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Digital Painting in Photoshop

This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps used to turn a regular photograph into an interesting digital painting illustration, using Photoshop's Filter Gallery and the Smudge Tool. Depending on the photograph you choose, it shouldn't take you more than a couple of hours to complete. Before I begin, I must give a huge thanks to @kidhelios / George Auckland (my old boss from the BBC) as the source for this illustration. Preview The first thing to do is to resize the photo to your desired output size. Next we need to drop out the background, fix any problems and prepare the photo for the filters. Now we are finished with our basic image adjustments, it's time to apply the filters. Load your Layer Mask as a selection (hold down the Apple key and click the Layer Mask) and Copy Merged (Apple-Shift-C), then Paste into a new layer. Select the bottom layer of the three and apply the 'Poster Edges' effect from the Filter Gallery. On the next layer up, apply the 'Accented Edges' effect. Related:  Photoshoplayout tools

Mix Hand Drawing Sketch With Photoshop Published on Wed, Sep-22-2010 by Ricardo In this Photoshop tutorial we will show you how to create nice unique photo effect from sketch and your photo. We will use many tools in Photoshop and also you will need some skills in drawing as to create this effect you will need to draw sketch. Also in this tutorial you will be able to learn the Photoshop technique how to use sketch and combine it with a real picture, as a result you will get a very unique and fantastic effect. You May Be Interested In The Following Posts Final Image Preview 1.Step Open a new document with (w:900px and h:1355px), and white background. 2.Step Now open your main image, in this case I used a image of a boy found in Crestock.com. 3.Step Now use a simple superimposition technique to draw some elements in the composition. When you are satisfied with the sketches, scan the sketches and open in Photoshop. 4.Step I used this texture of metal to form the background. 5.Step Create a new layer below the layer “Boy”. 6.Step 7.Step

The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox - Noupe Design Blog Sep 07 2010 For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Since so many of us find this tool in our design arsenals, we thought we would put together a post that would have you get the most out of this dynamic imaging program. Below is a collection of invaluable Photoshop resources from the online community that runs the proverbial gamut of available PS content. Websites The websites that have been gathered below are the first place that you should go when you are setting out on a path of beefing up your proverbial toolbox of Photoshop resources. Web Designer’s Toolkit is a valuable resource for Photoshoppers indeed. Photoshop Tutorials is a site whose name slightly undersells the place.

Super Easy Typographic Portrait in Photoshop Last year we posted on Abduzeedo a very cool post about typographic portraits, the 45 Amazing Type Faces - Typographic Portraits became one of the most popular posts on Abduzeedo, and a lot of people asked me how to create that effect in Photoshop. We have also posted a little tutorial showing how to do that using, Flash Photoshop Quick Tips #5 - Typographic Portrait, however I decided to create a nice typographic effect using just Photoshop. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a really cool and super easy typographic portrait in Photoshop. We will use the Displace filter and some Blend Modes to achieve the effect. The whole process is quite simple but it might take you some time to add the texts and elements, but once you do that the rest is very straight forward. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Duplicate the layer and go to Image>Adjustment>Desaturate. Step 3 With the Horizontal Type Tool (T) create text boxes and start adding texts. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru :: Reflex Stock Pho... Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Colorful Plexi Text Effect Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4. Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. 6. 7. This tutorial is so versatile. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

How to make a photo look like an oil painting in photoshop Painting in Photoshop, is it possible to get that natural brush work in a flat photo? I was messing with Photoshop yesterday, trying to make a photo look like a Rembrandt painting. A Rembrandt, yeah right, shut the hell up, that is never going to happen. Okay aim lower, how about a hand painted art effect? I don’t use many Photoshop filters, turns out most are total crap. You do not need any fancy filters (apart from sharpen), no gfx tablet, and to be honest very little skill to achieve good results from your photo. My oil painting technique First off you need a good photo, the higher the resolution the better. Sit and watch the time lapse video of me in action, the oil painting technique is very simple. It’s easy Oil painting in Photoshop tips Change your paint brush, and brush size often, so the brush marks are not all the same. The fan brush is good for blending. Push the paint around from dark areas to lighter areas and vice versa. Sharpen the image to get realistic brush strokes

