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.
Using Custom Brushes to Mask An Image To Achieve An Interesting Effect.
Using basic shapes combined with layers styles and blend modes to create an interesting effect.