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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Text Effect: Fill Any Shape with Texts

It's been a week since we got any tutorial in here. So, I guess we're due for another new one. Now, this is a simple tutorial on how to fill a shape, any shape with words. We can try the lyrics to your favorite song if you can't write a good poem even if your life depends on it. What we're gonna do today is use custom shape in Photoshop as path and fill it with text. You can work with any shape you like, there's no restriction to your creativity. And if you're have no idea what we're trying to explain here, below are two examples of this text effect. Read more to find out how to do it.




1. Open the image or background you want to work with in Photoshop.

Mosaic Photo Effect PSD Template

Download PSD: MOSAIC PHOTO EFFECT PSD






1. Of course first you have to download the psd file. Then, open it in Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creating Lens Flare in Photoshop

Perhaps a good photography practice is to try your best to avoid getting a lens flare on your captured image. But sometimes, for a twisted artistic reason we want to get that lens flare on our image. Now, if you're really good with your camera, maybe you can play around with the settings and figure out the perfect angle to get that lens flare effect. However, if you're still struggling with that {like me sometimes}, you can just turn to Photoshop to help you get the lens flare on your image. You can even choose where you want it to be.





Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones containing my parents and grandparents when they were young. A number of these very precious photos were in need of some restoration, so after scanning I began cleaning them up in Photoshop CS. I was curious to see how effective it might be to hand-colour them in.
Although I spent a considerable amount of time finishing the example image below, I did an initial "rough draft" of this image in about 15 minutes that looked 90% as good.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image
The thing I particularly like about it is that it not only looks like a "real" hand-tinted photograph, but the technique is actually quite similar to that used with photographic paints (apart from having the benefits of zoom and undo). While I'm using a black and white photo of my grandparents' wedding day back in 1944, you could also use any coloured image, desaturate it, and follow the same process to provide a unique look.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Superb Skin Airbrush Technique In Photoshop


Airbrushing is used by professional makeup artists to prepare subjects for photo shoots. In this retouching tutorial, you’ll discover how to perform this process digitally with the help of Photoshop tools such as the Surface Blur Filter and the Paint Brush Tool.

Basic Retouch and Colorization in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to do a basic retouch, change the colorcast of an image and colorize some of its elements.



Virtual Makeup In a Snap

This tutorial will teach you how you can quickly and effectively modify an image where too much makeup’s were applied making the skin look fake. Makeup always not the case,
the picture can be a magazine scan creating excessive noise on the picture. You can also do this to an old photographs that was scanned. Basically to any picture that has excessive amount of noise.
Using this quick dirty secret, you can make your models look glamour’s in no time! For this tutorial purpose, we will use this photograph of Indian celebrity, Riya Sen, that I found on the net. You can
save this picture and open with photoshop to follow through the tutorial.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Retouching a portrait in a way that makes the model looking the best way possible AND maintaining still a natural look, can be a bit of a challenge. The following tutorial ‘How to whiten teeth in Photoshop’ will help you to achieve this in an easy to understand manner.
It was been written with Photoshop CS in mind, but will, most likely, also work with earlier versions and certainly with all newer ones. Again this is part of our photoshop for beginners series where we want to provide something useful for those who are just started in photoshop.
For advanced users, this might not be as useful. Before now grabbing the dodge tool and getting started, here one prerequisite that should be met before you start whitening teeth in Photoshop:

Retouch Photo with Photoshop

As part of the photoshop tutorials for beginners series, here is a simple tutorial to show how to turn an underexposed photo to professional illustration. Given that most users tend to edit or touching up photos with photoshop, we hope this easy tutorial will be useful to beginners.
PREPARATION

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Create Party Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to use Photoshop layer styles, filters, and brushes to create an awesome sparkly text effect.

Author: Rose

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Learn to Create Party Text Effect

Step 1

Create a new document that is 1350 x 1000 px. Set the Foreground color to #525252, and the Background color to #0d0d0d. Create a Radial Gradient from the center of the document to one of it corners making sure that you selected Foreground to Background gradient preset.

Create Marble Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to use Photoshop layer styles and Filters to create a nice marble text effect.
Author: Rose

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Learn to Create Marble Text Effect

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Create a Fog Effect in Photoshop

In this lesson, you will learn step by step how to create a fog. We will also add a picture fantasy character which will be walking on our landscape.

