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Digital Painting in Photoshop Epi 6: Brush Tool Presets

July 27, 2011 |

In this tutorial we will learn a little more about customizing our brushes and how to change the Photoshop presets for use in our Digital Painting projects, we will also learn how to save our brushes, manage brush sets and get familiar with brush modes. Lets get started! Topics Include: 1. Brush Settings 2. Saving Brushes/Tools 3. Managing Sets 4. Brush Modes [sam id=3 codes=’false’] Speed Painting: Cinematic Environment Sketches: Desert

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Digital Painting in Photoshop Epi 6: Brush Tool Settings

July 22, 2011 |

In this Digital Painting in Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to use the brush tool and how to utilize different settings for our Digital Painting, we will also learn how to set up hot-keys, modify default settings and get familiar other amazing functions. Lets get started! Topics Include: 1. Brush Settings 2. Saving Brushes/Tools 3. Managing Sets 4. Brush Modes 5. Hotkeys/Actions [sam id=3 codes=’false’] Speed Painting: Environment Sketch Demo (Digital Painting in Photoshop)

Digital Painting in Photoshop Epi 2: Organization

June 24, 2011 |

This tutorial is teaches us how to organize our workspace in Photoshop, having an organized workspace is essential for efficiency when doing digital painting, we will learn how to customize our menus, set up keyboard shortcuts, hot-keys and other essentials, let’s get started! Topics include: 1. Custom Workspace 2. Keyboard Shortcuts 3. Performance Settings 4. Windows/Palettes   [sam id=3 codes=’false’] Speed Painting – Saoirse Ronan as Hanna

Create a Painted Poster using Photoshop Filters

Create a Painted Poster: Photoshop Paint filters can be used give a painted look to your images. Here is a quick tutorial on how to accomplish the painted look. The goal of this design was to get a painted effect, that kept some of the realism of the original image still intact. The use of the default filters in Photoshop is usually discouraged among seasoned designers, because the effects are usually obvious, but if time is taken to customize and mix the filters, you can get some interesting effects.  Lets dig in!     Inspiration Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139.23-24 Resource KP 45 (Ryan Aréstegui) from Stock.xchng Angelic War Font from Dafont Helvetica World from My fonts   Final Image [sociallocker] Step 1 Open…    read more 

Create a Cinematic Aerial Scene in Photoshop

In this this tutorial, we will create a cinematic aerial scene in Photoshop. The idea behind this was to create a dramatic scene that looked like it was from a movie. By using free stock photos and some simple techniques and graphic design rules such as perspective, lighting and overlapping, I accomplished the task. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery.   Inspiration: This image was inspired by: 1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.   Final Image   Resource Canyon from Stock.xchng Lake Powell Sunset from Stock.xchng Aircraft6 from Stock.xchng Fighter planes at airshow 4 from Stock.xchng Tornado Jet from Stock.xchng F-15 Strike Eagle from Stock.xchng Eagle fighter Jet at Air Show from Stock.xchng Sun Flare from Wikipedia Commons   Step 1 Open the…    read more 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics – Brush Settings

March 28, 2011 |

Digital Painting: This is the third and final part of our series on Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics. This tutorial explains the brush settings palette within the Adobe Photoshop menu. The version shown is CS5 but you will find the same things within previous versions of Photoshop. Digital Painting – Scary Bird Sketch HowtoDigitalPaint.com

Create an Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5

This Extravagant Composition in Photoshop CS5 is based on a piece I did called Extravagant Worship, the image was inspired by the worship song,  ‘Til I See Your Face by Miriam Webster. We will start out by compositing multiple images, then use some custom brushes to paint in some details, then finish up by adding color and lighting to bring everything together. lets dig In! Final Image   Resources PREMADE Beach Stock by xxfantaisiamanipsxx stock 695 by blacksockstock stock 683 by blacksockstock Cloud Photoshop Brushes by leboef 24 Clouds by Milanda Clouds by by esterliquori Flock of Pigeons Brush for PS7 by BeltaneFireStock Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients by DesignFolio Step 1 [sociallocker] Open the Premade Beach Stock image in Photoshop. Double click the image’s layer in the layer palette to make it a new layer. We will use the natural lighting of the image. Flip the image horizontally, since we want most…    read more 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics

