The realism of this blueprint effect tutorial all depends on the base images you have to work with. For best results, use pictures of your subject from the front, side and top, combined into one document. Authentic blueprints are drawn as exact plans, whereas a photograph will always include unwanted details, perspective, and reflections. (more…)
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.
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.
The Sin City movies are modern masterpieces that reimagine the film noir genre from the 40s and 50s. They use black and white imagery with low key lighting to creating striking pictures with high contrast between light and shadow. (more…)
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing dark fantasy effect from your own photos. I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.
Some painters use photographs as memory aids to help them paint. It is also possible for photographers to simulate an oil painting using Photoshops’ new mixer brush. The results can look strikingly realistic except that your prints won’t have the texture associated with a real painting and will never match their sales value – nor should they. (more…)
If you’ve got a particularly “uninteresting” image you want to use in your next design project and you’re looking for a way to spice it up a bit, consider adding a comic book style halftone-dot effect to your image. It’s quick and easy, uses only Photoshop’s built-in filters, and produces excellent results. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Photoshop CC tutorial showing how to transform a photo of someone into the look of a monetary steel engraving and then place it and a name onto paper currency. (more…)
Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial showing how to transform an ordinary photo into a classic, comic book pop art-style, cartoon. This is an update to a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. (more…)
The first of our Pixelate filters, the Color Halftone filter, simulates the effect of a color halftone. So, there’s a simulation of the breakdown of the pixels into dots of cyan, magenta, yellow and black. That is, and this is the important point I want to make about this filter. (more…)
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…)
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…)