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.
Today, Stephen Burns explains how to create tonal maps to simulate depth of field in your photographs.
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.
This tutorial explains how to create a colorful futuristic looking text effect, using a couple of Layer Styles for multiple layers, and a simple brush.
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.
I have here some really cool tricks for creating your own holiday wreath in Photoshop, complete with decorations. Once you have the basics down you will see how much fun it is to play around with different arrangements.