Create Surreal Artwork via Simple Break Apart Effect and Smoke Texture in Photoshop Create Surreal Artwork via Simple Break Apart Effect and Smoke Texture in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Surreal Artwork via Simple Break Apart Effect in Photoshop. I will also introduce the use of dynamic brushsets to generate a “magic dust” effect. Have a try! Techniques included in this tut are layer mask, image adjustments, cloud rendering and various tools. Here is a preview of my final image for this tutorial: (click to enlarge) Alternative version with colours added: 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 stocks: Stone Background (the first image on the page) Girl Smoke Brush Step 1 Create a new document sized 1000px * 1500px, Levels Curves Black and White You will have the following effect so far: Step 2 Now let’s get on to the break apart effect creation. That’s it! Step 3 Step 4 Levels: Curves:
Photoshop Color Replacement Tool Tutorial Written by Steve Patterson. In a previous tutorial, we looked at the Background Eraser and why it’s one of the best tools in Photoshop for removing unwanted areas of an image. In this tutorial, we’ll learn all about the Color Replacement Tool and how it enables us to change the color of an object in a photo without a lot of fuss or hassle. You may be wondering what on earth a tool for erasing backgrounds has to do with a tool for changing colors, and the answer is, a lot! Both of these tools use the exact same technology for detecting the pixels in the image that need to be changed. The Color Replacement Tool is not the most professional way to change colors in an image and won’t always give you the results you need, but it usually works well for simple tasks and it’s such an easy tool to use that it’s worth giving it a try before moving on to more advanced and time consuming methods. Selecting The Color Replacement Tool How The Color Replacement Tool Works Tolerance The Blend Modes Hmm.
Character Design by theDURRRRIAN About the author Hi, my name is Houke de Kwant. I'm a 24 year old communication & multimedia design graduate from the Netherlands and I'm the creator of Daily Inspiration, which I started as a school project a few years ago. I am currently working as a frond-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. "How to Write a Paper at the Last Minute (Also Known As: The Procrastinator's Guide to BS-ing an Essay)" by Jessica L Let's face it: we've all been there. It's 9 p.m. on a Sunday night, and you have a 15-page research paper due tomorrow that you have barely started. You've had a month to do it, but somehow, all you've managed is to check out a few books from the library and jot down a working thesis. You've checked Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, FMyLife, PerezHilton, and CollegeHumor (obviously) each about a million times, and now you're finally left staring at a blank Microsoft Word document, a cold dread settling into your stomach. So what now? Take it from a veteran procrastinator: all hope is not lost. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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Insa Brings Armageddon To Los Angeles In His Latest GIF-iti Only last week we were discussing the digitalization of graffiti and street art from a new generation of artists who are embracing the internet not only as a medium to showcase, but also augment their work. One of the artists we called out was Insa and his GIF-iti art, where he creates eye-catching designs on the street and turns them into animated GIFs. His latest one is a collaborative piece with Stanley Donwood called Hollywood Dooom and was made to celebrate the release of Atoms For Peace‘s (the supergroup featuring Thom Yorke and Flea, among others) debut album AMOK. Here’s what Insa says about the piece, which you can check out below: My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. @stewart23rd
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