoshop Brush Download Photoshop Roadmap

Top Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube You Need to Watch We know how much are readers love great Photoshop tutorials. In this list we thought we would switch it up a bit and list some awesome Photoshop tutorials on video. While I prefer text and images when doing tutorials I know there are many people out there that would rather watch a video tutorial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. I have viewed all of these tutorials at one time or another and have learned a great deal from them.