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Getting Creative with Custom Shapes

Working on a children’s book has given me the opportunity to deeply engage my imagination. Specifically, I’ve been dressing up animals with patterns. Doing so has allowed me to play around with custom shapes, layer styles, and blend modes. The process is incredibly fun! Today, I’d like to share some of the remarkable things I’ve learned using a toy rhinoceros as the subject.

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Long Exposure Slap Zoom Effect

Zooming the lens during a long exposure produces an effect with beams of light and color rushing dramatically toward the subject. In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to produce this effect in Photoshop using an image captured without long-exposure trickery.

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