Archive for the 'Effects' Category

Page Curl Effect Tutorial

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

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 that we […]

3D Object Reflection Tutorial

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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 […]

Reflection Tutorial

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

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 […]

Glowing planet

Friday, November 25th, 2005

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 circle […]

Aged Photo

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

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 Ctrl+Shift+U.

2. Then […]