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Last month I shared a tutorial showing how to create a realistic painted effect in Photoshop which used some pretty simple techniques in Photoshop that could easily be enclosed in a ready made Action. Today’s freebie contains not only an Action to apply that painted effect in a single click, but also 3 more photo effects based on common artistic styles, such as watercolour, pencil sketches and inking. This collection of Photoshop Actions contains 4 ready made recordings to apply cool artistic effects to your photos. Choose from a painted effect, sketched effect, watercolour effect and inked effect to mimic authentic art styles. As is always the case with Actions, the final outcome may vary depending on the nature of the original image, but all these Actions are non-destructive, meaning the effect can be modified or removed. How to use the Photoshop Actions Make sure the Actions panel is visible in Photoshop by heading to View > Actions, then click the Load Actions option
There’s some talented artists out there who can hand paint stunning hyper-realistic art, but those kinds of skills are something us mere mortals can only dream of. Thankfully with the help of Photoshop it’s possible to create cool effects to mimic the style of painted images. In today’s tutorial I show you a few steps that will transform a photograph into a digitally painted piece of art with detailed brush strokes and blotchy colours. The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial transforms a photograph with fine brush strokes to produce a realistic painted appearance. This technique is great for simulating illustrated artwork for retro movie posters or just to give your images a cool stylized look. Open up your chosen image in Photoshop. I’m using a portrait photo I picked out from Shutterstock. Add a Curves adjustment layer and darken the blacks and brighten the whites to subtly increase the contrast. Use the shortcut CMD+J to duplicate the background layer twice, then with the uppermost layer selected add a High Pass effect from the Filters menu. Adjust the High Pass filter radius …
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How To Create a Realistic Painted Effect in Photoshop
Traditionally the double exposure effect is produced by photographers using nothing but their camera to combine two separate photographs to create an abstract and surreal image. However, we can also mimic the effect in Photoshop, which actually gives us more control over the final output with the ability to adjust and preview the effect as we go. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a double exposure effect yourself, we’ll blend two existing photographs together with the help of some simple clipping and masking techniques. The double exposure effect isn’t just popular with photographers, it’s a technique that artists and designers can use to create cool abstract artwork. You can see this effect used in the real world on album covers and even during opening titles of popular TV series. Today we’re going to focus on mimicking the traditional effect in Photoshop. It’s a relatively simple process but the final result mostly depends on a good match of two complementing photographs. For some inspiration, browse some great examples of double exposure images on Pinterest . A popular combination of …
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How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop
Illustrator has become the best hand made vector graphics designing tool for designers. … Today, there is a growing interest in collecting and admiring original artwork that was used as illustrations art in books, magazines, posters, blogs, etc. … In today's Illustrator tutorial we'll take a look at the Appearance Panel and see how it can be used to build up layers of non-destructive effects that can then be saved as Graphic Styles so the effect can be instantly applied to any
What You’ll Be Creating We have learned what light and shadow are to imagine forms. We have taken a good look at all the fundamentals of color and its properties . We have also learned a lot of tricks that are crucial in adding life to the picture . Now it’s time to use all this knowledge and take it to practice. We’re going to draw a horse based on my tutorial , so you can easily join in, even if you’ve got no skills in drawing animals.
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects , so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use this technique to produce colourful overlapping effects in your prints. What is overprinting? Whenever you create designs for print, by default your design software automatically sets your elements to “knock out” the artwork below. If it didn’t do this, all the colours of your design would be printed on top of each other and result in a muddy mess! However, we can use the process of overprinting a colour directly on top of another for specific purposes. One such purpose of overprinting is to eliminate the chance of “ghosting”. This is …
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How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects
What You'll Be Creating . By following this tutorial you'll learn how to create a cute fox illustration in Adobe Illustrator . Using basic shapes, stylish colors and the Warp Effect tool, you can create a charming cartoon character in a retro style. This is a …. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them… You don't need to be a cool artist to vector characters. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them just with basic shapes. To find out how, let's start!Read More… Design & Illustration .
What You’ll Be Creating I’ve previously shown you how to create a mirrored effect, using the Appearance panel and the Transform effect. However it’s time to kick it up a notch and learn how to create a kaleidoscope effect.
In today’s tutorial, we will take a closer look at the techniques used to create a long shadow design with the help of some live effects and Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. Taking long shadow effects as a basis, we’ll create two graphic styles which can be applied to single paths and to groups of objects. Have fun and enjoy our new tutorial!
The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!). The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines. Unlike the basic halftone …
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How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop