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Friday, April 29, 2011

Create A Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

We continue to train you so you will get a new Adobe Photoshop knowledge. Since I really like light effects, you probably noticed that we have a lot of tutorial just for lighting effects. And today, we would add to our collection one more very glamorous glamor light effect. In this tutorial you will learn how with the professional techniques you can create an amazing light effect using Photoshop.

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color light effect Create A Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create realistic and creative computer mouse design – Microsoft ARC mouse. If you compare it with the real ARC mouse, you will not find a difference from our design. Mostly we will use Pen tool and color it by shading and highlight techniques using the Burn Tool and Dodge Tool to create a 3D effect. This is a very detailed tutorial which is used more than 70 images to help you easily learn drawing basics in Photoshop. So, lets start to draw.

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arc mouse Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop

Create A Light Effect Photomanipulation Using Photoshop

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a Lighting Photomainpulation using Photoshop. You will learn how to use different settings to fill out your canvas with nice lightnings and blending modes using different stock images to create good lighting effects. Following the steps of this tutorial you will easily learn how to use different tools and tips to create good lighting effects. This is my second tutorial and I hope you will enjoy and learn something from it!

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Hand Drawing Sketch With Photo

In this Photoshop tutorial we will show you how to create nice unique photo effect from sketch and your photo. We will use many tools in Photoshop and also you will need some skills in drawing as to create this effect you will need to draw sketch. Also in this tutorial you will be able to learn the Photoshop technique how to use sketch and combine it with a real picture, as a result you will get a very unique and fantastic effect. So lets start to learn.

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boom box How to Mix Hand Drawing Sketch With Photo

Create Rockstar Poster in Photoshop

This time we will show you how to create colorful rockstar poster in photoshop. In this tutorial we will use plenty of various photoshop techniques. Tutorial is pretty complex, so you will need to carefully follow each step of this tutorial. As you can see from final image preview, we will create awesome effect using usual photo and your photoshop knowledge. So, enough to talk, lets start to learn.

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rockstar photo effect Create Rockstar Poster in Photoshop

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Create a Cartoon Car Similar to Cars Movie

This tutorial will show how to create a cartoon character, similar to those in the Cars Movie, by working with real photographs instead of 3D programs. Before we move on, let us recap on how they look like below.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Simulating Photographic Whiteout

Hollywood Movie Retouching

 

When this letter came in from the Photoshop 911 emergency hotline it presented several unique problems for the Photoshop team to solve. First of course they replied to the reader with a step-by-step on how to accomplish the technique. However, during the process the images caught our attention so we figured it would be a good tutorial to present here.
      Oh, by the way, to do this in Photoshop Elements you would follow basically the same steps.

Create a Vintage Collage in Photoshop

Learn how to create a Vintage Collage in Photoshop

First, let us explain what is a collage? Collage is a form of art, in which we combine a number of images in a tasteful way. We’ll use some simple techniques to achieve an amazing result. Basically, the key tool of today’s tutorial is our famous “Pen Tool”. So to start with this vintage collage we need these images, background image, girl image, and violin image.
Before we start let’s have a look at our Final result:-
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Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

Step 1

Start Photoshop, open a new document, and fill the background with light orange/sand color (#EABE94). Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw the base of the icon—color  #CC622E (for now).

Drawing a Penguin Cartoon

Create a circle using elliptical shape tool.


Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select warp.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Design a Business Man Mascot in Photoshop


Learn how to create a Business Man Mascot in Photoshop!

Create a Cute Cartoon Beast


In this Tutorial I'll show you how to create a neat cartoon scene in photoshop. Our scene will contain 2 characters: a cute beast and an angry toy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect


Explosions are cool. Seriously cool. So when I received some e-mails asking about how to create a break-apart, explosion effect, I knew it’d be worth making a tutorial on. Read on to find out how to break apart a body, then add some awesome lighting and glow, and nopattern style, to finish the image off.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy Character

Red-Haired Boy Character

In this tutorial, we will learn how to make a funny boy character in Adobe Photoshop. After drawing the sketch, we’ll use shapes, layer styles, the brush tool, and other effects to add some dimension to and life to our character.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cartoon Character in Photoshop

Step 1

First off, I drew him walking on the streets of London, I chose that city because of the mysterious atmosphere that it has and all the history. So I drew him looking for our generic psychopath, who was just around the corner.
Reader Tutorial: Cartoon Character in Photoshop

Friday, April 15, 2011

Draw a cartoon girl

 
Today I will show you how to draw a girl portrait in Photoshop. If you want to follow this tutorial please prepare yourself for a few hours of work. I made this tutorial using a Wacom Cintiq Tablet, but i assure you you can use also your mouse to create the same female, but it will take you a little longer.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to Break Sunlight Through the Clouds


In this tutorial I will show you how to turn an overcast day into a stunningly dramatic scene with sunlight breaking through the clouds. This technique can be used for other applications as well. I originally came up with it when I needed to create shafts of light coming through a canopy of trees. The best part of this technique is that the beams are created from the actual imagery so they look very realistic. Lets get started…

Quick Grungy Poster




In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Separating Complex Objects from Background


You can find a lot of tutorials how to separate complex objects from the background. But I would like to invite your attention to another one unique simple tutorial how to achieve the desired effect in just a few steps. I got this method by experimenting.

