Here are some interesting ways to use Photoshop’s Pattern Maker feature to create background effects for your image and text designs.
The Vanishing Point filter is a very powerful feature in Photoshop CS3, especially once you know a couple tricks for drawing grids, and then placing and blending images to them.
Here’s a technique from Corey for creating an interesting effect by using an alpha channel from one image, bringing it over to another image and creating a layer mask from that selection. Check it out…
Corey demonstrates how to use layer styles to create glassy-looking text that reflects the background image and remains fully editable after you are finished.
Photoshop instructor Rick Sammon shows you a couple ways to add some excitement to your photos.
Using a classic text effect on a photograph.
Using custom brushes and the smudge tool to create an interesting motion blur effect.
Using Smart Filters to achieve an interesting transition from a line drawing to a photo.