In today’s lesson, we’ll examine one of the techniques that is most essential to making a composite believable – wrapping light around the subject. I’ll show you the original way of doing this as well as a new way that I stumbled upon quite by accident.
Compositing wispy strands of hair is tricky business. In today’s tutorial, we’ll explore strategies for capturing and compositing models that make the process uncomplicated and fun.
This technique is written for Photoshop CS6, but can easily be accomplished in prior versions. I recently picked up a copy of the Michael Jordan biography, Driven from Within, and on p. 11 there is…
The type treatment on the cover of the ‘Best of 2012′ iPad version of Photoshop User magazine displays type that appears to be receding into the distance. The entire effect is created using a few clever layer styles and a gradient overlay. Today, I’ll show you how to produce this sweet look.
Working on a children’s book has given me the opportunity to deeply engage my imagination. Specifically, I’ve been dressing up animals with patterns. Doing so has allowed me to play around with custom shapes, layer styles, and blend modes. The process is incredibly fun! Today, I’d like to share some of the remarkable things I’ve learned using a toy rhinoceros as the subject.
Zooming the lens during a long exposure produces an effect with beams of light and color rushing dramatically toward the subject. In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to produce this effect in Photoshop using an image captured without long-exposure trickery.
Since French Kiss textures are created from actual natural media paintings that are breathtaking as stand-alone images, I now find myself looking for a texture that will harmonize with the subject’s color.
This technique is written for Photoshop CS6 Public Beta, but can be accomplished in prior versions with a few small work-arounds. When I first spotted the graphic for ABC’s Scandal television series, the mysterious wrinkled…