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.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll make quick work of extracting a busy, transparent water splash element from a white background using channels.
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.
Stephen Burns discusses the new mixer brush in Photoshop and how it can be used to create a brush from an image with full color properties and luminance values.