Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop Today we will take a break from the ordinary stuff and go into a fantasy world. Learn how to build up your own micro society using many different pictures and some cool photo manipulation techniques. Preview Detail Step 1 Let’s start by creating a new document of dimensions around 1500x1300px. Grab Ellipse Tool (U) and draw an ellipse in the center of the design (make sure it’s set to Shape Layers). Duplicate that ellipse layer. Step 2 Now download one of these concrete textures and drag it to the project. Create another adjustment layer above the texture – Curves. Next add another adjustment layer – Levels. Next, add a Gradient Map using colors from #231d18 to #f3d949. Step 3 Next, open one of these textures and drag it to your project. The texture should automatically jump “into” the layer as you can see below. Continue adding this textures to the “bottom” layer, for each piece use a Clipping Mask. Step 4 OK, this is how the ground edges should look like after you’re done. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Create a Dark Fantasy Manipulation of a Broken Girl - Photoshop Tutorial Step 1 Start by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) of 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high. I gave this document's name: broken Step 2 Set the color of the foreground to #365a53 and the background to #7fb4af. Step 3 Now open the stock picture on the document from which we are going to get the grass texture used to create the field for the image. Step 4 We will scale and place the size of the grass to fit the one as needed. Step 5 Now mask the top part of the grass and then set it to normal blending at 36% opacity Step 6 I decided to add more grass texture to the image. Step 7 Once we have cut out the grass, (I named this layer for this grass grass2 on the layer panel) go to Image > Adjustment > Match Color. Step 8 After matching the color, mask the grass2 on the upper part. Step 9 Open the other stock image. Step 10 Duplicate (Ctrl+J) the path layer and place the duplication in the right side of the canvas. Step 11 In this step, we will add some menhirs to scene. Step 12 Step 13 Step 14 Step 15 Step 16
Create Bring Me To Life Photo Manipulation Scene Published on Mon, Mar-14-2011 by Nikolai Hello guys, this is my second tutorial and I hope you will enjoy it as much as the first one. In this tutorial you will learn different photo manipulation techniques such as how to implement stock photos in your picture, how to combine them together to create a surreal image and how to use the 3D tool of Photoshop to give your piece a better look. You May Be Interested In The Following Posts Note: This Tutorial is more for the advanced Artists, so if you are a beginner you should practice until you feel comfortable with Photoshop and its tools. I used a graphic tablet in this tutorial, but it’s not necessarily needed to recreate all the effects. Final Image Preview Stocks Used: Step 1 – Creating the Background Create a new document in Photoshop: 1081 pixels width and 840 pixels high at 72 dpi. Now create a new folder and name it “Background”. Open the “cracked earth” texture and place it into your picture, name the layer “Ground”. -Gradient Map b/w:
A Photo Manipulator's Guide to Blending A Photo Manipulator's Guide to BlendingReviewed by Jarka Hrnčárková on Dec 23Rating: Preview of Final Results A Photo Manipulator’s Guide to Blending Blending is the essential skill for every photo manipulator and it’s one of the first things to learn. In this tutorial you will learn how to blend with: Brush Tool and layer mask Lasso Tool Blending Modes Channels There are plenty other ways how you can blend images together, some of them are more effective, some of them less. Resources Before you’ll start download following resources. 1. One of the easiest things to blend are photos of nature similar to the two below. Let´s take a look at how to blend these images. Step 1 – Naming the Layer Download the picture of the meadow and open it in Photoshop. Name the layer MEADOW. As you can see there is only one layer so far named BACKGROUND. You can unlock the BACKGROUND very easily – right click on the layer and select the option Layer From Background… Now you can rename the layer. Step 7 – Blending
Turn a Photo Into a Nature Inspired Illustration With all the stock sites freely available to us, we tend to forget that we can actually make everything ourselves. The problem with sticking solely to online resources is that once two pieces are based on the same image, they are alike no matter what you do to them. In this tutorial, we're not going to grab a random photo from the web, but we're going to make one ourselves. I've teamed up with a friend of mine to capture and transform a photograph into a nature-inspired illustration. The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. I'm going to build my illustration on a photo taken by a photographer-friend of mine from art college, Borza Lucia. To begin, open your own photograph and make an appropriate crop (depending what print of online format you're looking for). Now we'll do a bit of touch up on the model. Now it's time to add a bit of contrast to the left side, as it's slightly overexposed. We're now getting into the hard part. As you did for the right side.
