The HBO series True Detective serves as the inspiration for this double-exposure technique by Daniel Bryant.
When it comes to retouching, the Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush tools are perfect for repairing or removing items and then blending surrounding pixels so your changes look real.
It’s easy to apply digital makeup to portraits in Photoshop, though it’s important that your subject has some makeup on before you snap the shot—even if it’s a subtle neutral color—so you have realistic texture to work with.
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.
I gave our editor, Chris Main, a few options for this issue’s “Down & Dirty Tricks” column and, of course, he went with the X-Men type effect.
Daniel uses the Brush tool, text, layer styles, and lens flare to create a critically acclaimed award show-style graphic.
In this video tutorial, Stephen Burns isolates and modifies, then uses the new Path Blur tool to create a sense of motion and add drama to an image.
What’s nice about this technique is its simplicity and flexibility. You can have as many or as few tiles as needed, and you can change the font color or messaging very easily. It’s one of those simple but effective techniques that works perfectly as an additional design element.