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What You’ll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is not always considered as versatile for formatting images and shapes as some of its sister applications, like Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a huge preconception. It’s true that advanced effects should only be tackled in a specialist image-editing program, but there are still loads of fantastic things you can do to enhance graphic elements directly in InDesign.
What You’ll Be Creating In this Quick Tip screencast, you’ll learn how to create a circus-style text effect that you can apply to live type. Using only the Appearance panel, you’ll see how to add strokes, fills and effects to the text to create the different components of a lighted sign. Once all the elements are in place, you can save the overall effect as a Graphic Style to use with any live text. The Appearance panel is one of Illustrator’s most powerful and versatile features. Here are a few more tuts and tips that use the Appearance panel with type: Quick Tip: Create a 3D Retro Text Effect With the Appearance Panel How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Text Effect With the Appearance Panel
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Create a Carnival Text Effect Using Adobe Illustrator’s Appearance Panel
In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. If you want to save some time, check out my free Artistic Photo Effect Actions , which includes a ready made script for this watercolour effect, along with other painted, inked and sketched styles. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
I have a brand new video tutorial for you today based on one of my popular posts from 2011. This time we’re going to play around with Illustrator to create some retro style geometric lines that interweave and loop around each other to form an intriguing composition, which kinda reminds me of a crazy scalextric track! We’ll use the power of Illustrator Art Brushes to create the effect, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to add some finishing touches to texture and distress the design to give it that awesome aged look. Download the paper background texture and my free Dust & Scratches textures to follow along with this tutorial. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork
I originally planned to write this tutorial on how to create a retro 3D effect that mimicked the offset red/blue images that were seen in old 3D movies, comics and posters. But then I thought, rather than just recreate the effect, why not try and produce an anaglyph 3D image that actually works?! So I boggled my mind with the science behind stereoscopy and figured out how to create some really cool 3D images that pop out from your screen. Grab yourself some old school 3D specs and follow this guide to learn how to produce your own anaglyph 3D images in Photoshop. In order to follow along with this tutorial and see these images in full effect you will need to acquire some 3D glasses with red & cyan lenses. You can find the original white card style glasses online for a couple of $/£/€, which work perfectly well. Anaglyph 3D pictures can be created in two ways; The first technique combines two separate images from a camera and results in some really cool photographs. The second technique produces the effect with just one image, which makes it particularly useful for illustrations, or any photograph that wasn’t captured in stereo. Creating Anaglyphs with 2 images The 2 image technique really helps you understand the science behind stereoscopic images. Anaglyphs are created by combining two images from different angles, much like the way our eyes work. Try looking at an object on your desk and close one eye, then the other. Notice how the object appears to move? This technique uses the same principle. Two photos are taken, either with two cameras strapped together at a set distance apart, or …
How To Create Anaglyph 3D Images That Really Work!
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will teach you what final transforms in the Apophysis fractal program are, and how to visualize their effects and utilize them. This special form of transform is very powerful and can completely change the look of a fractal. We’ll first build a base fractal so that you can visualize each variation easily, and then we’ll look at the practical application. What Are Final Transforms? A final transform is a very special form of transform in Apophysis. As the name implies, there can be only one. It acts as a funnel would. All of the regular transforms are funneled through this one transform so that the effect you see is whatever variations are found on the final transform. The final transform can so drastically change your original fractal that you may not even recognize it. Why Use Final Transforms? The simple answer: because they make things easy. There are other ways to accomplish the same effect that the final transform gives a fractal, but they are very complicated and not necessary in most instances. The sheer speed and power afforded you by the final transform is enough incentive to learn how to use them. Lets…
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Fractal Art: Using Final Transforms in Apophysis
Advertise here with BSA We all know about the tremendous benefits of Photoshop. It offers a solution for editing photos, designing logos, mocking up websites, and refining vector graphics all in one location. But while Photoshop can handle a number of different tasks it is most well-renowned for photography editing. Every graphic designer or photographer can find dozens of tools directly related to enhancing and retouching images. For this post I’d like to demonstrate how to create smart filters applied onto any digital image. Smart filters behave just like regular filters but are more fluid and flexible in long-…
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Create Non-Destructive Filters using Smart Objects in Photoshop
My most popular tutorial of 2014 was my guide to creating a realistic money effect in Photoshop , which explained the steps to achieve an authentic engraved illustration style. The process is quite time consuming, so I figured it would be useful to follow it up with a ready made Photoshop Action that produces the effect automatically with just the click of a button. Choose from 3 levels of detail for your image, then the Action will transform your photo into a realistic engraved illustration. This free Photoshop Action transforms your photographs into realistic engraved illustrations with the click of a button, allowing you to easily create money
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Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop
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