Create a living museum in photoshop cs4 Create a living museum in Photoshop CS4 Step 1 Assemble your stock images and brushes. All resources used in this image are from deviantart. You don't have to use the exact textures and images I used. This won't be so much of an exact and precise, step-by-step tutorial. left frame: middle frame: right frame: floor: ocean: wave: water brushes: 17027005 water on floor: mountains: pillars: Step 2 Step 3 Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, there will be some basic retouch skills applied, as well as applying textures and creating your own Photoshop brush from stock image. Have a try! This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky – if you’re having difficulty with it, I suggest you go to the basic section of PSD Vault and practice those tutorials first, then come back and do this one. Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (Click to Enlarge) PSD File Download You can download the PSD File for this tutorial via the VIP Members Area for only $6.95/Month (or less)! Ok Let’s get started! To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stock: Model Plaster Texture Fire Image Step 1 Firstly try removing the dark spots with the “Spot Healing Brush Tool”: Step 2 Levels
Create an Underwater Scene of a Giant Goldfish in Photoshop In this tutorial we will create a cool underwater scene with a big fish. We will use some basic selection tools and adjustments to achieve a great result. Preview of Final Results Download the PSD Big Fish.zip | 99.21 MB Download from Website Giant Fish Photoshop Tutorial Tutorial Resources Step 1 Create a new document 2150x4187px. Step 2 Open file “Sky” and select all (Ctrl + A). Step 3 Open file “Sky” and using the Elliptical Marquee Tool make a selection of the moon. Step 4 Copy and paste it into our document. Step 5 Double-click the moon layer to enter Advanced Blending options and add the following styles to make the moon look more realistic. Step 6 Duplicate the moon layer by pressing Ctrl + J and Ctrl-click on the layer to make a selection of the moon. Step 7 Add a Curves Adjustment layer and change the Blue and Red channel as shown below. Step 8 In this step we will create the rainbow. Step 9 Select the Gradient Tool (G) and in the upper toolbar double-click to open the gradient editor. Step 10
Reader Tutorial: The Revolution Artwork by Aoiro Studio There we are about one month since my last tutorial with Abduzeedo! And here am I again with another tutorial for you guys! First I wanted to thank Abduzeedo again for giving me this great opportunity for sharing my knowledge. I will show you how to create a super light effect using blending options, shapes and tools in Photoshop. This was an artwork for a cover album named: "The Revolution". The idea behind this artwork was to combine the colors of Trance music and the evolution. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Now type the word: "REVOLUTION" and place it right in the middle. After I wanted to create a little perspective view with my word "REVOLUTION"; so I took the perspective tool and I dragged each side of my word to make it kind of go in the back. Step 3 Ok, let's start to have some fun! Step 4 Then I've used the same technique I did for my World Collabs 3 Winner Artwork Tutorial to create a white base by using the "outer glow" of the blending options. Step 5
“The Controller” – Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Man – sunshine114Sky – PhotoxpressBackground – sxc.huExplosion – sxc.huFireball – sxc.huCrack – sxc.huRocks – Creativetuts Step 1 Create a new document and fill it with white. Right click this selection, choose Crop to complete this action: Use Move Tool ( V) to drag it into white canvas, remember to resize to fit the background: Name it as “land”. Right click this selection, choose Layer via Copy and we have it on a new layer. Hide background layer ( white canvas) then press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E) to merge all visible layers ( “land” and “remove pile” layers). Step 2 Open sky stock. Use Move Tool to drag it into our document, downsize and place this layer under “land 1″ layer but above “land” and “remove pile” one. On land 1 layer, add layer mask and use soft black brush to remove sky part of land: Duplicate sky 1 layer, apply Flip Horizontal for it then move it to the right like the image below shows: Name it “sky 2″. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
Create a Flowery Natural Peace and Harmony Composition Combining techniques such as texturing, custom brushing, stock images, 3D, lighting effects and typography can allow a true graphic design composition to come together. When combined with a conceptual style artwork, the results can be awesome. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine a nature peace and harmony feel with an urban and cosmic lighting style to create Flower Power, a digital artwork by Polish designer Wojciech Magierski. Please, leave a comment with your thoughts, or if you have a question, or just to say thanks. Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop Final Image Preview: At the beginning we set the background color. Next, to create our background, we need to create a brush. If you want to create a brush, you need to find a shape, put it on your canvas. Now, using our brush, we can play with the opacity and flow a bit to create a sort of textured background. Now, download the peace sign shape. I added a glasses stock photo and some shapes using custom brushes. That’s all. Thank you!
How to Create an Imaginative, Magical Painted Scene In this tutorial, we will be using several basic tools and stock images to create a fantasy artwork where everything seems to come alive from what is being painted on an old piece of paper. Let's get working! Editorial Note: this tutorial is influenced by the work Afterlife by Maciej Mizer. Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Preparation Before you start take a look at the images we'll be using: Paper Texture from Bashcorpo, Sky from Neoikeia, Paint Brushes from Nyssi, Tree from WolfC Stock, Stroke Brush Set from FlightOfGrey, Toucan from sxc, Airplane from sxc, and Hand holding brush from sxc. Step 1 Create a document with size 827px by 1169px. Step 2 Then we will need an image of a cloudy sky. Go to Select > Modify > Feather. Step 3 Select the "Sky 1" layer, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Step 4 Unhide the "Sky 3" layer. Step 5 Unhide the "Sky 2" layer. Step 6 Let's proceed on to the tree. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13 Step 14 Step 15 Step 16