A mezzotint is a way of reproducing a photograph in black and white with etched lines instead of the familiar “dot” pattern of a typical halftone.
Photoshop’s Pattern Stamp is a great way to turn a photograph into a watercolor, without that “filtered” look.
Take Photoshop, the pen tool, and a photo of a pad of paper and a pencil, and you can leave Mom a digital note, or make a quick sketch.
Photoshop’s Motion Blur is a great filter, but it doesn’t really look like someone is moving fast- it looks more as if you’re rapidly shaking your head back and forth.
Have you ever wondered what you would look like with a different body– ripped, toned and ready to flex?
There are lots of great background techniques around, many involving a huge number of layers and a variety of blending modes.
I’ve been doing a lot of Photo-effect and alteration tutorials for www.photoshopuser.com lately, and occasionally it feels good to get back to where it all began for me… type effects.
Photograph courtesy of Photospin.comThe Filter Gallery is a very cool way to get the filter effects you want; whether you’re turning a photo into a chalk rendering or a multi-media drawing.