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. 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. Step 3: Thinning Brows Now the fun begins!
Photography Tutorial: Night Photography with Continuous Lights | Cosplay Photographers - Creating Beautiful Cosplay Photos I spend quite a bit of time looking at cosplay photos and I’ve come to a conclusion that there are not enough nighttime cosplay photos, of which I think is a wonderful time that many cosplay photographers are missing out on to do photo shoots. Having spoken to a number of cosplay photographers, I’ve heard a number of excuses: it’s too dark; my camera sucks at higher ISO; my shots are always blurry; I don’t know how to do night shoots; I don’t know how to use flash thus I can’t shoot at night; and more. Well, guess what folks, you’re in for a treat! For today’s Cosplay Photography Tutorial, I’ll be showing how you can easily do nighttime photo shoots. Equipment You don’t need much to do nighttime photo shoots, but having a better camera, for example, can certainly help with image noise control. LED light: Don’t waste your money buying the brand name Litepanels as they don’t offer anything special for paying 5-times the cost over a knock-off. High ISO and Noise Click to enlarge. Conclusion
Create 3-D text with some extreme lighting Today we are going to take an object/text, change it from 2-D to 3-D and give it some realistic effects. We are going to be using Illustrator to create the object, then bring it into Photoshop to add highlights and shadows. Step 1 So lets open up Illustrator and create a 5â€x5â€ document. Create some text or a logo. Step 2 Alright, now we want to turn our object 3-D, so go to Effect>3-D>Extrude & Bevel. Step 3 Thatâ€™s all we are going to do in Illustrator, so now copy your image (apple+c) and paste it into a 1680x1050px Photoshop document. Step 4 Now we are going to setup a background. Step 5 Lets grab this wooden texture here and bring it into our document. Step 6 We are going to give the wood some darker color, so we are going to go in and grab a dark brown color. Step 7 Now press apple + shift + I to select the inverse and fill the space with the brown with option + delete. Step 8 Step 9 Take that yellow layer and stretch it out so it fills the area without the brown we filled earlier.
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
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!
Vectorportraits.com The Best Lens for Cosplay Photography | Cosplay Photographers - Creating Beautiful Cosplay Photos “What’s the best lens for cosplay photography?” This is one of the most common questions that photographers ask early on during their quest to grow as an artist. The short answer is … it depends. To get the real answer for this I’ll turn it around and ask you a question: What look are you trying to achieve? Then I will pick a focal length for your shot based on the look you want and recommend a corresponding lens for that focal length. In this quick guide, I’ll show you a few images using different focal lengths to achieve a certain look so you can get an idea of what to look for. To start, when picking the right lens for your shot, consider what you want to include in framing your image. Focal Length Comparison What we’re looking at here is essentially the same shot framed using different focal lengths. The next thing you might notice is that the background gets progressively blurrier between each shot. Focal Length Comparison – close ups Uncomfortably close! Aku as Elsword by FiveRings
Illustrator Tutorial: Abstract Background Prev • Tutorials • Next In my previous tutorial, I’ve showed you how to make stylish flowers with the Blend Tool. This tutorial will show you how to make an abstract background with Illustrator Blend Tool. It is very cool and simple! Download Source File Required: Illustrator 9+ 1. Create a rectangular path and fill it with blue gradient. 2. Create another path with Blue-Black gradient and select Screen Blending Mode. Repeat the previous step to create another Screen gradient path. 3. Make 2 white stroke paths. 4. Go to Object > Blend > Blend Options, enter Specified Steps = 20. 5. Use Direct Selection Tool (A), select one of strokes and change it to blue stroke color. 6. Now go crazy with your Pen tool, create 2 wavy strokes and blend them. Repeat the steps to create the last abstract blend, from blue to purple. Final Your image should look like something below: Abstract Desktop Wallpaper You can also use this abstract image for your desktop wallpaper.
Photoshop Frenzy - Made for faster learning! » Blog Archive » Dramatic Gritty Effect Posted in Photo Effects on December 6th, 2007 with 77 responses . In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to add a dramatic, gritty, bronzed effect to your images. We’ll convert our subject image as follows: 1. Open our project image and immediately duplicate the background layer by right clicking the background layer and selecting ‘Duplicate Layer’. With the ‘Background Copy’ layer selected, go to ‘Filter’ on the menu and choose ‘Other’ -> ‘High Pass’, enter ‘5′ pixels as the radius and click ok. 2. 3. 4. 5. Our effect looks like this now: 6. And voila…our dramatic gritty effect is complete!
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
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. 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. If you are interested in real HDR, try article on wikipedia or on my blog: HDR fotografie
Gorgeous Soft Light With One Speedlite In this tutorial Andrea Cosentino shares his technique for getting a very distinct soft light look using a wall and one strobe. This is Andrea’s submission for our How I Took It Contest, there are some awesome submissions so far, we’ll keep sharing them, you keep ‘em coming. I love placing my subjects in front of white backgrounds and focus on them to make photographs worth looking at. I knew I wanted a classic, ‘a la’ Zack Arias look but with a hint of a nostalgic feeling that people like Ryan Muirhead are able to get in their pictures. Prior to that session I’d had a few experiences where I would light my subject with way too many lights. Bad. Luckily enough I learn from my mistakes. Joel Grimes states that the bigger the light source in relationship to your subject, the softer the light. Then, in a hot afternoon of mid august an idea struck me like a summer rainstorm in my at times too sunny but many times too hazy brain: bounce a freakin’ Speedlight off the wall. Here’s what I used: