In my quest for the Holy Grail of portrait-retouching effects, I sought a look that was crisp and chiseled, yet sleek and refined. This couldn’t be an ordinary effect; it had to be created nondestructively…
Adobe keeps slipping fun new features into each new release of Photoshop CC. In a recent release, they quietly unveiled a Flame filter that can be used to create everything from candlelight to dramatic flame-thrower bursts to flaming type.
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.