Vibrant Colorful in Photoshop Alcohol is one of the most commonly advertised products on the planet. During major sporting events such as the Superbowl, the World Cup and the Olympics, companies spend millions on TV advertisements, and also product advertisements in banner and billboard format at the sporting venue itself. However, because alcohol is a liquid, it can be very difficult to design around since liquid stock images require significant more attention during isolation and blending in order to appear realistic. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a vibrant, colorful alcoholic product advertisement in Adobe Photoshop, using some easy techniques and quality stock images. You’ll learn how to deal with liquid stock images, how to take a brand image and create elements to match, and how to work with colors and composition for a brilliant result. Tools Used Adobe Photoshop Final Image Preview Next we will be adding in some color to our bottle. Now we can set this layers blending mode to color at 100%.

800+ Great Tech Brushes for Photoshop Sep 10 2010 Working on a Futuristic Design on a graphics or web design in Photoshop mostly requires more tech feeling. Using circuits,linings,wiring or even blueprints could help achieve a better futuristic results but will take time doing all the details needed. To work more with ease and save time, why not use brushes instead? Now check out this 850+ Super Cool Tech Brushes for Photoshop. This Tech Brushes are made by some dedicated designers who love doing free stuffs and share to others. A set of 23 Brushes.Compatible in Photoshop 7 +, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+. A set 200 tech brushes 100+ brushes for Photoshop 6+ A set of 15 tech brushes. 12 Tech Brushes in a set 8 Tech Brushes in a set 15 brushes in a set 15 cool tech brushes for enjoyment. 25 Tech Brushes in a set 30 tech brushes are included in this set, 5 circle brushes are added along with it. 56 Tech Brushes in a set 26 brushes, made in photoshop 7.0 Almost 20+ Tech Brushes on a set 11 Tech Brush on a set Cool Tech Brushes

Amazing Obama 3D This is a personal project that I've been planning for quite some time, and will be part of my demo-reel. Being aware of the amount of work ahead of me, the hours spent, and considering this will last for only a few seconds on the video, I decided to go ahead and model with all there is to it, starting on concepts, then on a simple but functional Basemesh, refining it on ZBrush, Multipass rendering and post-production in Photoshop. It is all part of the pipeline on character development, and there are many other steps in Maya that weren't necessary on this case, such as rigging for animating the model as a digital puppet, blend shapes that form the face expressions, and all the animation process with timeline, manipulation of animation curves, trax, etc. After going through all these steps, there's still rendering, post production, sound editing, final edition, etc. Let's get to the point, Obama's making of. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Details Conclusion Thanks for your time. Cheers,

Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words - Layers Magazine | Layers... I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques. In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter. Switch back to the photograph. Then, press Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J) to copy the selected pixels onto a new layer. Go back to the Select menu and choose Color Range again. Click the Eye icon next to the Background layer in the Layers panel to hide that layer from view. Click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. 8 COPY THE PORTRAIT Create a new layer and drag it above the black-and-gray portrait layer.

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of layouts that is appealing and draws your eye. Lets take a look at how to create a vintage style type layout in Adobe Illustrator. Here’s a look at what we’ll be creating. Before getting started I found a great inspiration piece to use as reference for the steps will be working through in this tutorial. When putting together a design like this there are a few very important factors to consider in order to achieve that vintage look. - Fonts – You have to put in the time to seek out the right fonts. - Shapes – Shapes and elements were drawn by hand, so keep that in mind when putting together your design elements. - Symmetry – Most vintage layouts such as this one contain some degree of symmetry. Step 1 In Illustrator, on a new art board, lets start with the basic shape of our layout. Fir the background we need to create a series of wavy lines.

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