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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. 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 Step 7 Step 8

How to Create Your Own Planets Using Your Panoramas Scene opens to solar winds gently blowing intergalactic tumbleweeds past the open porch door. An eerie quiet blankets the solar system. We don’t know about you, but ever since those astronomers kicked Pluto out of the party, we’ve been feeling mighty lonely over here on planet Earth. But wait! Best of all, once you’ve selected an image to work with, the process takes only 5 minutes. There are special moments in the life of any photographer that suddenly change his view of his hobby (or profession). Getting my first analog SLR (Nikon N2000/F301 in 1988)Getting my first digital camera (Kodak DC120 in 1997)Discovering a software that could stitch together photos into a seamless panorama (MGI PhotoVista 2.0 in 2002)Discovering the rather simple instructions to create my own planet To make a long story short: The “Polar Panorama Effect” is one of my favorite ways to process photos into unique pieces of art. Two samples: Click either image to see it larger. Looks cool, and it’s easy to do!

20 Basic Illustrator Tutorials Every Beginner Should See Learning a new software application can be a daunting task, especially when tackling an application that’s as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Thankfully there’s a colection of Illustrator veterans who are generous enough to take the time to document the basics, allowing new users to grasp the initial workings and gain a know-how of the tools and core techniques. This collection of hand-picked tutorials cover various tools, and provide plenty of useful hints and tips. Together they form a super handy resource for any beginner looking to get their brains wrapped around Adobe Illustrator. Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days This in-depth 30 day course from Vector Diary is one of the most useful courses out there. Illustrator Beginner’s Series IllustrationInfo’s Illustrator beginner’s series covers the most common tools with insights into their uses. Adobe Illustrator Guides and Tutorials The collection of tutorials and guides from klethegr8 include various hints and tips for all kinds of tools.

How to turn your photo into movie-like effect using Photoshop? | ebin What you need to have: Adobe Photoshop What you will learn: colour mood adjustments + depth of field effect + film effect PS: ⌘ key for Mac users / CTRL key for Windows users Colour mood adjustments 1. Adjust the Hue/Saturation: ⌘U/CTRL-U 2. Depth of field effect 3. 4. 5. 6. Film effect 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cinemascope (optional) 12. You can also add an extra step to twist the colour into this mood by using ‘Color Balance’(⌘B/CTRL-B). I like this post I’d like to donate to for the contribution.digg Like this: Like Loading... 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? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts These are a few useful customized keyboard shortcuts that for some reason didn’t make the cut when coming out in CS5. 11. 12. 13. 14.

How to Change Skin Tone in Photoshop Home » Photo Editing » How to Change Skin Tone in Photoshop Skill level: Time Required: 0 hrs 30 mins Step 1 Duplicate layer Set Blending mode to Soft Light at 100% Step 2 Go to Image > Adjustment > Selective Color... Step 3 Select skin areas using Magic Wand Tool(Q) Feather Selection (Alt+Ctrl+D) 5px then Layer Via Copy (Ctrl+J) name it "skin" Step 4 Add an Curves adjustment layer (Curves) (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) Add a Level layer... Note: You can duplicate the layer if it isn't strong enough. Then finally change the Hue/Saturation layer ... Step 5 [image] Add colour to the lips Pick the Lasso Tool then draw the selection around her lip Feather selection (5px) Use Hue/Saturation module (Ctrl + U) And now, shade something .. -Stand on layer "skin" -Pick Burn Tool, darker some dark area ... You see? -Use EyeDropper, choose a skin tone color -Make new layer -Use Soft Brush draw into bright areas ( on new layer ) -Change Blending mode = " Color " -Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur ( 5 > 10 px )

Janee's Photoshop Tutorials, Photoshop Classes * I compiled this list as a suggested sequence for people who like to do things in a linear fashion. You know who you are. You are the people who know that you are not supposed to use your monitor in the rain because you read the Safety Instructions before you hooked it up. The tutorials should stand pretty well on their own, actually, so if something "out of sequence" appeals to you, go ahead and do it! I separated the drawing tutorials from the photo manipulation ones because some people are more interested in one area than in the other. Learning to draw takes nothing more, nothing less, than a combination of the following: Careful observation. None of these comes "naturally"; all are skills that we can develop. Always me,

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

Hands On; Lighting Effects2, The Bulkhead Project All right! We're almost there! Looks pretty good, but no-way is it going to merge with that background now. This is almost it. The optional last step is to load that un-blrred selection one more time, inverse it, and paste more black in on top of the blurred black. Macintosh digital video editing, desktop publishing tips from CreativeMac. QuickTime, digital video editing, mac desktop publishing software, mac web graphics and audio software. Masking: The Black Art Of Video Making By David Hague Masking to many, is the black art of video making. It all sounds, well, too hard to bother with, with terms such as 'alpha channel', 'compositing' and 'overlay' to deal with. But trust me gentle reader, knowing even the basics of masking and compositing will add a whole new dimension to your home videos, family documentaries, short films and so on. We'll start with something simple. For the sake of the exercise I am using Sony Vegas Pro here, but the basics apply to any editing package (NLE) that dares call itself such. ...Read More » A Smashing Way to Make Glass Props! Do You Know How Long An Average Scene Lasts? iPhone Tip # 10 - Do Not Disturb! iPhone Tip #9 - Customize Your Music Controls By Shirley Craig, Rev Up Transmedia How do you like to sort your music? iPhone Tip #6 - Extra Keyboards By Shirley Craig, Rev Up Transmedia Are you one of those people who likes to add emoticons to your email and text messages?