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How to Create a Fog

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Old Style Photo Retouching

Today I prepared for you one interesting tutorial about old style photo retouching. This effect will be interesting for experts in photo retouching and photo effects.

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Old Style Photo Retouching

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Photoshop textures and backgrounds tutorials

Tutorials for creating and working with backgrounds, textures, seamless tiles, and patterns in Adobe Photoshop. Create metal, rust, grids, stone, water, wood, and other textures.

Create Camo Patterns with a Free Photoshop Plugin, VandDerLee Camouflage

Learn how to create a camo pattern with a free Photoshop plugin, VanDerLee Camouflage. While you can use traditional military camouflage patterns to give an army theme to a graphic design project, camo patterns using less traditional colors have become very popular in fashion and crafts.

Adobe Photoshop Pattern Maker

[Video Tutorial] Use the Adobe Photoshop pattern maker tool to create patterns out of graphics and photos. Generate original designs and special effects for your projects.
 

Photoshop video tutorials

I've found lots of photoshop video tutorial.
Visit: http://speckyboy.com/2009/03/30/30-photoshop-video-tutorials-learn-from-the-pros-of-graphic-design/

All about Photoshop Video Tutorial

Photoshop elements online tutorials

Photoshop Elements: Add Drama to a Ho-Hum Sunset

Let's add a little drama to this nice, but rather ho-hum sunset. We'll do this using just four layers that you can tweak for an infinite variety of effects. Adjustment layers and blending modes are key to achieving the dramatic effect.
Before After
Sunset Before Sunset after
To add drama to the sunset:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Create a Surreal Out of Bounds Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial we will combine several images of water, animals, and people to create a surreal out of bounds photo manipulation in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create character designs for the Boomrock Saints. Let’s get started!


Drawing a Cartoon Geek

Drawing a Cartook Geek
Start by creating a rounded rectangle using rounded rectangle shape tool.

Smiley Face Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you have to draw a basic smiley face icon. Start out by making a circle with your circular selection tool, holding shift to make sure its a perfect circle. Create a new layer, and fill the circle with a yellow-orange radial gradient. Make sure the light yellow color is towards the top-left, as seen below.
smiley face tutorial 1
Contract your selection by 4 pixels by choosing Select > Modify > Contract, and entering a value of 4. Use your gradient tool to fill the selection, but this time we are going to change the colors and gradient mode. Change your foreground color to white, and click on your gradient tool. Towards the top left of your screen, change your gradient mode to "foreground to transparent." Fill your selection.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Combine Images to Create a Surreal Portrait in Photoshop

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

The liquify tool is great for making adjustments to photographs. In this tutorial we will use the liquify tool and several image blending techniques to create a surreal and slightly creepy photo manipulation. Let’s get started!

Mockup Blister Packaging in Photoshop

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

Designers and clients often have different ideas about how a finished product should be presented. Designers want to show the finished artwork, clients want to know exactly how their design will look on the shelves. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a mockup for some blister packaging so that you can present your design to your clients. Let’s get started!

Create a Wine Bottle and Glass with Smart Objects

Final Product What You'll Be Creating


Smart Objects are very powerful layers in Photshop. In this Psd Premium tutorial, author Stephen Petrany will show you how to create a wine bottle and wine glass using Smart Objects as well as demonstrate their benefits. This tutorial is available exclusively to Premium Members. If you are looking to take your photo manipulation and digital painting skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

I’ve always love browsing the amazing style of art known as Vexel illustration and recently I decided to finally give it a go myself. Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design.

Quorra vexel style vector art portrait
The portrait we’ll be working on features the beautiful Quorra character from Tron Legacy. The term vexel art matches the style of this illustration, where a semi-realistic image is produced from numerous layers, but to be fully recognised as a vexel illustration the artwork has to be pixel based. This design is created in Illustrator rather than Photoshop, which I think is the better tool for the job, but to keep the vexel purists happy we should refer to it as vector art.

Create a Classic, Sailing Ship in Illustrator CS5

Final Product What You'll Be Creating



In this tutorial I will show how to create a sailing ship illustration with a story book style, using the Gradient Mesh to make the cloth of the boat’s sails. I will also use the Gradient Mesh to colorize the wooden parts of the boat. Then, the Scribble filter and the Brushes application will be used to create the sea. Finally, I will show you how to use a mask to create a fog effect around the illustration.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Real Stone Wall

This tutorial will teach you how to make Real Stone Wall. You will really enjoy this tutorial.
1. Create a new File.
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2. Select a dark gray as the foreground color, and a slightly desaturated orange as the background color
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3. Filter>> Render>> Clouds.

