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What You’ll Be Creating Rust. That beautifully terrible oxidation of iron elements. It’s a fact of life in our world filled with metal and machines. Time and moisture take their toll, and even our most magnificent machines deteriorate. For digital artists who focus on photo manipulations, rust is a reliable way of adding realistic grunge, texture and realism to a piece. In this Quick Tip we will explore a method of rusting metal without having to wait for nature to do it for us! 1. The Practical Effect There are several different methods to create rust, but this one is quick, easy and safe. It does still use chemicals, however, so be sure to take safety precautions! Step 1 Begin by gathering materials. You will need: A sheet of iron-based metal like steel. This can be found at most hardware stores fairly…
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Create Your Own Rust Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating Inking comics can be fun, frustrating, or a mix of each. Working in vector has additional advantages, from not having to worry about resolution to being able to change the line art weight with the click of a button. We will look at some different ways in which you can ink a comic character with Adobe Illustrator. Using different Width Profiles in the Stroke panel we can give our line art a varied line weight. By using the Art Brush, Pattern Brush, and Scatter Brush we can make detailed design elements in a single
Brighten up your day with this fantastic neon light vector text treatment! We’ll use custom brushes and the Appearance panel in order to turn any text into bright, neon light text!
I’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even more rare in vector format. Part of the reason is that most people, even avid Illustrator users, don’t realize how easy it is to create these shapes. All it takes is a few simple, yet not highly utilized Illustrator tips. This tutorial will show you how to create your own curlies, and swooshes easily, in Illustrator. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. . . And to answer all of your questions: Yes I made all of those designs on …
Love the infinitely scalable? Well, you too can achieve remarkable designs by creating your own versatile brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to the last part of the Harness the Elements series! This one is going to be quite interesting, because air can’t be normally seen. However, there are elements connected to air that we can paint to give a special atmosphere to our scenes.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy deer with a fire effect. You’ll work with blending and adjustment layers to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene. You’ll also learn how to work with fire, create a lighting effect and enhance the depth of field. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Landscape 1
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll be creating a semi-realistic wooden palette for painting. We’ll use some basic shapes along with simple freehand drawing, and then we’ll add spectacular effects, making the palette
Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is the difference between a layer mask and a clipping mask. They behave similarly but should be used for different purposes. This guide will cover the basics of both layer masks & clipping masks while demonstrating how you might use them in real-world projects. Both should be useful at different times and if you want to master Photoshop then you’ll need to understand these crucial differences. General Masking The term “mask” is used in digital compositing to represent elements which are hidden or partially hidden from view. Both clipping & layer masks perform similar functions: they show/hide pixels in a non-destructive manner. For example if you want to remove the sky from a photo you can do this with a number of tools like magic wand or magic eraser. However both of those methods will permanently remove the pixels. In many cases this would be fine but other times you’ll prefer to mask those pixels instead of delete them. Generally speaking, layer masks provide more control over …
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating Mealtime should be a fun time for the young, whether they are in a restaurant, at home, or any place they are eating. So what better way to entertain them than by creating a playful placemat design for the meal? For this tutorial I chose to create a placemat to suit the “mezza” of Lebanese cuisine. This type of cuisine is an ancient one and part of the Levant region, which is the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, including also the regions of Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Syria. Levantine cuisine is exquisite and rich, with fruits, vegetables, whole grain, seafood and meats, seasoned with plentiful herbs, garlic, olive oil, and lemon flavors. Mezza is the name for