Photoshop Tutorials Blog » Effects http://pstutorialsblog.com Daily Photoshop Tutorials, Tips, News and Resources Sat, 01 Oct 2011 19:22:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Turning Pictures into Statues Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/109/turning-pictures-into-statues-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/109/turning-pictures-into-statues-tutorial/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:15:20 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=109 This is one of these photoshop tutorials that although they might not be for everyday use, they can help you understand the use of the various Photoshop tools. Once again it’s a free video tutorial from Watch and Learn Photoshop. Today’s tip is a two-for-one for those of you who want to know how to [...]

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This is one of these photoshop tutorials that although they might not be for everyday use, they can help you understand the use of the various Photoshop tools. Once again it’s a free video tutorial from Watch and Learn Photoshop.

Today’s tip is a two-for-one for those of you who want to know how to extract a person from an image. After learning how to do this, you’ll also learn how to turn that person into a statue in just a few simple steps.

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Posterizing Images Video Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/107/posterizing-images-video-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/107/posterizing-images-video-tutorial/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2006 20:43:13 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=107 I guess we are on a roll posting about the latest free video tutorials from Watcandlearnphotoshop. Free however is nice . Their latest free video tutorial show how to posterize an image using Photoshop, a simple but nice tutorial that basically explains how the Poster Edges filter works. Turning your images into illustrations isn’t as [...]

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I guess we are on a roll posting about the latest free video tutorials from Watcandlearnphotoshop. Free however is nice :) . Their latest free video tutorial show how to posterize an image using Photoshop, a simple but nice tutorial that basically explains how the Poster Edges filter works.

Turning your images into illustrations isn’t as difficult as you might think. In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make your images look cartoonish in just one simple step.

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Adding Smoke to an Image – Photoshop Video Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/106/adding-smoke-to-an-image-photoshop-video-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/106/adding-smoke-to-an-image-photoshop-video-tutorial/#comments Sat, 12 Aug 2006 06:36:09 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=106 Another one of the excellent free video tutorials from Watchandlearnphotoshop has been released. This tutorial explains how you can add smoke to an image, as the title clearly suggests. Want to make your motorcycle photo gallery a little more exciting by adding a little smoke to your pictures? In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how [...]

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Another one of the excellent free video tutorials from Watchandlearnphotoshop has been released. This tutorial explains how you can add smoke to an image, as the title clearly suggests.

Want to make your motorcycle photo gallery a little more exciting by adding a little smoke to your pictures? In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create smoke in Photoshop using filters and blending modes.

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Page Curl Effect Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/83/page-curl-effect-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/83/page-curl-effect-tutorial/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2006 21:06:39 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=83 With this tutorial, I am going to show you how to achieve a page curl effect in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter so it’s for Photoshop CS2 only. Let’s start by opening the photo you want to apply the effect to. I used this stock photo The first thing [...]

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With this tutorial, I am going to show you how to achieve a page curl effect in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter so it’s for Photoshop CS2 only.

Let’s start by opening the photo you want to apply the effect to. I used this stock photo

Original photo for the photoshop tutorial

The first thing that we are going to is to unlock the background layer. To do this simply double click on the padlock icon besides your photo thumbnail in the layers palette.

unlock background layer

Now select the Rectangular Marquee Tool

rectangular marquee tool

and select a rectangular area in the corner that you want to apply the effect. In the screenshot below I have highlighted my selection.

rectangular selection at the left bottom corner

Now select the gradient tool and draw a black to white gradient in your selection. In this case I drew the gradient from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.

black to white diagonal gradient

Now deselect (Select->Deselect) or (Ctr+D)
Next go to Edit->Transform->Warp.
Drag the bottom left point towards the center like in the screenshot below.

warp the image

And here is our result.

warp result

Finally apply a Drop Shadow style. These are the settings I used.

drop shadow settings

And here is my final result.

final result of page curl photoshop training




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3D Object Reflection Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/82/3d-object-reflection-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/82/3d-object-reflection-tutorial/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:33:39 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=82 You may have noticed that I have added a Free Video Tutorials Page. These Tutorials are provided for free from Watch and Learn Photoshop (one of the sponsors of this blog), a company that offers affordable Photoshop training video tutorials, and a new free video tutorial is added every week to the list. This week’s [...]

