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Reader Tutorial: Easy 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:  Photoshop

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. 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. Mental waves do not exist, but if they did they’d look rather like this. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Separating Complex Objects from Background | PhotoshopStar Welcome to PhotoshopStar.com! If you find this site useful, you might want to subscribe to our free newsletter for updates on our new Photoshop Tutorials and Articles. You can find a lot of tutorials how to separate complex objects from the background. But I would like to invite your attention to another one unique simple tutorial how to achieve the desired effect in just a few steps. In the beginning you should find some appropriate picture to work with. Apply Filter > Extract with similar settings to these: This is where we start to extract the image first of all zoom into the image with Zoom Tool so you can clearly see the outline and set the brush size to a suitable size and then simply draw around the outline of the woman’s hairstyle with Edge Highlighter Tool. After that create a new layer under and fill it with color of #aed2da. Now we can see that we have some defects on woman’s hair. Reduce brush size to 25 pixels and process areas where you can see visible defects.

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. 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 50 Tech Brushes in various sizes. This is a pack of high resolution brushes, and they are really big, 1500×2500 pixels! 11 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. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). 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 Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.

The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! : : ProofHQ – Product Blog Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design 1stwebdesigner Blog by Dainis Graveris in Latvia covering all things design and freelance. 2expertsdesign A blog filled with tips – whether it’s graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding or typography. 456 Berea Street Blog from Roger Johansson containing articles and tutorials on web standards, accessibility and usability. 72dpi Graphic design inspiration.

Remove Background Without Removing Hair « Clipping Path & Masking Service Provider Blog (Navigation privée) The 3 Rs of Photo Editing Ten megapixel Polaroids don’t essentially bring about million-dollar photos. Actually, the probability is that the nature of your Polaroid will just catch the imperfections and unwanted questions in your snaps all the more exactly and vividly. In any case fuss not, with the right devices this might be sorted. Repair presentation issues Presentation is a flaw which is tricky to spot when taking photos, however it hits you like a terrible stench when you see your shots up close. Gap and screen pace are the two principle settings that focus presentation. Pictures that are excessively dull are the aftereffect of under-uncovered photos. In the event that there is a lot of light, pictures get to be over-uncovered and lost point of interest gets to be very nearly unadulterated white. The contrast between levels and bends needs to be seen so they could be utilized adequately. Evacuate red-eye Restore old photos

Reader Tutorial: Cartoon Character in Photoshop I have been thinking of doing a cartoon version of one of my favorite characters, Agatha Christies’ Detective Hercule Poirot, always portrayed as a strong willed and serious man. Doing such an intellectual and grumpy looking character in a cartoon fashion sounded like a funny idea to me. So I got my pencil and drew and colored it entirely on Photoshop CS3. Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. Step 1 First off, I drew him walking on the streets of London, I chose that city because of the mysterious atmosphere that it has and all the history. Step 2 Then I separated all of the colors. Step 3 I began spreading “paint” so I could begin to study the way light would fill up Poirot’s face and clothing. Step 4 Here I defined a little more of his facial lightning. Step 5 Here I lighted up his hand, according to his two light sources, including the Moon. Step 6 Play more with the moonlight both on his head and hand. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13

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