Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch Effect

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch Effect

A sketch effect takes an ordinary photo and transforms it to a work of art—as though it’s been drawn by a professional artist. Using an inverted Layer Mask and a stiff, pencil-textured Brush, you can achieve this look easily with a little time and strategy. When creating this effect, make sure to follow the traditional drawing rules of hatching and cross-hatching for a believable look.

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How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockup

How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockup

This Logo Mockup tutorial walks you through the process of taking a text based logo and creating a 3D effect. The result will primarily make use of gold and black as the 2 defining colours along with added shadows, gloss, blend and highlight effects. When complete, the 3D text remains editable through the use of Smart Object layers.

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How to Trace an Image Using Photoshop

If you love to make line art, but are calligraphically challenged, take heart: Photoshop makes it easy for you do create flawless line drawings by tracing. We’ll show you how to take an existing image and create your own version that you can adapt, modify and improve for yourself! (more…)

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Drawing with Photoshop Halftones

To get the best results from these tools, it’s important to set the options to fit your need. I usually use an exposure setting of around 30 percent and then change the Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows settings depending on the areas I want to effect. For instance, set the Dodge tool to Highlights to to make a highlight on the eye whiter, or set the Burn tool to Highlight to make the highlight on the eye darker. (more…)

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Creating Screen tone effect in Photoshop

It is often desirable to achieve screen tones for artwork for either practicality or for effect. What ever you need it for I am going to show you the most effective way to achieve this using Photoshop. If you can master this, then there is no need to track down real zipatone and fiddle around with cutting it up. (more…)

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Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

Among many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it larger or smaller without any quality loss. (more…)

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