Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop Our last Wallpaper of the Week was an image I had created using Pixelmator, and I really liked the outcome. The best part about it was that it was pretty easy to accomplish in Pixelmator, but I decided for perspective's sake to create the same effect in Photoshop. The process is easy as well, but with a few extra steps. As in the previous tutorial, I will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect, but this time in Photoshop. Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop. Step 2 Select the Ellipse Tool (U), and create a circle. Step 3 Select the ellipse and go to Edit>Define Brush. Step 4 Go to Window>Brushes (F5). Step 5 Before we start painting our bokehs let's create a new layer and fill it with a colorful gradient. Step 6 Let's create a new Folder in our Layer Palette. Step 7 Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Step 8 Create another layer and paint more brushes. Step 9 Create another layer and repeat the previous step, this time however use a much smaller brush. Conclusion Video Tutorial
How to Create a Virtual Auto Using 100% Brush Techniques First of all I would like to thank my friend Pavaloi Lucian also known as Leeloo for working with me on this tutorial. This tutorial will be all about using the Brush Tool (B) and about knowing how and where to place lights, shadows and reflections. For creating this piece you will also need a photo of a car for reference. In this tutorial, we used a friends car as reference and photographed it. Let's get started! Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Step 1 First open the reference image in Photoshop. Step 2 Now create a new layer on top of the image. Step 3 Use the Dodge Tool (O) set to Midtones with Exposure set to 11% - 20% and add some light over the coachwork. Step 4 Same as you did in Step 3, select the Burn Tool (O) with Exposure set to 9% - 10%, and add some shadows over the body. Step 5 Next you need to make the car image visible again. Step 6 Next, use the Burn and Dodge Tools to add some more shadows and lights on the coachwork. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Focus With Light - Photoshop Effect Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to add focus to an image with light using Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter. We’ll see how easy it is to add multiple light sources to the same photo, rather than limiting ourselves to a single light source, so we can control both where the light is coming from and its reflections. Here’s the image I’ll be working with: The original image. I want to bring more attention to the flower and the woman’s face while reducing the importance of the rest of the image. The final lighting effect. Let’s get started! Step 1: Duplicate Your Background Layer The first thing we need to do is duplicate our Background layer since it contains our original image data and we always want to keep that safe in case we need it. Press “Ctrl+J” (Win) / “Command+J” (Mac) to duplicate the Background layer. Step 2: Open The Lighting Effects Filter Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter dialog box. Step 3: Select The “Flashlight” Lighting Style
Create A Futuristic Photo Illustration With Photoshop Create A Futuristic Photo Illustration With Photoshop Today I will be showing you how to take an image of a model and turn it into a futuristic composition that uses various Photoshop techniques. We will be doing some work with masks and implementing color and light effects to achieve the end result. If you are ready then start up Photoshop and let’s get started. Final image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Resources for Tutorial: Dancer Jumping on Gray Background Water Splatter Brushes Cloud Brushes Sparklies Photoshop Brushes Grunge Paper Textures Step 1 Open up the image of the dancer from the resources provided and what we are going to do first is clip out our model from the background. Step 2 Once you have clipped out the image of your model create a new 8.5” x 11” document and drag the dancer image into the document. Next, create another new layer above the solid gray layer and select a slightly darker shade (I am using #505050). Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
Create a Realistic Space Scene from Scratch with Photoshop In this intermediate-to-advanced-level design tutorial, we are going to create a stunning space scene that has realistic-looking planets, stars, and lighting effects using a few innovative Photoshop techniques and some textures. Final result This tutorial can have two variations, check out both versions below. Remember to click on the image to see the full-scale images of them. The planets’ reflections will be fully adjustable depending on how you want to set up your scene. At the end, we will look at a few quick ways to give the image a completely different look. Version 1 Version 2 Let’s get started! Getting started: what you will need 1 To start, let’s go and grab our rust texture from Zen Textures and open it up in Photoshop. Creating the large planet 2 We are going to start off by creating our large planet. 3 We want to put that area beneath the circular marquee selection onto a new layer. 5 Ctrl + click on the circle texture layer to select it. Adding a layer mask Adding some stars
Tutorial: Lineart Coloring by ~minties on deviantART Adjustment Layers & Masking: Photoshop Tutorial What you need To follow through with this tutorial you need at least Photoshop CS. More recent versions of Photoshop may appear a little different (mostly the interface has added features) as this tutorial is originally from 2006, but the techniques here are sound and work quite well across all versions since its publishing. To follow along with this tutorial you will need to download this image: Adjustment-Layer.jpg (right-click and choose: Save As). What is an Adjustment Layer? Just as it sounds, an Adjustment Layer will adjust a property of your photo on a separate layer. Adjustment Layers also come paired with Masks. When Adjustment Layers were introduced in Photoshop 4.0 (way back in 1996) it revolutionized the workflows of millions of users. Masking is an essential tool for applying otherwise global changes (levels, colors, saturation) to isolated areas of your image. White: Anything on the layer this mask is attached to will show through on the image where there is white.
Reader Tutorial: Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that, we will start the "Reader Tutorial" series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. Thank you very much and enjoy our first tutorial from Jonathan Connolly. Hey guys this is Creative Volition, an advertising and design agency based out of South Florida. Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Step 1 Create a new document at 1200 x 800 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Step 2 Hide all vectors and create a new text box. Step 3 Text settings: 16pt font, Regular, 16pt height spacing, Color #404040. Step 4 Continue to copy/paste the text until it fills the entire canvas. Step 5 Once the text box is filled completely with the copy begin to rotate the box clockwise in about a 45 degree angle. Step 6 Make one of the smart objects visible. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9