Hollywood films, such as the recent Boxtrolls, are wonderful examples of how to achieve a dramatic moody look through the use of carefully directed light and shadow, the play of warm and cool colors, and subtle inclusion of atmospheric effects like mist.
Combining textures with photos is a simple and creative way to impart a painterly quality. As I search for textures to blend with subjects, I can almost feel new synapses being formed in my brain.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll make quick work of extracting a busy, transparent water splash element from a white background using channels.
Creating a thought-provoking photo composite doesn’t always have to be a labor-intensive affair. Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a mask and painting with a soft black brush to blend two images. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to take a simple concept and quickly fashion it into a compelling composite.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll take a look at a quick-and-easy way to create rain using a little-known layer style by the name of (you guessed it) Rain.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll explore the techniques necessary to create a striking crack-n-peel face effect.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll create a dramatic light beam from scratch using a series of Curves adjustment layers.
In my experience with in-camera multiple-exposure techniques, I’ve discovered that it’s possible to produce a painterly effect with fine brush strokes merely by overlaying three or more slightly out-of-alignment frames.