Combine paint splash and fashion photography using everyday Photoshop tools, resulting in extraordinary effects.Double-click the Background layer to unlock, then select the Quick Selection tool (W). Set Size at 7px, Hardness at 100% and Spacing between 15-20%. Zoom in at 100% and apply to your model. Where selection spills into the background hold Option/Alt and subtract from selection.
Designers love UI kits, due the fact that they allow them to express their creativity, and simplify even the most complex projects they are working on. Still, this is not everything UI kits are good for: they allow designers to sneak peak on their colleagues’ ideas, and skip the part of letting clients do their part of the job (which hardly ever goes fine).
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to add a colorful, fashion and creative makeup to a woman’s portrait. Open the model image. Use the Crop Tool (C) to select the face and the upper of the neck only and hit OK to appy the change.
The techniques of dodging and burning are hand-me-downs from the days of the darkroom. The idea was to manipulate parts of an image while the paper was being exposed to light from the enlarger, where the negative was fitted. In order to decrease the exposure (lighten) on parts of an image, the paper had to be exposed for less time, which was dodging. To increase exposure (darken) it needed to be exposed for more time, which was burning.
Photoshop offers many different techniques to remove an unwanted background from an image. For simple backgrounds, using the standard magic wand tool to select and delete the background may well be more than adequate.
For more complicated backgrounds, you might use the Background Eraser tool. This tool samples the color at the center of the brush and then deletes pixels of a similar color as you “paint.” It feels like painting with acid. Let me show you how it works.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly remove the white areas around your scanned paper drawings. It works for watercolor paintings, sketches, ink drawings and handwritten text alike.
Learn how to combine photos with fractals to create your own surreal photomanipulation. In this tutorial you´ll learn different blending techniques and advanced lighting techniques. Let´s get started!
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a hybrid of text and a photo, resulting in a text which you can read and a photo visible through it. It’s a cool illusion and I’ve used it for fun and for paid jobs, including one of a musician whose lyrics I put over his headshot. In this tutorial I’ll be using my headshot and I’ll take some writing from my blog and lay it over the top. Let’s begin.
In this tutorial, we explore how to create a cover image where you appear to be holding the profile pic in your hand. It's a creative spin on using both design elements in a single coordinated design.
Double exposure has been around, everywhere, for quite some time now. It's an interesting photographic technique that combines two or more exposures into a single image. This tutorial will show you how to use some images, blend modes, and adjustment layers, to create an easy double exposure inspired text effect. Let's get started!
Histograms are helpful tools for both capturing your images and editing them. When used correctly, histograms can help you to use the proper exposure levels while capturing your images. This video tutorial explains how histograms work and how you can use them to create the perfect exposure for your images:
One of the hardest things about photographing babies and newborns is properly capturing their skin tones. Depending upon their specific health conditions, baby skin tones can often have an abundance of red, yellow, or blue. While the exact color of the baby’s skin isn’t the relevant point of the photograph, photographer Aaron Nace shows just how easily you can use Photoshop to balance out the baby’s skin:
In an earlier post I gave you a set of scanned in wood textures. This week we can do a burned lettering effect to give it a more aged rustic effect! First get an image of some wood textures.
OK, this is WAY cooler than it sounds, and it uses a super little-known blend mode that makes it all happen. It’s short and sweet, so watch the quick video I made for you...
Learn how to reshape animals and people with the puppet warp tool in Photoshop. This tutorial shows you the best settings to use, by guest, Karen Alsop for Story Art.
Style is an important aspect of art. It adds great character to your subjects and gives us a fun insight into who they might be. So in this tutorial, let's take a look at how to paint two realistic hairstyles in Photoshop, featuring braids and dreadlocks.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation featuring a lady with the crows. You'll learn how to combine different stock images using standard blending techniques, do retouching, adjust color, create a dark atmosphere, and more.
The term “complementary colors” refers to a pair of colors which are opposite one another on the color wheel. Let’s take a look, in sixty seconds!
Photoshop has a wealth of ways to make selections but skin comes with its own challenges so any help we can get from Photoshop is welcome …. step in Color Range. Color Range has been in Photoshop for some time, but the addition of Skin Tones is relatively new and can speed up the process quite considerably. In this post we’ll look at how well it can work and what to do when it gets a bit tricky.
Download this free set of Gold and Silver textures by SparkleStock. These Photoshop styles let you add gold/silver/rose-gold textures to your layer in one click. They’re a great way to make text look fancy without doing much.