Nik Software (now owned by Google) is the developer of a spectacular Photoshop plug-in called Color Efex Pro. In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to reproduce the Bleach Bypass look using Photoshop’s remarkable resources.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll build a Zen-like, misty mountains composite from existing landscape photos and textures. Along the way, hopefully we’ll pick up a few useful techniques and also discover that creation is a fulfilling (sometimes arduous) process.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll create a simple, but elegant, window-shaped gobo.
A workshop student recently introduced me to an app called PhotoTangler. I loved the name so much that I was eager to learn about it. The app takes distinct images and seamlessly blends them into a collage that is unified with texture. I wondered how easy it would be to accomplish the same effect in Photoshop. It turns out that the process is both uncomplicated and a great way to engage your right brain!
In today’s tutorial, we’re going to bring together two of my favorite techniques––Soft-Glow Montage and Oil Paint Filter––to produce a breathtaking painterly effect with softer, more luminous details than would be possible using only the Oil Paint filter.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for compositing. More than anything, I’ve enjoyed crafting composites that look like they belong on movie posters or book covers. Here are a few recent examples.
Since Photoshop is capable of producing so many spectacular effects, it’s not often that I turn to third-party software to get the job done. I make exceptions, however, when I stumble across software as remarkable as Filter Forge. Filter Forge features over 4000 creative photo effects and almost 4500 realistic textures. The number of effects and textures is growing by the day because Filter Forge filters are created not by 10 engineers in a lab, but by thousands of users from around the globe.
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.