Rainbow Colors Strips

Very short Tutorial to make Colorful Strips, used for backgrounds.
1. Create a new file of any size, but having same height and width, I’m here taking the file of following size:
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2. Creat new layer and fill it with white color.
3. Goto Filter >> Render >> Fibers and apply the following settings:

Lets design Basic Alien in Photoshop

This looks to be a Basic Tutorial in Photoshop, in this tutorial we are going to make Alien. A lot of tools involved in making this tutorial, some Filters, Layer Styles, Blending Options to use in making this tutorial. Hopefully it will give you a lot of knowledge about Photoshop.


1. In Photoshop, create a new document of the following size:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Portrait Photography Tips - How To Take Portrait Photography

By: Anil

If you want to create your own unique signature statement in the photography world, yes, you got to break some rules too! In portrait photography as you know, the intention is to capture the spirit of the subject being photographed. It doesnt come well if you are trying to make them smile or from giving some external inputs to pose in a certain way. Especially in close up portrait photography the purpose is to arrest the emotions in your film. Always make sure that background is out of focus.
Coming back to our theme, here are some tips for beginner portrait photographers for better portraits:
If you want to capture some flattering pictures, take advantage of subjects unawareness of your taking a shot. People can sense when they are not comfortable being pictured. And shot can get spoiled in a matter of milliseconds. If they are aware of your presence, approach them in the right way, make them cooperate with you. It has been observed that portrait photographers shy away from taking the shot from shorter distances. Get physically closer. Break the ice, talk about your purpose of the picture I needed.
Interesting thing in portrait photography is that you cannot wait till a supposed action to happen. This also means that portrait photographer has to have the skill to predict the behavior of the subject. One of the greatest skills is to know the situation and understanding what the subject would react to it. For an instance, when in the outdoors if it starts drizzling, people look up with a pleasant expression maybe also with a welcoming expression with open hands. Be prepared to what the circumstance is and capture candid and natural portrait photographs.
So cultivate this skill of anticipating subjects behavior and also keep all the camera settings ready in advance when you are up for shooting. Example: setting of the aperture and shutter speed in advance. This confirms you dont have to struggle for the minor details when you are at shooting. This also reduces the number of moments where you regret of not able to capture awesomeness. Remember, every picture tells a story. As a portrait photographer its you who speak that out through your photography!
Heres one wedding photography suggestion to amateur wedding photographers:
Visit the location once where you are going to shoot before the event! This really helps in knowing how the actual wedding photography session going to take place. Most important factor to consider here is light. If you are aware of position of shots and the effect of light in that place you can create some really nice wedding pictures without have to spend much time thinking of ideas when actually the wedding photography takes place. Of course as a photographer you know how to make the best use of all those unplanned moments!

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Download Photo Editor

By: Jeffry Harrell

The quality of the picture will also rely on the capability of the printer.

Vector editors vs raster graphics editors

Vector graphics editors are usually contrasted with raster graphics editors, and their abilities complement just about every other. Vector editors are greater for graphic style and design, page layout, typography, logos, sharp-edged creative illustrations (e.g. cartoons, clip art, complicated geometric patterns), technical illustrations, diagramming and flowcharting. Raster editors are much more suitable for retouching, image processing, image-realistic illustrations, collage, and hand drawn illustrations using a pen tablet. A lot of contemporary illustrators use Corel Photograph-Paint and Photoshop to make all sorts of illustrations. The latest variations of bitmap editors, these kinds of as GIMP and Photoshop support vector-like resources (e.g. editable paths), and vector editors these as CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator are steadily adopting instruments and strategies that had been the moment limited to bitmap editors (e.g. blurring).
[edit] Widespread Characteristics

* Decide on a region for editing.
* Draw lines with brushes of different color, size, shape and stress
* Fill in a region with a single shade, gradient of colors, or a texture.
* Decide on a shade working with different color designs (e.g. RGB, HSV), or by using a colour dropper.
* Include typed letters in diverse font types.
* Remove scratches, dirt, wrinkles, and imperfections from photo photos.
* Composite editing using layers.
* Edit and convert in between different shade models.
* Use various filters for results like sharpening and blurring.
* Convert in between a variety of picture formats.

