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. A beam of light will be most intense in the center of the beam, so by making three different curves layers that get smaller and smaller it gives the light a sense of depth. Adding Fog The second part to making the beam of light believable is adding fog to the image. Photo by Vincent Tullo
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. Hope you understand. More are in the line. 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.
Creating a Typographic Wallpaper After writing my previous tutorial here about Creating a Zune in Photoshop, several viewers asked if I’d share how I created the wallpaper graphic. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make something similar, and it’s quite easy! What is Typography? In order to create a typographic wallpaper, it would make sense to know a bit about Typography in the first place. Typography is the art and technique of arranging movable type. This is by no means an in depth look at typography. Step 1 – Creating the Background The background of our wallpaper is going to help set the mood. Create a new document with the dimensions you desire. Step 2 – Setting Our Text Boundary Since I want my text to be in the shape of a 9 (in relation to 2009 and Tutorial9), the easiest way to achieve the shape is going to be to create a large 9 and then use it to place our other text. Step 3 – Placing the Type Now that we have our boundary area, we are ready to start adding our type. Step 4 – Coloring the Text Simple enough?
Create a Raw Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop Each year Halloween gives us a great excuse to hack at our designs with the most grungy brushes and textures in our collection to create the most raw and gory artwork we can. Follow this step by step tutorial to create an old school style horror movie poster. We’ll create a low-fi print effect with red on black and use a range of splatter brushes to rough up the design and capture the horror theme. The horror movie poster design we’ll be creating as part of this tutorial features a scary looking infected zombie fellow. View the final horror movie poster design We’ll need a source photo to act as the main zombie character on our poster. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and increase the contrast by dragging the shadows marker to darken the photo. Go to Select > Color Range and change the Selection to Highlights in the drop down menu. Fill the poster design document with a black fill then double click the zombie layer and add a red Color Overlay. Download the source file
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
Old School Type - Line Gradients One of our readers suggested we write a tutorial explaining how to do this cool text effect. On the Dragonforce logo above, the basis of my typography was sketched on paper first and then vectored in Illustrator using the Pen Tool. The process for creating the base logo is not included in this tutorial. Here are some more examples: So in order to get this effect, we will need both Adobe Illustrator CS2 or higher and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the kind of effect we are going to create. Step 1: Prepare your base logo or typeface. We will use our Dragonforce Logo as our base, but you can simply use your favorite font. 1a: Open up Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 1b: Create your base text (just type something out using a bold font) Step 2: Make a new document in Photoshop You’ll need to make a new document in Photoshop that’s 2500×2500 pixels and 300 DPI. Step 3: Back in Illustrator, select your inner most shape in your text and copy it. Step 4: Paste it into your new Photoshop document.
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. This blending gives picture strong colors and cause that light areas turn into pure white. In next step it will be repaired by another layer blending. 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. If you are interested in real HDR, try article on wikipedia or on my blog: HDR fotografie
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. 2. 3. 4. 5. Our effect looks like this now: 6. And voila…our dramatic gritty effect is complete! Watch Full Movies Online For Free “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. “Man of Steel” A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. “Iron Man 3” When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. “G.I. The G.I.
Vectorportraits.com Pendulum's Immersion album cover art step-by-step - Tutorials Recent Number 1 album Immersion by drum n’ rockers Pendulum features a photo-illustrative cover by Polish artist Maciej Hajnrich (aka Valp), which was also used across the Collector’s Box Set, including double vinyl, postcards and a bunch of merchandise. Here, Hajnrich shows off the techniques for photo manipulation, retouching and editing he brought to bear on the cover. It was created in collaboration with album cover guru Storm Thorgerson, best known for covers including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The real creative challenge for Immersion was to achieve an original and natural-looking scenario merged with some hyper-real techniques. Step 1 The album’s title Immersion brought a sinister, deep ocean to mind, with strange creatures, corals and suchlike. One thing to remember here – and throughout the composition – is that while album covers are great to experiment with, the art needs to be viewable both as a 30cm sleeve for the vinyl and as a thumbnail at an online store.
Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Galactic space scenes are a popular theme for digital art, they’re packed full of texture and vibrant colour, which are two ingredients of an awesome design! Using Photoshop’s blending modes along with a mix of textures and brushes, let’s get lost in space and create an abstract cosmos poster design. Open up Photoshop and create a new document. Grab a couple of source images of smoke clouds, these particular images are courtesy of Shutterstock (1)(2). On a new layer, dab three bright colours with a large soft brush. Change the blending mode of the colour spots to Overlay to allow the colours to cast over the underlying textures. On a new layer, change the colour swatches to their default black and white settings (D). Fill a new layer with black, then go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Download this handy collection of Star Brushes, then set up your brush settings in Photoshop as follows.