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How to Make a Dark, Post-Apocalyptic City Illustration

How to Make a Dark, Post-Apocalyptic City Illustration
In this tutorial, we'll change a full of sunshine, ordinary photograph into a gloomy image of the world after destruction of mankind. Using simple tools, we'll turn lively streets into abandoned ruins overgrown with weeds. A number of stock images and a few little tricks will let us optimize our work and make this job more interesting and spectacular. So let's go! Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Preparation All the photos I've used are taken from the stock.xchng site. Step 1 Open the city image, which you intend to use, and save it under a different name. Step 2 Now, in order to create the appearance of destruction, several actions need to be taken. Step 3 Open the flag image, and separate the flag from the background. Select the Eraser Tool (large size and hardness set at 0%) and remove the side part of the flag. Finally, make the image monochromatic (Image > Adjustments > Black & White). Step 4 Place the flag onto the surface of the main image. Step 5 Step 6

How To Create a Post Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a post apocalyptic manipulation using adjustment layers, vector masks, and some special effects. Let's get started! Take a look at the image we'll be creating. You can view the final image preview below or a larger version here. In this tutorial, we'll create the final image using mostly pictures I took. Creating a Touching Story Scene in Photoshop I worked on this illustration especially for you with Ciursa Ionut, he is the founder of PSDBURN where he writes Photoshop tutorials. He started working in Photoshop many years ago when he began to utilize this great tool all the time. In this tutorial, you are going to create a story scene using photo manipulation and a lot of color adjustments. Final Image Preview

Grunge Portrait Written by RossAugust 23, 2008 Ever wanted to learn how to use grunge and splatter brushes effectively, we here we learn how to turn our face into a grungy portrait use various types of brushes and some more advanced techniques. Read on to learn how to achieve this effect in only a few simple steps and gain a better understanding of brushes in Photoshop with this tutorial. Tutorial Files If you are a PSD PRO member then download the PSD file and much more by going here.

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Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Step 1 Create a new document (600X700px). Paste in a rough looking texture. I chose one of the ‘color fog’ textures available right here at PSDFAN. How to Create a Flying Land Illustration On Fire This tutorial is a collaboration with a good friend of mine with Ciursa Ionut. This tutorial is about creating a fantasy illustration using some dragon images and a few cliffs for creating the land. We also add lava and fiery effects. So, let's get fired-up for this one! Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating.

Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop In this tutorial, we are going to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork from Arsenal. As always there is a PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial. In this instance, I would highly recommend downloading it as this is quite a complex composition. Be warned this is a LONG tutorial! 50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Creating a Spy Fly Photo Manipulation Welcome to a new Photoshop based tutorial. This time I'll try to describe the main steps in creating a dead robot fly. Before we get started, I would like to thank Hortensiu Milstein (Personal Portfolio) for the great collaboration. We decided to make this tutorial a year ago, but the lack of time postponed the realization of this tut. This piece was actually created for a contest and off course the first prize was the result.