March 21, 2011 |

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics: This is the second part of our three-part series on Digital Painting. In the first tutorial, we covered setting up a Wacom Tablet for use in Photoshop. This tutorial covers setting up a New Document. It is about the considerations we may need to make in creating a new document whether it be an image for Print or Web. Web is generally 72 dpi/ppi | Print is generally 300 dpi/ppi. Next tutorial in the series: Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Basics – Brush Settings

Create a Pseudo HDR Image from One Photo in Photoshop

November 17, 2010 |

HDR Image from One Photo in Photoshop: Last month we learned how to create a High Dynamic Range Image (HDR) from three different exposures ranging from light to dark, this tutorial will bring us through the steps in creating the HDR look from a single image in Photoshop, it takes just a few minutes to complete. Lets get started!   [sociallocker] Resource: Homeless Portraiture by Stock.xchng Final Image Step 1 You should start out with a high quality photo that has good lighting and obvious highlights. I choose the following photo because it has a lot of details I wanted to bring out in the face. Step 2 Open the Homeless Portraiture by Stock.sxchng. Make sure the levels and colors are fixed on the original before you start. Duplicate the Layer, then go Filter > Other > High Pass. Set the Radius to 4.0 and then set the Blending Mode…    read more 

New Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop CS5

Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop CS5: Photoshop CS5 comes with some exciting tools for designers, one of them that stand out is the new Refine Edge tool. It really helps when cutting out an object from a background especially when it involves human hair or any type of fur that is troublesome and can be tricky to achieve a realistic look. With Photoshop CS5 it is now possible to achieve the task very easily. Here are a couple techniques you can use on images especially those those with varied background tones, the results takes just a few mouse clicks. In this tutorial we will be replacing a dull background with a very cool sunset, Check it out! Final Image   Resource sunbathing 2 from Stock.xchng Sunset from Astoria, Queens from Stock.xchng [sociallocker] Step 1 Open the sunbathing 2 from Stock.xchng, then crop it down to about 24×24 inches, removing the…    read more 

How to Design A Magazine Cover in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to design a magazine cover in Photoshop. I usually design covers using Photoshop and InDesign, but for this tutorial we will be using Photoshop for everything. When you set out to design your own magazine cover you’ll need to pay close attention to details and carefully lay out the artistic aspect of it, working towards a well planned and complete artistic concept. Taking the time to formulate a strong concept is extremely important to the success of the magazine. I will take you through the process of creating a cover and reveal techniques that designers use to make their covers stand out. Final Image   Resources Model Face Handsome – PhotoXpress Stock illustration: Planet – Stock.Xchng Free Vector Barcode Graphics – Airopia Brush Border Pack -27 – Media Melitia     Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop, 8.5×11 inches, 300dpi (for…    read more 

Create an Explosive Abstract in Cinema 4D and Photoshop

Explosive Abstract in Cinema 4D: In this tutorial, we will be creating an explosive abstract piece called “What is Man?”. We will use Cinema 4D to create the explosive effects. Cinema 4D’s has a very intuitive interface and logical workflow that makes it possible for those new to 3D artistry, to dive in and be productive very quickly. It is a great tool if you want to add some 3D elements to your design. We will take the 3D elements over to Photoshop for the final composite and lighting. lets dig In!   [sociallocker] Inspiration This tutorial was inspired by Nik Ainley’s “Keep it Together”. and the scripture verse from Psalm. “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You…    read more 

3D Composition Using Xara 3D and Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D composition using Xara 3D and Photoshop. We will use Photoshop to create an exciting golden background, then integrate the 3D type from Xara 3D into the composition. you will also learn some simple technique to texture the type. Last time we learned How to Create A Realistic 3D Typography using Photoshop, today I will introduce you to Xara 3D, a relatively inexpensive 3D Program that has some very powerful features and is so simple to use, literally anyone can produce high quality 3D graphics in minutes. Xara 3D can create stunning, professional-quality 3D web graphics. Ideal for both still and animated 3D headings and titles, logos and buttons, perfect for web pages, mailshots and online presentations. If you want to use 3D in your projects Xara 3D is a very good start. Ok, lets get straight into the tutorial! [sociallocker]…    read more 

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