Put Lightning inside the Bottle

This Photoshop tutorial can make everyone who wants to know how to create lightning in a bottle and you will be very surprised to learn how it is quickly and easy.
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Create Abstract Explosion

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create one crazy effect: explosion of abstraction. Looks very cool and mysteriously and it’s simple to follow.

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Learn to Create Explosion of Abstraction

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Put Smokin’ Bullet Holes and a Wanted Sign into a Piece of Wood

Ok, so this tutorial is like three tutorials rolled into one. We’re going to make an awesome wood emboss effect, put bullet holes into the wood, and finally smoke ‘em up to a gnarly Wyatt-Earp-just-walked-past look.

Step 1

So here’s the image we’re going to be creating, it’s a sort of Wild West wood sign with some bullet holes for extra effect.

Reader Request: MSNBC Style Effect


In this tutorial, I will create an effect like the one in the header of the MSNBC.com website. This effect is a reader’s-request tutorial.
If you have an effect you want to know how to achieve, just let us know in the comments and we will try to write a tutorial about it.

Friday, April 8, 2011

5 Important Criteria that Make a Great Photoshop Tutorial

Deciding what is great is not arbitrary. While some opinions will vary, norms are arrived at through a common criteria by which something is evaluated. So let’s define some criteria for judging a written Photoshop tutorial on the Web. Let’s evaluate the points that make a tutorial good, great, or a super five out of five stars.

1. Wow Factor: How Interesting Is the Effect

One of the reasons why the tutorial by Fabio Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text is so popular is because the effect is really interesting. Its amazing to see the O in the text on fire. The final result is top notch.
GoMediaZine has a tutorial that really stands out: Badass Bling Effect in Photoshop. The final effect is so shiny it pops off the screen.

Beyond The Healing Brush – Removing Objects From Photos

The healing brush and clone tool are fine for fixing blemishes or removing certain things in an open area, but get near a hard edge and these tools become less useful. To realistically remove a large object, it takes careful attention to detail, its just
The Healing Brush and Clone tools are fine for fixing blemishes or removing certain things in an open area, but get near a hard edge and these tools become less useful. Realistically removing a large object takes careful attention to detail, and it’s just something Photoshop can’t quite automate.

Here is the finished “Matrix” effect:

And here is the starting photo, a really simple timer-shot of me leaning on a chair:

Create A Textured Tag For Your Website


In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element. In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern Web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element.

Valentines Day – Photoshop Style

A few days ago, I decided to make a special present for my girlfriend. I also thought this technique could be used by others that have the same plan, so here it goes. I will teach you some nice techniques that could improve your experience and also help you make a great gift.

Step 1

First of all, create a new document and fill it with black.

The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial

Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.


Create an “Awesome” Wrinkled Sticker


Burn and Dodge are very powerful tools that you can use in Photoshop to create a great number of things. In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a wrinkled sticker in Photoshop using these fantastic tools. Let’s get started!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Handy Web 2.0 Icons In Photoshop


When we are working on a Web design project, we quite often need icons to show commands like add, delete, or edit. With the Web 2.0 trend, the use of badges and subtle 3D has become very popular. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a really easy and very nice 3D effect to be used in either buttons and icons or elements that need some depth.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

4 Alternatives to Photoshop For Mac Users


Deciding on an alternative for Photoshop depends a lot on what you use Photoshop for. There are five apps that I’ll give you some information about that are trying to compete head-to-head with Photoshop. If you have more targeted image creation needs there are some apps that may even be a better option than Photoshop.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Photo Manipulation


Would you like to make creative photo manipulation? If yes, then this tutorial special for you!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Create a Cool Halftone Effect

Halftone Effect

In this tutorial, we’re going to go a bit retro. You’ll learn how to create halftone patterns and creatively cut up an image of a model holding a boombox. You’ll then use those cut elements to make your design. We use some layer styles to get everything to come together cohesively. The effects are fun, and you can apply these methods to other designs as well.

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