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You may have noticed that I have added a Free Video Tutorials Page. These Tutorials are provided for free from Watch and Learn Photoshop (one of the sponsors of this blog), a company that offers affordable Photoshop training video tutorials, and a new free video tutorial is added every week to the list. This week’s video tutorial explains how to add a reflection to a 3d object such as a box, a process that is a bit more complicated than adding reflections to 2d layers like text or shape layers.
Here is the link for the 3D Reflection Tutorial

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Reflection Tutorial http://pstutorialsblog.com/81/reflection-tutorial/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/81/reflection-tutorial/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:30:23 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=81 With this tutorial I am going to show you how you can add reflections to your text, shapes or isolated objects. This is a very common (and easy) technique and is used a lot, especially in web design. As an example for this tutorial I will add a reflection to text, however as I said [...]

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With this tutorial I am going to show you how you can add reflections to your text, shapes or isolated objects. This is a very common (and easy) technique and is used a lot, especially in web design.

As an example for this tutorial I will add a reflection to text, however as I said before you can also use the same technique to add reflections to shapes or isolated objects.
Let’s start our little Photoshop training session :) .

I have created a new document and just type PS Reflection as you can see in the screenshot below.

PS reflection text

The first step is to duplicate our text layer. You can do that by simply pressing Ctrl+J or by going to Layer -> Duplicate Layer.

Now, select the Move Tool (V) and drag the duplicate layer below the original one like in the screenshot below.

aligning the layers

(You can also add a bit of perspective to the reflection layer by transforming it (Edit->Transform->Perspective) if you want.

The next step is to add a layer mask to the duplicate layer. To do this simply click on the add layer mask button in the layers palette.

add layer mask button

Now pick the Gradient Tool and draw a gradient (black to white) in the direction that the arrow is showing in the screenshot below. (Hold Shift while you draw the gradient)

gradient direction

You should now have something like this.

Gradient result

Finally just reduce the opacity of the duplicate layer and you are all done. I reduced the opacity to 35% and here is my final result.

Final result of photoshop training session

There is no golden rule about the opacity % , just play with the opacity setting until you get your desired result.




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Glowing planet http://pstutorialsblog.com/30/glowing-planet/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/30/glowing-planet/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2005 14:38:27 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=30 With this tutorial I am going to show you a way to create a nice glowing planet (sphere) effect. Here is an example 1. Start by creating a new document 40*40 pixels. Get the Paint bucket tool and fill it with a light blue color. Then with the Elliptical Marquee tool and select a perfet [...]

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With this tutorial I am going to show you a way to create a nice glowing planet (sphere) effect. Here is an example
Final Adobe photoshop tutorial result.

1. Start by creating a new document 40*40 pixels. Get the Paint bucket tool and fill it with a light blue color. Then with the Elliptical Marquee tool and select a perfet circle (hold down Shift while selecting) at the center of your document and fill it with white. You should now have an image like this.
Pattern.

2. Go to Edit -> Define Pattern and give your pattern a name. (If you want you can use the image above)

3. Close this document and create a new one with a size of 800*800 pixels.

4. Select the Paint Bucket Tool (Fill: Pattern) and fill your new document with the pattern we ‘ve just created.
Fill with pattern result.

