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Have you ever seen an amazing effect in a piece of digital art and wondered how they did it? Maybe it was a figure in a column of smoke or a flaming ball of energy around a fighter’s fist. Digital artists usually have to resort to purchasing stock images to accomplish these effects, unless they want to try to draw the effect by
In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of the face. Known as a Calligram, this effect is particularly powerful when used to present famous quotes or speeches by depicting the author/speaker with the actual words. Photoshop’s Displace filter is the key ingredient in this recipe which allows us to accurately wrap the text around the subject. In my example, I’m combing a stock photo with a transcript of the speech from the movie The American President (1995) to create a totally fictional presidential address, but this calligram effect would be a great style for a series of famous speeches from the real American presidents of the past. Begin with your chosen image in Photoshop. I’m using this stock portrait of a senior man from Shutterstock . Crop your image to fit into your final poster dimensions. Add a Black and White Adjustment Layer and add more contrast to the image by darkening the Red channel. Unlike a normal Levels or Brightness/Contrast adjustment, altering the Red channel only produces some lovely tones. Select the image layer then add a Gaussian Blur from the Filter menu. Enter around 20px for the radius. This blurring will help soften the displacement effect. Go to File > Save As and save this document as displace.psd, then use the Step Backward shortcut of CMD+Alt+Z to undo the blurring effect. Select the Type tool and draw…
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I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They’re great for achieving a sophisticated vintage theme by mixing them with images or typographic designs. Peter Olexa’s Cruzine Design store is stacked full of useful resources such as templates, fonts, vectors, backgrounds and more! There’s plenty of items fans of the vintage design will enjoy, with a vast range of products helping you produce stunning effects from classical styles throughout history, including the Victorian years, the Art Deco era and beyond. Find out more about Cruzine Design Victorian Style Frames for Members Access All Areas members can now download this collection of 10 vector frames as part of their membership. Each one is available as layered PSD, Illustrator AI and vector EPS files with predefined masks to allow you to instantly place your artwork into the frame. Use them to highlight your photos or typography with an elegant border, or break the layouts apart to add the individual ornaments to your artwork. Download the source file The post 10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you a bunch of techniques for creating trendy vintage style letterpress print or rubber stamp effects for your logos in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The texturing from a lack of ink or the excessive ink bleed was once seen as a flaw in the printing process, but now they’re super trendy characteristics that designers love to recreate to distress and age their digital designs. Download my free Vector Dust & Scratches Textures: http://spoon.graphics/1C9Lvdx Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Letterpress & Rubber Stamp Effects appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Letterpress & Rubber Stamp Effects
If you wanted to make adjustments only to the highlights of an image, or only to the very darkest areas, how would you do that? In this video tutorial from my recent course on selections and masking , I’ll show you how to
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In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop to create a duotone photo effect inspired by the recent Spotify rebranding, where the artist and band photos are colorized with two vibrant hues. A simple Gradient Map does most of the work, but I’ll take you through some extra steps to help you achieve the best results. The key to this effect is finding two colours that perfectly complement each other, so I’ve included a a Photoshop Action that will apply a bunch of colour combinations for you to choose from down. Download my Free Spotify Duotone Photo Effect Action Read my Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo
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Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect
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Why buy calendars each year, when you can learn to make your own? In Design Print-Ready Calendars , you’ll use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create two print-ready calendars: a compact calendar and a wall calendar.
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