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Know what you want to turn your practical image into. This piece will involve conceptualizing and contemplating about what your avatar need to use or glimpse like. You could get inspiration from your preferred Television displays and cartoons and other characters in pop tradition. In truth, if you have done for yourself, there could be underlying factors for the continued destruction which is recommended to use the support. These companies have designers image editing enthusiasts who are compensated with image editing software package essential. Image Editing Solutions is accountable for all routine maintenance, no matter whether significant or modest. In standard, they are engaging in actions Portrait & Non Portrait Photo Editing, Image Restoration, Image Retouching, Photo Enhancement, Vector Conversion, Images Masking, Clipping Route, Image Cutout, Picture Artwork, Picture Collage.

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Birmingham Wedding Photography Advice On Choosing A Photographer

By: Frederick Richardson

The training can assortment from informal self taught to school degrees these types of as a Masters of Art in photography. In point there are essentially a very few PhD stage diploma photography software programs in the US.

Education applications cover the technical features of photography these kinds of as depth of area, styles of photographs (movie or digital), point of view, variety of lens employed, ISO or image quality components, etc. They also include digital picture manipulation and printing techniques that can be applied to the final product or service.

Not owning a university degree or a master's diploma does not always make a photographer a "bad" photographer, but it does give a bit of credibility and really should be at minimum a single variable you take into account in your quest.

Education applications also instruct the "art" of photography. This feature of wedding ceremony photography is much more subjective from the viewer's viewpoint but pretty crucial to brides as that is what they see. The art of photograph variables very into how you make your initially "cut" on your very long list of attributes a photographer need to exhibit.

As a result, 1st and foremost, you will need to like the photos that the photographer exhibits from other brides. You will know what you like following you have witnessed a selection of photographers but make positive you are wanting for some of the adhering to in the pictures:

Look at his fashion, the colors, the black and white images (if applicable), the sharpness and softness of the photographs. Look and feel at how he poses the persons in the necessary photographs of fast relatives, grandparents etc. Are the poses too formal or too relaxed? Are the men and women smiling and can you see their faces? Does he capture the groups in a method that you would like to exhibit mounted on your walls?

There are a lot of distinct styles of wedding photographers and images, informal, natural, journalistic and formal to name a handful of. Most brides will want some of every single of these styles for various purposes. Can the photographer basically capture your wedding in a method that you dream of? Can he/she capture the emotion, the joy, the trepidation, the attractiveness, the scope, the colour, the sensation that you have planned into your wedding?

Does he have different types of lights or is every photograph the exact same with a flash on his camera? Does he include organic light, windows, shadows, candle light, facet lighting, back again lights, silhouettes? Does he include minimal light images that supply remarkable lights? Does he capture the bride and groom in the fading sunlight and sunset?

You have to look at numerous images for every single photographer you think about to make guaranteed you are secure with the true ultimate solution and decide on accordingly.

Knowledge is also crucial! No two weddings are identical. Considering that no two weddings are identical, it is important that your photographer have sufficient instruction and/or practical knowledge to handle any contingency. Obviously knowledgeable photographers can adapt to the specific conditions you have planned into your wedding. They can tackle the fading light of an early evening wedding, the one of a kind lighting of a huge older church in which the pastor forbids flash photography, the huge relatives groups that you may well wish to have photographed.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Alien Text Effect in Photoshop

So here is another Text Effect in Photoshop. You can use this effect to make titles for your site, printing material etc. It is quite easy tutorial, simple Blending options to use. So hopefully it will be an addition in your gallery.

1. First of all take a new file of any size, I’m going to take 560×400 px size with RGB color mode and 72 DPI.
2. Now choose any background and put it on your file like:

3. Its time to write your text over it. Try to write text in Bold font, I’ve used Impact fond with Green color:

CSS Text Shadows you must know

Text Shadow in CSS is very useful and important property to make your text attractive. Just a single property but you can use it in different ways, here are some examples for you to make Titles text based by using CSS. As usual I’m uploading Source Files so you can take idea quite easily.
There are two common ways to make shadows (for browsers other than IE), by giving simple parameters and blur and secondly if you want to control the Alpha of the shadow, Internet Explorer having different syntax, here are those:


Unique and Unusual Table Lamps and Patio Lights

More than 30 unique and unusual Table Lamps, Lamp Shades and Patio Lights are here. Some are Unique and some are unusual you may have seen very rarely. Great art work to show you. Artists have done a great job making these. Hope you will desire to have some in your own sitting room.

