Give Your Photos a Retro Comic Book Effect How about a fun effect for your incredibly boring photo albums? Creating a old comic book effect for your photos is easy and the results are visually appealing. More fun is achieved when adding captions to your photos using comic book fonts and design elements. This tutorial will show you how to give a comic book look to your photos using a couple of filters and some additional decorations. Click on the image below to see a larger and more clear image of the final results. Original image by Rubén Colorado Old halftone print effect Download and open this photo in Photoshop. In this step we are going to give the photo an illustrated look with some graininess to give the illusion of an old and bad quality paper. Duplicate the layer and name the new layer HALFTONE In this step we are going apply a halftone pattern to the image to give the final old comic book printing effect. Adding comic book elements to the picture The effect looks nice so far. Adding captions using a comic book font
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. 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. You needn't do manually all this steps again and again, much easier is to use HDR Photoshop action, which do the all work for you.
Photoshop Tutorials - Age Progression Disclaimer: None of the given Photoshop Tutorials are written by me. They are all taken from various sources on the Internet and I compiled some of them for you. Hope you understand. Here’s a little tutorial showing you how I basically go about aging a woman’s face in Photoshop. Preface I've been asked several times by different members to post a tutorial on how I age-progress a person. Men and women age a little bit differently but since I've only aged female celebrities thus far, I'll just focus on women for this tutorial. Step 1: Choosing an Appropriate Photo When deciding to age-progress a celebrity’s face, I try to select a picture that is touched-up as little as possible. I find that candid shots, or any shots that have not been taken in a studio, work best because the resulting harsh lighting reveals more of the skin’s details i.e. slight bags under the eyes and faint wrinkles. Step 2: Collecting Reference Material Reference material is key in my method of aging. Now the fun begins!
Create Creepy, Branch Based Typography Create Creepy, Branch Based Typography Learn how to create some creepy typography created out of winter branches: Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Step 1 Create a new document (800X600px). Drag out a radial gradient ranging from f8f8f8 to e0e0e0 on your background layer: Step 2 Paste in your bark texture: Now apply a hue/saturation adjustment layer. Now return to your bark texture layer. Step 3 Now download the abstract lights brush set from the resources for this tutorial. Create a new layer called ‘brush marks 1′. Apply several of the brush marks (using a black paintbrush). Step 4 Now apply a couple more layers, applying more black brush marks, and then some white ones. Step 5 Now apply some text in the center of your canvas. Step 6 Now cut out and paste in your branches from the branch photos in the resources for this tutorial. Step 7 Paste your tree photo into the bottom left of your canvas, positioning it against the bottom of your P letter. Step 8 Step 9
Vectorportraits.com Create Light Leaks & Lomo Effects Using Actions in Photoshop In this quick tip tutorial, we will explain how to create light leaks and lomo effects for you photos using actions in Photoshop. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Step 1 Begin by opening your images and navigating to the Window Tab of Photoshop. Step 2 Now that you have the actions panel open, we can begin our first light leak. Step 3 For the first effect we will add Curves. Next add a Gradient from the "fill or adjustment layer". Change the color to "fc2c2c", then change the angle to -100. Now change the layer style to Screen and lower the opacity to 90%. Step 4 Now to wrap the action up, group the two adjustment layers, and name them "Effects". Step 5 You can now run this action on any photo. Conclusion Add this action to your own photos and experiment with different colors to create beautiful light leaks and lomo effects!
How to turn your photo into movie-like effect using Photoshop? | ebin What you need to have: Adobe Photoshop What you will learn: colour mood adjustments + depth of field effect + film effect PS: ⌘ key for Mac users / CTRL key for Windows users Colour mood adjustments 1. Adjust the Hue/Saturation: ⌘U/CTRL-U 2. Depth of field effect 3. 4. 5. 6. Film effect 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cinemascope (optional) 12. You can also add an extra step to twist the colour into this mood by using ‘Color Balance’(⌘B/CTRL-B). I like this post I’d like to donate to ebin.wordpress.com for the contribution.digg Like this: Like Loading... 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. 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. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map to add an adjustment layer above all the other layers. In this step we are going to add vignette.
Create Beams Of Light From Nothing In Photoshop Here is some great insight on creating beams of light in photoshop. Check it out. Working With Layers The key to getting a beam of light to look realistic is using multiple layers while creating it. Adding Fog The second part to making the beam of light believable is adding fog to the image. Photo by Vincent Tullo