5. Get the Elliptical Marquee tool and select a circle at the center of your document.
Elliptical Selection.

6. Go to Filter -> Distort-> Sperize and use Amount: 100% Mode: Normal.

7. Now we are going to inverse the selection. Go to Select -> Inverse (Ctrl+Shift+I). Fill the new selection with black and deselect (Ctrl+D)

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Aged Photo http://pstutorialsblog.com/26/aged-photo/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/26/aged-photo/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2005 11:28:35 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=26 With this tutorial I am going to show you one of the ways I use to give a photo a vintage, aged look. I am starting with this 2MP stock photo of a mannequin. 1. First of all we are going to desaturate the photo. Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Desaturate or just press [...]

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With this tutorial I am going to show you one of the ways I use to give a photo a vintage, aged look.

I am starting with this 2MP stock photo of a mannequin.

Original stock photo

1. First of all we are going to desaturate the photo. Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Desaturate or just press Ctrl+Shift+U.

2. Then we are going to add some noise to our photo. Go to Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise and use these settings (If your photo is very large you may need to add some more noise)

Photoshop filter noise settings

3. Go to Filter -> Render -> Lighting Effects. Here are the settings I used.

Photoshop filter lighting settings

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Dreamy Duotone effect http://pstutorialsblog.com/19/dreamy-duotone-effect/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/19/dreamy-duotone-effect/#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2005 09:53:44 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=19 With this tutorial I am going to show you a way to turn a photo into a dreamy duotone image using Adobe Photoshop. 1. Open the image you want to apply this effect. I am going to start with this stock photo. 2. Go to ” Image” -> “Mode” and select “Greyscale”. A message will [...]

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With this tutorial I am going to show you a way to turn a photo into a dreamy duotone image using Adobe Photoshop.

1. Open the image you want to apply this effect. I am going to start with this stock photo.

Original stock photo

2. Go to ” Image” -> “Mode” and select “Greyscale”. A message will pop up asking you if you want to discard color information, click OK and continue.

3. Go again at “Image” -> “Mode” but this time select “Duotone”. Select colors depending on the toning that you want to give to your photo. My setting for this tutorial where:

Duotone settings

Which produces this slightly blue toned result.
Duotone result

4. Now for the dreamy effect we are going to use the popular method of blurring.
Duplicate your layer (Ctrl-J) and on the top layer apply a Gaussian blur (Fiter->Blur->Gaussian Blur). The optimum radius depends on the size and the detail of your photo and the effect you want to achieve so expirement with the settings. For this tutorial I used a radius of 50pixels. Set the layer mode to “Overlay” and we are finished.
All that is left to do now is merging the layers and changing the image mode back to RGB (Image->Mode->RGB Color)

Here is my final result

Final result

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Image inside text http://pstutorialsblog.com/18/image-inside-text/ http://pstutorialsblog.com/18/image-inside-text/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:38:08 +0000 Dimitris http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=18 I am going to show you an easy way to put your images inside text with a slightly different and in my opinion a more versatile way than the most common ways people use to achieve this effect. 1) Start by opening the photo that you want to place inside your text. For this tutorial, [...]

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I am going to show you an easy way to put your images inside text with a slightly different and in my opinion a more versatile way than the most common ways people use to achieve this effect.

1) Start by opening the photo that you want to place inside your text. For this tutorial, I am going to use this photo.

Background Photo

2) Select the “Horizontal Type Tool” (T), type your text and place it on top of the part of the image that you want to include inside your text.

Text over photo

3) Right click on the Text layer and choose “Create Work Path”

Create work path

This is the main advantage of this method. By creating a work path from the text before you make a selection you can easily transform, skew, scale and generally alter the look of your text before you place the photo within it without creating any jaggies.

4) Select the “Pen Tool” (P), right click and choose “Make selection”.

Make selection

5) Delete the text layer, and without deselecting go to “Layer” -> “New” -> “Layer via Copy” (Ctrl-J)
You can now delete the photo layer as well. You should now have your text with your image within it on a transparent background ready to be used for your designs.

If you want you can apply different blending modes to it. Here is my final result with a simple stroke.

Final Result

If you liked this tutorial check out my other Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

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