Stunningmesh - Unique & Unusual Table Lamps and Patio Lights

55+ Sofa Designs to Amaze you

Art can be found anywhere, it can be in shadow of any object, it can be found in air, it can be found in water, it may also found in your Drawing Room. Some people are crazy and they need a unique thing in their home. Like these Sofas, we have collected some amazing sofas, that may be of different kind. Hopefully you will like these.

Stunningmesh - Stylish Sofas to Amaze you
Stunningmesh - Stylish Sofas to Amaze you

Lets make Basketball in Photoshop

Today we are going to make Basket Ball in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn some basic tools like use of Pen Tool, Gradient tool, some Layer Styles to learn in this tutorial. Quite easy tutorial for the beginners. It will definitely polish your Graphic Design skills.

Stunningmesh - Basketball in Photoshop
1. Lets start with a new file in Photoshop of size 560 x 560 px size, 72 pixels/inch resolution and RGB color mode:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ice Cream shop in illustrator

I’ve already published how to make Icons using Photoshop, now I’m going to tell you Vectorized Icons in Illustrator. You can make your own choice icon, I’m here going to make a Shop/House Icon. So lets begin.
1. Lets start with a new File. Pick Rectangular tool and draw a rectangle as shown below: (it will be the wall of  house for our icon)

2. Now make two more rectangles like shown below, one would be for Window and other would be for Door

MP3/MP4 Player in photoshop

Here is a bit long tutorial in Photoshop. I’m going to make MP3/MP4 player in Photoshop, the purpose is to tell you some Tools and Filters, so you may be familiar with these tools and techniques. Hopefully you will like to make it by your own.

1. Lets start with new file and draw Rounded Rectangle  on it:

2. Run the command Layer >> Layer Style >> Inner Glow and then Gradient Overlay, give the following settings:

Pixel Effect in Photoshop

I think you have seen this effect before. By using this effect you can do pixelization. Very short tutorial and it will not be boring I guess.
1. Start with a new document and apply the gradient as shown below:

2. Here is Gradient style which i used:

Remove background without removing hair

This is very very important and useful Tutorial. Many people wanted to delete the background of their picture, but they must be finding difficulty if picture is having Hair flying in the air and they don’t want to delete these Hair. So here I’m going to tell you how you can remove the Background without removing the Hair.
1. Lets start with a Picture. If you have your own the well and good, if you don’t have, then find one through NET.

2. Go to Channel Panel, by running the command Window >> Channel  and select Blue channel.

Colorful Text & Dynamic Background

In this tutorial I’m going to teach you some commands and techniques in Photoshop. By using these commands and techniques you can make very colorful and attractive text and also Dynamic Backgrounds. So lets start.1. Start with a new document with black background:

2. Create new layer and pick Brush Tool  with #B20058 color and with soft edges with large size. Click in the middle of the page to make something like this:

Abstract Backgrounds

Here is another Background of Dynamic background series. Hopefully you will like it:
1. Start with a new document and fill it with black:

2. Now go to Filter >> Render >> Lens Flare and give these setting:

This result should come:

3. Now run this command Six more time and every time by changing the Flare position, like:

Bubbles Background

For the series of Background, here is another dynamic background. We are going to make Lighting background.
1. Start with a new file of any size and fill it with Gray (#262626) color. Be sure not to use Black color.

2. Now we are going to create a Brush. First pick Ellipse Tool (U) and create a circle like:

Text on Foggy Window

I’m trying to make an effect that shows Foggy window with water drops over it and text written on it. 1. Start with a new Document and you must be needing a picture having Water drops over it. I’ll convert it into Window later.

2. Now run the command Image >> Adjustment >> Brightness/Contrast and give the following setting:

Glowing Colorful Background in Photoshop

So here is another attractive and stunning Background. You will learn some new techniques in it. It will be a very simple technique, but result would be astonishing.
1. Lets start with a new document. Fill it with Dark Gray color, but don’t use Black color please, I’ve used #1b1b1b:

2. Now I need a picture having Smoke effect, you can take anyone from searching through NET. So paste it on Canvas:

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