Several years ago, Adobe had an interesting little application called Adobe Dimensions. This standalone program was limited yet powerful, as it could create 3D PostScript vector art, which could be imported into Illustrator or Photoshop to create interesting 3D effects.
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.
I love Disney animation movies, and I almost always love the logos that are created to support these feature films. They're clever and creative and they always make me want to try and re-create them using Photoshop.
If you are looking to enhance the standard lens flare effects in Photoshop, here are some ideas for you. This video shows how designers can apply blur filters, levels adjustments, and blend modes to create new types of lens flare elements. PS designers can also use the free transform tool to create streaking flares.
Let's have a little fun with 3D. C'mon, just try it! In this exercise, we'll create some inflated text using the 3D features in Photoshop. With the enhanced surface properties, you can create a reflective metallic look in a matter of minutes.
While it doesn't use super-complicated Photoshop effects, the logo itself is extremely clever. Kudos to the designer that created a great logo without using a ton of over-the-top effects. Here's our version using several different layer styles.
The blur filters in Photoshop are just the ticket for simulating movement in a photo. Not only does this increase visual interest, but it's also a useful effect for stock photographers. By using smart filters, your original remains unharmed and you get an automatic mask that you can use to hide the motion from parts of your photo.
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and a simple Brush to create a metallic rivets – inspired text on a denim background.